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Infantino Vs. Ergo Carrier

Hello Moms!

I have a friend thats interested in getting a carrier. I told her that I've read and heard great things about the Ergo Carrier. She sent me an email today and I wanted to know your thoughts/advice, since I only own a sling and have no experience with either the Infantino or the Ergo.

I had a quick question. I'm looking for baby carriers...and I definitely don't want the sling. My husband mentioned that you were recommended the ERGO carrier? I read some reviews on it, and it sounds great. But my husband is a bit hesistant about buying that one bc it is a bit pricey..compared to the infantino carrier and others that are avail at Target. Do you know people who have used both the Ergo and the other carriers but definitely like the ergo better?

thanks!!!

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Ergo! Had the Baby Bjorn Active with my first two. Ergo gives me no backpain or neck/shoulder pain. Yes, pricey but worth the money. Try to find it used at a children's resale store like Children's Orchard. If they don't have one in the store, they can put you on a waitlist and when the item comes in, they'll call you. Good luck!

The Ergo baby carrier is by far the BEST carrier on the market. You can use it for infants (you have to buy the infant insert) all the way up to children weighing 35 pounds. It is the only thing I buy my friends who are expecting, and I never leave home without it. My child is so comfortable in it, usually falls asleep within minutes. Also, studies show that babies/children carried facing their parent/caregiver have much more self esteem as they are not facing outward to a scary new world. Plus, you can wear baby on the front, side or the back, as the child gets older. I absolutely LOVE Ergo baby, had other carriers, infantino, baby bjorn, nothing compares.

I don't know anything about the Infantino, but I do have an Ergo and love it. You can hold the baby in many different positions, front, back, hip and will accommodate even a toddler. It also has great back support. It is pricey, but I think it is worth it in the end.

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Sorry, I actually tried out the Ergo, the Baby Hawk, and the Beco, and I really preferred the Beco. The Ergo was fine, and is certainly the best known carrier, but it didn't fit my torso nearly so nicely (I am tall, though). I really recommend thebabywearer.org, which has comparisons of all of the different carriers. I also recommend http://www.frogmama.com/ The woman who runs it will answer your questions, has different video comparisons of the different carriers, and has a really great return policy. Good luck.

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M., there is a phenomenal BABYWEARING group here in L.A. called KOALA L.A. led by the very AMAZING Traci Cummings. Her monthly meetings are incredible, and she offers a BABYWEARING LENDING LIBRARY where you can borrow slings/ wraps/ carriers to try for yourself. Her # is: (213) 300~8275, and her e~mail is ____@____.com is truly a BABYWEARING ADVOCATE and all her help is free, though there is a small dono request when you borrow anything from the library! : ) I highly recommend contacting her with your request. And, I so invite you to join our KOALA L.A. YAHOO GROUP: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/koalaLA/ where you can get advice, post news, and buy and sell slings and wraps and BWing things.

Also, http://www.thebabywearer.com/ is an amazing place to find more data on slings/ wraps/ carriers for us BABY WEARING MAMAS and even buy and sell them!

And, just so you know I love my TODDLERHAWK MEI TAI!

http://www.babyhawk.com/

And, my 2 other favorite BABY CARRIERS are the CALYX and, of course, the BECO BUTTERFLY!

http://mamabydesign.com/shop/

http://www.becobabycarrier.com/

ENJOY!!! : )))

With lots of love,
L. (BWing MAMA to 2 year old Dylan Orion......29 September 2007). : )

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Ergo is the way to go. If price is an issue, consider looking on craigslist, ebay, baby resell stores......some may be used, but they're washable.....

I have not used an infantino. But you can not go wrong with an Ergo. They are worth every penny. She could buy one used if she doesn't want to pay full price.

The Ergo is great. Here are some insights from other Moms. bigbluetrunk is currently giving away a free one.
http://www.bigbluetrunk.com/editorblog/776

The Ergo baby carrier is by far the BEST carrier on the market. You can use it for infants (you have to buy the infant insert) all the way up to children weighing 35 pounds. It is the only thing I buy my friends who are expecting, and I never leave home without it. My child is so comfortable in it, usually falls asleep within minutes. Also, studies show that babies/children carried facing their parent/caregiver have much more self esteem as they are not facing outward to a scary new world. Plus, you can wear baby on the front, side or the back, as the child gets older. I absolutely LOVE Ergo baby, had other carriers, infantino, baby bjorn, nothing compares.

Love my Ergo. My (petite) son is 3 years old and I still use it to carry him when he's napping and I'm out and about. So much easier on my back, and I just feel it puts baby in a more natural carrying position. When he was younger, compared to a carrier such as the Baby Bjorn, I could hardly feel the weight of my child when using the Ergo.

While I've never used the Infantino, I don't think the Infantino can even be compared to the Ergo. The Ergo will last a long time and I feel it's worth the investment. It was for me, and I'll be very sad when my son outgrows it :(

(OH, and I've seen lots of Dads using the Ergo, too!)

I LOVE my Ergo. I was even able to wear it with my 32 lb son while 7.5 months pregnant! I'm not sure why that person couldn't wear her's through airport security, but I have never had to take mine off and have flown numerous times with it. I also have a bad back, and have the carrier that my mom used with me and a baby bjorn. I liked the one that my mom used with me, but all the weight was on the shoulders and it only worked while he was tiny, plus he woke up if I had to put him in the car, etc. The baby bjorn, he screamed in the moment I put him in it. I tried many, and have used slings too, but again weight on the shoulders, etc. I won the Ergo at a breastfeeding celebration, and have never looked back!!

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