Ergo question

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Ergo question

I want to get an Ergo for when DD is bigger.
How many pounds/height would she have to be for the Ergo to be comfortable for both of us, in your opinions?

cactuswren's picture
Joined: 10/19/09
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It's not really anything to do with weight, just strength. Once she can comfortably hold her head up and doesn't need the extra support of a sling, it should work just fine. I think SSCs started to be really practical for us around 4 months. And I still use our Ergo (DD is 36" tall and about 30 lbs!)

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Joined: 08/26/07
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It's not so much weight needed, but rather her size (so height) to fit in one correctly. They make infant inserts, but I'm not a fan of them unless it's going to be your only carrier ever. Seems like most people who have other newborn carrier options tend to find the insert an annoyance.
I first wore Aiden in an Ergo at 6 months. Here is the day we got it! He definitely wouldn't have been a very good fit before 5 months. He was very average in height and was 18ish pounds. His height was all in his torso and he was barely seeing out when I had him in the best seated position with his bum lower than his knees (which he definitely wasn't in with this pic lol).

I don't use it now, but DH uses as his carrier now and loves it. In another six months DH is going to have to retire it though because my son is a big time leaner and the carrier is getting too short on him (DS has a tall torso and he'll be 2 then).

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Joined: 02/14/10
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Vivian will be physically capable of being carried in an Ergo by 3-4 months. I'd skip the infant insert with the Ergo. Once she gets a little better head control, try out the Mai Tai I sent you. If its too tall, you can roll the bottom a few times to shorten it.

alwayssmile's picture
Joined: 08/26/07
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You've got a MT?! Then you're set for a while! As long as your LO isn't huge like Teagan was as an infant, it should work for a bit. If I remember correctly it's a smaller sized MT (my mei tais I used with DS as a baby still work for us at 20 months to give you an idea of size difference!).
MTs and newborns: http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php/686909-All-About-Mei-Tai-Carriers?p=8836627&viewfull=1#post8836627

There's a pic of DS in a mei tai at 2 months in this post. I had the bottom rolled up. I did use it sooner than 2 months, but no pics of it. I wasn't as carrier picture taking crazy as I am now. lol
http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php/686909-All-About-Mei-Tai-Carriers?p=8836675&viewfull=1#post8836675

TiggersMommy's picture
Joined: 02/14/10
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My MT was smaller but the one I gave Daisha is much bigger. It should last a looooong time. Vivian might just turn into a super chunk like Teagan and she's already demonstrating good head control for her age. I think the MT will be great!