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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Virtual Baby Shower: ErgoBaby Carrier Review and Giveaway


I don't think anyone would understand my love for baby wearing unless they are a "baby wearing mom" also. I never used to be one until I had Emma. I fell in love with baby wearing when I first carried her in a wrap. Now 17 months later, I own about seven different kinds of carriers. I think I've tried most types of carriers out there, from a sling, wrap, soft, and framed carrier, I tried them all. Of course I have my favorites and the Ergo Baby Carrier is definitely one of my favorites for many reasons.

I've already tried the Ergo Carrier before I was even sent one to review. My sister has one and she let me used it for a while. I know I have to eventually give it back to her that's why I was so happy when I found out that I was going to review one.

You see once you try an Ergo Carrier, you kinda forget about your other carriers. The Ergo is the only carrier my husband doesn't really mine using. We both can carry our 17 month old and my 3 year old comfortably without any strain in our back. Our kids love being carried in it too!



I was sent the Organic Desert Bloom Baby Carrier to review and honestly the first time I've seen it, I thought it was an odd color. But I did like the prints of the inside lining and hood. After using it for a couple of weeks, I have gotten used to the color and I actually love it now.



So what do I love about the Ergo? First of all it's one of the most comfortable carrier I ever tried. Don't get me wrong, I love wrap carriers but when my daughter was about 8 months, it was not comfortable anymore. She was getting too heavy for it. Other carriers I've tried is only comfortable when my my daughter weigh less than 25 pounds, after that I could not carry her for a long period of time. But with the Ergo, I can probably carry Emma (27 lbs) all day without causing any strain on my back. And my husband can carry my 3 1/2 year old daughter all day without any problem.

The Ergo carrier is the only carrier I leave in the car. We don't bring strollers around so when we are out Emma is always being carried and the Ergo is definitely my choice of carrier to use to go out. The rest of my carrier, I leave at home if I have to carry her for short period of time.

My favorite features of the Ergo...

  • Very easy to put on. I honestly did not even read the direction. You can easily figure it out. There is only two buckles. One for the waist and the other one for your back or chest.
  • The shoulder straps are very well padded. I can carry my kids for a long time without hurting my shoulders. The whole straps are padded not just part of it. I have a lillebaby Everywear carrier and the one thing I hated about it is that the shoulder pads is adjustable, meaning you can pull it down or up but it always get twisted. But with the Ergo, I have no problem with the straps getting twisted since the whole things is padded. It's comfortable on my shoulder and my side back.
  • I love the pockets! The pocket is large enough for my wallet, car keys, and cell phone. It's perfect when I'm out grocery shopping. I can even put my coupons in there.
  • I can carry my daughter on the front, back or hips. I have only carried Emma once on my hip. I prefer carrying her on my back or front. But it's nice that you have that option.
  • It has a Sleeping hood with elastic which you can also use as a sun shade.
  • It is machine washable.
  • You can roll the straps and theres an elastic to hold it. I really like that feature because I hate it when there are long straps hanging everywhere...it annoys me!
  • It's been tested to carry up 90 pounds! I don't think I can carry my daughter when she's that heavy but its good to know I can use this carrier for a very long time.
I haven't used this carrier in an infant but I'm really excited to try it when Baby #3 comes. I just have to get the infant insert. There are also other accessories that you can buy with your Ergo. One of them that I really would love to get is the Back Pack. It easily snaps around the straps of the ERGObaby carrier, for an all-in-one baby carrier and day pack. And another one is the Doll Carrier. I showed it to Libby and now she wants one for her Baby GoGo.

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win this awesome carrier? ERGObaby is giving ONE of my readers a carrier of your choice! (As long as it's available.)

Mandatory Entry

Visit Ergo Baby Carriers and tell me you favorite carrier.

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Giveaway ends on April 17, 2011. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you win. Winners will be chosen via random.org. The winner will receive an email notifying them that they won and announced on my blog. If I do not receive a response within 48 hours , another winner will be selected. Open to US residents only.




Disclosure
I received product sample(s) mentioned above from
the company or representing PR for free.
NO other payment was given.
This is my honest opinion, yours may be different.

1,081 comments:

  1. I expecting and really hoping to get one of these!!, I"m torn between the sport and the original

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  6. I really like the Organic River Rock Green Baby Carrier.

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  7. I like the Galaxy Grey carrier with embroidery the best.

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  8. I like the Organic River Rock Green Baby Carrier!
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  16. I like the Organic Twill Cranberry carrier - Nautilus Print Lining.

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  17. i like the Organic Twill Cranberry carrier - Nautilus Print
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  18. i follow as mverno via gfc
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  19. I like the original, black, ergo!

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  30. My favorite is the galaxy grey carrier with the galaxy embroidery. It's so cute!
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  40. I love the Organic Highland Navy Plaid Baby Carrier!

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  45. I really like the grey galaxy carrier

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  46. My favorite is the Galaxy Grey carrier with embroidery - galaxy lining .
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  58. LOVE the Galaxy Gray :)

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  59. I'd be really torn between the new Organic River Rock and the spring green Performance carrier

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  71. LOVE- Baby Carrier - Organic Twill Dark Chocolate with Kona Coffee Lining

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  74. I like the Organic River Rock Green Baby Carrier.

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  81. My favs are Organic Desert Bloom and Galaxy Gray!! ODB is my fav. but GG would be second choice!
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  82. I like Ergo baby on fb
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  95. ERGObaby spring green performance carrier is my favorite.
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  108. I love the Organic Twill Cranberry carrier - Nautilus Print Lining

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  118. http://twitter.com/#!/chany10/status/49084963798261761

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  119. I love the Organic River Rock Green Baby Carrier!

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  130. Ohhhh this would be so wonderful to win! My fave is the organic in dark chocolate/kona.
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  131. I'm a gfc follower
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  135. I'd like the organic river rock green baby carrier

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  136. I follow ERGO baby on twitter
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  146. My favorite carrier is the ERGObaby Black Sport Carrier.
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  147. I like Ergo on facebook. (Ashley Toth)
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  148. I follow Ergo on twitter. (@owlheart)
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  158. I love the Galaxy Grey embroidered carrier
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  159. I like ERGO on facebook (Jessica Miller)
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