Friday, May 9, 2014

Apologies to the Ergo

Before Aias was born, I purchased the Ergo.  I was super pumped to babywear.

Lo and behold, Aias did NOT like babywearing. He did not like the Moby. He did not like the Ergo. He did not like the Beco.

We only wore our "pricey" Ergo twice.  Morgan wore it once, I wore it once, only to try it on, listen to my kid scream, and never again.  

For some reason, I specifically hated the Ergo with a passion. And it really annoyed me that everyone else seemed to praise it extensively.  I couldn't figure out why I was the only one in the world to hate the Ergo. 

Then there was the drama of me trying to sell it which did not work out.

So the Ergo sat in my closet, in the box, virtually new. FOR YEARS.

When Azi was a few weeks old, I figured, what the heck, I'm going to try this thing.

Guess what you guys?


I really love it. And I feel terrible because in the past 4 years, I have probably told 100 people how horrible it is, and that they should buy a Beco instead.  And that doesn't even count the thousands of people who saw me trash it online.  Oh, the guilt.

It turns out the Ergo is actually way more comfy than the Beco.  I think I loved the Beco because it has that little piece of fabric between the baby and yourself, and because the infant insert was a lot easier. HOWEVER... the Ergo is super easy to nurse in, and it has a pocket for your phone, keys, debit card, and a diaper.

The best part?

AIAS NOW LOVES THE ERGO.  Yes, at 4.5 years old, he thinks riding on my back in the Ergo is the best thing in the world.  And you don't have to do anything fancy to switch from 4 month old on the front to 4.5 year old on the back. It's a quick switch, easy as pie.

The Ergo has made my day-to-day life about 100x easier.  I wear it inside, I wear it outside, I don't leave the house without it.

The Ergo is awesome after all, and now I am feeling super guilty that I repeatedly trashed it for 4 years, especially when I know people take my opinion on baby products pretty seriously.

I'm so sorry, Ergo. I promise to spread the Ergo love far and wide, and to not suggest people buy a Tula or Beco instead.  I am even going to purchase a second Ergo. Hell, maybe a third.

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