This product is featured in our Holiday Gift Guide 2010.
I’m a huge proponent of baby carrying, and with two children now, I’m a bigger fan than ever of ERGObaby. I definitely need my hands free as much as possible! I’ve tested out many baby carriers (including the Original Organic ERGObaby carrier), and ERGObaby is still my favorite. When I had Brandon, they only had the original style, but they’ve since come out with the new Performance Carrier, and the Organic Heart2Heart Infant Insert.
The new Performance Carrier is 1/3 lighter than the original carrier, and is made with a water repellant outer and a COOLMAX lining for extra breathability. You could probably run a marathon wearing this carrier and not get too hot! This is perfect for outdoor activity, such as hiking or walking. It also has contoured shoulder strap and an adjustable chest clip for optimal fit. This is the same method that I’ve seen performance backpacks use for the chest clip.
How does it compare to the original? The original version is definitely bulkier and heavier, but there is definitely a reason for the weight. I personally never got hot wearing the original carrier, but my husband always complained about it. I do love the new fit of the shoulder straps and the adjustable chest strap, because the shoulders seem to fit better. However, I still adore the cushiness of the original shoulder straps. My husband is a huge fan of the new performance carrier, but I still find myself reaching for the original more often than not.
We were also lucky enough to review the Organic Infant Insert in Silver, which allows you to use your ERGO carrier starting from Day 1 through 4-5 months! I had seen this insert online before, but never really knew how it worked. You lay the insert down on a flat surface, like a changing table. Then lay the baby down into it, with the pillow below baby’s butt like a booster seat. Baby’s legs will be curled up still, and knees open. Then just pop the whole bundle of joy into your Ergo as you normally would. Detailed instructions here.
Kira was super comfy in the Infant Insert, and fell right asleep! I love the lightweight performance carrier and the infant insert, and they would be a perfect gift for a baby shower or for the Holidays! You can never have too many Ergo carriers – keep one in the car, one at home, one for grandma’s house, etc. :)
You can purchase the ERGObaby Performance Carrier, which retails for $120, at ergobabycarrier.com or on amazon. The Organic Infant Insert in Silver is available at ergobabycarrier.com and retails for $38. The non-organic ones $25.
ERGObaby would like to offer one lucky babybix blog reader their very own Performance Carrier AND Organic Infant Insert! This is a $158 value!
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This contest is open to US and Canadian (might have to pay customs fees) residents. I will select a random winner on 12/15, and the winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will select a new winner. Good luck!