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Parents everywhere share two simple desires: to make life easier for themselves, and to make life better for their baby and child. You can accomplish BOTH with the Ergo Baby Carrier! The Ergo Baby Carrier is a unique baby backpack that allows freedom of movement and complete comfort for any parent or caregiver. Padded shoulder straps and a very supportive waist belt on the Ergo help to distribute your baby's weight evenly across your body for maximum comfort up to 40 pounds and more, leaving your hands free for work or play.
The Ergo Baby Carrier can be worn on the front, back or hip position and is a popular baby carrier among dads and grandparents for it's ease of use and "mainstream" appeal. Simple and smart solid colors never go out of style - this is one baby carrier that can be used for years to come!
Dads LOVE the Ergo Baby Carrier too!
Ergonomically designed to balance a baby's weight to a parents' hips and shoulders, the Ergo Baby Carrier will alleviate physical stress and strain for the wearer. It can be shared by many different sized users with just a few quick and easy adjustments to the straps. For your baby's additional comfort, there is even an attached Sleeping Hood built right into the back of your Ergo! This is fabulous for when your baby falls asleep, providing head support as your baby naps. You can easily and comfortable go about your daily activities while your baby rests deeply and peacefully on your back.
What can the Ergo Baby Carrier do that the Baby Bjorn (Snuggly) can't?
Designed as a FRONT carrier only, this is just a start to where the Ergo Baby Carrier and the Baby Bjorn differ. While this may be what many parents want at the time of their infant's birth, eventually you will learn that having a baby strapped to your front only can be problematic if you wish to perform various tasks around your home, yard or while running errands. Carrying your baby on your chest does not make it easy to chop an onion, boil water, carry laundry, sweep the floor, garden or even carry groceries. The simple solution would be to put your baby on your back, piggyback style! Unfortunately the Baby Bjorn does not allow for this, as it has a limited carrying position to front carry (facing in and out) only. The Ergo Baby Carrier can be used in a variety of different carrying positions, including back carries! Use for front facing, hip/side carry, and back carry, piggy-back style
One of the most often reported reviews of the Baby Bjorn is the fact that it is UNCOMFORTABLE on the wearer after only a few short weeks of use. The Baby Bjorn is designed entirely different than the Ergo Baby Carrier, and your child's weight is not dispersed to the hips or upper thighs like the Ergo. Most parents tell us it becomes increasing painful to use the Baby Bjorn once your baby weighs more than 15 pounds or so. Having made the comparison ourselves, we have to agree. The Baby Bjorn supports your baby's full weight on your shoulders and upper back. This creates much stress on your body, and will quickly cause pain (at least this was the case for us!). Once your baby reaches 15 pounds (or around 4 months), the Baby Bjorn became almost intolerable to wear. Designed using modern backpacking features with a supportive hip belt and lightly padded shoulders, the Ergo Baby Carrier will disperse the weight of your baby to your hips and thighs, making it much easier and more comfortable to carry even a 40 pound baby! In fact, the Ergo is so comfortable to wear, it makes a perfect baby carrier for grandparents to use, as well!
The Ergo Baby Carrier is perfect for the WHOLE family!
Another remarkedly important difference between the Baby Bjorn and the Ergo Baby Carrier is how your baby is actually held and in the carrier itself. A painful condition known as spondylolisthesis is a common result of a baby being carried in some baby carriers by the crotch, similar to what we see in the Baby Bjorn. This position is not recommend by chiropractors and family physicians as it places excessive stress on the base of a baby's delicate and developing spine. To prevent this spinal stress, the key is to have your baby always sitting with their knees at the same level as their bottom, and never below. The Ergo Baby Carrier is ergonomically designed to hold your baby in the healthiest position possible - a semi-squat or sitting position, where your baby's legs are spread to hug your front, back or hips. This position is the same position used to treat hip dysplasia in young children, and promotes correct development and alignment of your baby's hip sockets. The Ergo Baby Carrier prevents compression of the spine due to it's unique design.
The Ergo Baby Carrier is a MUCH better value than the Baby Bjorn for it's overall versatility, longevity and comfort. In fact, the Ergo has been selected as a Parenting Magazine Mom- Tested Product where it received top results from the toughest critics out there - moms across the country!
Can I use the Ergo Baby Carrier to face my baby out, in a front- carry?
We get asked this question a lot, and the short answer is, no, the Ergo Baby Carrier is not specifically designed for a front, facing out position. This doesn't mean it can't be done (the Ergo will accommodate Kangaroo-style of an older baby), but we don't recommend it. One of the many unique characteristics of the Ergo is the ergonomical seated position that your baby is in, when being carried. This positioning supports the spine, hips and thighs of your baby in such a way to prevent compression of this delicate and developing area. It is therefore not advisable to wear your baby facing out. The many parents using the Ergo do not generally find this to be a problem as there are still so many things for a baby to look around and be stimulated with, and their baby has the added benefit of feeling extra safe and secure against their parents chest.
