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We spent over $75 on a Baby Trekker for our 2 yr old when he was a baby so now I'm feeling guilty about wanting to buy a new carrier for the new - and our last - baby. But I know that the Trekker isn't that great for baby so I want something that he'll be comfy in.

What are the pros and cons of the Ergo and a MT (besides price)? Is the Ergo worth the price? Can I use a MT from birth to toddler like I would an Ergo? Which do you like and why?
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I'm a MT fan myself. Birth to toddlerhood and beyond (had a friend's dh carry a 6 yr old in one a few weeks back)

I never got the hang of the ergo.

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I love my MT. I would like to get an Ergo to try out though as I have never used one.

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I love my mei tai, fwiw. I use it from birth and beyond! My 4 yo dd loves riding in it. I like that I can fold it up and pop it in my bag and go out all day, using it when needed.

Never tried the Ergo, though.
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I absolutely love the Ergo for when baby is bigger, and it's my dh's "go to" carrier (although he always calls it the "Graco" )

But for a newborn and small baby, I would go with a MT, preferably a big-bodied MT like the Babyhawk XT or Kozy. The Ergo has an infant insert but it's just too bulky and awkward for a little baby.

If I were you I would do some stalking on the Trading Post here and at FSOT at www.thebabywearer.com to see if you can get good deals on a MT and/or NG Ergo. It's also a good idea to stalk ebay, and the returns pages at www.attachedtobaby.com and www.myfavoritebabycarrier.com for Ergos at good prices. You have plenty of time before you'd need the Ergo so spend the money on an MT now and wait to get a good deal on an Ergo.

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I absolutely love the Ergo for when baby is bigger, and it's my dh's "go to" carrier (although he always calls it the "Graco" )

But for a newborn and small baby, I would go with a MT, preferably a big-bodied MT like the Babyhawk XT or Kozy. The Ergo has an infant insert but it's just too bulky and awkward for a little baby.

If I were you I would do some stalking on the Trading Post here and at FSOT at www.thebabywearer.com to see if you can get good deals on a MT and/or NG Ergo. It's also a good idea to stalk ebay, and the returns pages at www.attachedtobaby.com and www.myfavoritebabycarrier.com for Ergos at good prices. You have plenty of time before you'd need the Ergo so spend the money on an MT now and wait to get a good deal on an Ergo.
I was wondering if DH would prefer the Ergo over the MT - it seems more manly.

That's a great idea to start with a MT and stalk for an Ergo for when baby is bigger, especially if the newborn insert isn't worth it.

Thanks for the info mamas!!
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