Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm on a quest...

...to find one of these at a price I can afford.  A mom at the retreat let me try hers on with Gemma in it, and it was so much easier than lugging her chunky little body about on my hip!   But is is waaaaay out of our budget.  If you happen across one on your local craigslist for under $60--ha!--do let me know!

11 comments:

  1. A friend has one, and I have Ergo envy. I too wish they were just a bit (or a lot) cheaper.

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  2. I've seen other bloggers rave about these too. I just looked in at Ebay, they have a few from $50-100.

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  3. Keep trying Craigslist. I saw one here in Denver a few weeks ago for $40. I do have one that I bought for Luke when he was born and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. In fact, I tell everyone it was the very best $100 I EVER spent and I completely stand by that today. HOWEVER, I am looking to buy a Boba this time around http://www.bobababycarrier.com/ mainly because the rise is taller in the back and would conceal nursing better and support a sleeping baby on your back (I could never let luke or ruby sleep on my back with the Ergo as they were too floppy while asleep even with the head flap on because the rise support was too short, plus we use cloth diapers, which adds height in the carriers) All in all, I still love my Ergo, but alas it is WELL worn after 2 babies and Lee now has a good job where buying a new carrier is a possibility ;o) Look into the Boba before you buy and Ergo, that is what I am going to get this time around. Plus their Sleepy Wrap is the ONLY way to go with an newborn/infant. Ruby lived in her SleepyWrap and I never had back or shoulder issues. Just my 2 cents.

    Miss you Nadja!!

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  4. I don't even have a baby anymore and I still have Ergo envy. :D

    Good luck on your search. I'll keep an eye out for one for you.

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  5. My ERGO is high on my list of most precious possessions! It is the first carrier I have had that is easy to put on and gives me no back or neck pain and no plugged ducts. I can still wear Michael on the back with no effort.

    Just mentioning though - I bought my ERGO new (after a lot of thought and with significant health issues) when Michael was a year old - my husband made the comment that I would have to have lots more children to justify the cost - a few weeks later we found out we were having Anna.... just saying...

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  6. Not sure how good the "knock-offs" are, but I found this at the Walmart website while I was doing some of my own baby registry: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Jeep-2-in-1-Baby-Carrier-Orange/14037244

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  7. Nice, Carrie, but it can't be used on the back, and I have a couple of front carriers already.

    I only wish I had known about the Ergo years ago, when I was on baby one or two--not number six!

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  8. Hmm, good point, I didn't realize it wasn't "reversible" to be worn on the back. This one seems to be "reversible" - it says it has three carrying positions: face in, face out, and backpack. Not sure if it's what you're looking for, but I thought I'd run it by you anyway! :) http://www.walmart.com/ip/Evenflo-Snugli-Front-Back-Infant-Carrier-Black/12960879?sourceid=1500000000000003260330&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=12960879 (I'm so grateful for all the things I learn on your blog! I'm sure this kind of thing will be helpful for my little one at some point, too!)

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  9. Better, Carrie, but still no cigar!

    Gemma is already around 20 lbs, and the Evenflo is only good to 26. I am hoping that Bret and I can schlep her around in it until her feet scrape the ground...(can you tell that I think she may be my last baby? Even cutting the umbilical cord gave me pause...)

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  10. I found the older version of the Ergo at our local consignment shop for $10. (I know this doesn't do you any good but it's hard not to talk about a good find.)I got it when my now almost three year old was about one and a half I think. She wasn't too keen on riding in it at first but I kept saying, "It's fun! It's fun!" in my cheeriest voice until she was convinced that it really was fun. From then on it was called "the fun" and every time she wanted a ride in it she would say she wanted a ride in "the fun."

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  11. I paid $92 for my organic one from a local vendor. I figured if I used it for 3+ kids it would be worth it and I could justify it. I LOVE IT! I think it is worth every single penny!

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