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We literally got the thing in the mail today, and were so anxious to try it out! My son is 4.5 months old, so we decided on the forward carry as his head control is good, but not as good as I feel it needs to be to do back carry. Harrison actually took to this one pretty well...I don't know if its because he is older and he can wrap his legs or what. Anyway, it was a success!<br><br>
So we wear him around this outdoor fair today and we happened upon this baby store where this woman was demonstrating Moby wraps. She told me that the Moby is way more comfortable than the Ergo. Dh said, I am really comfortable actually! and she said, well, you're a man.<br><br>
Ladies, please tell me the Ergo is comfortable for women long term, too. I mean, we JUST got this in the mail and so far I love it! My son is 17 pounds and wrapping him seems like it would be a huge PITA especially since he is not that into babywearing to begin with.<br><br>
Okay, question....about what age did you feel comfortable doing back carry? I know baby has to have great head control, but when is that generally? Around 6 months?
 

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I am a small woman, not strong at all, just coming off five months of bedrest and weak with inflammatory bowel disease. You get the picture, right? Total weakling. And I can carry my whopping 33 pound, 3 ft 2 in toddler in an Ergo on my back for an hour or more and not feel the strain. So yeah, they are comfortable for a long time.<br><br>
I started doing back carries at around 9 months. I think I could have done it before, but I was too nervous to try. I think once baby can sit up, it's fine, and lots of people do it WAY sooner.
 

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I have never used an Ergo but a Moby is definately not going to be comfortable for long if your baby is already 17 lbs.<br><br>
I have heard many say they are comfy with an Ergo (and some who are not) but my point is its a personal preference. If its working for you, that is awesome and congrats!!<br><br>
I started do back carries with DD around 6 mths occasionally but did not get really comfortable with it until she was around 9-12 mths. Just practice doing it when you feel comfortable (or your back can't take front carries anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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I have a Moby wrap, and DS is now 19 pounds (and only 4.5 months!) and it is no longer comfortable to carry him in a front carry in it for any period of time. It's great to tie it on before leaving the house and pop him in it when we go to the library just to pick up a book, but for a walk, no way!<br><br>
I ordered and Ergo that is due to arrive Monday! Woo hoo!<br><br>
In terms of a back carry, I carry DS on my back now in our mei tai, but it comes up much further on his back than the Ergo will. DS has very good head control, and can almost sit unassisted, so I'm not really worried about having him back there. I think that when I get the Ergo, though, I'll do like you and wear him in a front carry to start.
 

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Yeah, that's what I thought. So far, the Ergo works great and I don't think we need to add a Moby wrap to the arsenal as well. I also like how the Ergo has zippered pouches so you can put little things in it.<br><br>
I really like the look of the Ergo too. So does hubby, because it doesn't look as girly as our mei tai does.
 

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Really, different carriers work differently for each individual. While some may find the Moby more comfy, others find the Ergo. I despise a specific brand of ring sling because of the way it fits on me w/DS, while a woman I know IRL adores hers because of the way it fits on her w/her DD. It just depends on the individual.
 

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I love my ergo but I also love wrapping. I sold my moby though because after the newborn period it is less supportive because it is stretchy. Also, if your baby gets fussy while wrapping, the ergo makes sense since it is so quick to get baby in and out.<br>
If you are loving the ergo, stick with it! It is a great carrier. I just started doing back carries with dd at 5.5 months and it is a breeze in the ergo.
 

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I didn't get my Ergo until DD was about 13 months and we went straight to the back carry. She's now getting closer and closer to 30 pounds and I swear I could wear her all day. I am medium frame, about 5'6" and the Ergo is very comfortable for me. We use it every day and I expect it to last us for a considerable time to come.<br><br>
Definitely comfortable long-term for me.
 

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If its any reference...Dd is 26mo, 30lbs and I last wore her when I was 7mo preggy (I'm currenly 8.5mo along). I'm 5'1" and when not preggy I'm petite. I wore her for about an hour that last time and only stopped because my sciatica was acting up.<br><br>
Hows that for judging how comfy it is?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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That's pretty bad info if you were told the Moby was a better choice than an Ergo for a big baby. We are phasing the Moby out. I loved it, but at 15 or 16 lbs, it just isn't as comfortable anymore. We are using a mei tai, a woven wrap, and an Ergo.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's pretty bad info if you were told the Moby was a better choice than an Ergo for a big baby. We are phasing the Moby out. I loved it, but at 15 or 16 lbs, it just isn't as comfortable anymore. We are using a mei tai, a woven wrap, and an Ergo.</div>
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I know! I thought of this board and how the mothers here would respond to that because I remembered reading here that moby wraps started sagging the heavier the baby got.<br><br>
The Ergo is no fluke....we used it all weekend and Harrison didn't fuss once.
 

