ERGObaby Carrier

September 30, 2011

So I’m not a ‘baby wearer’ by any means.  In fact, I’m quite the opposite really.  I love holding my babes – but the idea of them strapped to me on a daily basis just turns me off.

But – That being said – I still fully agree that it is important to have a really good carrier for your child.  Because – like it or not, there are going to be times when you really could use one.

I was able to review the ERGObaby organic black carrier.

Made with Organic cotton, for a more elegant look and feel. This Organic carrier features a Black exterior of soft, 100% organic cotton twill, with 100% organic cotton sateen lining and hood.

  • With separate Infant Insert, the all-in-one carrier that can be used for all your babywearing years
  • Allows parents to maintain closeness with baby while attending to daily activities
  • May be worn in front, back and hip positions
  • Comfortable for parent; balances baby’s weight to parents’ hips and shoulders
  • Supports correct sitting position for baby’s hip, pelvis, and spine growth
  • Soft, smooth feel for baby
  • Ensured safety and security for baby
  • Increased durability and longevity of carrier
  • Maximum durability and fit
  • Ergonomic design
  • Fits most adult body types, from 5′ to 6’6″
  • Carries babies from infancy (with Infant Insert) to 45lbs.
  • Organic cotton – good for baby and good for the earth!

The ERGObaby carrier is awesome because it works perfectly for both worlds and you can hold your child up until they are 45 lbs – much farther than just the first months of life like with some of those cheaper carriers.

I love the ERGO because it gives you more options for holding your child.  You can snuggle them close in the front, wear them on a longer walk on your back, or carry them for comfort or convenience on your hip.

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My husband spent about 45 minutes wearing Ethan who is 23 lbs around the house on his back.  We didn’t have to do many adjustments to get it on comfortably for him, and he didn’t have any backaches or anything after wearing him around.

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I was able to get him on and off me by myself without too much effort on my behalf – so I feel confident that I could go to a park or for a walk with Ethan attached to me.  He would definitely enjoy doing that – and that would be so much easier than the stroller!

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The definite downside of having a child like Ethan on my back – He likes to grab… especially hair.   I won’t be doing that again until he outgrows this phase!

It feels great that I don’t have to worry about packing the stroller in the car anymore when I’m leaving the house.  Just keeping my Ergo in the car is enough and takes so much less space!

You can purchase an ERGObaby Carrier at www.ergobabycarrier.com – they have amazingly cute designs, as well as some plain ones for your plainfolk – like me.  I saw Jen’s ErgoBaby carrier that was grey, and I loved it – I don’t think the pictures online do them justice – so I got black.

 

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Comments

  1. One thing I learned from the ERGObaby website is that it can be used with newborns with the infant insert.

  2. Sonya Morris says:

    I have learned that ERGObaby has a support center for product instructions. Perfect for when trying to figure out how to use while sleep deprived with a new baby!

  3. I learned that even though ERGO recommends only using the carrier for babies up to 40lbs, it has been safely tested for up to 90lbs!

  4. I learned they have a website for parenting tips called Ergo Parent.

  5. Looks so comfy! I’d choose the ERGObaby Red Sport Carrier.

  6. I didn’t realize there were so many different types of ERGOs!

  7. I learned that the carriers fit newborns and infant
    I also like the sport carrier

  8. I learned that the ERGObaby carrier was designed to support a natural sitting position.
    Thank you,
    lovemyhnk@yahoo.com

  9. Mary Michaud says:

    I learned that you can use the pillow from the newborn attachment when they don’t need the neck support but are still short.

  10. I learned that he ERGO can support both babies and toddlers.

  11. I learned that the Performance carrier is 1/3 lighter than the original!

  12. I have learned that ERGObaby’s baby carrier design supports a natural sitting position for babies.

  13. I learned that it can fit wearers up to 6’6″…so Daddy can comfortably baby-wear, too! 🙂

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. I learned that they offer papoose coats and weather cover system, that would be awesome in the the cold midwest!

