Can anyone compare the Ergo to the Babytrekker? I thought I was all set on the Ergo but then someone mentioned the Trekker and I like that a baby can face outward in it. Any info will be helpful. TIA!
I have an ergo...my baby faces outward in it...I am not familiar with the baby trekker but off to google it now of course<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
I have owned both, and both are very comfortable! I ended up selling the Trekker when I got pg with dd2. Maybe the design has changed but here's my review.<br><br>
The Trekker is more versitile as far as being able to face baby out or in, back or front. The fabric is softer. I also like how you can cross the straps in the back. It's very comfortable that way! I wore my 2yo all around the zoo until I got pg. However I sold the Trekker because the straps are complicated. It's like an octopus and there were lots of extra straps hanging down that I tied in front (I'm petite). You have to clip it and that can be a bit complicated, too. The padding in front of the baby's face-- it was irritating to my baby dd until she grew taller. I would suggest using the drool cloth if they still come with one. The velcro on the waist strap was hard to adjust. Sometimes I would want to adjust it after wearing it for a few minutes and I had to undo the whole waist strap and then velcro it back on again with baby not being very secure.<br><br>
The Ergo is slightly (I say very slightly) less comfortable. However it's easier to put on, especially the back position when a toddler can hold onto your back briefly while you pull the straps into position. The waist is well padded and has a buckle clip. The shoulder straps are much easier to adjust than the Ergo but I miss the back-cross support of the Trekker for carrying a heavier child up front. (My dd likes to ride front and back even at her age!) I have not used the Ergo on a young baby. I just got it myself, for my 25 month old and walked 1.5 miles 2 days in a row with her. It was about as comfortable as it can be to carry at 26 pounder. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Way, WAY better than the frame backpack we had!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> The sleep head support is too small for her at her age and the velcro on the straps of that device scratched her face today when I tried to use it. So I guess that part is only meant for smaller babies or toddlers.<br><br>
I really can't see how a baby could comfortably face outward because the Ergo makes the baby's legs splay out to each side rather than hanging straight down like the Trekker does (and other front carriers). I like the legs splayed out like that because it makes her hug me more around the waist rather than having her legs swing free and getting in the way.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Trekker does now have an adjustable buckle at the waist rather than the velcro.</div>
I'm glad to hear that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
I owned the Trekker with my 2nd, and LOVED it. I care for a baby now and borrowed her moms Ergo, and while it was okay, I wish I still had my Trekker <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">