I have been eyeing the Ergo Baby Carrier for months now. I have already invested in a number of little-guy-carrying-devises, so I was hesitant to get yet another one. Then last Thursday I went to an open house at my new favorite store, Oasis Child in Laguna Beach. I asked them about the Ergo and they gave it such rave reviews that I decided to take the plunge and get one.
I am so glad I did! I wish I had bought this 18 months ago! My son is 23 pounds and 30-something inches tall, and I can carry him on my back or front in the Ergo. Because of his bigness it is more comfortable on the back, but the front is easy and nice for short little walks or when he wants some cuddling but my arms need a break.
Monday morning we went on a 1 and 1/2 mile hike, Tuesday we walked to art class and back, and today we wandered around San Juan Capistrano. My back doesn’t hurt at all! Though my legs are a bit sore. And best of all, Beck loves it. He chatters away, occasionally breaking out into his special rendition of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and points out all the sites to me. He likes it better than his stroller, and to be honest, so do I. He is easier to wrangle up on my back, and I have my arms free to do whatever. It is great bonding time too. It is actually easier to carry him on my back up the hills to get home than it is to push him in the stroller.
If you have a little someone to carry around, definitely consider getting the Ergo Baby Carrier! It is worth the investment.
I don’t have any pictures yet, but when I get one I’ll post for you all to see.