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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Bee21 View Post
Does anyone know how ergos compare to baby bjorns? We had an infantino back/front pack and hated it, so I'm willing to shell out a little more money if it means DH will participate.
The Ergo is way different than the Baby Bjorn or the Infantino or Snuggli or any of those sort of front packs -- and it is way better. The Ergo distributes the baby's weight over your shoulders and hips. In the Bjorn (even the one with the lumbar support, which we have) the baby's weight is hanging on your shoulders and neck. The same child feels much lighter in the Ergo than in the Bjorn. The Ergo puts the baby in a place on your body where you would naturally hold your baby with your arms, if you weren’t using a carrier. Also the Ergo puts the baby into more of a sitting position, whereas in the Bjorn the baby is totally vertical and putting a lot of pressure on the groin and the bottom of the spine. Some people believe the Baby Bjorn is not good for Baby's spine. The Ergo will also fit your child for much, much longer than the Baby Bjorn. (I recently saw a man carrying a child who looked to be 4 or 5 in an Ergo.)

I love, love, LOVE my Ergo. And my DH does too. And 17-month old DS loves to ride in it in either a front or back carry. When I'm trying to do housework and he is clingy, I say "Do you want to ride on mama's back?" and he says "Back-back" and goes running to get the Ergo and bring it to me.

I plan to get the Ergo infant insert to try with my new little one. I also have a Maya wrap ring sling which I really liked using with DS when he was less than a year old, and I plan to use that for my new little one too. Now I like the Ergo the best for DS. I have some neck/shoulder issues and using a ring sling with a 20 lb child put too much pressure on one shoulder. With the Ergo I can get DS's weight onto my hips and I don't have neck or shoulder pain.
post #22 of 28
Totally. I love my ergo. I was considering getting a beco and selling it but I hate to mess with a good thing.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by green_sturgeon View Post
The Ergo is way different than the Baby Bjorn or the Infantino or Snuggli or any of those sort of front packs -- and it is way better. The Ergo distributes the baby's weight over your shoulders and hips. In the Bjorn (even the one with the lumbar support, which we have) the baby's weight is hanging on your shoulders and neck. The same child feels much lighter in the Ergo than in the Bjorn. The Ergo puts the baby in a place on your body where you would naturally hold your baby with your arms, if you weren’t using a carrier. Also the Ergo puts the baby into more of a sitting position, whereas in the Bjorn the baby is totally vertical and putting a lot of pressure on the groin and the bottom of the spine. Some people believe the Baby Bjorn is not good for Baby's spine. The Ergo will also fit your child for much, much longer than the Baby Bjorn. (I recently saw a man carrying a child who looked to be 4 or 5 in an Ergo.)

I love, love, LOVE my Ergo. And my DH does too. And 17-month old DS loves to ride in it in either a front or back carry. When I'm trying to do housework and he is clingy, I say "Do you want to ride on mama's back?" and he says "Back-back" and goes running to get the Ergo and bring it to me.

I plan to get the Ergo infant insert to try with my new little one. I also have a Maya wrap ring sling which I really liked using with DS when he was little, and I plan to use that for my new little one too. Now I like the Ergo the best for DS. I have some neck/shoulder issues and using a ring sling for a hip carry with a 20 lb child put too much pressure on one shoulder. With the Ergo I can get DS's weight onto my hips and I don't have neck or shoulder pain.
With all this awesome talk about Ergo I think I might have to "sneak in" all these different fabulous carriers with a month or so in between each purchase so DH doesnt realize it lol. I dont think I will go for a moby and use my Mamma's Milk for newborn stage (its a pouch sling) then get the Mei Tai (hopefully the really cute Baby Hawk one) and a SweetPea RingSling and an Ergo... Then I will just give the Infantino to Goodwill or something because DS liked it when he was younger but now he just squirms until I take him out of it. Probably not the best, most comfortable position... Oh lord, I think (including the one I bought new... probably the only "new" one I will buy) I will be spending about $200 - $250 on these for carriers... That is a lot to me.
post #24 of 28
Ring Slings are my fav. I've tried (had) just about every type of sling out there...ring, pouch, wrap....but ring slings are my preference!
post #25 of 28
I have a hotsling and an ergo. I didn't buy the hotsling until dd was older and I just used it to carry her on my hip. I'm excited to try it with a newborn. I will probably look around at other carriers too though. The ergo is great for an older baby. I just stopped wearing dd on my back when we go places like the thrift store where it is just too much work for me to have her run free. She would totally still fit in it, I'm just feeling too tired to carry her.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by green_sturgeon View Post
The Ergo is way different than the Baby Bjorn or the Infantino or Snuggli or any of those sort of front packs -- and it is way better. The Ergo distributes the baby's weight over your shoulders and hips. In the Bjorn (even the one with the lumbar support, which we have) the baby's weight is hanging on your shoulders and neck. The same child feels much lighter in the Ergo than in the Bjorn. The Ergo puts the baby in a place on your body where you would naturally hold your baby with your arms, if you weren’t using a carrier. Also the Ergo puts the baby into more of a sitting position, whereas in the Bjorn the baby is totally vertical and putting a lot of pressure on the groin and the bottom of the spine. Some people believe the Baby Bjorn is not good for Baby's spine. The Ergo will also fit your child for much, much longer than the Baby Bjorn. (I recently saw a man carrying a child who looked to be 4 or 5 in an Ergo.)

I love, love, LOVE my Ergo. And my DH does too. And 17-month old DS loves to ride in it in either a front or back carry. When I'm trying to do housework and he is clingy, I say "Do you want to ride on mama's back?" and he says "Back-back" and goes running to get the Ergo and bring it to me.

I plan to get the Ergo infant insert to try with my new little one. I also have a Maya wrap ring sling which I really liked using with DS when he was less than a year old, and I plan to use that for my new little one too. Now I like the Ergo the best for DS. I have some neck/shoulder issues and using a ring sling with a 20 lb child put too much pressure on one shoulder. With the Ergo I can get DS's weight onto my hips and I don't have neck or shoulder pain.
Wow, thanks! This is a ton of help! I was leaning toward the Ergo anyway, and now I'm sold. Thank you!

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I love it because last night I was looking at different BH carriers and asked DH to come and see what he liked and he, very seriously, was like I really dont care what it looks like. I will use it if it is pink and purple with ruffles, just buy one that isnt as high as a mortgage payment (he can be a lil dramatic lol)
That's adorable, and too funny! I can just picture my "manly," construction-worker dh in something pink with ruffles! Hmmm I wonder how I could trick him into it...
post #27 of 28
I don't think the ergo is manly looking but I have butterflies and stuff on the inside of mine.

FWIW- I am still wearing my 3.5 year old often in mine.
post #28 of 28
i used to have sooo many carriers but i got rid of all that i didnt need. now i have:

Ergo (love love love it most)
Becco Pack
MT (a reversible one so i dont get bored with just one)
a hotsling
a New Native fo keeping in the car and i dont care if it gets dirty.
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