BGB Giveaway: ERGObaby Baby Carrier

Minnesota mom blogger


How many times can I say it? I love babywearing! I think there are so many different styles of baby carriers out there that every parent can find one to meet their needs. Since having my son 17 months ago I’ve had all sorts of adventures in babywearing. They’ve been fun to try, and they’ve all worked in their own way. I’ve found it a challenge, however, to find one that’s been just right for both my husband and I. I think the answer has been found in the ERGObaby Baby Carrier.

ERGObaby sent me the Original ERGObaby Baby Carrier in Camel. I had specifically requested a gender neutral color, and I was so happy to receive the Camel shade to help entice my husband to wear it! They also sent the Heart2Heart infant insert to comfortably carry my baby daughter, Piper. The Heart2Heart insert was definitely needed since we started using the carrier when she was about 3 months old. The insert basically cradles the baby in a supportive cushion while snuggling her up against me. Even after some practice, it took a bit of maneuvering to get positioned into the insert, then into the carrier, but the time spent was worth it. Every time she was in the carrier, it only took about 5 minutes for her to fall asleep. She must have been so cozy
and comfortable in there!

We really put the ERGObaby carrier to the test shortly after it arrived. My husband and I decided to take both our toddler and infant out for an afternoon of outdoor shopping in October with just one stroller plus the baby carrier. That way we would have to use the carrier! I tried it out first. It went on like a reverse backpack with a clip that secured the straps across the upper part of my back. It was easy to do it all myself, but it was nice to have help getting Piper and the insert into the carrier properly. Once she was in, the self-tightening straps were very easy to snug up, and off we went! Piper fussed for about a minute after she was in the carrier, but after she had her pacifier, she tucked her head down and fell asleep within minutes. She didn’t wake up until I took her out to sit down and have lunch! After lunch for me and a bottle for her, my husband took over. I’m definitely built much smaller than he is, but the carrier fit both of us quite well. it did take a few minutes to make the size adjustments, but that’s to be expected! Like me, he could have gotten Piper into the carrier, but it was much easier to get her in with my help. Her legs also were positioned differently when I carried her, since my frame is narrower. Either way, she was definitely comfortable since she fell asleep again literally in minutes after starting to walk!

The thing I like the most about the ERGObaby Baby Carrier is the adjustable set of shoulder straps. This makes it so easy to get the carrier on comfortably around the waist without worrying how the upper part is going to fit. After baby’s in, a quick pull on either strap tightens it up to make it comfortable for both parent and baby! I also love the fabric. It’s a durable, heavy canvas, but the inside and hood of the carrier are soft cotton. The outside fabric really does seem industrial-strength, and I won’t hesitate to put it in the washing machine once it needs to be cleaned. I also love the fabric options. Check out this style in Galaxy Gray:
Maybe it’s just because I love stars and the color gray, but I think this carrier makes a statement without being a crazy, busy print like some other brands of carriers!

While I love the carrier itself and I found it easy to use, I am so happy that ERGObaby provides extensive instructions online. If you’re anything like me (scatterbrained and unorganized to say the least), you might not remember where your instructions are. Since baby can be carried inward, outward or on the hip, having instructions at my fingertips is very much appreciated!

Want to Buy an ERGObaby Baby Carrier?
ERGObaby’s full collection is online, including solids, prints, and organic options! Prices start at $105.

The Heart2Heart infant insert and other accessories are also available for purchase online!

Want to Win an ERGObaby Baby Carrier?
ERGObaby will generously award one Baby GoodBuys reader with an ERGObaby Baby Carrier in Camel!

Here’s how to enter:
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Contest Details: Contest ends on 12/26/2009. United States residents only. Valid email address is required. All entries without a valid email address will be disqualified. Each person may only submit the form once. Please complete all actions for multiple entries before submitting the form. Duplicate entries will be disqualified, this includes entries with duplicate contact information. Winning email notification must be responded to within 48 hours or that winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be selected. Winner will be selected with the random integer generator at random.org. Winner’s first name will be posted here at Baby GoodBuys. All questions should be directed to babygoodbuys(at) gmail(dot)com. Entry form automatically adds information to a Google Spreadsheet. This spreadsheet will be saved for contest documentation purposes. You are welcome to leave comments on this post, but comments will not be counted as entries for this giveaway.

FTC DISCLOSURE: This was not a paid post and honest opinions were expressed. Many thanks to ERGObaby who provided the product for the review.

{ 24 Responses }

  1. The enfant insert would be a great addition to the Carrier.

  2. I subscribe via email.

  3. I love the black Ergo sport. Summers in Philly can be brutal. :)

    athrahans at hotmail dot com

  4. I like the Changing Pad

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

  5. The carrier plus the infant insert and you're set for years!!

  6. SCMOMOF2BOYS says:

    I also lso like their changing pad and the cute backpack with the leaves on it!

  7. SCMOMOF2BOYS says:

    Email Subscriber.

  8. Mijal Photography says:

    I like their Changing Pad.
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  9. Mijal Photography says:

    FB Fan – Becky Leick Mijal
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  10. Mijal Photography says:

    email subscriber
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  11. Mijal Photography says:

    follower
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  12. jennifer57 says:

    i like the changing pad

  13. My favorite is the Galaxy Grey Carrier. I'm a big fan of babywearing, too.
    beckylanier at yahoo dot com

  14. I like the Organic Twill Sea Green Front Pouch!
    lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  15. I just wanted to say that I am sure that I will win, since I have been entering contests to win baby carriers for MONTHS and have not won, so I broke down and asked for one of these for Christmas. Since your contest ends the day after Christmas, when I will receive my very own Ergo, I will win since that is the way that my life works! It's okay though, I am sure that I can find a GREAT home for an additional Ergo. Thanks for hosting! :-)

  16. Jason & Krista says:

    i subscribe via email. Would love the ergo carrier!

  17. Jason & Krista says:

    i subscribe via email. Would love the ergo carrier!

  18. The bibs are really cute!

    egreca at hotmail dot com

  19. i REALLY like the Galaxy Grey carrier with embroidery – galaxy lining because I have a thing for stars, it's gender neutral and grey does a great job at hiding dirt. Right now I have a sling and a Moby wrap but have been dying to get my hands on an Ergo. I love that I could carry my new one, my 18 month old or my nearly 3 yr old in it without killing my back. \

    fidgetblogs at gmail dot com

  20. following and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/fidgetblogs/status/7044333104

    fidgetblogs at gmail dot com

  21. I love the Black ERGObaby Sport carrier with white stitching – black lining!

  22. masonsgranny59 says:

    Bibs
    The package includes four bibs, each with a different and charming design on a pale yellow background: the Lady Bug – bringing good luck, the Turtle – a symbol of the earth, the Bird House – representing the safety of home and the Giraffe – who has the biggest heart. The babies love interacting with the designs and, as they get older, creatively making up stories about their little friends as they are eating. The edges and ties are made of The ERGObaby classic fabric, the Little Critters.

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