December 28, 2013
I got this to replace a borrowed organic Ergo that needed to be returned. I loved the organic one and was reluctant to veer from that product because it was so soft an cozy. But, we live in a very hot climate, are active & also have a 40lb 4yr old, in addition to a 20lb 9mos old, so the performance seemed like a better fit for our family. So far I love it. It's lighter & cooler than the organic, though, as expected, not as soft. But it's still soft enough & provides that snuggly feel with the little one. I have numerous carriers: a Bjorn classic, which my husband loves, a K'tan that I liked with my older daughter, a hotsling which was nice for 0-4 months, a ring sling which was great for 4-8 months, and since 8 months old the Ergo is all I want to use (I wish I'd had one with my first)! I've even carted my huge 4yr old in it & it was relatively comfortable (like the 45lb weight limit). I'd highly recommend an Ergo, in general & specifically the Performance model if you live in a hot place and/or have heavy kids & an active lifestyle.
Pros:Lightweight, cool, comfy, easy/discreet to nurse in
Cons:Straps a little scratchy but payoff is cooler & more supportive
Best Uses:Hiking, shopping, housework, travel