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The Ergo Baby Carrier

I Wrapped, Bjorned, And Tried A SuperFrame BabyPack That Seemed Ready For An Ascent On Everest ... But I Just Couldn't Find A Baby Carrier That Was Comfortable For Me And My Baby, And Fit In With Our Lifestyle.

But Then, By Chance, I Came Across The Ergo Baby Carrier. And When I Slipped IT On I Knew, Almost At Once, That Finally, After Almost 2 Years And Over $300 Spent On Assorted Carriers, I Had Found It! A Carrier That Was Light, Comfortable, and Really Functional. And My Daughter Loved Being In It Too!

Ergo baby carrier with baby in back position baby in front in ERGOsport carrier
Ergo Carrier with Baby in Back Position Ergo Carrier with Baby in Front Position
Hi, my name is Jane Rosenberg, and when I had my first baby, I was sure I wanted to use some sort of carrier to keep my baby close to me. Little did I know that I was about to embark on a 2 year odyssey, trying sling carriers, the Baby Bjorn, and finally a very heavy duty, framed backpack/baby carrier, that weighed (after I had filled up its various pouches) about as much as my baby.

They were all ok in some ways, but each seemed to have its fatal flaws.

The sling carriers were hard to adjust and also dug into my shoulder after just an hour or so of wearing. I also never felt like I was completely "hands free".

The Baby Bjorn started causing me back and shoulder pains once my baby was about 16 lbs. - so I had to give up on the Bjorn when my daughter was about 9 months.

And the framed backpack carrier was just so darn big and bulky - as my daughter got to be around 1 1/2 and wanted to be in and out of the carrier to run around, it was a pain to load and unload her. And it didn't have any sort of restraint for my baby's head so when she fell asleep her head would bob all around (despite my friends' efforts to put a pillow or blanket around her to keep her neck stable).

I Had Just About Given Up On Carrying My Baby Comfortably, When I Found The Ergo Baby Carrier

I had just about given up on carrying my baby comfortably when out of the blue a woman ran up to me at an art festival. She had seen me hiking around with my big, framed carrier and told me that I just HAD to try the Ergo, because it was so comfortable and much lighter to use than my huge framed carrier.

Well, I was a bit skeptical after trying so many other carriers making their own claims, but I figured it was worth a shot. I tried it on and I instantly knew that this was something really different from the other carriers I had tried before - and I liked it!

Then, after a week of using it I was so excited that I began to tell all my friends about this fantastic new carrier that felt great to wear, my baby loved being in, and was such a wonderful change from my heavy, framed carrier.

After that I was never without my Ergo Carrier, and since it is so lightweight I could easily pack it along on any trip or stroller outing - it became my one indispensable kid accessory. I might forget to pack enough diapers or water (I could always buy those), but I never, ever forgot my Ergo. It just made my life so much easier and enjoyable.

What I Love About The Ergo Baby Carrier

What I loved about the Ergo Baby Carrier was that it was everything my other carriers weren't. The design was so comfortable, with the padded straps and waistband that allowed the weight to be carried not just on my shoulders but also on my hips. So, unlike the Bjorn or the sling, I could wear it for hours without any pain in my shoulders or back.

And, unlike the big bulky framed backpack carrier, it was so light weight that it was easy to put my daughter in and out of the Ergo Baby Carrier as we explored the zoo or went hiking around on a nearby trail.

Finally, as I was to learn with my second child, since the Ergo works as both a front and back carrier, I would be able to use the Ergo as her only carrier from birth (with the infant insert accessory) all the way through her toddler years. Even at 4 years old, she still would often ride in the Ergo at times when we hiked on trails or did other big adventures.

So while the Ergo did seem initially more pricey than a simple sling or some models of the Bjorn, it ended up being really a deal since it replaced all these different carriers with just one I could use through all my daughter's carrier years.

I ended up selling my big, framed backpack carrier -- I just never needed to use it once I had my Ergo. I found the Ergo actually more comfortable than the framed backpack carrier because the baby's weight was right on my back like a piggy back ride, instead of being a bit up and behind me as was the case in the framed backpack. And I could pack the Ergo and take it anywhere, a great change from hauling around the framed backpack carrier.


Video - Why the Ergo Baby Carrier is My Favorite Baby Carrier
The more and more I used the Ergo, the more I discovered features about it I loved. I became sort of an unpaid Ergo evangelist. This was 2002 and the Ergo was a brand new product. Everywhere I went other moms would come up to me to ask me about my Ergo and I would extol its virtues and let them take a test ride.

