Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Ergo Baby Carrier Review and Giveaway

Update: Giveaway has ended and the winner is #110, Katy.


I have a sort of obsession with baby carriers that stems from our attachment parenting style and is also fueled by all of the baby wearing discussions that I see on thebump.com's eco friendly family board. I have a few carriers that I love and it's hard for me to find one that I don't like. One particular carrier that comes up in discussion boards often is the Ergobaby Carrier. I had heard a lot about it and how comfortable it is and I was very curious about trying it out myself.

I contacted Ergobaby Carriers and they generously provided me with an organic Ergo baby carrier to review. This carrier came to me in the mail within a few days and I was so excited to try it out. (which by the way, is currently on sale) Isn't it cute?


Design: Ergo baby offers a variety of different designs, so there is something for everyone...even Daddies. They offer a line of Organic carriers that will make your inner hippy smile. They also sell accessories that match the carriers like front pouches, back packs, and infant inserts to be used with young babies. The fabric and materials are high quality and felt nice to touch.


Comfort: At first I was skeptical about how comfortable this would really be. I've tried a certain "popular" brand of front carrier and it hurts my back so I never use it. This however was not like that. I can't think of a single complaint about comfort and I was really impressed. It has an ergonomic design and the padding in the shoulder pads and waist band is thick, squishy and comfy. I'm only 5 foot 1 and this didn't hurt my back at all! The straps and waistband are highly adjustable and fit a variety of shapes and sizes. It has a recommended weight limit of 40lbs.

Ease of Use:
The instruction manual in well written with helpful pictures. It was very easy to figure out and also very easy to maneuver my toddler in and out of. Take the time to read the instructions and adjust everything to fit properly and you should have no problem.

Price: The Ergobaby carrier range from $105-$148

What else you should Know:
The company has excellent customer service and they offer a 12 month warranty. You can not put twins in one ERgo carrier although there is a picture on their site of a mama wearing two carriers at once, one front and one on back with her twins in it. Too cute. They also sell Ergo Doll carriers for little ones...how freakin sweet is that.

Would you Like the chance to win an Ergobaby carrier?
Here's How:
Visit Ergobaby and comment here telling me one benefit of the Ergobaby carrier. Remember to leave an email address to contact you at. (this comment is mandatory. If this comment is not included, all other comments will be void)
Want more chances to win? (leave a separate comment for each entry)
*Follow this Blog. Comment telling me you follow.
*Become a fan of Ergobaby on Facebook. Comment telling me you are a fan.
*Follow Ergobaby on Twitter. Comment telling me you follow.
*Blog about this giveaway, include a link to my blog. Comment with a link you your blog post.
Good Luck!

US Only. Giveaway ends at Noon pacific time on 2/5/10. I will use random.org to draw a winner. Winner will be emailed and has 48 hours to respond or I will draw a new winner.

I was provided with this product to review by Ergobaby. I was not given any money for my review and all of my reviews are from my own honest opinion.

198 comments:

  1. The most obvious benefit of having an ergo baby carrier is to be able to have your child feel comfortable and safe all snuggled up with you- and not only mom, but dad too!

    jwpbride@gmail.com

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  2. Fan of Ergo on Facebook!

    jwpbride@gmail.com

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  3. Posted about your giveaway on my (little-read, sorry!) blog!

    http://theabsoluteluckiest.blogspot.com/2010/01/woo-woo-check-this-out.html

    jwpbride@gmail.com

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  5. This is nice benefit if you want an easier way to carry your older child: ERGObaby recommends a weight limit of 40 pounds for its carrier; however, the carrier has been tested up to 90 pounds!

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  6. I follow Ergobaby on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  7. I already follow your blog, lady!

    jwpbride@gmail.com

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  8. what a fantastic giveaway!

    fan of ergobaby on facebook.

    perfectedinhim03@yahoo.com

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  9. Following ERGObaby on Twitter!

    jwpbride@gmail.com

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  10. sorry, I didn't mention a benefit of the ergo baby carrier in my last post.

    One benefit is that parents can be more physically active & productive, using the carrier as baby grows. I loved being able to take walks around the neighborhood or go to the grocery store, all while having my little one bundled close to me.

    perfectedinhim03@yahoo.com

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  11. a good benefit is that you can still keep your older child close to you with the ergo..up to 40 lbs!
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  12. im a follower
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  13. I love all of the benefits an Ergo provides, especially how comfortable it is. We don't have an Ergo, but have borrowed one to try and love it! I also love that the Ergo has a sleep hood! My current carrier does not and that is no good for naps now that my DD is older.

