Interested in an Ergo but confused about which one you want to buy? I had the opportunity to try out 3 different Ergo styles to find out just what the differences are.
Ergo carriers are soft structured buckle carriers that are great long haul carriers (infant through toddler). All three have sleeping hoods and the Performance and Organic both have a zipper closed pocket for carrying small items on the body of the carrier. They come in a variety of colors (depending on the model) and are easily adjustable between multiple wearers.
Ergo carriers are easy to find, you can buy them online and through local retailers like Target and Babies R Us. These carriers are a popular choice among both moms and dads!
The Performance is the sturdiest carrier of the three. The shoulder straps, waist strap and body are more contoured and fit a little differently that the Sport or the Organic. The inside of the carrier has a mesh water resistant liner that is breathable and helps pull moisture away from baby in hot weather or on long walks or hikes where the parent may become hot.
I used this carrier a few times during my older son’s soccer practice (when the temperature was in the 90’s) and did not feel as hot as I would in other soft structured carriers.
The Sport is surprising light weight and takes up less space than the other two types. The hood on this carrier is also easily removable with buttons snaps. It folds up a little smaller and would be great for throwing in a diaper bag. My son also felt much lighter in this carrier than in the other two. This carrier was great for doing things like housework and yard work because of the weight. There is also a vent in the body of the carrier that is supposed to keep baby cooler.
The Organic is the most comfy of the three. The fabric is a little softer and it has a bit more fabric in the body than the others.
This is just a great for anytime carrier, although not as cool as the Performance or as compact as the Sport, this was my favorite (and my son’s favorite) of the three. This carrier just works for everything from snuggling to hiking. I also love the vibrant prints.
If you would like to try the different Ergo styles for yourself, join us at a monthly meeting or open help hours!
*Credits on the babywearing pictures to my four-year old son.