Unfortunately, I can't do that for you -- the web is great, but it doesn't allow for test rides quite yet -- so I tried to come up with the next best thing. I got my husband to help me make this video that details all the things I love about the Ergo, so you can understand how its thoughtful design provides such a great user experience for both me and my daughters.

It isn't a long video, it runs about 4 minutes, but I really try to give you the nitty, gritty on the different aspects of the Ergo. To view it, just click on the video to start it playing.

And It Is Not Just Me -- My Customers Rave About The Ergo, With 99% Saying They Would Recommend It To A Friend

I tend to be a healthy skeptic, and I know that when I buy a product I read all the reviews to see what other Moms have to say about the product.

For a long time I used Shopping.com as a way for our customers to rate our store and products. And while I'm very proud of our 5 Star, Trusted Store, rating, to a large degree these reviews are about our store and our customer service, and only somewhat about the Ergo itself.

In 2009, though, I came across some software, called PowerReviews, that allows small businesses like mine to put product reviews on their site -- a la Amazon.com.

What's great about these reviews is that they allow the reviewers to not only put in their star rating and review, but also put in pros and cons of the product.

Just so you know, the software doesn't allow me to edit or alter the reviews in any way. So they are straight from the horse's mouth -- in this case, Moms who have used the Ergo for a fair amount of time and have pretty strong opinions.

So how did the Ergo Baby Carrier rate? I'm proud to say that 72 of 76 reviewers gave the Ergo 4 or 5 star ratings, with an overall rating of 4.5 stars. Perhaps more impressively, 99% said they would recommend the Ergo Baby Carrier to a friend.

96% (73 out of 76) also rated the Ergo as comfortable, while 86% (66 out of 76) rated it as easy to use.

Below you will find the reviews. They show 5 at a time, and have all sorts of great details and insights from Moms about their Ergo Baby Carriers


Will It Work For You? Try It On Me, Risk Free, With My 90 Day Money Back Trial Offer

I've had great feedback from Moms who have loved the Ergo Baby Carrier. And when I started this store, one of my main goals was to make the Ergo available for any Mom to try (or baby carrying Dad for that matter), like the Moms I ran into in the park or on the trails.

And I also wanted to make sure that no mom got stuck, like I did, spending a lot of money for a carrier and then having it end up in a closet if, for some reason, it just didn't work out.

That's why I decided to offer a 90-day money back guarantee on all the Ergo carriers and accessories we sell. I want you to have the chance to try out the Ergo for yourself without worrying about getting stuck with yet another carrier.

My guess is if you try the Ergo, you'll get hooked on it like I did. There is a reason why 99% of our customers, in our recent review survey, said they would recommend the Ergo Baby Carrier to a friend. It really IS that comfortable and functional.

But if you don't care for it, no harm done -- you can just return it for a full refund. And since we ship out the Ergos for free, your only expense will be a few dollars to return the carrier.

"The 90 day return policy .... is a rarity and a mental comfort"

"The merchant is very devoted to the product; her passion is what helped me decide to both buy the product and to buy from her. The 90 day return policy (hope not to need to use it) is a rarity and a mental comfort."
Shopping.com Review
January 16, 2008
(5 star overall rating given)

Key Features Of The Ergo Design

For those of you new to the Ergo or looking for some more detailed information on it, here are some of the key features of the Ergo's thoughtful design:

  • The Ergo can carry newborns (with infant insert), babies, and toddlers (up to 40 lbs.) - so you only need one carrier for your child's early years
  • The padded hip belt and shoulder straps distribute the weight of the baby comfortably onto the parent's hips and shoulders, and the shoulder straps are curved to conform around the shoulders,
  • The Ergo can be worn in the Front, Back, and Hip positions - so it takes the place of multiple carriers.
  • Your baby rides facing you in the Front position in the Ergo. In this way, your baby is supported in a natural, seated position which does not put strain on the crotch or spine. This is an important difference from the Baby Bjorn and other popular front baby carriers.
  • The Ergo Baby Carrier has a sleeping hood so you can secure your baby's head while he/she sleeps on your back.
  • The Ergo Baby Carrier is very easy to use. You don't have to take it off or get assistance to get your child in and out of it.
  • There are a number of accessories for the Ergo that add to its versatility. These include the infant insert, sucking pads, extension belt, matching pouch/purse, and also a back pack that can be added on to the Ergo.