    NHaas86@yahoo.com

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  14. I am learning and researching Attachment Parenting a lot. I love Ergo carriers because I've heard they can carry a heavier child more easily then wrap carriers! This is a wonerful giveaway, thank you for the chance!

    ecofriendlyandfrugal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I am a fan of Ergo Baby on FB (first name is Jaye)

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  16. I follow Ergo Baby on Twitter (EFandFrugal)

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  17. I would love to try it out because I've heard that it's great for your back and you don't feel the strain of carrying!

    crookedshmooked@gmail.com

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  18. I follow ErgoBaby on Twitter

    crookedshmooked@gmail.com

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  19. I think the best benefit is the ability to have your little one so close to you yet have your hands free!

    nursesweet at gmail dot com

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  20. I follow ergo on twitter :)

    nursesweet at gmail dot com

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  21. I'm a follower!

    nursesweet at gmail dot com

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  22. I love that Ergo gives baby more comfortable support than other carriers.

    fantasticsoyage at gmail dot com

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  23. I follow this blog! :)
    email in profile

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  24. I'm a fan of ERGO on FB! :)
    Gretchen S.

    email in profile

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  25. I posted this giveaway on my blog :)

    http://www.soyager.com/archives/137

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  26. I'm a fan of Ergo on Facebook!

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  27. I like how the Ergo holds the baby in a way that is not damaging to their legs and spine.

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  28. I blogged about the giveaway :)

    http://crunchypandabear.blogspot.com/2010/01/awesome-giveaway.html

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  29. following ergobaby on facebook too!

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  30. I love this carrier, one benefit is that my husband can use it. I want to keep my LO close!
    Thanks!
    Sally


    sally.anne8 at gmail.com

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  31. I just signed up to follow your blog.

    Sally


    sally.anne8 at gmail.com

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  32. How exciting!

    I love that the Ergo's hold the baby from their bottom in a natural sitting position rather than from their crotch like certain 'popular' carriers do.

    racheljunkemail@yahoo.com

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  33. Fan of Ergo on facebook!

    racheljunkemail@yahoo.com

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  34. blogged!
    http://supernaturalmomma.blogspot.com/2010/01/everyone-loves-giveaway.html

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  35. i love ergo for it's versatility! i can carry my todder or my infant. dh loves it as much as i do; i want to win one for him! okay, i'll take the new pretty one ;)
    mjsmomma07@gmail.com

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  36. one of my favorite benefits to the ergo is keeping mom (or parent!) close to baby but providing hands free to do things! what a great giveaway!
    lytedark at gmail dot com

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  37. i'm a blog follower!

    lytedark at gmail dot com

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  38. i'm an ergo facebook fan!

    lytedark at gmail dot com

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  39. A major benefit of the ergo is the comfort of it while being able to hold/carry around my newborn while running/chasing after an almost 2 year old!!

    kyle_amberb at yahoo dot com

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  40. I am now a follower :)

    kyle_amberb at yahoo dot com

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  41. I am now a fan of ERGObaby on Facebook :)

    kyle_amberb at yahoo dot com

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  42. oops stupid iphone my other comment didn't go through

    I love that it supports the natural seating position.

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  43. My favorite benefit is keeping baby close! =]

    melissa dot rolfe at yahoo dot com

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  44. Following your blog! =]

    melissa dot rolfe at yahoo dot com

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  45. I became an ergobaby fb fan!

    melissa dot rolfe at yahoo dot com

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  46. I blogged your giveaway: http://onceuponbaby.blogspot.com/2010/01/ergo-baby-carrier-review-and-giveaway.html

    melissa dot rolfe at yahoo dot com

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  47. A benefit of the Ergo baby carrier is how easy it is to put on your back. Much easier than trying to get a tight fit with my mei tai! Plus they have some pretty ones, too :)

    kmgourley at gmail dot com

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  48. I follow your blog!

    kmgourley at gmail dot com

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  49. I am a fan of Ergobaby on Facebook

    kmgourley at gmail dot com

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  50. "ERGObaby’s baby carrier design supports a natural sitting position for babies, eliminating compression of the spine and hips that can be caused by unsupported suspension."

