Hrm good to know. I think there's an option to do a hip/side carry with the Ergo (since we have that). We also do have a Moby but it freaks me out when I try to use it. Feels too unsecure.
Just found this: http://www.livestrong.com/article/220237-how-to-wear-an-ergo-baby-on-the-side/
There are also some youtube videos if you search "ergo side carry." I haven't tried it with my Ergo, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Try it out! I wouldn't recommend it for long walks, since the weight is off-balance, but it really is so good for letting other people see your baby without having to hand him over!
I just tried the Ergo side carry today and while it worked ok, it was a little awkward. I felt like the strap kept creeping up toward my neck and I was getting smacked in the face with buckle-y things. I'll try again since it actually would be super helpful for short jaunts. The front carry does not work well for stuff like bending over to pick up dog poop. The hip carry would give me a better frontal view. I'll keep working at it....
Yeah, the hip carry is much nicer if you need to use your hands for anything (picking up dog poop, drinking a beer, etc).
Haaa! Dog poop is the bane of my existence. We have 2 that are pooping machines. Good thing that it's only -20 today. Frozen poop much easier to scoop than summer poop! I just do a bit of a squat with Kenzie in the ergo to pick the crap. Good for the legs, anyhow. Gotta condition them for the upcoming hiking season.
(sorry for the poop talk...)
Ohhhh yeah..... now that I'm living in a 5th floor apartment with no yard, taking the dog out several times a day is such a PITA!! William gets packed in the Ergo every time, at all hours of the day in all kinds of weather (so far still pretty mild here thankfully) and then I have to get in that crazy squat to pick up the poop. Gonna be lots of fun when William gets bigger and can reach out... *sigh*
The Beco is so much cuter than the Ergo! I wish I had a Beco now too :) Plus it does the forward facing without a hack, right?
I'm definitely saving the Moby for my next newborn, as it rocked until Armie was about 13lbs, 8ozs (maybe this was the issue, Ninetales?).
I never felt secure in the sling.