I waited until my babe was 10 months and 22 pounds to jump on the Ergo bandwagon and it was well-worth it. I used a sling, a wrap, and a hiking backpack for my babe's early days, but as the pounds stacked on and my babe still desired to be held throughout the day, it became clear that I needed to protect the strain on my own body. What a beautiful relief Ergo has provided. I sprung for the navy, organic version and it is perfectly soft, yet sturdy. The pocket for storage is so roomy that I no longer carry a purse, or sometimes even a diaper bag!, and the napping hood is an added bonus - you can subtlety button it as your babe begins to doze. Best of all, I feel truly connected to my babe AND I feel like my core muscles have gotten stronger since the dawning of the Ergo in our household. Don't hesitate to invest in the Ergo. It is, by far, one of the smartest purchases I've ever made.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.