Last week we had snow in the Netherlands, which doesn’t happen very often, so when it does we make the most of it! We took the children to the south of the Netherlands (where I’m originally from), and enjoyed the beautiful white landscape on foot. Even though my kids were well equipped with snow boots, they started to complain about walking fairly quickly (such wimps!), and so we carried them on our backs for the remainder of the hike.
I had my nearly-3-year-old in our conventional back carrier, and my husband carried our 4-year-old daughter using our new organic ERGObaby carrier. Which is, by the way, such a great invention! Using the infant insert, you can use it for a newborn baby (which I will hopefully be able to try out soon), and without it it can safely be used for kids up to 18 kilos!! Which will spare you a trip to the gym, thinking about it (at least, that’s what I kept telling my husband).
The ERGObaby can be used in front, hip and back carrier positions, depending on the age of the child and the specific need. It’s really simple to use and according to my husband (and daughter) very comfortable! I like the simple look of it (we have the chocolate coloured one), and the fact that it’s fairly small (especially compared to a conventional back carrier), which makes it easy to take with you while traveling.
You can order the ERGObaby through the European webshop or the American one.
P.S. The guy in the picture is not my husband. (Cute nevertheless.) And, might you be thinking, it is also not my daughter! (I like her outfit though.)
I LOVE my Ergo and have been using it right from the start with our now 20 month-old daughter! It’s especially useful when flying alone with a baby/toddler. I have mastered putting her into it without help and when moving from one terminal to another, it’s the way to go. I bring an umbrella stroller as well, but she’d much rather be on my back, so I usually just end up pushing my carry-on bags in the stroller!
I think we really need to buy an Ergo carrier. Ivy is getting so heavy in the Baby Bjorn.
And… if, like you said, it can hold even the 2-year-old, then it would be fantastic!
I like that you can use it both on the front and back.
You should get it, it’s unmissable on airports I feel, like Cat said!
And we even carried our 4-year-old in it (totally unnecessary, I admit, but still, it gets the story across. these things are sturdy!)
Your PS made me laugh out loud! It’s a press pic, I’m sure … but the fact that you noted that it’s not your husband is too funny!
Our ErgoBaby was the best purchase we made as first time parents. We love it!
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I saw this over the holidays, a lady using it with her toddler at disneyland. It looked great and I am tempted!