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Do you guys baby wear?
What is something you would change about your current carrier?
I hadn’t really thought much of that before I was gifted the Ergobaby Cool Air Mesh carrier.
For the past eleven months, I have been using a simple carrier that I had zero complaints about. It got the job done, held baby close, and was (what I thought to be) comfortable. I have recommended it to a few people as a great affordable option in carriers!
Theeen I tried out the new Ergobaby. And dang.
I have been missing out on the joys of what could of been.
We recently took a trip to Newport, Oregon where I had the chance to really try out the Ergobaby carrier and it honestly surprised me. I did not think I could actually love a carrier!
During our recent trip, I carried Kendall. If you have been following Twins and Coffee for a while- you’d know just how much of a test that was! Kendall is my little fire-y miss who typically hates the carrier. Caeden is the one that loves being carried. So dad carried him in our old standard carrier, and I took on the wild child in the new Ergobaby.
I started baby wearing when Kendall was colic-y.
Movement was the only way to really keep her calm down up until she was about three months old and that meant I had to carry her everywhere with me. Her favorite thing was me doing the dishes. The constant back and forth, up and down movement would put her right to sleep.
But after the three month mark, she wanted nothing to do with carriers. She would be okay for about a half hour or so, but after that she would freak out.
She is so wild that I usually end up having to stuff the carrier in my purse and carry her in my arms. But the Ergo seemed to make a difference!
I never thought that it could be a carrier issue.
I figured she just didn’t like to be cooped up for that long! The Ergo seemed to make a huge difference during our recent trip for both of our experiences.
First off, putting the Ergo on is a breeze.
It’s actually so simple, that I was making it hard. I figured you would have to clip and unclip all sorts of features to properly get baby on. When really, all you have to do is secure the waistband, hold baby close, get the shoulder straps on, then clip the should strap. No awkward reach arounds at all.
The carrier even has fanny pack like storage for your phone, wallet, keys and even a couple diapers and small back of wipes. If I had a single baby, I wouldn’t have brought my diaper bag with for the tour! The little pack storage fits just enough for a few ours out with baby.
But as we all know, two babies require quite a bit and I have to bring the diaper bag with everywhere we go. Luckily my standard backpack diaper bag was very easy to carry with the Ergobaby carrier on my front! Adding the backpack didn’t make for an uncomfortable experience at all. The shoulder straps are padded enough that nothing dug in with the near thirty pounds of extra weight on my front and backside.
Once I had Kendall positioned and all my gear strapped tight, I was anxious for the trip ahead. Anxious that Kendall would have an explosion from being strapped into the carrier.
With the tour and walking around afterwards, she was in the Ergobaby carrier for a good three hours.
She was happy and babbling the entire time! She even fell asleep for a portion of it, which is very unlike her. It honestly makes me think that the new carrier is what she needed. Maybe our old carrier was very uncomfortable for her and she was having meltdowns from being uncomfortable, rather than annoyed.
I was also comfortable. Even for carrying for that long.
The carrier has awesome lumbar support and the straps take a good portion of the weight off of your shoulders. I honestly could carry in this thing all day. I am still shocked with how comfortable baby wearing was with the Ergo!
To be completely honest, I didn’t realize that you aren’t supposed to be uncomfortable in a carrier.
You aren’t supposed to have a backache afterwards, or tight shoulders. I actually thought those were things that just came with carrying. But this Ergobaby has really opened my eyes and I don’t think I’ll go back!
What really sets this carrier apart is the cooling factor. Even on the not so warm days I would take my old carrier off to find a damp shirt from the body heat between myself and Kendall or Caeden. But while wearing the Ergo for three hours I didn’t even feel warm once.
The Ergobaby Cool Air Mesh made for a great Newport experience. I don’t think the day would have gone as smoothly if I was carrying Kendall in our old carrier.
I whole heartedly think that all mommas should give the Ergobaby carrier a try. Especially since they are rated for newborn-toddler (7-45 pounds). It is the only carrier you need!
Take control with your hands full. Look into the Ergobaby Cool Air Mesh here and make life a little easier on yourself. I am sure you will love it.
Check them out on social media for even more goodness!
- Instagram: @ergobaby
- Facebook: facebook.com/ergobaby
- Twitter: twitter.com/ergobaby
- Pinterest: pinterest.com/ergobaby
Already have one? What are your favorite things about it?