Friday, September 17, 2010

Review and giveaway of.....AN ERGO BABY CARRIER!!!

OK, can you tell by the title I'm just a wee bit excited about this review and giveaway?! I can not even begin to tell you how many times the ergo baby carrier has helped me get through my day. As a Mother to four children six and under, I have had many l-0-n-g days with the baby crying, the toddler begging to be held, the older children restless, and I want to go to bed and take a nap! But as we all know, that isn't possible. I knew about the concept of wearing your baby with my first child, and I tried. And tried, and tried again. All I had was a ring sling, and I just couldn't figure it out without being in a lot of pain trying to carry him around. As he got older, wasn't easy to wash dishes with him right there in front!

Along comes my second son, almost exactly two years later. I was exhausted, and would collapse in bed every night hoping for a good night's sleep, but knowing I had to be up several times to nurse my little boy. My baby was like most babies, he wanted to be held a lot. And if he wasn't being held, he would fuss until he was picked up! When he was around 3 months, I received an Above Rubies magazine in the mail, and there was an article in there sharing about the Ergo Baby Carrier. After reading it, I asked my husband if I could buy a carrier to try. There was a place online where they gave a 30 day back money guarantee, so I knew I could return it if I didn't like it. After trying it, the ergo was never returned. :-) I have since used an ergo baby carrier for my other two children, and during my last pregnancy tried carrying my little girl in it while pregnant. NOT suggested, I was just desperate! I can't imagine living without an ergo, and my husband and I agree that if needed, we would buy an ergo baby carrier brand new for each and every baby if needed. I use it *that* much.

What is so special you might ask about this carrier? It doesn't hurt my back. Or my shoulders. I have found the trick is to have the carrier straps adjusted just perfect, and then I can carry my babies for a long time without being uncomfortable. My babies love the carrier, and many is the time that I will put a fussy baby in the carrier and they will go to sleep!

So down to the technical items of the carrier:

Standard Baby Carrier Features
  • Ergonomic design
  • 400 threads per inch cotton poplin lining and hood
  • 100% cotton batting in body of carrier to soften edges
  • One inch, high density foam in shoulder straps
  • Quarter inch high density neoprene foam in waist belt
  • High Quality buckles tested by SGS
  • Waist belt circumference from 25" to 43"
  • Fits from 5' to 6'5" body height with adjustable shoulder and chest straps
  • Sleeping hood with elastic, adjusts in length to growth of baby
  • High quality webbing, matched to carrier color
  • Reinforcement stitching used at all fabric intersections
  • Interior rip-stop reinforcements at critical intersections
  • Durability/strength tested up to 90 pounds
  • Machine washable - cold, gentle cycles, mild detergent, no bleach. Dry in low heat

This baby carrier has an ergonomic design which supports the baby's hip, pelvis, and spine growth. It disperses most of the weight between the baby's hips and thighs. The ergo baby carrier also distributes the baby's weight to parents hips and shoulders, and does a nice job of evenly distributing the weight!

I was sent a tan baby carrier to review, and the fabric is of such high quality, that it looks like it will hold up for a very long time! I have washed the ergo a few times, and they always come out still in great condition, and the dirt washes out nicely!

If you have limited funds for baby items, I would honestly advise someone picking out what to buy to purchase an Ergo baby carrier over a exersaucer, baby walker, and possibly even over a baby swing! It is so good for your babies to be held by you. They have been in your womb for 9 months, they still need lots of snuggling from their mama especially.

Buy It!
You can buy an ERGO baby carrier for $105.00.

Win It!
I am THRILLED that ERGO baby carrier is giving an original carrier to one blessed reader!! To enter, go to the ERGO baby site, and pick out what color you would like in the original line of carriers priced at $105.00. Come back here and leave me a comment.


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This giveaway will end Thursday, September 30th at midnight, and a winner will be posted the following morning.We will notify the winners and they will have 36 hours to respond! Open to US Only.

This was not a paid post and my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own. Thank you to ERGO baby carrier who supplied the product for the review and giveaway.

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