Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ergo Review

Hey lovely people! Jude has been home six weeks already, and let me tell ya, I am now an expert on babywearing. So I thought I'd break down the carriers as I've tried them. I've always been a babywearing fan but my two bios would never go for it. Will just wanted to nurse every time he got that close to my chest, and Abby was completely averse to snuggling. Jude, however, LOVES being carried. I bought several carriers before he came home. The stylish and super cheap Seven sling. They are stinking cute, but I've found them to be really uncomfortable and they just don't feel too terribly secure to me. I wanted to love it. I really did. Then I tried the Moby. I do like this one. It's cute and comfy. Jude likes it pretty well. But honestly, Ergo has been the ticket for us and here's why.

This thing is high quality and is designed for comfort. And if you're serious about babywearing, like as a "lifestyle" (hang on, that sounded really cheesy), and not a fashion statement, then comfort is pretty much the number one priority. Adoption specialists recommend holding and/or wearing your child for several hours a day to help facilitate bonding. When I heard hours I thought that was crazy, but really we actually do wear him hours a day, and the Ergo has saved my back and arms. I'd love to say that we hold him that much because I'm super attentive to our attachment, but it happens quite naturally because if we don't hold him he will whine at us. And then the other kids whine too because the baby's whining. So we have to. So anyway, we've got this handy green one because me and my hubs can both wear it (not too girly), though I have my eye on this one.

Another HUGE, I mean huge, reason I love it is for the ability to carry on my back. Not all carriers have that, and some are really so complicated that it's not worth it. But this one is actually really easy and comfy. I can really get stuff done (dishes, typing, etc) with Jude on my back and he's happy as a clam there.  He hangs out and chews the Ergo. Oh, and here's a little bonus, the cleavage enhancer is an excellent bonus feature! Oh? Not a cleavage enhancer? Yes, it is. But I think they call it a security clip. It definitely make the whole thing feel like it's not going anywhere. 

They are priced around $120 each, which is not a no-brainer for us. It was a bit of an expense, really. But it's saved us. In fact, I'll probably get another. They carry up to 45 lbs. That's like a 5 year old! So you'll get plenty of use out of it. Anyhoo, Ergo doesn't pay me or anything. I'm just passing on my experience. For a serious babywearer, this is the way to go. 


  1. I think I need one for my 3 year old soon to be daughter! I keep debating, but I really think I'm taking the plunge! The cleavage enhancer sold me!

    1. Yes! :) I've heard a bunch of people using these on older kiddos. It seems to be the go-to for non-infants.

  2. I want! John loved the Moby as a newborn and sometimes now but we live in So Cal so it's usually too warm to wear him. We also have a Baby carrier by Chicco which is nice and is pretty comfortable but it's only a front carrier and John only likes it for short amounts of time. Anymore than an hour and he wants out! (Oh ya, and we tried the seven sling, too...meh. It mostly hurt my back) thanks for the advice, Beth! Maybe Santa will bring me an Ergo for Christmas!

  3. We loved ours too-especially in those first weeks home. Our son was 4 1/2 when we brought him home, but tiny and he LOVED the ergo!

  4. so glad you blogged about this... I was holding out on being an Ergo fan, only because I think they're ugly. but I looked up the kind you have -- the performance line -- and those are much cuter! I love the green, too! time to make a Craigslist alert to find TWO of those before these twins come home!

  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post! We are shopping around and the choices are overwhelming! Thanks for narrowing it down for us. Our little man will be just under a year when we go get him. Can't wait to snuggle and wear him around!!! :):):)

  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE our Ergo. I used it with my now 5yo and now I tote around my 25# 14month old in it and it is not a burden at all. It is completely comfortable. It is in the top 3 of my must have lists for baby gear!