Monday, April 7, 2014

Review and GIVEAWAY - ERGOBABY Ventus

Hallo there easy-to-use buckle carrier!

The Ergo has long been beloved of families looking for a one-size-fits-all solution to Babywearing. Often it can be the single carrier you need from 5months to toddlerhood- and doesn't require any ninja fabric skills! 

Ergo sent me one of their new Ventus carriers to take for a spin. With an ergonomic design and wide base, this carrier provided good support for my petite 20mo's hips and thighs and was very easy to cinch down onto my 5'6" size 10 frame.
 The straps are lightly padded and apleasant width; it's easily adjustable and a really intuitive ssc as far as making those adjustments. 

This model is designed specifically for warm-weather use, and I think it'd be great in an Australian summer. It feels much sleeker and less bulky than an original Ergo, and will appeal to the family wanting a carrier that can be worn by everyone and go with everything. 
I love that this carrier is simple enough that in ten minutes you could take a parent from minimal/no knowledge to being a confident user, while keeping their small person in a good and ergonomically correct position. 


Sorry! This giveaway has now ended :( you'll just have to go buy one! 

Want one? You're in luck- I have one of the very heat-friendly ergo Ventus to give away- just make friends with the widget here!
(Go go go! Http://tinyurl.com/m9qkoq5)


151 comments:

  1. I use our Ergo for both of my children (25mo and 10mo), but mostly my youngest. I wear her at least half a dozen times a day. I has been a life saver with two children so close in age. I couldn't be without it. Living in tropical North Queensland means it can get pretty hot in summer and I would be so excited to win this heat-friendly version!! :)

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  2. With a new baby due soon and a couple of kids to run around after, I can see this being a lifesaver!

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  3. Babywearing has saved my life and I would love to have a chance to win this for a dear friend who has a 2 month old!

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  4. I'd love to have an ergo Ventus for hubby to wear baby in :)

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  5. Sounds amazing that it's a carrier for the warmer weather! Would love this one!

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  6. Love to use it in my upcoming vacation!

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  7. We're relatively new to baby wearing...my 8 month old, 2yo, and 4yo love our Mei tai and the older 4 love wearing them. We'd like to try an Ergo...the fact that it's heat friendly is even more awesome :)

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  8. I LOVE our ergo.either for my 7 month old or my 2 year old! Sadly, ours has been mistaken for a chew toy recently by our doggies :( I miss it so.

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  9. This would be amazing as we move into the spring and summer months!

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  10. Ergo is my favorite!! I have a 2 year old and a 3 month old. I'd love to win this so my husband and I can both carry them ;)

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  11. I would love this - in relation to baby wearing I am not unlike a newborn discovering a new and colourful world with many helpful people stimulating my senses and encouraging my growing development!

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  12. We would loce a carrier that can stay with us for future babies aswell. Our little has outgrown the carrier we have for her, and after finding out its not the most ideal perhaps it was for the best! None the less, my husband would love to continue wearing her and winning would make that possible!!

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  13. I would love to win one of these because otherwise I wouldnt be able to have one because I simply cannot afford these awesome carriers. I have been seeing friends of mine getting them and me envying them because I would love to so do that with my own little one :) Thank you for the chance.

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  14. Ive always loved the ergo... I gave mine away before realising I was pregnant again. Brilliant and so.easy to use

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  15. I'd loveeee this as I get so hot carrying my little miss around everywhere. It would be so easy and popable :)

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  16. I love Ergo! I could really use this with the got summers in San Antonio, Tx! It can get up to 114 degrees sometimes!

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  17. Gets very hot here, would love cooler option!

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  18. Would love one to share with my beautiful friend who got me into baby wearing. We're still brand new to the whole scene and I'm still trying to find what will work for us!

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  19. I love wearing my daughter but sometimes it's just too hot. This would be great

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  20. I'd love to win this. My husband is the only one working right now so that I can breastfeed our former preemie. Our friend has an ergo which we've both tried and LOVE, and it is the only comfortable one with my husband's back condition. He really wants to be able to baby wear our daughter when we go for walks this summer. Why not buy one? Well, with him being the only one working we really can't afford it. This would be such a blessing to win!

