Ergobaby Bundle of Joy Baby Carrier, Black/Camel
Dog walking made easy!
Very easy to use on your front, I find it very difficult to get my daughter in using the ergo baby on my back, she is one and it may get easier as she gets older but at the moment defiantly a two man job. When carrying on front or back much easier than the babybjorn I had previously, it frees my legs up while walking uphill and distributed the weight much more effectively but she does miss facing forward! I would most defiantly recommend this item, we would not be without it!
03 April 2014
We have had several different types of carrier but everyone I knew who had this loved it so much and so we thought we would try it when we needed something to take overseas with us. We love it too! It is lightweight and comfortable and even with a heavy almost-2 year old, it is very easy to wear. Highly recommend this product!
07 January 2014
Wonderful baby carrier!
It was my husband who expressed a strong interest in getting a baby carrier. He wanted something that would look like a backpack and give him the opportunity to 'up and go, hands-free' with our baby. We live in a big city and sometimes a carrier will be a more practical form of transportation. I also realised a baby carrier would be an excellent item to add to our list because it would give dad more chance to have close contact, as well as being useful for me to potter around with baby attached.
Originally we purchased a BabyBjorn carrier because the name seemed synonymous with baby carriers and we hadn't done that much research into other carriers. After reading many reviews, and getting some feedback from other mums, I was swayed by the great enthusiasm for the Ergobaby carrier. John Lewis do a great value price for this 'Bundle of Joy', which simply means you get an Ergobaby carrier and the infant insert in one 'bundle', as opposed to buying thee pieces separately.
When we received the product, the quality spoke for itself. Yes, it is slightly more expensive than other named/popular baby carriers, but the cotton is much softer and baby skin-friendly. We have washed ours ready for our new arrival and it's come out beautifully. The carrier also has an inbuilt hood to cover baby's head from chills or if they are sleeping and it has a useful zipped pocket area for mobile phones and/or keys.
The other very important point that sealed the deal for us was the option to carry older baby/toddler on your back, meaning more long-term usage from the Ergobaby compared to other carriers. My husband said the Ergobaby immediately felt more comfortable and practical when he tried it on than the previous brand we purchased.
Please beware that there seems to be a lot of fakes on the market. Some are obvious because they have a false Ergobaby logo sewn on, others are more difficult to spot. For this reason, we bought from John Lewis.
21 October 2013
Comfortable for parent and baby
The advantages of the Ergo over another well-known baby carrier (!) are both for the adult and for the baby.
For the adult, the baby's weight is mainly carried on the hips, in the same way that backpacks have a waist strap. This means that you don't end up with very sore shoulders. I can still happily carry my 12kg 21 month old in this, whereas I got sore shoulders using the Baby Bjorn from when he was very little.
For the baby this is more comfortable as their knees are brought up into a froggy position, like getting a piggy back, rather than dangling from their crotch, which isn't good for their hips.
One criticism I've come across is that you can't face baby outwards - this is true but babies can become over-stimulated this way and don't have the option to nuzzle into your chest when they need a break. Facing outwards and crotch-dangling also creates an unnatural curve of the spine.
The sleeping hood and zips are very useful.
21 February 2013