My older sister kindly sent her baby carriers to me when my Mom went out to Ontario after Everly was born. My Mom’s suitcase was actually crammed full of baby items for me that were handed down to me by my sister. In that suitcase was an older organic brown Ergo.
Now, my older sister could be a super model, she is the opposite of my body type. I am plus size, so I was very apprehensive about trying out any baby carriers. I was able to get an extender to use with the waist belt to make it larger to go around my waist, I don’t really need it, but it makes it more comfortable on my waist and hips.
I love the Ergo carrier, it is super comfy to wear, and I have been able to use it with Everly since she was a newborn thanks to the infant insert. When I first had her there were several times when I put her in it just so I could blow-dry my hair and actually feel pulled together for once.
It was one of the first items I packed to take with me to Anvil, and I am so glad I did. After her lack of sleep the first night the poor girl was super tired and grumpy the next day. However, she did not want to be put down. I don’t blame her with being in a new environment. She fell asleep several times during the week while in the carrier. I did not mind at all, I loved the cuddle time with her. She would spread out and take up as much room across me as possible and just relax. I could always tell when she had fallen asleep because I could feel her relax and the weight shift in her.
This carrier was a life saver this past week. I could plunk her in it and know she was going to be comfortable in the carrier, and that I would be comfy with her on me. I was able to have my hands free and eat meals, or help with different things going on around the camp. It is so easy to put on, and I do not get a back ache while wearing it. I brought my Moby wrap to the camp as well, but I only used it once as I did not feel as comfortable with it on.
Going to try to use this carrier even more now, it may find a home in the car so that I always have it when I am out and about with Everly.