So, I bought another baby carrier. I had borrowed an Ergo original which we loved but had to return it when my friend had her second child. We had bought a sport with my first but sold it before I had to give the other one up and I didn’t think we needed it anymore. I had a pikkolo which was ok, but not as easy to use. When I found out we were going to be doing an overseas trip, I started to panic and started researching which carrier was the best.
I thought I had found my answer with the new Ergo Stowaway–it was lighter and it folded into it’s own pocket! But when I brought it home yesterday, it wasn’t very comfortable. So I went back to the store with my toddler to try on the performance version thinking that it was going to be the one, but that location was out of stock…grrrrr…anyways, the salesperson suggested the other new version called the Urban Chic Travel collection one. It had a bit more padding in the should straps and it felt a bit more sturdy than the stowaway. So I carried my toddler home in it. I didn’t get a chance to really adjust all the straps so it wasn’t the most comfy but I will be making the adjustments in the next little while to see how it works. My toddler had lost his patience by then and was mad at me from taking him off the tricycle he was test driving so I had to get out fast.
I’d like to do a proper review of this carrier since there isn’t one yet, but I’ll need to get back to you as I’d like to see how it travels and such. The material so far is much lighter than the original which is a plus with the warmer climate here but will have to let you know comfort level. First impression is that if this is your first carrier and you aren’t worried about heat, then go with the original…it seems the most padded and if you’re only going to buy one, go with that! To be continued….