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I think my wraps are more comfortable for front carries then the Ergo. I ONLY use my ergo on the back, otherwise I use a wrap in front. I find it way more comfy... but everyone is different.
 

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i think it's inappropriate and inconsiderate for a salesperson to make "better than" comments. I used to work in a store that sold Ergos (on my suggestion!) and I am a huge fan of the Ergo myself.<br><br>
I used a Moby-type (there was no Moby brand at the time) stretchy wrap with my daughter and had to switch to the Ergo when she was 22 pounds because she was dangling lower and lower each day in the stretch wrap.<br><br>
Now with my newborn son I am again in love with the stretchy wrap and find the thought of packing him in the Ergo with the infant insert to be far too bulky. As soon as he's bigger, I know i'll be using it for him.<br><br>
For now, I use it with my 38 pound 4 year old daughter. she loves it and i do, too. i can even put it on over my stretchy wrap and wear them both. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
So I'm sorry the salesperson was more interested in convincing you to buy something than helping you comfortably carry your baby, but I think ultimately if you're comfortable with the Ergo, then it's the right carrier for you.
 

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i love my ergo. i think it is the best long term carrier, personally. and i love wraps. it is my favorite carrier for my older kids (2 and almost 4) because it is so easy to get them on and off my back, and it is so easy to use with another carrier on my front.<br><br>
a moby-like wrap is really great for when they're tiny, but they just don't work (in my experience) for older, heavier babies.<br><br>
you made a great choice in your ergo. they also have awesome customer service and really stand behind their product. i recently had a problem with my old style ergo, and they are sending me a brand new new generation ergo in my color choice free of charge in exchange for my old one so they can figure out what went wrong with it.
 

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Hey<br><br>
Well...congrats on the Ergo...Im planning on buying one in August when my student refund check comes...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My son is 3 months and is like 14lbs so he's big as well...Ive never done a moby but I have tried wrapping and its comfy but Ive heard an Ergo is supremo...becos...you can use it until they hit 40lbs, can do front and back carries and basically they r sposed to rock for long carries with a heavy child.<br><br>
FYi-about back carries...maybe im just strange but I actually started back carrying my son at 3 weeks.<br>
LOL...he was 9lbs and 22inches at birth so he wasnt that tiny. I started him off with a Onbuhimo that has a stiff back stupport/head rest so he had excellent support. I donno how good the head/neck support is with an ergo but if its fairly stiff you could try a back carry.<br><br>
I dont do good with front carries becos of back problem-back carries dont bother me, hence my insistance to do a back carry. Unfortunatly...the Onbu is no longer very comfy for long term wear...so ive swicthed to a MT and a pod (both wide and narrow) and this fall amd getting an Ergo.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">one story.<br><br>
We literally got the thing in the mail today, and were so anxious to try it out! My son is 4.5 months old, so we decided on the forward carry as his head control is good, but not as good as I feel it needs to be to do back carry. Harrison actually took to this one pretty well...I don't know if its because he is older and he can wrap his legs or what. Anyway, it was a success!<br><br>
So we wear him around this outdoor fair today and we happened upon this baby store where this woman was demonstrating Moby wraps. She told me that the Moby is way more comfortable than the Ergo. Dh said, I am really comfortable actually! and she said, well, you're a man.<br><br>
Ladies, please tell me the Ergo is comfortable for women long term, too. I mean, we JUST got this in the mail and so far I love it! My son is 17 pounds and wrapping him seems like it would be a huge PITA especially since he is not that into babywearing to begin with.<br><br>
Okay, question....about what age did you feel comfortable doing back carry? I know baby has to have great head control, but when is that generally? Around 6 months?</div>
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I also have a Moby, and it definitely it too stretchy to use past 20 lbs.<br><br>
On the other hand, we've gotten tons of use out of our Ergo, and both my DH and I find it very comfortable.
 

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I didn't get my Ergo until my son was already about 9-10 months old (can't remember exact age!)<br><br>
But we were okay with both front and back positions and it was comfortable right away.<br><br>
I also have the baby bjorn which he was growing out of and also a mei tai carrier (angel pack) and while the angel pack was fine sometimes, it was too time consuming to get it together and i didn't get it right. i needed something faster since i don't like being slowed down and ergo was the perfect fit for me for that reason.<br><br>
i saw a mom with the wrap who was saying i'd love wearing my son in it. but i'm reluctant to switch again when i like the ergo so much. if it's not broke, i'm not going to fix it!! : )
 
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