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  21. My husband would love this to wear our girls in this summer! He always gets so hot in our original ergo. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  22. Ive wanted one ever since I found out I was pregnant and unfortunately my husband has been laid off so we cant afford it at this time. My daughter is now 1 month 2 days old and it would be awesome to win an ergo carrier. Fingers are crossed!

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  23. Would be a lifesaver living in Florida with a second baby due and them only being a year apart.

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  24. I've wanted an Ergo for years and haven't been able to purchase one. Now that we regularly wear two littles, an Ergo would be AWESOME, as my husband doesn't wrap and gets hot very quickly! Crossing all my crossables!

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  25. I have been coveting an Ergo. And one that is good for hot weather makes it even more drool-worthy. I am keeping my fingers crossed on this one!

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  26. I tried baby carrying with my daughter 3 yeasts ago and she wanted nothing to do with it which really bummed me out. Now with my son he a absolutely loves it! I'm really wanting to get into baby carrying and would like to have a variety of options. I really hope i win!

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  27. With 3 kids I never had a carrier! Would love to be able to carry my 6 weeks old baby girl everywhere with me as I feel I don't give her enough cuddles looking after 2 other toddlers...

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  28. Would love this for my 6 month old! Hassle free easy to use carrier! Day to day life would be so much easier!

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  29. I have 4 week old twins and haven't been able to afford baby wearing gear on top of everything else they've needed.

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  30. I have been wanting a soft structured carrier for forever! My son is 10 months old and 20 lbs and it takes so long to wrap since Im not so used to it yet!

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  31. We need something for the hiking and crazy 90 degree heat here!

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  32. I have been using the ergo performance I got it cause it was designed for the warmer weather (both my boys get hot quickly as well does my partner he loves wearing the boys but finds it too hot) I saved up hard for it, but as im a short person it wasnt till I used it I found it too long in the body, I would love the opportunity to win the ventus to use with my two year old and 10 month old

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  33. Love my Ergo but man is it HOT HOT HOT here in the summer! Would love to have the VENTUS to keep me and LO comfey in the summer out doors.

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  34. With 3 kids under 3 is often too busy to do a good wrap job, plus the heat in aus is crazy for this Canadian! A buckle carrier would be the biggest help

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  35. I'd love to win this. I love to stay cooler too during the hot summer. I love to wrap too so I wonder how I'm gonna do it. lol

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  36. I would love to win this, I tried a regular ergo last summer and it was so hot, I'd have sweat stains in the shape of the straps, I think this would be so much better!

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  37. I wrap my toddler and have my slings out and ready to go for baby number two, but my husband doesn't feel comfortable with these and has never worn our son. I think he might like an ergo better and if we won this he could help me by wearing our older while I am busy with our infant in a few months.

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  38. Seems like a great solution for warm weather!

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  39. I would love this, have been wanting an ergo and won't settle for anything else but thought the original was to hot for qld in summer so this would be perfect!

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  40. It's so HOT in Mississippi, USA during the summer we NEED something vented!

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  41. I have always wanted to baby wear but I could never get the hang of the wrapping and tying. My now 16 month old son has his days where he is clingy and just wants to cuddle with mummy and winning this would make that much more possible.

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  42. I would love to be able to win this as my LO has reflux and constantly has to be up right. At the moment I am constricted in what I can do during the day as she won't lay down flat due to her being very uncomfortable ! I have heard that these are great carriers and think that it is ideal for me and my LO so I am able to be on the go more. My LO loves to be close and on my chest so I will definitely get some use out of it :)

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  43. I'm pregnant with our 7th child and our youngest is 2. I've never had a wrap, sling etc! But with Logan our 2yr old he wants to be held constantly. I'm due in May and its really difficult carting him around! This would just be awesome!

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  44. Love baby wearing. Never used an Ergo yet. I've used slings, and wraps.

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  45. I need a new carrier, both the ones I have are now too small for my 6mo old! Maybe they were too small for me to begin with?

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  46. Would love to update my 8 year old original Ergo! Although I still use my current one everyday, my littlest boy is such a hot-body. Plus we live in the beautiful sub-tropics, so the ventus would be perfect!

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  47. This would be great for my lil man that is due in june. We have hot sticky summer down here in the south.

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  48. This would be great for my little one! The carrier we have now just does not breathe so it makes it hard to bw outside in the summer.