Here at Parenting By Nature we are advocates of our babies facing inward towards the parent in the vertical front carry position. Dr. Eveline Kirkilionis describes it best in her book “A Baby Wants To Be Carried.” “Infants in outward- facing orientations can’t turn away from surrounding stimuli that become overwhelming. In this position the baby cannot make eye contact with his or her parent to evaluate facial expressions, social cues, and so forth to make assessment of the situation. Only choose a baby carrier that allows your child to face you…..never out.”
Using your Ergo Baby Carrier to Breastfeed or Carry an Infant
Babies younger than 6 months of age need ample head and neck support. With the Infant Insert, a specially shaped and padded cushion that fits into the Ergo Baby Carrier in a front-carry position, you will be able to support a newborn or small infant, as well as to breastfeed comfortably. The Infant Insert can be quickly and easily placed into your Ergo Baby Carrier and adjusted or folded to pad and protect just the right places for your newborn. Your baby will be nestled in a well- supported, cozy & protected environment close to your heart and breast.
The Ergo Baby Carrier in combination with our Infant Insert enables you to buy only one carrier that will assist you through all the stages of your baby’s growth. The insert is specially padded and shaped cushion that can be quickly and easily placed in the carrier and readjusted or folded to pad just the right places for your infant. Your infant is then cradled in a cozy, protected environment close to your heart and breast. Your baby is supported with both feet to one side in a sling-like position. This is best for the baby’s physical development from newborn to around four months. Parents can remain attentive to their baby’s needs at the same time continue daily activities because parent and baby are like one. The Hood can be extended for privacy when nursing or as a sun shield.
To breastfeed your infant in the Ergo Baby Carrier, you will need to use the Infant Insert to place your baby close to your breast. An ideal position would be where both your baby's legs are together to one side, and your baby's head will be leaning to the other side. Ensure your baby's bottom is centered in the middle of the carrier. It is best to use the Ergo Baby Carrier to breastfeed an infant while you are in a seated position. With the Ergo Baby Carrier and Infant Insert your baby can be cradled in a sling position comfortable, however, for hands-free breastfeeding we would suggest a baby sling, such as the Hotslings Baby Slings or a Maya Wrap Adjustable Baby Sling
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Customer Reviews of the Ergo Baby Carrier
- The Ergo is the first baby carrier that I can get my son onto my back without my husband's help. It's perfect when we're out shopping alone! (Krista McCannon, Ontario, Canada)
- I was so delighted to receive my Ergo in the mail last week and have been using it none stop since then. It has lived up to everything it claims to be! (Christina Kent, Langley, British Columbia)
- My husband & and I hiked with our Ergo Baby Carrier this weekend and had Lizzy in it for more than 8 hours each day. I can't believe how pain-free we were lugging around a 2 year old! (Michelle & John Pearce, Toronto, Ontario)
- Wow! I can't believe I hesitated when I first read about the Ergo carrier. This baby carrier has been worth EVERY PENNY! So far I've house-cleaned, cooked, attended parties, hiked and gardened in it...and we're just getting started! (Jeanette Keller, Oakville, Ontario)
And the number one review we hear time and time again,
It's unanimous! Moms and dads tell us the Ergo Baby Carrier is exactly what they've been looking for, and their baby's love it too! It is easy to use, and suitable for newborns to toddlers in a variety of different carrying positions. Parents say they have never felt so comfortable carrying around their babies.
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When would the Ergo Baby Carrier NOT be a great choice for me?
While the Ergo Baby Carrier is one of the most versatile and comfortable baby carriers available on the market today, it is not a number one pick for a newborn baby carrier, or for a mom that wishes to nurse hands-free. The Ergo Baby Carrier is BEST suited for a baby that is about 4 months old and has more head control. That's not to say it can't be used for a newborn or for nursing, but if you are looking for a baby carrier primarily for this purpose or for the first few weeks of your infant's life, we would suggest a baby sling such as the Maya Wrap Baby Slings. A baby sling will go on as quickly and easily as a purse, without the need to adjust buckles and straps, as we all know that when an infant is hungry, they are hungry RIGHT NOW.
If you are ONLY buying ONE baby carrier, however, the Ergo baby carrier is the one we highly recommend. This is because you will get the absolute most use out of this carrier from newborn to toddler. It is the only baby carrier we know of that is supportive enough to handle a 40 pound plus baby without neck, back and shoulder strain on the wearer. To use the Ergo Baby Carrier with your newborn, we suggest purchasing the Infant Insert for the additional head and neck support it will provide your baby with, during the infancy stage.
Need more reasons the Ergo Baby Carrier is a GREAT choice?
The Ergo Baby Carrier makes a Unique Shower Gift!
The Ergo Baby Carrier is a top-pick among our customers for baby shower and birthday gifts. Parents that have tried and used the Ergo carrier all agree - they don't know what they would have done without it. Looking for a great, unique baby shower gift? The Ergo Baby Carrier is it! As a one-size fits all baby carrier, you can't go wrong with fit, and the simple, solid colors are timeless. Mom, dad and baby will all reap the benefits of this wonderful baby gift. You simply can't go wrong - the Ergo Baby Carrier is sure to bring a smile to the face of any new mom or mom- to-be.
