Thursday, October 7, 2010

Away we (ER)GO: Review and Giveaway!

I've always heard good things about ERGObaby, but recently I got the chance to try one for myself. ERGObaby was kind enough to send a sample of their famous carrier to review, so for the last week, my husband and I have been wearing our 6 month old in the Ergo when we go out and about.

One of the reasons I was so psyched to try the Ergo is that my daughter is a big girl. Apparently mama's milk is doing her body good, because at 6 months she is 29 inches long and weighs 19lbs! She's the same size my son was when he was a year old! This has presented a bit of a challenge for us. She's already too big to be worn in many infant carries in a sling and my back was beginning to bear the brunt. Stretchy wraps are too stretchy now and my mei tei is MIA. So the Ergo could not have arrived at a better time!

The first thing I noticed was how light she felt in it. I've been wearing her on my back around the house and on my chest on errands. I'm amazed at how comfortable it is to wear her on the front. The difference in comfort between my mei tei and the Ergo is incredible. I could wear her all day, and wearing a 20 lb infant can be tiresome.

Yep, I'm nursing!

Our first trip out with the Ergo we hit the library, and as luck would have it, she needed to nurse. It was quick and easy to quickly put her to the breast, and thanks to the attached hood, I was able to cover her head so she wouldn't get totally distracted by everyone around her, which has been a big problem lately. In no time, she was fast asleep and I was checking out books with the rest of the family. Then I had my husband try. He quickly got her in with a little adjustment and wore her through the store. There was a lot less adjusting than we normally endure when sharing a ring sling and we were able to avoid the hassle of a wrap for a quick 10 minute grocery trip. And doesn't he just look handsome baby wearing?

All in all, I am really impressed with the ease and comfort of the Ergo, and I especially love the built in hood for helping to encourage older infants to sleep! That's why I am so thrilled to offer you a chance to win your own Ergo courtesy of ERGObaby.

Want to win your own ERGO? It's easy and fun!
During the month of October, we're giving away fabulous prizes just for getting connected with other parents.

Here's how to win:
All of our giveaways, which are fabulous, will be chosen from the new Connected Mom community or followers of the blog.
We will draw a winner from our new Connected Mom community.

We'll draw a winner on November 1st.

So get involved and you could win your own ERGO, or one of these fabulous prizes.

Disclaimer: ERGObaby provided a sample for my personal use, but I received no compensation for this review. This review is my own opinion and based solely on my experience.


Jamie Kluesner said... [Reply to comment]

Josh does look handsome wearing baby! I like how the ERGO looks much more comfortable than similar products. I am defiantly putting this one on my list of "to get" when I'm pregnant. Along with the baby bloak and sling. :)

Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife said... [Reply to comment]

I love to see babywearing daddies!

Jenn said... [Reply to comment]

@Jamie, I'm ready for you to get pregnant!

@Steph - thanks, he loves it!

Jodi Faye said... [Reply to comment]

Shared on my Makes Mama Smile FB Page :)!/posted.php?id=105095132858989&share_id=120130691378135&comments=1#s120130691378135

Thanks for the fun giveaway, and for connecting moms! Very cool!

Stacy said... [Reply to comment]

I shared it on my FB too and tagged Connected Mom, but it doesn't show up in your thread...? I joined the forum too.

Jenn said... [Reply to comment]

weird Stacy, let me see what I can do

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I shared on my FB!/rebecca.huss?v=wall&story_fbid=159178120770607

Kristen said... [Reply to comment]

I shared on facebook!!/kristen.huss?v=wall&story_fbid=156662987700880

Lindsey G. said... [Reply to comment]

I am your 100th FOLLOWER! Yay! I've got my fingers crossed for the ERGO!!!!! ;)
lindseygalvez at gmail dot com

Kimberly @ Fertility Flower said... [Reply to comment]

Fantastic giveaway. I'm sold on the Ergo. I've heard so many great things about it!

Kimberly @ Fertility Flower said... [Reply to comment]

Post on my FB page! Done!

Tara said... [Reply to comment]

just joined the community... fingers crossed!! :)

lace said... [Reply to comment]

Just began following on google friend. Can't wait to read more.

lace said... [Reply to comment]

and I've joined the community a few days ago as well. I love to see dads carrying their babies in slings.

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