  15. I didn’t know that you could use the ergo in a hip position… I thought it was only front and back!

  16. Jessica Sapalio says:

    I learned that babies are worn facing in with the ergo.

  17. I learned that all you need to do to carry an infant is to use the heart to heart insert!~

  18. Melinda Ciaccia says:

    I learned that you can wear it in the front, back, and hip position. And that it’s good until 45 lbs!

  19. I learned that they even sell an Ergo doll carrier for those little girls who want to wear their baby dolls…so cute!

  20. I learned that you can carry your baby on your back, on the hip, and in front with the ErgoBaby Carrier. I also learned that you can carry a newborn with the newborn insert! I really want this carrier and I love baby wearing! Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

  21. Stephanie G says:

    I learned that they make a papoose coat to go over the carrier!

  22. You need an infant insert for kiddos under 4 months

  23. I love the Organic Petunia Pickle Bottom Evening in Innsbruck!
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. The Ergo can be used as a front, side or back carrier
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  25. I learned that they designed it so the baby can’t face outward ON PURPOSE so the baby can avoid getting over-stimulated. Good to know!

  26. i learned that this carrier can fit all your baby carrying needs by using to hold your newborn-w/ insert- and then up to 45 lbs!

    annae07 at aol dot com

  27. I didn’t know that you could use it with children up to 90 pounds- awesome!

  28. May be worn in front, back and hip positions.

  29. Martha Ruth Brecht says:

    One thing I learned is that it supports the baby’s weight well and “alleviates physical stress for the parent.” 🙂

  30. Mandy Kauffman says:

    I learned that they sell organic carriers as well. That’s a great idea for some of my more pickier friends. 🙂

  31. amy pugmire says:

    I learned that ERGO Baby Carrier was initially developed out of a personal need when Karin Frost, our owner and designer, had her son in 2001 and created a carrier for him. With help and feedback from other parents, the ERGObaby design was born. Word of mouth has expanded this single carrier design into a globally recognized family of baby carriers and accessories.

  32. I learned that Babies are actually comfortable in these sometimes rather than being held in the hands all the time. And i recommend the front position most of the times. Let the babies be in front of you all the time where they can see you.

  33. Christina says:

    I learned that babies under 4m need the insert. And that ERGOBaby has a great support area of their website.

  34. I checked out the awesome instructions and support on the Ergobaby website! Awesome!!

  35. tiffany dover says:

    didn’t know it could be used with newborns…love it

  36. I like the spring green performance carrier

  37. i learned that it balances the baby’s weight to the parents hip and shoulders

  38. Kelsi Morrow says:

    I learned that baby should be facing in which makes so much sense!

  39. Jessica W says:

    I learned that the ERGO can carry a child up to 45lbs, which means that I could still carry my almost 4 year old daughter that is only 29lbs! Awesome!

  40. I learned that usually, you move the baby to the back carrying position around 6 months.

  41. I learned that the performance Ergo has a cooling panel for extra wicking. Would be great during the summer!

  42. Ergo was created by a mom!

  43. I learned that the Ergo carries babies from infancy (with Infant Insert) to 45lbs.

  44. Cassi Paulson says:

    I learned that the carrier supports a “natural sitting position for babies, eliminating compression of the spine and hips that can be caused by unsupported suspension.” That is so awesome!

  45. Amy Dillard says:

    I learned that ERGObaby is a family owned and operated company located on Maui, Hawaii!

  46. I think the organic river rock green carrier is gorgeous for either gender! I didn’t know you could wear the ergo carrier on your hip

  47. Trisha W. says:

    I learned Ergo has some really fun prints in the Petunia Picklebottom line.

  48. I learned that they make doll ergo carriers! How cute!

  49. I learned that they now have instructional videos on all their products

  50. I learned ERGObaby Carrier has gone through rigorous safety testing and has been certified by the European testing agency.

