Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:37 pm
I *LOVE* our Ergo carrier, and would say for us it's been worth it. I find it extremely comfortable to wear, although it's a bit hot in the summer (but so is any carrier, and mine is black!). It's also really quick to put on, just a clip around the waist and a clip around the chest. The shoulder straps are adjustable, so it can fit a wide range of people. You can wear baby on your front, back, or hip, although I've only done front and back carries. I can even get her on my back by myself (although it takes a little practice!)
I loved it for grocery shopping cuz then you have your hands totally free, as well as other shopping outings, fairs and outdoor events, airports (no metal in it, so can go through security easily!), and just walks for exercise! Also for work around the house, although anything where you're wanting to bend over is awkward (gardening, etc)
I didn't like the newborn insert (tried it in the store and hated it so didn't buy it) but once she was about 3mos I just rolled a blanket under her bum and she fit alright. If at all possible, I would try one on before you buy, just to make sure you like it. If for some reason you don't like it, there are other similar-style carriers (manduca, beco) that you may prefer.
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