I have a Freehand Mei Tai, Pikkolo and Ergo. I loved the Ergo for my older LO, the Freehand feels like it will be so much lighter than either the Pikkolo or the Ergo - BUT IF the baby prefers not to be froggied - the Pikkolo will come in oh so handy! (I'm due in 7 weeks.) The Pikkolo does not appear to be much cooler than the Ergo. It's very similar esp with the waist belt but with the Ergo you need that hot infant insert! The Freehand is such a nice lighter weight! It's the middle of the night for me so hopefully this makes sense.