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on 21 November 2013
I bought this carrier when my first born was 9 months old and used it up until he was about 3. I've now got a 4 month old baby girl and she's been in the Ergo since she was about a month old. I've also own 2 ring slings, a BabyBjorn and a Close Baby Carrier.
The advantages of the Ergo above the others are:
-its unbelievably comfortable for both mum and baby. I wore it today for example on a cross country walk, up and down steep hills and my back is absolutely fine. With a ring sling for example, my back is sore after half an hour.
-your hands are completely free for getting things done at home! This is incredibly useful particularly when you have a 4 year old running around! With a ring sling for example, one of your arms is constricted by the actual sling
-it looks nice and smart, unlike some 'wraps' which can look a bit messy and a bit too 'hippie' for my liking
-its machine washable and still looks absolutely brand new after all these years! I wash it every couple of weeks. The BabyBjorn labels started fading and washing off after the first wash!
-you can fit a ruckasack on your back if wearing baby on your front
The only disadvantage I can think of is that it doesn't pack down particularly small unlike a ring sling for example.
I'd say the Ergo is brilliant value for money-you're getting a very, very highly quality product thats unbelievably useful. What could be more important than mum and baby being comfortable and happy?