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  49. I live in Malaysia which is hot and humid all the time so this carrier would be perfect for us.

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  50. I love your tutorials, reviews and giveaways! I don't know how you keep up with it all and your kiddos too. :) Thanks!

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway. Id love this carrier for the active days with my kiddos, like the beach, zoo, or hiking.

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  52. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I've never tried an ergo, but I have a tula and love how easy it is to use. It's awesome that ergo made such a nice one for hot weather because me and my little ones both get hot easily

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  53. It would be great to have a quick and easy carrier for the summer

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  54. I would love one if these because we do alot if camping and hiking and here in Ca where i live the heat factor stays un the 3 digits during the summer..thank u for the chance to win this :)

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  55. I am really curious about thus since you said it fits smaller wearers. I wanted to love my Ergo so much, but it was very bulky for my petite frame.

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  56. I love ergo very much...can carry my 1.5yo son and sometime my almost 4yo daughter. We will love to have heat-friendly ergo Ventus here in malaysia. Keep calm and carry them. Love baby wearing so much.

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  57. I'd love this as a cooler option for baby wearing!

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  58. I would love to win this for our local babywearing library, it would be so well loved by all the women - especially in a Perth summer!

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  59. This would be amazing. I could even get my husband to use it :) Fingers crossed

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  60. i'd love to give this to a friend, who is also expecting.

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  61. I would love to win this. It would be perfect for our family hiking trips this summer!

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  62. Im from Malaysia. . N its hot n warm here.. it would be perfect for me n my 10mo baby to be with

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  63. Because babies are tiny radiators.
    No joke. He's a hot potato.

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  64. hope to win this..Malaysia so hot..and I need a new carrier for my little man..

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  65. My husband refuses to try any carries with my wraps. I'm hoping that a SSC would make him more willing to attempt babywearing :)

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  66. I would love this, since I bought a counterfeit unknowingly

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  67. I hope to win this! To have a weather appropriate carrier would be great because I have PMLE uv allergy which causes the need for me to cover up extra when going out. This makes it difficult and very hot during summer months with extra layers, baby, and carrier, but I'm determined to keep carrying. This would help a lot!

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  68. I want to win this for my daughter-in-law who lives and works overseas.

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  69. I would love this carrier. We live in the desert in California and its very very warm here.

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  70. The main reason I would love to win this carrier is because I do not own a single one. :/ I have 2 children (1 and 4) and and am currently pregnant with #3 (32 weeks). I really want to be able to carry her when she comes and know that it will help me out so much. Also, we live in Southern California and are at the beach a lot, I definitely don't want my little getting to hot this summer!

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  71. I would love this because I live in San Antonio, TX! It's in the 90s or 100s **easily** from the beginning of June through the end of September. May and October are always in the mid to high 80s with occasional dips into the lower 80s and high 70s. I'm from MI and moved down here because of the military. I have a baby coming within the next two weeks and this carrier would be perfect for us! :)

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  72. I have just about worn through our ergo galaxy. We could use a new one! With summer coming, we spend a lot of time outside camping & hiking and this one sounds like it's great for the warmer weather.

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  73. My hubby is desperate to baby wear our 7 month old but he just can't get a grip on wraps!

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  74. Texas family and my husband needs something cooler to wear our kids in!

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  75. I get very hot when baby wearing, so I'd love something cooler!

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  76. I need this not only for going to the beaches or hiking but to be used on a daily basis because my DS just won't stop sweating. thank you for this opportunity.

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  77. I would love to win this for my daughter's new baby

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  78. I have a one month old who loves being snuggled near my heart!

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  79. I have a small heater disguised as a 5 month old, this would be perfect for us!!

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  80. That sounds like it would be great for the southern California heat!

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  81. I absolutely adore ergo products! Genius invention! They are so comfortable! I would be so flattered to win! I wonder how this fabric feels

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  82. I want to win for our trip around Australia it will take us to some very remote places

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  83. I have an ergo organic original, that's nearly 3 years old, and has been worn so much it's now nearly grey not navy :) It's onto child two, and has been the single best purchase I have ever made, and knowing how much I love it and use it, I would love love love another one (that doesn't look quite so daggy!!) to use both at home and when we are out.

