We got our Ergo as a gift and it's the only carrier we feel good about with our infant, since all the others seem to leave her with her chin on her chest when she falls asleep. This is also the...
safe, durable, easy, practical
infant version hurts back, hot
We got our Ergo as a gift and it's the only carrier we feel good about with our infant, since all the others seem to leave her with her chin on her chest when she falls asleep. This is also the case with the Ergo when the infant insert is used belly-to-belly, but there is a side-lying option that works GREAT, and keeps her breathing free and easy. Once she has good head control we'll switch to belly-to-belly.
My only concerns with the infant insert are that my back ends up hurting, and I am very aware of her head as I work because it is kind of out and to the side. I think both issues will be resolved when we switch to the belly-to-belly or back position. I can adjust the straps to help my back, too. In addition, the infant insert gets very hot for baby and mama/papa.
I have seen the Ergo at work with my nieces, who are older. My brother-in-law straps my niece to his back in one quick motion, and then they both sweep and mop the floors. My niece is SOOOO happy to spend that time with her daddy. My sister carriers her around on her back when she walks around town or goes on hikes. My niece looks so comfortable and happy!
The carrier has a great zippered front pouch, too, to store her binky, burp rag, my wallet, etc. It also has a flap that can secure over her head to shield her from sun and wind.
I have heard that the Ergo is much better for baby's spine than other upright carriers, and it puts the weight on your hips/waist instead of shoulders.
I LOVE this carrier, and it will grow with our baby. Definitely recommend!