Fabric and Colors

The Ergo Baby Carrier is made out of 100% cotton canvas on the outside, padded with 100% cotton batting and lined with a 100% cotton poplin fabric. The Regular Ergo Carrier comes in three color options Black with Camel Lining, Camel with Camel Lining, and Cranberry with Cranberry Lining. The Sleeping Hood is made of two layers of 100% cotton poplin fabric. The Ergo carrier is machine washable. Additionally, the fabric has gone through extensive testing in Germany and has been found to contain no harmful chemicals. The buckles are made of 100% nylon and are designed to hold up to 230 lbs. each.

The Organic Ergo Baby Carrier and accessories are made from 100% organic cotton. This line of products was developed in response to parents' concern for eco-friendly products, sustainable production methods, and completely natural soft fabrics to be next to their babies' skin. The Organic line is available in Dark Chocolate with a kona coffee lining, Cranberry with a caramel lining, Sea Green with silver lining, and Navy blue with midnight blue lining. For those of you who are interested in the more technical aspects of the Organic line - e.g. the certification process, etc. -- Please Click Here For Detailed Technical Specifications On Our Organic Line.

The latest carrier in the Ergo lineup is the ERGObaby Sport Carrier. Made of a blend of 35% cotton and 65% polyester, the lighter, more-breathable fabric provides a slight wicking feature to help keep babywearers more comfortable. The carrier's body features a vent to provide extra breathability, keeping both baby and parent cooler. The waist belt can extend an additional 5" further than our Standard or Organic carriers, and the shoulder straps can extend an extra 4", providing a comfortable fit for babywearers of all sizes. The Sleeping Hood is completely detachable and can be stored in the pocket.

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Basic Ergo Colors - $105
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Ergo Sport Carriers - $105
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Ergo Sport Carriers
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Organic Ergo Colors - $120
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Organic Colors
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Manufacturer's details on the construction of the Ergo and Organic Ergo Carriers:
  • 14 ounce cotton canvas for maximum durability (organic cotton used in the organic carriers)
  • 400 threads per inch cotton poplin lining and hood
  • 100% cotton batting in body of carrier to soften edges
  • One inch, high density foam in shoulder straps
  • Quarter inch high density neoprene foam in waist belt
  • High Quality buckles tested by SGS
  • Waist belt circumference from 25" to 43"
  • Fits from 5' to 6.5' body height with adjustable shoulder and chest straps
  • Sleeping hood adjusts in length to growth of baby
  • Reinforcement stitching used at all fabric intersections
  • Interior rip-stop reinforcements at critical intersections
  • High quality black webbing
  • Durability/strength tested up to 90 pounds
  • machine washable, gentle cycle

Manufacturer's details for the Ergobaby Sport Carrier:
  • Waist belt extends an additional 5 inches from 30 inches to a maximum of 48 inches
  • Shoulder straps extend an additional 4 inches compared to our standard carrier
  • Body of carrier is 35% cotton and 65% polyester
  • 400 threads per inch cotton poplin lining and hood
  • One inch, high density foam in shoulder straps
  • Quarter inch high density neoprene foam in waist belt
  • High Quality buckles tested by SGS
  • Sleeping hood adjusts in length to growth of baby
  • Reinforcement stitching used at all fabric intersections
  • Interior rip-stop reinforcements at critical intersections
  • High quality black webbing
  • Machine washable, gentle cycle

My Attempt to Make You An Irresistible Offer to Try The Ergo Baby Carrier Out For Yourself

I realize that the real test for the Ergo is for you to try it for yourself, in your own home, with your own baby. So, to try to make that as easy as possible, we want to offer you our money back, plus offer:

  • Our unsurpassed, real 90 day money back trial. If for any reason you don't just love your Ergo Baby Carrier, just let us know within 90 days of receiving it and we will refund your money. Really.

    And unlike so many others out there touting their "money back guarantees", we don't require that your Ergo be returned in "new" condition. Here is a typical return caveat I copied from one of my competitors that offers their "365 Day Money Back Guarantee" - on the bottom of their return page information, it says: "Please remember all returned merchandise must be new (never been used) and in its original carton with all packing materials, tags, manuals, and registration cards."

    I can't tell you how much this kind of nonreturn, return policies put me off. And from what I can tell by looking at my competitors sites and guarantees, it is becoming more and more prevalant.

