I do find that it doesn't work well for people on the small and large ends of the spectrum -- so for very short people with narrow shoulders, or large/very tall people with broad shoulders/chests, it doesn't necessarily fit.
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Details on us: I'm a totally average size and build, not big not small. DD is 27 pounds and 21 months and rides in the back carry pretty much exclusively. We've used it since she was just over 1 year, so I can't comment on it for a younger baby.
It does fit my 6'2" tall DH and adjusts back and forth easily, too.
Highly recommended by me.
it is an awesome carrier for long walks, camping, hiking, or long excursions...but for every day errands it can be a pain snapping all those snaps just to run into the bank or something, so i use a pouch for that.
Then at around 5 months I briefly switched to Hotslings but I am back to the Ergo. We live on a farm and DS and I have to take care of the horses twice a day. He is 12 months old now and weighs 27 pounds. With him on my back I can use my arms to carry hay, shovel manure, etc.
It's great. I couldn't imagine anything safer for him to be in.
Plus schlepping him around like that for a couple of hours a day ahs really strengthened my back and stomach muscles so it's also great exercise for to get in shape for riding!
Anyhow, the Ergo works well for me (front carry, infant insert) and my husband. Our five-week old son falls asleep right away when he's worn, so we assume he likes it.
I'm short (5'2"), curvy (145 + cartoon boobs), and very short torso'd. My husband is 5'8" and slim. We both find it comfortable and easy to use for longer treks. He's looking forward to hiking with it.
We have the backpack accessory, too, but we've not strapped it onto the Ergo yet. We use the backpack as a diaper bag + purse. One of us wears the baby, the other hefts the bag.
Chasing DS since April 2007 and pumping for DD March 2013.
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