Kid Gear Review: The Ergobaby Original Carrier

Gear Review By: Elizabeth Barnes

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The Ergobaby original carrier in action!

A baby carrier that won’t leave you crippled! The strap system on the Ergobaby original baby carrier provides incredible back support, which is not always the case in baby wearing devices.  I wore my seven month old son in the Ergobaby for practically three months while traveling through Spain, Morocco, Turkey, and Bulgaria. My son loved being nestled close to my heart, and I was able to wear him for hours. The best thing about the Ergobaby is that it allows you freedom of movement while still cuddling with your child.

The Ergobaby comes with a sun cover that snaps over the baby’s head. This cover is wonderful and also allows for privacy while breast-feeding (which surprisingly can be done while the baby is in the carrier!).

As the baby grows, the Ergobaby can be worn on the side (something my children never really enjoyed) or transitioned to the back. I have hiked multiple miles using it as a pack. For shorter hikes this is a very comfortable set up for kids up to two years in age.  Some people even use their Ergobaby on the back with even older children.

The only downside to this carrier is the expense $115-$150. They are very popular and you can find them used in many consignment shops.  Even if you pay full price however, this is a lot cheaper than a physical therapy bill from wearing a bad carrier!

For more information about the Ergobaby original carrier check Ergobaby’s website:

Note:  The review is the author’s opinions, and only based upon her experience.

 

Kid Gear Review: Lands’ End Kids Snow Flurry Boots

Gear Review by: Kyle Koyle

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Photo Credit: Lands’ End

My little family has owned six pairs of these toasty toe keepers. From toddler size five to our current big foot at kids size three, I have never heard a word of cold footed complaint from my three kids.  Snow Flurry Boots are perfect for everyday winter situations, backyard play, sledding and tromping to and from school.  Someone with kids must have designed the opening, because it’s huge, making it easy for little feet to be maneuvered into them without too much strife. The Velcro side fasteners stay put and the boots never become soggy or slumpy. Price wise, they run above average, about $50.  I have never paid that much for them, because Lands End puts them on sale frequently, especially at the end of the season.  Purchase the boots in gender neutral colors. It’s easier to pass them down that way, and trust me, they’ll be around that long.  To see this boot check out Land’s Ends website.