    So let me be absolutely clear about our return policy. I don't require you to return your Ergo in "new" condition. In fact, I encourage you to use it all you want. And if you think that you just don't end up loving it, you are welcome to retu

  • Free Shipping. For all orders within the U.S. So there are no sneaky shipping charges to worry about -- I just hate those.
  • Fast Shipping. We keep our own stock of Ergo Baby Carriers in our Kentucky warehouse. So all carriers and accessory orders ship out the next business day.
  • No Sales Tax. Except for Colorado orders.
  • Why Buy From Us?

    Unlike a lot of baby carrier dealers, we don't carry all sorts of different carriers or other baby related items. We focus on just one item, the Ergo Baby Carrier. And because of this unwavering focus, we are able to offer some real buying and service advantages to our Ergo Baby Carrier customers:

    • Our Unsurpassed, Real 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

      Given my own experience in going through several carriers costing over $300, I feel very strongly that you should be able to try the Ergo for yourself without having to get stuck if you don't like it. I will say that we have a very low return rate, so odds are that you to will love it. But just in case, you are covered by our 90 day money back trial. And as our 5 Star Shopping.com, Trusted Store, rating shows, we do deliver on our money back promise.

      And again, remember that our return policy is a real one -- we will take back your carrier, even if you've used it for 89 days, for a full money back guarantee. Our return policy isn't one of these pseudo return policies that seems great, but the fine print requires you to return in "new condition", in original wrapping and packaging, etc.

      My point in offering the money back trial is to get you out wearing the Ergo with your baby without your worrying if you are going to get stuck in case you don't like it. I know that when I tried out the Ergo, that is when I fell in love with it, so I hope you take advantage of my real money back trial to experience the Ergo with your baby.

      "This company is really spectacular and does exactly what the website states."

      "Impressive, efficient, warm customer service; fast delivery, and wonderful product! Wish our baby would love the Ergo as much as we did and still do. Unfortunately she's a front facing baby and hated being attached facing us, so we had to return the Ergo...

      I corresponded with Shawn, who has been very prompt and helpful. This company is really spectacular and does exactly what the website states. I never write reviews but felt they really deserved two thumbs up!

      We would highly recommend them and the Ergo.

      Shopping.com Review,
      by hollytrooper
      April 28, 2008
      (5 star overall rating given)

    • Our Ergo Carriers Ship Our Fast.

      I hate it when I order things online and it takes forever to get them. Over the years of running his own online business, my husband figured out that these "stores" don't keep real stock, and instead have a third party drop ship the product to their customers. Drop shippers often take a few days to process and ship out orders, so the actual online store doesn't have control over how fast things are shipped.

      That is why I decided from the start to actually keep stock of all the Ergo Baby Carriers and accessories I sell. We process our orders daily and usually ship them out the next business day after your order. This assures that when you order from us, you will get your Ergo products fast!

      "Great! Fast shipping..."

      Great! Fast shipping, all info needed came in the first email (within a few minutes of my order). Ordered Sunday night, received on Thursday in California, and Wednesday was a holiday!

      Shopping.com Review,
      November 22, 2009
      (5 star overall rating given)

    • Serious Customer Service.

      Because we specialize in the Ergo Baby Carrier, we offer a number of customer service advantages over other companies that carry a varied product line.

      • First, after dealing with the Ergo since 2002, we have an intimate knowledge of how it works so we can answer your questions about the Ergo and its accessories.
      • Second, unlike a big mail order house, when you order from My Favorite Baby Carrier, we personally process your order, ship it from our in-house stock at our warehouse, and are accountable for the order every step of the way. So, if you have questions about your order, you only have to call us at our toll free number 800-485-5228 and you will have our personal attention. We don't shunt our customer service off to other folks.
      • Finally, you can continue to call us toll free at anytime if you have questions about your Ergo or customer service concerns. And again, you won't go into a general call center, you will get one of our staff directly. We will make sure that any questions or concerns you may have will be handled promptly and thoroughly until you are satisfied.
    • "WOW"

      "I felt compelled to email you to share how much I love my ERGO and absolutely found my experience of buying it from you a pleasant one. I even had to order another part (since my older child slammed and broke in the car door) and you had great service and all my info on file to just ship right out to me asap! I can't go too long without my carrier so I thank you so much for speedy service!
      I love this carrier! I am a baby-wearing MAMA since I'm also chasing after a three year old..I can tell you from experience that this is the most comfortable carrier I've tried. I even have minor back problems stemming from a car accident years ago and the ERGO does not irritate them one bit! "