    I *love* that ERGO points this out on their site. It is exactly why some other "popular" carriers are NOT good for babies. I wish this information was more 'out there'. ERGO is doing their part, in a big way!

    poonico at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow your blog (looks great btw!)

    poonico at gmail dot com

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  52. Fan of ERGO on facebook

    poonico at gmail dot com

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  53. following ergo on twitter

    poonico at gmail dot com

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  54. The Ergobaby carry supports a natural sitting position for baby eliminating the compression on hips and spine.

    jlkarls3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. I follow your blog.

    jlkarls3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. And became a fan of Ergobaby on facebook.

    jlkarls3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. I love how it distributes the weight on your hips.

    moon _ princez at hotmail dot com

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  58. following the blog

    moon_princez at hotmail dot com

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  59. Easier to navigate with babe carried than pushing strollers, etc thru stores, airports, etc! I would loooove one!
    kateforbes(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. A great benefit to me would be being able to carry my son on my back now that he is getting bigger.

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  61. Blogged

    http://talesofthewife.blogspot.com/2010/01/ergo-baby-carrier-giveaway.html

    moon_princez at hotmail dot com

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  62. fan of ergo on fb

    moon_princez at hotmail dot com

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  63. I'm a fan of Ergo on Facebook!

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  64. following ergobaby on twitter

    moon_princez at hotmail dot com

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  65. Hands free connection with your child! The best benefit of all!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  66. I follow Ergobaby on Twitter (@channynn).

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  67. I'm a fan of Ergobaby on FB!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  68. I follow your blog!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  69. what an amazing giveaway! i think the best benefit of an ergo is that your baby is close to you. warm and safe and content!
    misseshoneysett@hotmail.com

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  70. awesome giveaway! one of the biggest benefits of the ergo is that it allows free hands to the lucky moms of 2 (or 3) under 2!!!

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  71. A great benefit is that it is easy to carry your little one on your back. some other carriers are not so easy to get a child on your back

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  72. One benefit is that you don't need someone else to help you get your baby in and out of the Ergo.

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  73. Forgot my email
    srh_rn07@Hotmail.com

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  74. i follow ERGObaby on facebook! Stephanie Parthie Hammerschmith

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  75. I now follow ERGObaby on twitter srh_rn07

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  76. I blogged about your give away on my blog http://thehammerschmiths.blogspot.com/2010/01/ergobaby.html

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  77. We have one Ergo carrier but we have 12-month-old twins. So we would LOVE to have a second carrier so DH and I can each carry a baby, but we don't have the extra $$. One benefit of the Ergo carrier is that it provides ergonomic support for both the baby and the parent. So comfortable, even with bigger, heavier babies!

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  78. Awesome giveaway! I would say the biggest benefit is to be able to comfortably and safely wear your baby!!!

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  79. I just became a follower of your blog.

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  80. and became a fan on FB

    forgot my email in the previous entries, but here it is: andreinasaez@hotmail.com

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  81. I just became a fan of ErgoBaby on Facebook. Oh and sorry! I forgot to put this in my first comment, but my email address is carolina dot bargains at gmail dot com.

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  82. Ergo benefit: easy to adjust for two different people to wear regularly

    esn2003 (at) columbia (dot) edu

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  83. I follow ergobaby on facebook

    esn2003 (at) columbia (dot) edu

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  84. A benefit of the ERGO is that it balances the baby's weight to parents' hips and shoulders, and alleviates physical stress for the parent.
    willyjean8 at hotmail dot com

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  85. Now following ergobaby on twitter

    esn2003 (at) columbia (dot) edu

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  86. I am a fan of ERGOBABY on FB.
    willyjean8 at hotmail dot com

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  87. I love that you can comfortably hold an older baby and safely hold an infant. It's so versatile!

    baileysbites@gmail.com

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  88. I have been thinking of getting an Ergobaby carrier for #2. After visiting the website, I love that the carrier has an organic option and that the weight is distributed evenly so the baby will not have uneven weight on hips and spine like other carriers.

    nzar79@yahoo.com

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  89. I follow your blog!
    nzar79@yahoo.com

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  90. I love that you can carry a toddler up to 40 pounds! So many carriers can only be used to 20 pounds, and my child would have long outgrown it!

