Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ode to the Ergo

I've posted praises for my Ergo baby carrier before and now that it is time for another Works for Me Wednesday, I'll praise it again.

How did I manage to care for three babies without it?

The Ergo is the first baby carrier that I have used that has not strained my neck or back. It is truly an ergonomically correct baby carrier, not only for the baby, but for the mommy (or daddy).

I'm impressed with how content Logan is to sit on my back, sucking on the Ergo strap, playing with a toy, or just observing the activity around him as I help the older kids with schoolwork or get work done around the house.

He gets plenty of time to crawl around, explore and play, but there are certain times when he just needs to be held. The Ergo helps me to meet his needs while still meeting the needs of my older children.

Today I held Logan in the Ergo and walked about the room as I read to my older kids. On Sunday, halfway throught the church service, I put him in the Ergo and he fell asleep while I stood at the back of the sanctuary still able to listen to the sermon. Last Friday, I held Logan in the Ergo for hours, because he was fussy due to teething and I had food to prepare for Evan's birthday party.

I am looking forward to hiking in the mountains this summer without the added weight of a backpack frame!

I purchased my Ergo from this great online store. Works for me!

4 comments:

Robin said...

I hear nothing but great things about the Ergo carrier. If I ever have another little one - I'll get one for sure.

Jessica said...

I feel that way about my mei-tai; it just fills in those little gaps in the day, where my boy needs holding and I need to be doing.

peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

Amblin said...

I love our Ergo! We use Maya slings and Ergos exclusively. I think both are amazing!!!

Glad to see more mamas are baby-wearing! It's so good for attachment!

slawebb said...

I love my ergo too!! I don't know how I ever survived without it.