      Shopping.com Review,
      by ladyann126
      February 6, 2008
      (5 star overall rating given)

    • Rock Solid Business Reputation and Secure Online Ordering

      I feel strongly that online businesses need to be held accountable for their products and service, and that is why we signed up for the Shopping.com Store Review Program (which is powered by Epinions.com). We wanted to be part of the Shopping.com Store Review Program since this is an independent review program where customers can post their feedback (both positive and negative).

      My idea was to be completely transparent about who we are and what we do -- and whether we really provide terrific service or not. Doing these kinds of reviews with a third party site, like Shopping.com, is a bit risky since we have no control over what is posted or how it is displayed. But I wanted to provide a clear way for you to see whether we lived up to our customer service ideals.

      And, as they say, the proof is in the pudding. Since we signed up, we have over 250 reviews posted on Shopping.com with a 5 star rating (out of 5) with 99.5% of these reviewers saying they would buy from us again. Our reviews, overall, have been so positive that we have also been awarded Shopping.com's Trusted Store seal. According to Shopping.com:

      "Shopping.com's Trusted Store seal helps you shop with confidence from the Internet's most respected stores. The Trusted Store seal is awarded to merchants who:

      • Consistently receive positive customer ratings and .
      • Provide accurate price and shipping information.
      • Honor prices listed on their site without excuses.

      Merchants cannot buy the Trusted Store seal. "

      Finally, we take your shopping security seriously and have taken numerous precautions to make sure that our site's online shopping is safe and secure.

      1. Our shopping cart subscribes to the McAfee Secure program, which checks our secure shopping cart server daily. The McAfee Secure seal we display means that "This site is tested and certified daily to pass the FBI/SANS Internet Security Test. The 'live' McAfee Secure mark appears only when a web site's security meets the highest security scanning standards of the U.S. government, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB."
      2. In addition, our shopping cart uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security and also automatically encrypts all credit card numbers in our database. This means that when you place your order through our online store, the transaction is happening on a secure socket layer connection that encrypts the information being sent to and from your browser to our store. Our secure store also takes the additional step of encrypting all credit card information in the store's database. You would be surprised how many online shopping carts don't do this and simply store credit card numbers without any encryption precautions.

      As a result of these security measures, we've never had any report of any security issues or any customer credit card number ever being compromised.

    "I'm totally in love with my Ergo, but I'm also so glad to have bought it from Jane."

    "I can scarcely express what an excellent person Jane Rosenberg is. When I ordered my carrier in black, on a Sunday night, I was told through the ordering page that the carrier was sold out in that colour, but would be restocked soon. By eight o'clock the next morning, I received a personal note from Jane, thanking me for my purchase, and promising to contact me as soon as my carrier arrived. By that afternoon, I received another e-mail from her to let me know it had indeed arrived from her supplier and would be sent to me the next day, which was Tuesday. Much to my incredulous joy, it arrived on Thursday ... The first time I used the Ergo, which I only ordered after reading so many glowing reviews, I carried my son for almost seven hours, with two little breaks to breast-feed and play briefly. It was amazing how my back did not ache for a single second. If you are to buy an Ergo, which I think is the best baby carrier I've ever tried -- and believe me, we've wasted enough money on others that turned out to hurt my back in the long run -- definitely order from Jane. She's the most professional and attentive seller you can possibly work with, and she offers free shipping and a completely risk-free 90 day trial period. You couldn't ask for a better deal. I'm actually considering buying another one for my three-year-old, who loves the carrier now, too. Good luck on your baby carrier research and purchase. I know how hard it is to find the "perfect carrier." I'm totally in love with my Ergo, but I'm also so glad to have bought it from Jane. The Ergo itself, I could go on and on about its benefits and how wonderful it is, but I think this review is for merchant performance only. In short, Jane of "My Favorite Baby Carrier" is the best, and I hope she continues to succeed in making so many other parents out there happy. Take care!"
    Shopping.com Review
    August 23, 2004
    (5 star overall rating given)

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    Important Update, December 15, 2010.

    We want to thank all our customers for their business. But given the change in the economic environment we have stopped selling the Ergo products.

    Yours, Jane Rosenberg

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