ERGObaby is the all-in-one soft baby carrier, assisting you through all the stages of growth of your baby, moving from front to hip to back position easily.
It was designed by Karin Frost and has undergone extensive testing by tens of thousands of parents. Its innovative design makes wearing your baby for hours at a time, gives you the freedom to remain active and productive in your daily life, and holds your baby secure to your body so you are hands free!
The ERGObaby carrier design supports a correct sitting position for baby hip, pelvis, and spine growth. It disperses most of the weight of the baby between the hips and thighs, which helps to eliminate compression of the spine when hanging by the crotch which most other designs require. The baby carrier also balances the weight of the baby to parents hips and shoulders, and alleviates physical stress for the parent.
Ergonomic design. Padded shoulders and waist for carrying baby on front or back
Can be worn from Newborn (with Infant Insert) to 40 lbs (Durability/strength tested up to 90 lbs)
Waist belt from 25 in. to 43 in. Fits 5 ft. - 6 ft. 5 in. body height with adjustable straps.
Designed to distribute weight evenly and reduce stress on baby or adult body
Machine washable - cold, gentle cycle
The best baby carrier by far Don't bother with any other carrier. This one will hold your child from newborn to toddler (up to 40 lbs). Three different positions - back, front and side. It's also very easy to take off a sleeping baby without waking them up. There's also a hood that's useful for supporting a sleeping baby's head.
This is a very high quality product - extreme amounts of padding; very, very light; wide straps. It's also very comfortable and secure. A DVD is included to show you the multitude of positions for the carrier....more info
Buy this now I have 8 month old twins so we own two of these. If you like to walk/hike regularly you and your kids will love this. Totally comfortable and the kids tend to be far less fussy and more mellow in this than a stoller....more info
I love this carrier! I bought the ergo baby carrier when my son was 8 months old as I'd seen it listed in Parenting magazine as a "best buy." I will admit it took me a little bit of time to comfortably figure out how to shift my son onto my back and make sure he was properly in, but with a bit of practice, I figured it out. I have back problems and was concerned that carrying my son would be difficult, but this carrier puts all the weight on my hips and I can carry my son for HOURS. It has held up well and I now use it for my daughter who is 13 months. It holds up to a 40lb child (I think). I could still easily use it with my son who is 2.5 years and it would be like giving him a piggy back, only it wouldn't pull on my back so much. The carrier is designed to having the baby on the front/side/or back. I don't like it on the side as it pulls on my neck, but I do wear my daughter on my front if I'm going to be riding in a taxi or need to jiggle her to sleep on an airplane. I prefer it on my back as I find it more comfortable for me. I love that this carrier is so portable and light, unlike most backpacks.
Some babies who are use to sitting up high in a backpack may not like that they can't see over your head, but if your child isn't use to a backpack then they don't know any better and will be happy just riding on your back.
The backpack has a pocket were I can stash some diapers and wipes and/or my wallet, so I don't need a diaper bag if I'm dashing out for a bit. I do own the diaper bag that goes with this carrier (it will hook on) and I use that all the time, but I haven't actually hooked it on to the back of the backpack.
If your baby is under 5 months, then there is an insert needed to carry the baby. I used my baby bjorn when my kids were little and even though we got the one with extra back support, I always felt their weight pulling on me. When I switched to the ergo carrier, I didn't feel all that pull in my shoulders anymore. I would still recommend something like the baby bjorn for the tiny babies (so borrow one from a friend and then buy this one to use from the age of 5/6 months until whenever!)
Again, it took some PRACTICE to get use to putting my son on my back, but practice with a friend to make sure the child is safe and soon you'll be slinging him on your back and trekking around in no time....more info
Versatile Carrier I have the Baby Bjorn active, a sling from Kangaroo Korner and the Ergo. The Ergo is the most versatile since it can be worn in three positions. I also love the fact it is very light, unlike backpacks with metal frames. The DVD that came with the carrier was very informative and helped me learn to use the Ergo right away. Since I was 4 months pregnant when I bought the Ergo, I was most interested in using it in the back carry position.
I found that my daughter did not enjoy looking at me while being carried in the front, she much preferred looking out at the world. The side carry position was good but the shoulder strap cut into my neck too much to make it really comfortable. My favorite way to wear the Ergo is in the back but now that I am 7 months pregnant, my daughter is just too heavy to wear. All in all this is a great carrier with many safety features. I have recommended the Ergo to many friends....more info
The Best carrier out there (that i've tried) After trying 4 other carriers this carrier is 100x better than all of them. It's very comfortable & my daughter loves loves it. I got it when she was 3.5 months & she's just turning 5 months tomorrow & is about 16 lbs & 26". I also have back & neck problems but can wear this for hours without any pain. Highly recommended! ...more info
Good on back, but... The Ergo Baby Carrier is much better on my back than the Bijourn. However, I never use it because using the infant attachment is so complicated. Now that my daughter is 5 months, she doesn't want to be laying down in the attachment, but she's too little to straddle my waist, and I'm thin. Also, my baby wants to see what is going on, and the Ergo doesn't face forward. I have tried it on the hip and that's good on my back but strains my neck and shoulder. I think this will be good when she's older, if she'll stay in it that is. I don't remember putting my first child in a sling much past 6 mos. Using it as a back carrier may be good for hikes, or crowded places.
When she was a newborn, she did always fall asleep when I carried her in this. ...more info
Best carrier on the market--esp. with a bad back! With my first child, we tried and failed at using a sling. With baby #2 (thirteen years later) we tried everything. Seriously-everything. We always came back to the Ergo. As a former gymnast and a small person (5'2", 125#) living in Houston, the wraps and other options either caused pain, didn't fit or were just too darned hot for us and our son.
The Ergo is a true blessing and the baby happily spends hours in it and did so from two months old until now--nearly a year later, with years more of expected use ahead of us. I can nurse the baby in it, then switch him around to my back (without having to remove it) and he naps blissfully there. It goes from me to my husband in seconds and never hurts my back or neck at all, since the weight is centered on my hips.
I've actually found that my chronic pain has diminished and my posture has improved since we began using it everywhere we go. I've even worn the baby for five hour stints at work (standing on cement) and felt ready for more. My baby is happy to be riding comfortably with Mama and up where he can see and interact with other people, yet still retreat away when he needs to. I also like that the Ergo doesn't hold babies perfectly upright but sitting naturally in a pouch, which is far better for healthy spinal development. Whenever we see babies sitting or lying in strollers, we feel sorry for them and for their parents for how much they're missing out on. People comment upon how happy and calm our son is and we know that part of that stems from being worn every day. Everywhere we go we're asked about the Ergo and the bottom line is---WE LOVE IT!!!! ...more info
My five year old fits in it! I am 4 months pregnant and when I got this I was dying to try it out...since my dog wouldn't hold still (its a joke) I grabed my FIVE year old boy and made him do it. SUPRISE SUPRISE, It held him perfectly!! He loved it and we felt secure enough I was able to piggy back him up the stairs and everything. We tried the font position too but that was ackward because of my belly and he kept moving his head because he thought I would and a kiss him (boys...)
We are planning a trip to London and I was thinking this would be perfect to take to the Airport and just have him strapped to me. I am terrified of him running off. This would make everyone feel better since I know he'll be tired so he can rest, my nerves would be at ease and my husband won't have to be screaming at him to walk faster. Win win!...more info