Summary: While I'm sure this carrier is great I actually never used mine. I returned it when I found out that you can't place baby in it facing forward. Apparently ERGO feels that facing the baby away from you will create anxiety and I guess weaken the bond between mommy and baby. That's fine while baby is a newborn or really little still. But when he/she gets bigger you will want them to face forward and get to see things!
Summary: bought this because it was recommended by two friends, and found it to be very bulky, hot for baby, and uncomfortable. bought the baby bjorn after using the Ergo for a while, and prefer the bjorn. if you're stuck between the two, i recommend the bjorn for infants. no insert necessary and much cooler temp for baby. haven't tried ergo in other positions for larger baby.
Summary: We purchased the baby carrier at the recommendation of a local baby boutique shop owner. It is very difficult to adjust and put the baby in especially by myself. You cannot position the baby facing forward when the baby is on your chest and mine has to be able to see out at what all is going on. Once it is in place and adjusted correctly it is comfortable but all in all we were very disappointed.
Summary: I purchased the ERGO carrier because my little boy had outgrown the Baby Bjorn. The carrier was a big disappointment. It was made very well, however, it was extremely hard to put the baby in by myself. I am sure with a little more practice, I could have got the hang of it, but it was definitely hard to put him in there by myself.
Summary: I had heard such great things about this product so naturally I added it to my registry. I should have tried it on before doing that though because when it was given to me as a gift, I realized there must be a height requirement. I am 5 feet tall and this carrier was way too long for me. I had to return it and am now going with one of their competitors.
Summary: I bought this carrier as an alternative to wrapping my baby. I have lower back pain and loved the reviews the Ergo got. It hurt my back so much I returned it within a few days. Good concept, wish it delivered.
Summary: I have used this for months, so i can't give it one star. but compared to my wife's original ergo, this (the only carrier a fat dad like me can use) is very poorly designed. the aeration slit/flap is useless and annoying (it necessitates moving the supporting straps to a less useful position), the elastic hoodie straps are awful and very difficult to attach when needed, the back straps-and-clip are also hard to attach and annoyingly prone to getting stuck/tangled.
Summary: Maybe I'm missing something, but I really don't like this carrier. Our daughter is 6 weeks old and we used the Ergo, along with the infant insert, for about a week before we became frustrated with it and broke out our Baby Bjorn. We'll never go back. The Ergo is really hard to put on, take off, and adjust. It's even harder to put your baby in (using the infant insert). And if your baby falls asleep in it, forget about taking her out without waking her.
Pros: Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons: Difficult To Set Up, Hard to adjust, Hard to put on, Uncomfortable