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Ergo "urban chic" carrier: reviews? P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Jan '13

Self explanatory. Looking for reviews, please!!!

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
24th Jan '13

Ergos are nice, but they're not good for bigger babies/children because they have short bodies and narrow seat bases.
There's other SSCs out there that will last longer like Boba's, Beco, Action Baby Carriers, and Olives&Applesauce.

~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13; 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts
24th Jan '13

What she said lol I've heard Ergo's aren't the best for toddlers. I myself ordered the Infantino Sash Mei Tai because from all of the reviews I read & mamas I talked to it works well with both babies & toddlers

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" What she said lol I've heard Ergo's aren't the best for toddlers. I myself ordered the Infantino Sash ... [snip!] ... the Infantino Sash Mei Tai because from all of the reviews I read & mamas I talked to it works well with both babies & toddlers"</blockquote>



I'm only really planning to use it til 18mo or so.



Will it work til then? After that, they're just too big to carry much. I'm petite, so the kid goes into the stroller then. My son is 3 and has been WELL over half my height for a year.



I'll look at the Beco. I've heard great things about them. Do they work better for the toddler group?

~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13; 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" What she said lol I've heard Ergo's ... [snip!] ... my height for a year. I'll look at the Beco. I've heard great things about them. Do they work better for the toddler group?"</blockquote>



It may actually work for you then. Make sure you look at the measurements. The build of the carrier is all about whose using it & how it fits you as well. You know your own measurements better than anyone else. Do you think a smaller carrier would work better for you? You can always return it or sell it if you decide you don't want it

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~The ... [snip!] ... Do you think a smaller carrier would work better for you? You can always return it or sell it if you decide you don't want it"</blockquote>



I plan to return if I don't like it or exchange. I'm too round now to do a test fit, but it says up to 45lbs so I plan to test it with DH and DS (38lbs) and see how that works---mostly for curiosity. I put my dog in the Moby when I was pregnant with DS :)

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" What she said lol I've heard Ergo's aren't the best for toddlers. I myself ordered the Infantino Sash ... [snip!] ... the Infantino Sash Mei Tai because from all of the reviews I read & mamas I talked to it works well with both babies & toddlers"</blockquote>
The EcoSash has a 14" seat and ababout 19" body. The Ergo has about a 13.5" seat so not much different, but I do like tthe ease of using a mei Tai :)



Sorry I know the measurements off hand because I just did a ton of research before I ordered my ABC toddler carrier lol.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
24th Jan '13

OP an ergo should work for you if you don't plan on wearing into the later toddler years. I needed something toto carry my 32lb 15 month old and 30lb 2.5 ye old and the Ergo was just not big enough.



Also you could totally wear your other LO while still pregnant, just do a high back carry and buckle above your bump. That is if you end up getting something before the baby is born. Lots of mamas babywear through pregnancy :)

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting L☮J:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" What she said lol I've heard Ergo's ... [snip!] ... :) Sorry I know the measurements off hand because I just did a ton of research before I ordered my ABC toddler carrier lol."</blockquote>



What's the body measurement on the Ergo?



And I might like the shorter body...I'm 5'3 and most carriers put baby way down low on me, even with having a long torso for my height.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting L☮J:</b>" OP an ergo should work for you if you don't plan on wearing into the later toddler years. I needed something ... [snip!] ... above your bump. That is if you end up getting something before the baby is born. Lots of mamas babywear through pregnancy :)"</blockquote>



I'm high risk so I can only carry up to 10lbs...so baby wearing is out til the newb comes!



Plus, my son is almost 4, just a hair shy of 41in, and 38lbs.



I weigh 140pre-preg, am 63in tall...



Yeah, he's big enough to walk!!! He barely ever asks to be carried anyway and prefers a stroller when he gets to that point so he can just konk out :)

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting L☮J:</b>" OP an ergo should work for you if you don't ... [snip!] ... walk!!! He barely ever asks to be carried anyway and prefers a stroller when he gets to that point so he can just konk out :)"</blockquote>



Gotcha! Yeah both ky kids can walk too obviously lol, but they hate being in the stroller for long periods and LOVE being held :D



Oh the Ergo body is only 13" tall. Most other carriers are closer to 15-16"
Here's a neat little chart, sorry I can't link I'm on my phone



http://onyababy.com/blog/2012/01/baby-carrier-comparison-chart/

Jae- DJ Jordyn & Cams Mom 3 kids; San Diego, California 5928 posts
24th Jan '13

What are you doing at 3 am discussing baby carriers? Let me know if you wanna borrow Jordyn she's the size of a normal 18 month old.. Hehe or maybe 12 month old. She still fits in our Borjn.



I really wanna take her to that boutique Sat.. Ill let you know what I think if I go. I really wanna try on some options before buying

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jae=Devin & Jordyns Mommy:</b>" What are you doing at 3 am discussing baby carriers? Let me know if you wanna borrow Jordyn she's the ... [snip!] ... wanna take her to that boutique Sat.. Ill let you know what I think if I go. I really wanna try on some options before buying"</blockquote>




I was up because the coyotes kept scaring Bandit and he kept waking The guys and such.



As for the carriers, I'll go try them on and exchange if the Ergo doesn't work. Since in dont plan to use it for later toddler years (you've seen me and my kid, can you imagine me trying to baby wear him? Even a year ago?), I think I'll be okay.

Jae- DJ Jordyn & Cams Mom 3 kids; San Diego, California 5928 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jae=Devin & Jordyns Mommy:</b>" What are you doing at 3 am discussing ... [snip!] ... toddler years (you've seen me and my kid, can you imagine me trying to baby wear him? Even a year ago?), I think I'll be okay."</blockquote>




I know that's why I offered Jordyn as she's prob the size yours will be at 12-18 months when you would stop using it haha

Rachie.luv♡ 2 kids; El Paso, Texas 14533 posts
24th Jan '13

is there a local shop that sells cloth diapers and such near you? I know babies R us you can test out the Ergo on yourself. But I really needed to know what the beco was like. Colorado has one...so I went in and my goodness the difference from an Ergo and Beco are 100%



I can share a pic of my mom wearing Gavin if youd like, shes about 5'4 -5'5 and shes in a size 12-10 pants. I don't know her weight lol. this is the beco Gemini it only goes to 35 pounds and there is no extra hood part, but theres no need for infant insert start to wear at 7 pounds.
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I'm a plus size girl, you know, and the ergo was just too boxy like on my shoulders and I felt like I was suffocating.



hope this helps!!=]