View Full Version : another Ergo question
02-18-2008, 07:24 PM
I have been wanting a carrier that can be carried on the front or the back (hip might be cool, don't care too much about that though) I discovered the Ergo but heard it was a bit 2-handed awkward. On the websight I noticed a post that the carrier has changed with permanent straps and what have you. Anyone have one of these newer improved ones. Are they better and easier to use? Would you suggest an Ergo, or is there another carrier for light use that's better? (keep in mind I'm petite 5'5 hubby is 6'0 with a bit o' girth around the middle)
02-19-2008, 07:13 PM
I don't know what people think is awkward about the ergo. I have the older style and love it. The beco is similar but more girly in its fabrics. I think the ergo will fit you both just fine. Short people have trouble with it but 5'5" won't.
02-19-2008, 10:37 PM
I'm 5'1" and I have the Ergo. I guess its the newer version since I noticed the difference in the straps (only 1 D ring and the straps that were removeable can not be removed).. I'm fine wearing dd in the front and hip carry. It was awkward wearing her on my back. The shoulders rode up.
02-25-2008, 06:48 PM
Love my ERGO! Unlike pp, I prefer it for back carry, not awkward for me at all. For front carry, I prefer my Ball Baby Overall mei tai.
03-01-2008, 06:53 PM
I have an Ergo and a 6'2" husband with some extra around the middle. I personally don't find the Ergo awkward at all, and I haven't had any trouble getting my son into it by myself. Once I put him on (and we mostly front-carry right now), I have both hands free. However, my husband hasn't been able to use it. He can get the carrier on by himself, but he can't get the baby into it. (His description of it is that it looks like the baby is one of those Garfield-pressed-on-glass car ornaments.) I've ordered a hip-extender strap to see if we can situation the carrier higher on him so there's more of a pouch, but Ergo customer support (which responded quickly to the question) was pretty candid that there weren't a lot of other options if that didn't work and that there were some people on whom the carrier just wouldn't work.
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