I got the ergobaby carrier as a gift at a baby shower. I was happy because I knew that wearing a baby can be super useful to be able to get things done and have your hands free when you have a little one. With my son my hubby and I had used a Baby Bjorne and a Moby Wrap. We liked the baby Bjorne because it was easy to put on. At the time I didn’t even know than the ergobaby carrier existed.
The Moby Wrap we didn’t like because it took awhile to get a hang of how to tie it. Plus you can’t really prevent the wrap dragging the floor when you tie it which just bothered me because it felt like it was getting dirty and then that fabric was touching baby.
Picture below for comparison purposes. I have not reviewed the Baby Bjorne but we do like it and it was our go to for our son.
I say all that to be able to really review the ergobaby carrier.
I really like the way it looks. It has more style. Also the padding makes it really comfortable to wear. It also has a little fabric flap that can be used to cover the babies head. The fabric snaps in place and can be used to protect the babies head from the sun or to block the babies view of bright lights/distractions when in the carrier.
I dislike the instructions. They are just a series of pictures that my husband and I could not figure out. Luckily there was a video on YouTube that we could watch. It took a couple views but then we got the hang of it. Also, for anyone that has limited range of motion (I have limited range from a shoulder surgery) it can be hard to hook the back buckle by yourself. I had to really adjust and loosen the straps so that I could actually wear it.
The biggest disappointment was that if you purchase the carrier in order to use it with an infant you have to purchase an infant insert which is pretty pricey after also purchasing the carrier itself. I wish the insert came with the carrier. Also it just was a pain to want to use it and discover that you need another piece to use it. The insert is only needed for babies under 12 lbs or under four months. There is more specific guidelines on when to use the insert provided in the instructions.
We wanted to be able to use the carrier way sooner than four months so we did purchase the insert. We chose the mesh insert because our baby gets sweaty easily.
With all that said…
We LOVE it! Including baby! Money well spent!
Serious my little one loves it. She is a little over one month old and she usually falls asleep in it within minutes of wearing it. She falls asleep in the Baby Bjorne too however I can sit down with her because her legs are out and she knows. With the ergo her legs are held tight (frog-like to your body) and are inside the carrier so she doesn’t know and after a while I can sit down and relax while she sleeps. I don’t have to explain to any parent how much that little bit of time to recoup is worth. We will use the both of our carriers but while our little one is small we will probably use the ergo more.
Disclaimer: I was not solicited to write this review. This is this mama’s honest opinion.