I've mentioned before that I'm a HUGE fan of babywearing! Aside from the obvious convenience it provides when the baby needs to be held at the same time that I am trying to do laundry, wash dishes and cook dinner, it is true that babies that are carried cry less. And from a developmental stand point, the emotional benefits of having Mama and baby close to one another are super important in helping babies to develop a secure attachment to parents.
When Colton was brand new, I used the Classic Modern Moby Wrap both around the house and while out & about and I highly recommend it for tiny babies! I mean I wore that thing daily when he was a newborn and I loved that the this wrap was soft, washable and not bulky. However, as he got a little heavier, it just didn't seem to distribute his weight as comfortably for me while I was wearing it and I felt like he just wasn't as secure in it. It is meant for babies to be carried in up to 35 pounds, but I just felt that I needed a little more support when wearing him.
So that's when we tried out the Four Position 360 Carrier from Ergo Baby. Given that it is a four position carrier, it can be used for a back carry, hip carry, front carry facing outward or as a front carry facing inward. At this point, Colton is consistently holding his head up on his own and loves to look around, so we typically face him outward in it. It is great for using around the house, when going on walks and for when I'm out in the barn taking care of our horses.
Another huge reason as to why I chose to go with the Ergo over other brands is because their products are certified as "hip healthy" by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Proper hip placement was a huge factor for me when choosing a carrier, so the ergonomics of the Ergo brings me peace of mind!
We are thankful for adventures that are made so much sweeter thanks to our carrier. Browse all of the Ergo Carriers to see which one is right for you!