Ergo and Petunia Pickle Bottom make babywearing oh so pretty

My first Ergo was a lot like my first boyfriend. Solid, comfortable, and dependable, if a little thick. But not pretty. Not swoon-worthy.

Then Petunia Pickle Bottom got involved. In a babywearing version of She’s All That (or Can’t Buy Me Love, or Clueless–you get the picture) The Ergo got an extreme makeover, and now it’s one of the prettiest baby carriers on the block.

For along time, the main complaint of Ergo carriers was that they weren’t stylish. Well, the new collection of Petunia Picklebottom Ergo buckle baby carriers includes three gorgeous prints in soft organic cotton, and the combination of beauty and function is enough to make a girl fall right back in love with babywearing.

Let me tell you, these carries are gorgeous in person. The quality construction, safety, flexibility, and ergonomic comfort for you and baby are all there in classic Ergo design. But the PPB fabric is beautiful and soft, especially the part that touches the baby. It’s still a thicker carrier, as compared to a Beco or Freehand, but it’s extremely comfortable for front or back carries, with padding in all the right places.

It’s styled to fit adults from 5′ to 6’6″ tall of all shapes and sizes, and can carry babies from 12 pounds to 45 pounds (and even younger with the infant insert, sold separately). My 35-pound
toddler, Mr. I-Do-It-MYSELF, was overjoyed to snuggle up and ride around the house just like our halcyon days of babywearing because it was, and I quote, “Pitty.”

I imagine that when we walked downstairs, a slow-motion spotlight descended on us, and Kiss Me started playing, and then we went to prom. Or, you know, the kitchen. I love you, Organic Ergo. -Delilah

You can find the organic Petunia Picklebottom Ergobaby carriers for $160 at Heavenly Hold and get free shipping. You can also see a list of store locations near you on the Petunia Pickle Bottom website, where they also have matching bags for mama.

Delilah

Senior Associate Editor Delilah S. Dawson puts the chic in geek. Ask her anything about Star Wars. Really.

6 Comments

  • Reply July 26, 2011

    World's Worst Moms

    I LOVED my Petunia Pickle Bottom bag. It was one of the only things that made me feel “pretty” when I was really down in the dumps. People commented on it, without fail, whenever I was standing in a line somewhere. It was weird.

  • Reply July 26, 2011

    Maria

    Thanks so much for doing this contest! I could really use a Ergo! (1 preschooler, 1 toddler and a baby on the way!).

  • Reply July 31, 2011

    She Invented

    Wow this is lovely! My original Ergo is still going strong with 30+lb toddler, otherwise I would get this one in a heartbeat!

  • Reply July 31, 2011

    jb expat

    I love my Ergo and this is very pretty. But the best part of my Ergo is that my husband loves using it and I don’t think he’d love using a “pretty” Ergo! Just something to keep in mind if you want to literally “share the load”.

  • Delilah
    Reply August 1, 2011

    Delilah

    jb expat, did you see the Innsbruck pattern? Sort of Celtic, black and white, decently manly. =)

    My husband’s favorite carrier of all time was the Brick Bird Beco, which surprised the crud out of me.

  • Delilah
    Reply August 1, 2011

    Delilah

    jb expat, did you see the Innsbruck pattern? Sort of Celtic, black and white, decently manly. =)

    My husband’s favorite carrier of all time was the Brick Bird Beco, which surprised the crud out of me.

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