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  91. I became a fan of ERGO on facebook!

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  92. Reader here! I love the longevity of the Ergo. It can be worn for years! charlestoncraigslist@gmail.com

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  93. Most baby carriers don't have such a high wight limit! 40 lbs is awesome!
    katy dot colburn@gmail.com

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  94. I follow your blog!
    katy dot colburn at gmail dot com

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  95. I am a fan of Ergo on facebook.
    katy dot colburn at gmail dot com

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  96. I follow Ergo on twitter!
    Katy dot Colburn at gmail dot com

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  97. One of the best benefits of this carrier is that it can be used for children of many sizes. From my infant all the way up to my 16 month old son.
    hclavalley_2000 at yahoo dot com

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  98. I followed your blog. Helene McLaughlin
    hclavalley_2000 at yahoo dot com

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  99. I became a fan on facebook.
    hclavalley_2000 at yahoo dot com

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  100. I became a twitter follower.
    hclavalley_2000 at yahoo dot com

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  101. I became a fan on facebook.
    nzar79@yahoo.com

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  102. Its innovative design makes wearing your baby comfortable for hours at a time, gives you the freedom to remain active and productive in your daily life, and holds your baby secure to your body so you are HandsFree.

    leg22 at sbcglobal dot net

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  103. I blogged about your blog and the giveaway on my blog: http://nerwalawren.blogspot.com/2010/01/because-i-really-want-this.html

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  104. The greatest benefit of Ergo Baby carrier is that baby's weight is loaded on parent's sholders AND legs (reminds me of travel backpacks), very comfortable.

    katya.ovcharenko@gmail.com

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  105. It puts baby in a sitting position instead of hanging by their crotch like other baby carriers- better for baby's hips!
    emilie1116 (at) gmail.com

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  106. The Ergo would be wonderful to hold an older infant/toddler. The weight limit is a bit higher than other carriers and it provides comfort for the child as well as support.

    I'd LOVE to get an Ergo but just don't have the funds right now :( Really hoping I win!!

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  107. And I totally follow your blog! :)

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  108. Following your blog :)

    katya.ovcharenko@gmail.com

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  109. I love that it has a heavy weight limit. It can carry a newborn and toddler!
    dejavu10806@yahoo.com

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  110. became fan of Ergo on facebook

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  111. one benefit of the ergo is that it helps baby and parents to bond.
    great giveaway! thanks!

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  112. i follow ergobaby in twitter

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  113. blogged about giveaway
    http://lar1203-alittlebirdy.blogspot.com/2010/02/ergo-baby-carrier-giveaway.html

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  114. New follower!

    lisa.messier @ gmail.com

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  115. I love the ergo for keeping the baby so snuggly safe!

    lisa.messier @ gmail.com

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  116. I'm a fan on facebook!

    lisa.messier @ gmail.com

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  117. One benefit is that you can keep your hands free.

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  118. One of the best benefits is keeping baby happy while being hands free!
    kdegruy at gmail dot com

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  119. I follow you!
    kdegruy at gmail dot com

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  120. I'm a fb fan of Ergo!
    kdegruy at gmail dot com

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  121. A benefit of the Ergo would be to be able to carry my 15 month old around comfortably. I would love not to have to lug a stroller around everywhere.

    asleepatthechangingtable (at) gmail (dot) com

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  122. It's a great way to be hands free and still be able to comfort your baby!

    cakesnob @ gmail

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  123. I'm a fan of Ergobaby on Facebook.

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  124. Natural, more comfortable fit for baby & parent - love that it can be worn for long periods of time without pain/discomfort!

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  125. i love that the ergo has a sleeping hood!

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  126. I like that the Ergo is good for baby's spine and mama's back both!

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  127. I like that it places baby in a natural sitting position.

    ashleyhuney@gmail.com

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  128. A benifit is it helps you get things done around the house!

    nickivaden@hotmail.com

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  129. I'm following on twitter!

    ashleyhuney@gmail.com

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  130. My favorite thing about the Ergo baby carrier is when my daughter falls asleep then starts squirming... I feel her feet against my stomach and it makes me feel like I'm pregnant again. I love that feeling :)
    ashleybrynne32@gmail.com

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  131. Following your blog!

    ashleyhuney@gmail.com

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  132. I love all the support the ergo gives!

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  133. I also just added you to my google reader and follow you!