  51. Bonnye Sensenig says:

    I learned a lot from all of the reviews and endorsements from doctors and chiropractors- makes me feel good about baby wearing, if they say this is the carrier! great information!!

  52. I learned you can carry infants w/ the insert! 🙂

  53. I learned that ERGObaby is a family owned and operated company located on Maui, Hawaii

  54. I learned that you really need to have your baby use the infant insert until 4months old, even if you think they don’t need to. It is important for their physical development.

  55. The ergo has sport versions. The one in cream looks great.

  56. I learned that Ergo’s sport version is better for warmer climates.

  57. heather stewart says:

    learned that it is good for front, back and hip positions

  58. I learned it can be used up to 45 lbs! The one I have is only good up to 30. Wee Burb would never let me put her in a carrier now that she can walk, but I’d love one for when I get around to another one.

  59. Hannah Avery says:

    The Performance carriers, ( and maybe the others too) have a breathable mesh lining.

    hannahavery85 at yahoo dot com

  60. Colleen Maurina says:

    I learned that they also make Organic Baby Carriers and Organic Inserts for infants.

  61. I learned that they now have carriers for kids to use with their dolls!

  62. One thing i learned is that the carriers are much prettier now then before. Better design and much sturdier.

    skyrobinson@yahoo.com

  63. I learned that when the inventor started ERGObaby, her intention was to create a product line that would promote and enhance the ability of parents to safely and comfortably keep their babies close to them as often as possible.

  64. I learned the performance carrier is 1/3 lighter than the regular carrier.
    me8902 at yahoo dot com

  65. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I learned that their carriers have a weight limit of 40 lbs! I always thought it was 35!

  66. Adrienne Hayes says:

    I learned that we must watch out for counterfeit carriers.

  67. I learned that it can be used with newborns, as long as you have the infant insert

  68. I just love the organic river rock green carrier!

  69. I learned it can be used by ueople up to 6′ 6″, that is the husbands height. He could use it too!

  70. Ergo is a family run business out of Hawaii! 🙂 Love that…if only I could go work for them.

  71. valerie mabrey says:

    Mystic Purple Baby Carrier so cute
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  72. valerie mabrey says:

    Using the ERGObaby carrier gives you continuous connection, fabulous feeling of freedom, and security knowing your baby is safe.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  73. I love Ergo Period

  74. I learned that there is a carrier that will allow me to still carry my big boy toddler!! I want the ERGObaby Spring Green Performance Carrier

  75. I learned that they are based in Hawaii!

  76. amandasue says:

    I like the mystic purple baby carrier.

  77. betty baez says:

    one thing i learned it can be used up to 45 lb.s wowzer!!! i want this

  78. Mechele Johnson says:

    I learned it can be used with a child up to 90 lbs!!! Nice!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com

  79. D Schmidt says:

    Something I learned about the Ergo from visiting their site is that it has been certified by the European testing agency TÜV since 2008, and by the Juvenile Products Manufactures Association (JPMA), according to the American Standards for Testing Materials (ASTM), since 2008

  80. I learned that: A recently published study suggests that babies riding in outward-facing strollers are significantly less likely to laugh, “talk”, and positively interact with their caregivers than those in strollers facing the pusher.

  81. I learned you need an insert for infants, it comes in a new version (since I last looked) made to keep baby and mommy cooler AND that I NEED a Petunia Picklebottom carrier. Need.

  82. I learned the recommended weight limit is 40 lbs

  83. I learned that they now sell papoose coats! What a great idea!

  84. Christina says:

    I learned there are many counterfeit Ergo’s out there,scary!

  85. I learned that you can wear twins with an Ergo baby carrier once they are past the infant stage.

  86. Sarah Kay says:

    I just learned that the performance carrier is 1/3 lighter than the regular carrier, AWESOME 😀

  87. The performance is 1/3 lighter than the original and it uses mesh.

  88. I learned that they put their carriers through rigorous safety testing and have been certified by several agencies as being safe and that in itself makes me delighted.