How to use the Ergo Baby Carrier
The Ergo Baby Carrier comes complete with step-by-step written, colour instructions. DVD's are no longer included with the Ergo Baby Carrier (although we may still have a few left on hand - please enquire).
Please note, these are the newest version of the Ergo Baby Carrier. If you have received an Ergo with a DVD, it has not yet up to date yet with a few changes. A D-ring is not missing, but no longer added to the newest design of the Ergo carrier. The one D ring is only to be used to attach keys, toys, pacifiers, etc. and is not used to attached the hood straps any more. The hood straps now attach directly to the shoulder straps with a snap. Also, please note that the chest straps are no longer removable.
If you're ready to join the hundreds of parents that have put their Baby Bjorn to rest and find out today why Ergo Baby Carriers are quickly becoming the most popular baby carriers in Canada, we offer FREE SHIPPING in Canada on all Original Ergo and Ergo Accessory purchases (when purchased with an Ergo Baby Carrier - does NOT apply to SPORT model). Enter the coupon code ergofreeship in the discount box, at checkout. Please see our General Return Policy for more details. With our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee we're certain you won't find a better deal than this in Canada!
The Ergo Baby Carrier ... the only baby carrier you'll need from birth to toddler!
The Mercedes Benz of baby carriers, the Ergo Baby Carrier is the carrier that does it all. Designed to distribute your baby's weight evenly between your shoulders & hips, you will be able to carry an infant or a toddler with ease. Simple and smart solid colors never go out of style - this is one baby carrier that will be enjoyed by all family members for a long time.
Why you'll love the New Generation Ergo Baby Carrier:
- Suitable for use with a newborn (with additional Infant Insert) to more than 40 lbs.
- Easy to use! Can be worn on front, back or hip and easily shifts from one to the other.
- Adjustable shoulder, waist and chest straps to accommodate as many sizes as possible! Waist circumference of 25" to 43" (Ergo Performance is more suitable for larger frames of 30" to 48")
- Attached Sleeping Hood supports sleeping baby's head & expands with the growth of your child.
- A great value! Since baby can be carried on your front or back up to 40 lbs, this is a great value for its versatility & longevity.
- Padded waist belt supports the lumbar area plus 1" thick padding in the shoulder straps for comfort.
- Maximum comfort for the wearer!
- Allows for freedom of movement because the parent & baby are like one.
- Lightweight to wear and easy to pack! PERFECT for travelling!
- Convenient pocket on back of carrier with side zipper for easy access.
- 100% cotton canvas outside & 100% cotton poplin lining and hood is easy care.
- More secure than a hard-frame baby backpack for hiking and walking.
The Ergo Baby Carrier is a revolutionary lightweight baby carrier that is changing the way babies are carried today. With it's ability to adjust for front carrying, back carrying or hip carrying, the Ergo Baby Carrier is truly one of the most versatile modern baby carriers available. An amazingly comfortable baby carrier, the Ergo offers good lumbar support and adjusts well to a multitude of body types making it the PERFECT baby carrier for mom, dad, grandparents and babysitters alike to use and share with ease. Best of all, the Ergo Baby Carrier supports a baby's spine and hips in the healthiest way possible, a seated position (no spine compression), as recommend by chiropractors and family physicians worldwide.
The ERGO Baby Carrier has an ergonomic design which supports a correct sitting position for a baby's hip, pelvis and spinal growth. It disperses most of a baby's weight between your baby's hips and thighs, which helps to eliminate compression of the spine when hanging by the crotch, which many other baby carrier designs require.
Our Ergo Baby Carrier 30-Day Guarantee
While the Ergo Baby Carrier is one of the most popular baby carriers on the market today, we know that the higher cost of this baby carrier will make many parents hesitant to try it out with their baby. We are so convinced you will LOVE this baby carrier as much as we do, we have a 30 Day Guarantee on all our Original Ergo Baby Carriers (does NOT include Sport model). If after you've received your Ergo Baby Carrier you decide that it's just not right for you, simply return your Ergo to us within 30 days of your shipping date, and you will have the chance to try out a different baby carrier with NO additional shipping charge. Or, if you prefer, we will issue you a full refund, minus original shipping fees. Please see our Store Policies for complete details. This makes your purchase Risk-Free, so don't hesitate to try out an Ergo Baby Carrier today. Your baby, and your back, will love you for it!
The Ergo Baby Carrier is available in various solid and printed fabrics with a co-ordinating interior - perfect for mom and dad alike. Detailed, illustrated instructions are included with each baby carrier and all Ergo Baby Carriers come with a sleeping hood for baby.
Ergo Baby Carriers in ORGANIC COTTON! Various colours available.
Shipping: Within CANADA only - not available to US customers.