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  134. A benefit for me of the Ergobaby Carrier is it supports the natural sitting position of the baby -anyting that will make my baby more comfortable is well worth it! michelem912@gmail.com

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  135. The benefit of the Ergobaby would be that I could carry one twin in it and have my hands free to deal with the other baby.

    grovess@grangeinsurance.com

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  136. Im following your blog- I like the content! :)

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  137. A benefit is the natural sitting position of an infant and I really like the weight limit!
    linsleyjamie@juno.com

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  138. One benefit I see is that the straps are very soft! We have a carrier that has very thin straps that dig into you : (

    jacobandcrystal@hotmail.com

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  139. One of my favorite benefits of the Ergobaby is that you can wear your baby on your front or on your back! It's so helpful!

    calinic25@gmail.com

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  140. I love how comfortable it is.. most other carriers are not only uncomfortable for you, but for the baby. It is so ergonomitically perfect.
    Alissa_carpenter@yahoo.com

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  141. A benefit of the Ergobaby carrier is that it allows the baby to be in the seated position and not putting strain on the hips.
    NicoleMGilleland@hotmail.com

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  142. Became a fan on facebook!
    Alissa_carpenter@yahoo.com

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  143. I love that the ergobaby can easily be used for a back carry. I'd love that now that my son is getting older!
    sarahbburke@gmail.com

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  144. became a fan on facebook
    sarahbburke@gmail.com

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  145. I like the ergo more than any other carrier out there because I can hold my baby with me up until 40 lbs, and it is a superior design which will be better for my back and my baby's hips and legs!

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  146. I like how the baby's weight is distributed across both the shoulders and hip area. This is great for someone like me with shoulder pains!

    evitawylie at hotmail dot com

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  147. I follow your blog!

    kfclancey@gmail.com

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  148. The ergo is by far the best carrier on the market, superior design and quality, making if safer for both parents and baby!
    cjackman@gmail.com

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  149. Fan on Facebook!

    kfclancey@gmail.com

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  150. The Ergo is different than a sling because it distributes the baby's weight evenly instead of throwing the parents body out of alignment. AND both hands of the parent are free.

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  151. I would LOVE an Ergo because they're designed for comfort for baby and parents!
    wnk1029@hotmail.com

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  152. I'm now following Ergobaby on Twitter!

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  153. I'm now a fan of Ergobaby on Facebook!

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  154. A benefit of the Ergo is how comfortable and easy it is to use.

    clangpen@gmail.com

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  155. And now I'm following this blog as well! I like what I see!

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  156. Ergo carriers are extra supportive and allow for a natural carrying position of an older child without excess strain on hips/back of parent.
    chazlewo@gmail.com

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  157. Fan of Ergobaby on Facebook.

    clangpen@gmail.com

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  158. Fan on facebook!

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  159. Im now following your blog!! I'd love an Ergo - I have fibromyalgia, but my son loves being held. Other carriers I've tried leave me in so much pain! Would love to have his weight on my hips instead of my upper back.

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  160. following Ergobaby on twitter!

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  161. oh my email is lelahknitting at gmail.com and I'm following them on facebook and twitter. Sorry I forgot to add that.

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  162. I like how its much better for your baby than a bjorn...
    lv1482@gmail.com

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  163. I like that the Ergobaby carrier allows you to just pick up the baby and go. I can wear the baby up front, on my hip, or back and don't have to lug around a heavy stroller.

    reneeworld@gmail.com

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  164. What i like the most of Ergocarrier is the comfort it offers to baby and me with style. You gotta love their designs!!!

    erikaricklefs@yahoo.com

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  165. I love that you can wear them on your back and that they are supposed to better for babies' hips.

    lehelmick@yahoo.com

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  166. I blogged abouy ErgoBaby contest http://thegillelands.blogspot.com/2010/02/baby-wearing-obsession.html
    Nicolemgilleland@hotmail.com

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  167. I am a blog follower!! :-) nicolemgilleland hotmail.com

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  168. I am a facebook fan of ErgoBaby nicolemgilleland hotmail.com

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  169. Ergo baby carriers are better for your baby's hips and spine, unlike the ever so popular baby carrier out there! :)

    chickiedede@aol.com

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  170. The two (padded) shoulder straps allow for even weight distribution and waist belt centers the weight on your hips!

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