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Everybody should have an Ergo!

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Pros: Exceedingly comfortable even for long periods of time, baby well-supported and content, lasts forever

Cons: Not great for newborns, back carry emphasizes 'mommy belly'

This is the carrier I recommend to all new parents I know.  If I could afford it, I'd buy one for every new parent I know!!!     Assuming that you already know the benefits of babywearing in general, let me point out the particularly nice parts of babywearing in an Ergo: it moves easily from front-carry to back-carry.  There's even a hip-carry, though I find it a bit too bulky to do this comfortably, and there's a little strap that can fall off and get lost when you do this (I did this once -- and it was someone else's carrier!!  Oops!).   the baby sits higher on your torso than with other carriers, so I find it much easier to sit while...
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a true workhorse

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Pros: durable, hygienic, easy to use & clean, lasts forever

Cons: suction could be stronger

This pump was given to me by a friend as a hand-me-down.  She had bought it used off Craigslist.  She used it every day as a full-time WOH mom, as did the previous owner.  I used it fairly frequently for my daughter.  It will soon be on its SIXTH baby, and still going strong!    As other reviewers have noted, the pump has a closed collection system, which means that the milk cannot get into the tubing.  I love this feature, both because it makes it MUCH easier to clean than other systems, and because it means I can sterilize a handful of parts and be confident that my baby's milk is being collected in a sterile environment.    The...
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Our favorite covers.

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Pros: Leg gussets are nearly leak-proof, great colors, hold up well

Cons: Velcro pills and sticks to things in the wash; laundry tabs need repair after a while

We have lots of different kind of cloth diapers, but my go-to diapering solution for when I need a leakproof diaper is always a plain cotton diaper with a sized Thirsties cover.  We plan to use them exclusively with our next baby, and get rid of nearly all the other kinds of diapers we have.    We've been using the "medium" size on our daughter since she was 3 months old; she's now nearly 2 years old and still using the same covers!  Definitely a good deal! 
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