I tried the ergo baby carrier for 4 days about 10 months ago and loved it!! We found out we are expecting another baby (no.3) and decided to invest in this carrier. I can use it COMFORTABLY with my 3 year old little girl and my 18 month old. I was using a Maya Wrap ring sling and a Moby Wrap before this purchase but this carrier allows me the use of my arms!! Which is greatly needed being a busy stay at home mom of soon to be 3. This carrier is very comfortable! It places the weight so well on the right places that you don't even feel it! So if you are thinking of trying the ERGO, I STRONGLY recommend it!! this will be worth its weight in gold (which is only 3 pounds if you count the box and booklet it comes with and the box it is shipped it!!)
My son just turned 4, weighs about 35 pounds, and we *still* use our Ergo with him. We started wearing him in it when he was 9 months (could have started earlier, but didn't purchase one until he was bigger for one reason or another). For about 3 years we did not leave the house without it. Hands down, my favorite piece of baby/kid gear. After all the wear and tear it's still in EXCELLENT shape and could definitely be used again for another child. Always the first thing we pack when we're travelling, too. So handy in long lines at airports. BUY ONE! :)
Writing as a soon to be mom, I was ecstatic to receive this carrier! My review comes from a really good friend who had one for her first child who is 2 and now has a two month old, and has found this carrier essential for her boys. Her 2month old will only remain calm and/or fall asleep if held close, and so she wears her ergo around the house most of the day to keep him at ease, and finds it effortless. She says her ergo unclips up top easily to breastfeed, and the adjustment straps are easily accessed and moved, but they don't slide around on their own. When my husband and I babysat for these friends (to get used to the idea of our coming baby!), we too were able to experience the ergo in action and found the design, use and effect on the children to be nothing short of magical! With the use of the infant insert, we cannot wait to put our carrier to use when our baby arrives at the end of November.
I was using a different carrier by another company before I bought an ergo and it was always slipping off and felt unsafe. The ergo is great. I carry my daughter for hours sometimes and she is happy and safe. I am really happy I spent the extra money for such a great product.