Read on for your chance to win an Original Ergobaby Carrier thanks to Babes In Arms.
When I was recently offered the chance to test drive the Ergobaby, I got very excited! At six months, AJ is getting a little heavy for the stretchy wrap and I was pretty sure that the Ergobaby would be the best next step in our baby wearing journey, given that it is built for comfort, support and style!
And we have certainly been giving it a work out…
Including using it for an all day, public transport excursion with Immy’s kindy class…
Recent interstate work and conference trips,
and just everyday, round the house chores…yep, the Ergobaby makes cranky baby/tired mama, witching hour madness super easy. In fact, the hardest part of this whole process was choosing which Ergobaby I would like to review! At first, I thought I would choose one of the darker block colours as both Dad 101 and I will wear it but then I fell in love with the Petunia Pickle Bottom designs and I figured that Dad 101 is manly enough to suck it up and wear a touch of floral every now and then 😉 In the end I chose the Petunia Pickle Bottom carrier in Portofino.
So far I have only carried AJ in the front position but Ergobaby carriers can also be used to carry children up to 20kgs (preschool age) in a hip or back carry position. The wide, well padded shoulder straps and waist belt help to distribute the baby’s weight evenly, and they are comfortable to wear and easy to adjust. As someone with recurring upper back and neck tightness I initially found it difficult to do up the strap that sits across the shoulder blades but having experimented with the position (it can be moved up and down) and the length of the strap as I put it on, I can now clip it up more easily.
The Ergobaby is really comfortable for AJ and she happily sits and sleeps in it, enjoying cruising around up at my level, watching the world go by. I really appreciate having my hands free to get on with whatever I need to be doing, confident that she is safe and secure. Ergobaby carriers include a hood that can be used to support the head of a sleeping baby or child, to provide a shield while breastfeeding, or to protect against wind and sun.
I am loving the Ergobaby and am amazed that I can wear it for so long without my back hurting. And just to prove he looks good in floral, here’s Dad 101 wearing AJ Ergobaby style…
…a quick loosen of the straps and it fits his taller, heavier frame just as comfortably as it does mine 🙂
Win an Ergobaby Carrier
One lucky Australian Childhood 101 reader will win an Original Ergobaby Carrier thanks to Babes in Arms . To enter, check out the Ergobaby carrier range at Babes in Arms and leave a comment on this post telling me which Ergobaby carrier best suits your lifestyle and how it will make a difference to your family.
Entries close 7.59pm AEST, 13th November 2012..
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The fine print:
1. The competition begins at 8pm AEST,30 October 2012 and ends at 7.59pm AEST, 13th November 2012.
2. To enter you must leave a comment on this blog post sharing which Ergobaby carrier best suits your lifestyle and how it will make a difference to your family.
3. Entries will be judged based on creativity and originality. The winner will be selected by a representative of Babes in Arms.
4. Entry is open to Australian residents only.
5. There is one prize to be won, with a total value of $159.00.
6. Entry is limited to one comment per household/IP address. Please register a routinely checked email address in the email field of your entry.
7. The winners will be notified via email within 7 days of the competition closing.
8. Should the winner fail to make contact via return email within 72 hours of notification a new winner may be selected.
9. The winner’s contact details will be passed onto Strawberry Communications as a representative of Babes in Arms and the prize organised directly by them.
The Ergobaby Petunia Pickle Bottom Carrier (Portofino) was sent to me for editorial consideration. Read more in my disclosure statement.