I’m an occasional ‘baby wearer’. I think because I use a car to get around, baby wearing hasn’t always been possible. So when we planned our vacation to Malaysia, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to put the Ergo to use. And I’m sure glad I did!
Through airport hassles, inflight nursing sessions, napping through visits to popular tourist spots where strollers aren’t permitted, or just for comfort and closeness.
Airport marathons. That’s what they should call disembarking the plane and getting to the immigration and baggage counters. As parents who’ve traveled with babies/toddlers/kids know, you gate check the stroller. But what I didn’t realize was that you don’t get the stroller back until you pick it up from the baggage carousel, after you’ve gone through immigration and after walking miles (or that’s what it felt like!). Boy was I glad we took the baby carrier on board with us! The last thing I wanted to do was fiddle around with bags while holding my baby in my arms.
With our Ergo, T was safely and comfortably strapped on me while my arms were free to carry his diaper bag and a backpack! He was snugly wrapped around my chest, feeling happy and content in strange, new environments. And it didn’t hurt! I was surprised how comfortable the Ergo was. I suffer from occasional bouts of back pain so the thought of carrying T for any length of time scared me somewhat.
There are other good baby carriers out there as well. We chose the Ergo based on the many good reviews and longevity of the product. It can be used from when baby is 7 pounds (with the newborn insert) all the way up to a 45 pound toddler. I’m not sure I’d want to be carrying a 45 pound child…maybe that would be a good time for his dad to start the baby wearing!