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ERGO Baby Carrier - Camel w/ Camel

A baby wearing carrier for infants and toddlers.

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The Perfect Carrier From Newborn to Toddler

  • Mar 5, 2010
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+5
Babywearing is a huge part of our lives. I wear Elijah around the house, especially when I have to do a bunch of stuff. When we go anywhere I never bring the stroller, just a carrier. It's so much easier to wear your baby, and they feel so much more secure, not to mention the benefits that come with babywearing which you can read about on the Dr. Sears website.

I was recently given the opportunity to test out an ERGObaby Organic carrier for our Go Green, Baby feature. I was sent the Organic Cranberry carrier with the Nautilus print lining. The carrier is made up of 100% organic cotton twill with 100% organic cotton sateen lining and hood, and has 100% organic cotton batting in the body of the carrier to soften the edges, now that is 100% green!

ERGObaby is a family owned and operated company located on Maui, Hawaii. The carrier was initially developed by Karin Frost, owner and designer, when she had her son in 2001.

One thing (well, one of many!) I love about ERGObaby is their fair labor practices. Only workers 18 and above are accepted. In China, their total workforce is 100 employees and they are reimbursed for transportation expenses and any employees that rent receive housing assistance. They are paid a fair wage and receive a lunch break AND a one hour naptime mid day. That's better than most places I've worked! You can rest assured that you are receiving a quality product from a loving company.


The ERGObaby has a recommended weight limit of 40lbs, but it has been tested to hold up to 90lbs. This is the only carrier you'll ever need! My son has bypassed the weight limit for a lot of carriers at 22lbs (and only 6 months!), and a lot of them are not comfortable for me to carry since he is pretty heavy. Not only does the ERGObaby have a great weight range, it's the most versatile carrier out there. You can carry your baby on your front, hip, or back.


Fit:
The minute I put this carrier on I could tell it was going to be comfortable. I have a bad left shoulder from a recent surgery, so things can get uncomfortable pretty quickly for me. I was able to wear the ERGObaby carrier for several hours around my house! The ERGObaby carriers are built for both your babies and your comfort.  The waist strap feels very secure, which is very important. Not only is it comfortable but it has a waist belt circumference of 25" to 43" and fits from 5' to 6.5' body height with adjustable shoulder and chest straps.

Ease of use:
I've always been pretty intimidated of putting my son on my back, I'm scared I might drop him while I am getting him into the carrier! I watched all of the videos on the ERGObaby website before I used the carrier, and I'm glad I did, but the ERGObaby is so easy to use! It took a little practice for the hip placement, and then actually getting my son onto my back, but I was able to do it alone, and I am sure the more you do it the easier it gets. I really like that there aren't straps dangling, and you only need to buckle one thing once you get your baby in.

Value: The ERGObaby organic carriers range from $120 to $148. It might seem like a lot at first, but this is the only carrier you'll need! The weight limit is greater than most carriers out there and it's the most versatile since you can wear it on the front, side, and back. It's definitely worth every penny.

All in all I am in love with this carrier. It's comfortable, it looks nice, it has a zippered pocket on the front for keys and money (or even a diaper and a cloth wipe, there's a lot of room in there), it's extremely versatile, and will last a long time. Oh, and it's organic cotton, I love all things organic.

The Perfect Carrier From Newborn to Toddler

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March 08, 2010
I've never heard of the term "babywearing" before, but I like it!  Also love the fair practices of this company.  Thanks for sharing, Jessica! :)
 
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Using the ERGObaby carrier gives you continuous connection, fabulous feeling of freedom, and security knowing your baby is safe.

This is the all-in-one soft baby carrier, assisting you through all the stages of your baby's growth and moving from front to hip to back position easily. 

Parents tell us the ERGObaby carrier is the best of all the baby carriers on the market. It was designed by Karin Frost and has undergone extensive testing by tens of thousands of parents. Its innovative design makes wearing your baby comfortable 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 HandsFree.

 

ERGObaby's baby carrier design supports a natural sitting position for babies, eliminating compression of the spine and hips that can be caused by unsupported suspension. The baby carrier also balances the baby's weight to parents' hips and shoulders, and alleviates physical stress for the parent.

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Category: Baby Carrier
Weight: 3 lbs
Brand: Ergo

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