  89. I learned that the Ergo Performance carrier is lighter weight and for more active moms and dads

  90. One thing I learned from the ERGObaby website is that it I can use it for a child up to 45 lbs. YAY!

  91. My baby loves for me to hold her all the time and this would be great.

  92. bev johnson says:

    We are very active all the time and it would be very handy to use.

  93. bev johnson says:

    I’ve never had anything to carry any of my children in it sounds like
    the ergo is all i need.

  94. bev johnson says:

    I’ve never won anything before it would be nice.

  95. I like the Organic Twill Dark Chocolate with Kona Coffee Lining

  96. Alena Bejenarou says:

    I know ergo for a while but never had a chance to buy it yet for my son and now with my daughter on the way. I love the idea of sturdiness, extreme baby security in it and love love the hip support, to save your back is SO important! I would really love to win it, such a great product!

    Alena Bejenarou
    sanikache@aol.com

  97. Alejandra says:

    i love carriers! I REALLY LOVE THEM.. i just hope my baby would too.. shes due in January and I would really love it if she liked to be held in a carrier because i would be able to be close to her even when i have chores to do.

  98. I learned that it is not only able to be used with infants (using the heart to heart insert) and up to around 40 lbs [even when it was tested safe up to 90 pounds!] but it is also machine washable, which is GREAT when it comes to those inevitable messes that we all know babies will make!

  99. We are HUGE ergo fans here! We have the galaxy grey, and it has been loved so much it is more like galaxy dirt. We would really like to replace it and upgrade to an organic Maybe the river rock or just black.

  100. I learned they have carriers in organic cotton!

  101. Elizabeth Snow says:

    I learned that the carrier can be used with infants with the infant insert and it really easy to wear on your back 🙂

  102. Elizabeth Snow says:

    I like the Mystic Purple carrier 🙂

  103. I learned that the performance is 1/3 lighter than the original.

  104. I have learned that it has been tested up to 90lbs but holds up to 40lbs. I have heard so many great things about this carrier.

  105. Nathan Moyer says:

    I learned that even though ERGO recommends only using the carrier for babies up to 40lbs, it has been safely tested for up to 90lbs!

  106. Michelle Hagewood says:

    I learned that they also offer organic baby carriers!

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  107. From the website, I learned that there are websites selling counterfeit ergobaby carrier!

  108. I like the Spring Green Performance Carrier.

  109. Toni Marie Caravello says:

    I learned that Comfort contouring on shoulder straps Contoured shoulder straps keep your baby close to your body, eliminating extra strain on your shoulders or back. Thinner foam padding provides cushion without bulk on the Ergo Baby Carrier

  110. I learned that the Ergobaby company was started by a mom who was looking for ways for parents to keep their babies safe and close to them!

  111. Ashley Hess says:

    I love that they sell the carriers for little girls to use for their dolls.

  112. Ashley Hess says:

    I like the Spring Green Performance Carrier.

  113. What I learned: The ERGO Baby Carrier, Inc. is pleased to announce that we are now certified by JPMA.

  114. I learned that correct positioning of a newborn is important to their comfort and safety

  115. ERGObaby Carrier has gone through rigorous safety testing and has been certified by the European testing agency TÜV since 2008, and by the Juvenile Products Manufactures Association (JPMA), according to the American Standards for Testing Materials (ASTM), since 2008, and, most recently, has met all the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Information Act) standards mandated by Congress in 2008.

  116. Tammy Greer says:

    I learned that ErgoBaby uses a handsfree system.
    LuckyTJG at cs dot com

  117. I think these are the greatest things. I want all my children to have one when they have children, my daughter didn’t have one but I’m not sure why. Carriers were starting to become popular when I had my youngest. I tried a friends but it killed my back so it must have been wrong for me.
    Gladys P

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