A wonderful friend of mine has loaned me her ergo as I wanted to try DS2 in it before I bought one.
He adores it, in fact he'll only settle in there sometimes and it's made life (and my back!!!) so much easier.
She's incredibly kind and has said not to worry about buying one, just to use hers for the next month or two... But she has a baby due soon so will need it and since I'm using it a LOT I feel like I should get one as I'd hate anything to happen to hers.
I'm just trying to decide between the one I love (cuz it's pretty ) or a cheaper basic one. Will all depend how long I'm likely to use it really.
So how long did you use yours?
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07-05-2012 20:24 #1
How long did you use your ergo?
07-05-2012 20:34 #2
I bought a Manduca (pretty much the same only better) DD is 10 months and still using it. She loves it! I am going to get brave enough to try back carry positon by myself soon.
07-05-2012 20:34 #3Senior Member
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Until about 2.5. although my son is skinny, so maybe less with a heavier child.
07-05-2012 20:39 #4
We use ours SO much. We use it all the time for DS2 (who is one) and we still use it at times for DS1 (who is almost 3). I wear DS1 less than DH does, as I struggle carrying him for too long (even in the ergo). It has definitely been worth it owning one in our case, we will use it for years by the end, if it lasts that long
07-05-2012 20:41 #5
My DD is 22 months and we still use it regularly! She goes in it every week for groceries coz she will smack her head and scream in the trolley and will run off if we let her walk. And it will definitely be a lifesaver on Wednesday when DH drops me off at the airport with 2 suitcases lol no way I could manage them and a stroller! I think they are definitely worth every penny, plus their resell value is quite good and can be used for future kids!
07-05-2012 20:41 #6
I use mine everytime I go grocery shopping. So much easier than shopping with a stroller/pram.
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07-05-2012 21:01 #7
Mine has been worth every penny. I am still using it regularly for DS who is 18 months and a big boy. I used it the other day to climb Jacobs ladder in Kings Park Perth (250 ish steps) for exercise. I got a great workout carrying an extra 12.5kgs on my back and DS enjoyed the ride
07-05-2012 21:07 #8
I got mine when dd1 was 10 months old and used until she was 17 months, then used it with DD2 from newborn (with insert) til about 20 months and used it with DS til about 2 months ago (17 months) as my belly is a bit uncomfortable when I wear it now.
I also actually carried DD2 in it about 6 months ago on my back (she was just over 3yrs) as I had DS in the pram asleep.
I've only ever stopped using it as I've gotten pregnant and it's been to tight on my tummy and I get pelvic instability which hurts like hell with a baby in my belly and one on me as well :-(
I've just got a "new" secondhand one off eBay for the new bub as the old one was getting a bit worn around the buckle.
Get one. You won't regret it and will find it very handy to keep in the car.
07-05-2012 21:10 #9
I bought one for DS1 and u can count on my hands the number if times I've used it with both DS1 & DS2. I kinda regret spending the money in it. It's still like new - I even bought the newborn insert and everything... I got very excited when I was pregnant with my first - lol
07-05-2012 21:12 #10
DS is nearly 2.5 and a pretty big kid, i would still use mine except i really don't think of it, and I'm pregnant now so don't fancy carrying him, I'd prefer he got used to walking. Used it very regularly until he was about 2.
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