According to the website, “ERGObaby is a family owned and operated company located on Maui, Hawaii. Our mission is to offer parents the most thoughtful, highest quality, and most innovative babywearing products and accessories found on the market. It is our goal to educate parents about the baby wearing lifestyle, attachment parenting and related topics to improve the way our next generations of babies are introduced into the world.”
I was fortunate to try out a Black with Green Lining Baby Carrier (ARV $105) and a Green Infant Insert (ARV $25). The ERGObaby carrier can be used in the Front Carry (inward-facing), Hip Carry, or Back Carry positions. Since we’ve been putting DS2 in our other carrier in the forward-facing position once he was able to hold his head up pretty well, I wasn’t sure how he would feel going back to the inward-facing position. However, those at ERGObaby “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.’”
I thought that was very interesting!
After following all of the instructions and taking precautions to ensure the belt and straps were secured properly (very important to follow proper placement and instructions to prevent falls and injuries), I used the ERGObaby carrier in the Front Carry position. I thought the carrier seemed a little bit bulky, but it was surprisingly comfy. Whenever I use it DS2 either just smiles and coos or ends up falling asleep in it, and I like how the straps don’t dig into my shoulders and it doesn't feel like I'm straining my back when I walk around.
I also love the attached baby hood, which can be used to protect DS2 from the sun, and it can even be used to provide privacy while nursing.
The ERGObaby carrier and infant insert enables you to use a single carrier as your baby grows. The carrier with the infant insert can be used with babies from 7-15 pounds, and without the insert from 15-40 pounds.
Now I know why so many people on Twitter recommended ERGObaby. It’s machine washable, can be used as your baby grows, and what I like best about it—it’s designed to be comfortable for both me and DS2.
Shop: You can purchase baby carriers and accessories on the ERGObaby website, or you can also visit the website to find a retailer near you.
Win: ERGObaby is generously sponsoring a giveaway of an organic hands free system, consisting of an ERGObaby Carrier, a Back Pack and a Front pouch, in Organic Blue with Embroidery and Applique (ARV$212).
***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
Congratulations to Mama Hill!
- To enter, visit ERGObaby and comment on your favorite product (please be specific).
- You’ll get one extra entry each if you do any of the following (be sure to leave a comment for each “entry”):
1)Blog about this giveaway and link back to Sage and Savvy and ERGObaby
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4)Follow me on twitter (leave your twitter name in your comment)
- The deadline for entries is April 22, 2009, 11:59pm HST.
- If you submitted an eligible entry and it is chosen by random.org as the winner, you will be notified via email on April 23, 2009 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment) and will have 3 days to accept.
- Valid for US addresses only.
Thank you to ERGObaby for providing the product(s) for review and/or giveaway.
Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.