ERGObaby Original Collection Baby Carrier, Black/Camel (Older Version)
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- Baby's weight is evenly distributed between the wearer's hips and shoulders
- Baby is ergonomically cradled in a natural sitting position
- Front, back, and hip carry positions
- The only carrier you'll ever need
- Machine washable
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We purchased the Ergo carrier before our daughter was born based on the recommendation of a friend. However, we found that she could not sit in it comfortably at first. Before your baby can straddle your torso (until about 4 months/15 lbs), you have to put both legs on one side. I watched the instructional DVD several times and tried to place her into the carrier as comfortably as possible, but she did not like it at all. It didn't look comfortable either with her back twisted and body squished. This is when we decided to try the original Baby Bjorn carrier.
Our daughter loved being in the Bjorn (facing in or out). This carrier is easy to put on and take off and quite compact. However, it was not very comfortable for me (especially as she got heavier) since it put a lot of pressure on my back and shoulders. The fact that there is no waist belt and little padding on the shoulder straps probably contributes to this. The newer Baby Bjorn Active carrier with lumbar support may alleviate some of these problems. I haven't tried this product though, so I'm not speaking from personal experience). We used the Bjorn until she turned 4 months (about 15 lbs).
I was so relieved when she could finally fit into the Ergo properly (with one leg on each side). It is so much easier on my back and shoulders. With the Bjorn, I could maybe last 15 minutes (at 15 lbs). With the Ergo, I can comfortably go for an hour or two (at almost 20 lbs now). I go grocery shopping and on longer walks this way. She seems very comfortable in it now. She's happy whenever I put her in it and will even go to sleep in it.Read more ›
We decided on the Ergo and we couldn't be happier. We've had it for six months now and it is the number one thing I could not live without as far as all baby gear is concerned. I too was worried about her only facing inwards, but she has never minded and she seems to prefer it. She holds on like a little koala bear as we go about our daily business. Unlike the Moby, she isn't flat against my chest, she's sitting, so that she can easily check out the scenery by looking to the sides.
When she was big enough--probably in the neighborhood of 5.5 or 6 months, I started wearing her on my back and that is great! Now when I do those glorious household tasks like cleaning toilets and baseboards, she isn't dangling off the front of me. We get a lot more cleaning done now that she can ride on my back. :-) At first, I needed help to put her on my back. However, now that she's 9 months and can hold on a bit, I can get her on easily--I even trust our abilities over concrete these days (when I started getting her into the back carry position on my own, I would practice over the couch. It *was* tricky at first (we made some mistakes), but once we got the hang of it, it wasn't a problem at all.
My husband can wear her too and it's simple to readjust the straps so that they fit both of us.
Like any of the carriers, this one takes some practice (though the front carry is about as easy as it can get).Read more ›
Once I received it I knew the item was fake.
The box was poorly printed. And after further investigation, noticed that the box says copyright 2006 and the is an award symbol for 2008.
The box says it includes a DVD instructions but it didn't.
It came with a poorly printed instruction manual that said Ergo Baby Organic on the small logos when mine was a standard Ergo.
Now after internet research and looking at a lot of sites with photos of fakes I realized the copycats are getting better.
My fake did come with the warning label in the correct spot on the waistband but it had misspellings! Nice try.
The Ergo Baby logo patch on the front was also incorrect. it has a weird background but it was cut off on the sides.
The box also said "Made in China". However the tag inside the ergo pocket said "Made in India" (Ergos are made in both places). But this was a inconsistency. The tag was a better fake since it had fake serial numbers.
The stitching patterns did not match the real ones I saw photos of.
The padding was less thick.
Large buckle said WARRIOR instead of STEALTH, *BUT* Some of the side buckles said STEALTH. One buckle said both WARRIORSTEALTH.
Do a search on google to see how to determine fakes but beware that they are getting better and mine passed most of the old tests. The copiers read the same articles and have been making better fakes. Like the logo is even on the zipper. Just check the dates of the posts and you'll see they are getting smarter.
Why I gave the item a 1-star because what I received was horrible and people will read this.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This carrier saved my sanity. I used it with my newborn baby and my 4 year old child in an air port. It's comfortable on my 5 foot tall frame and my husband's 6 foot tall one. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kari Charves
Sadly this was a knock off that wasn't the original item. It was a gift, too. The cousin did well to contact Amazon and they worked very well to resolve this issue. Who knew?!Published 22 days ago by JT
Used this carrier with my youngest child from birth til he was 2 years old. He really liked this carrier, he would nap with no problems in it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tomiko816
I've tried many carriers and the ergo is my favorite. Still using this one 4 years later with my third baby.Published 2 months ago by paperflowers
I bought this for my daughter-in-law who found it very useful.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer