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I really love my Ergo

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Granted, I didn't get it until my DDs were over a year, but here's one of the great things abou it:  With it, I can take DDs to a party by myself!  I tried doing it twice before Ergo, and it was not fun.  It's just too difficult to try and keep track of two mobile creatures.  However, I've done it twice with the Ergo and it is definitely much more do-able.  I just put one on my back and then I can either hold the other one or chase her around.  Heck, if I can pass one off, I might even be able to get something to eat or drink.  What a concept!   
2004-Started TTC; Nov 2007-Lap with endo removed; Jan 2008-Ectopic (mtx); April 2008-IVF #1 (bfp, twin girls); March 2011-FET (cp); June 2012-IVF #2 (bfp, singleton, EDD 3-19-12)

***Twin fraternal girls born at 35w6d in 12/2008***

Re: I really love my Ergo

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    I love mine, too! :) Just got back from running errands with Alex in the Ergo and Will in the shopping cart, actually. I was going to Rite Aid and since they don't have double shopping carts and I was getting too much to fit in the stroller basket (stocking up on Huggies clearanced to 50% off!), I don't know what I would have done without the Ergo! I know some people do the push stroller/pull cart method but that does not work for me.
    fraternal twin boys born january 2009
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    I really need to use mine more...

    I haven't tried the back carry in several months but when I did try it I thought it was kinda hard to get them in there...any tips? 

    We have 2 and I hoped MH would get into using one but he has super inflexible shoulders so maneuvering kids & being able to reach the straps to tighten was an issue so he gave up before he started- I'm thinking w/ back carry he might be more open since the straps are in front that way...do YHs use it??? 

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    ok, at the risk of sounding like(and admittingly such) a novice, what is an Ergo? Is it a baby carrier that you wear?
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    kegkeg member

    Yep, the Ergo is a baby carrier that you can do a front carry (facing you), back carry, and hip carry.  Check out https://www.ergobabycarrier.com/.  I got mine from mamabargains.com or a similar site a few months ago when they had a good deal on a couple Ergo patterns. 

    Getting them on my back is a little bit of a challenge.  I'm getting better at it, but it's still a second of faith involved.  I generally put my lighter daughter in the Ergo (she's about 19 lbs).  I fasten the waist, pick her up and hold her on my left hip with my left arm (I'm right handed), pull up the right shoulder strap, kind of rotate her from my left hip to my back, using my right arm to guide her right foot into position, then reach back and hold her with my right hand/arm while I put the left shoulder strap one.  Does that make sense?  

    DH hasn't used it, but I really haven't offered it. His waist is a little larger than mine so it would take a good bit of readjusting to make it fit him.  Not to mention it's black with floral embroidery. :-)  Also, he's seldom alone with both of them so many of the things I use it for aren't an issue (I wear one into a store while one walks or is in a cart, wear one and carry one at a party, etc).  We do have a couple metal frame backpacks and he seems to like that.  He tends to like the basic carriers and not the fancy ones I get. ;-)   Good luck and happy Ergo-ing!

    2004-Started TTC; Nov 2007-Lap with endo removed; Jan 2008-Ectopic (mtx); April 2008-IVF #1 (bfp, twin girls); March 2011-FET (cp); June 2012-IVF #2 (bfp, singleton, EDD 3-19-12)

    ***Twin fraternal girls born at 35w6d in 12/2008***

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    Sounds pretty cool! What makes it different from other carriers? There are sooo many to choose from. My Hubby and I have had an ongoing debate ever since I got preg, that I totally intended to get a baby bjorn.He said no way would he be caught with one. I told him he would rethink that when he was juggling a baby and a cart, etc. BUT, that was before we knew we were expecting two little ones. Since I will have MANY solo outings with two (DH is in the Mil), I need all the helpful gadgets I can get my hands on!

    Thanks Keg, so much for taking the time to explain the ErgoSmile

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    this is good to know! We have one but haven't used it yet since the babies are still so little.
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    baby wearing is the best.  i like my ergo but prefer my kokopax for back carries...regardless, wearing a baby makes going out so much easier.  i cant imagine 2 babies and no baby carrier...i just dont have enough hands.

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    I had dismissed the idea of getting one this late in the game for fear that my girls were too big. At almost 11 months my girls are getting a little heavy for the Bjorn. Now, I'm wishing I hadn't passed on the Ergo at the consignment sale I just attended. Thanks for reminding me about it!
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