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  84. I have to tell you, I am kinda jealous of you. You are a fantastic writer, have a huge following, and to top it all of you get to do some of the coolest giveaways. Thank you for all the hard work you put into educating people about the importance of babywearing. You Rock!

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  85. I believe I want this for the same reason everyone else does, we all know how bloody hot it can get in Australia!

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  86. I'm in desperate need of a good sturdy carrier to use with my 9mo bebe. He needs more of mama and I still have to get chores done! This looks like an amazing carrier!

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  87. I have an old style organic ergo. We loved it for our first. I've been carrying no.2 in a woven wrap, having something like this new ergo in the car would be great!

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  88. Carrying baby in comfort close proximity and getting everything done will be simplified with an ERGOBABY Ventus.

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  89. This would be great!! I get seriously hot wearing my bub and sadly I am no ninja :(

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  90. I'd love to win this for my son and I.

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  91. Would love to give this carrier a try! I am using mainly ring slings right now. With ten children, being able to carry our youngest when necessary is always fabulous!

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  92. I would love this because its already getting HOT in texas! :)

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  93. My Sister In Law is expecting and would LOVE this! :D

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  94. I'm due with a baby this summer and I get overheated easily - this looks like a great summer carrier for me :)

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  95. Living in North Queensland we would love this all year round as we don't really have a winter!

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  96. This looks great, I've wanted to get an ergo but have been worried about how hot it might be for the summer when I'll use it most. This looks perfect!

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  97. I love our Ergo although I could really use a hor weather friendly one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. I would love to have this for my boyfriend. He wants a buckle carrier really bad. He can't seem to get the hang of wrapping or using the ring sling. I would also love to use it, as I have never used a buckle carrier before. It also sounds perfect for our summers. Where we live it gets really hot and humid.

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  99. I have 3 children (3 1/2 years , 2 1/2 years, 1 1/2 months) So I need my hands free as much as possible and my moby just isn't supportive enough

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  100. I melt using our wraps right now, we desperately need something cooler for bubs. This ergo sounds perfect :)

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  101. Love the idea of being able to use an Ergo with my little girl. I have been borrowing my sister-in-law's but have been getting to hot while wearing bubs. The ventus would be wonderful for us to help with this.

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  102. Love love my ergo original, would love this new one :)

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  103. I'd love it for my new baby!

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  104. I'd love to win to give my husband more baby wearing options. He feels wraps are too much like origami!

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  105. I would love to win this to gift to a dear friend of mine, becoming Mummy for the first time and eager to try babywearing... I want her and her babe to feel the babywearing love <3

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  106. I'd like to win this so I could give it to my sister, who is pregnant up in Cairns and so needs a carrier that can be used easily all year round in a tropical climate!

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  107. I loved my classic Ergo with my last baby (who is now almost 7). It got pretty old & faded from so much use. Would love to win this to use with my next baby, due in June :)

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  108. My husband and I are travelling to Cambodia later in the year with our daughter. It is going to be hot and we will be doing a lot more walking than her little legs will be able to keep up with. I've been trying to track down a good carrier that won't break the bank; I we could win one, it would just be Christmas for us!

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  109. I will be having a baby soon and I need a nice comfy baby carrier to tote the wee one around in! :D

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  110. My son loves our ergo over every other carrier.. but he is sooooooo sweaty all the time.. and hates within the summer.. we need this airy version!

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  111. Living in a VERY hot weather-area, this is ideal! My little 3 month old sweats like a man!

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  112. I've been eyeing this carrier for awhile ! Everyday I Google it and try to find it on you tube..my first baby is now 7 weeks old and I just dying to get out once it warms up to take him to the zoo and go for walks etc....it's been a polar vortex winter here in Michigan! We'd be forever grade to win this carrier! My husband would be extra encoded that it's for warm temperatures too :)

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  113. I have a year old and another one due in a month, I love in Cali where it is almost always hot! Help a momma out.

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  114. Hi, my 10 mo is 24 lbs so carrying in a carrier is so much easier than teying to just carry him on my hip. Especially doing housework bc he gets into everything it makes it a lot easier to carry.

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  115. I would love to try this! I love the Ergo carriers, we've used them for 3 of our 5 kids!

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  116. I want it because I need something awesome for the summer! My son is super hot blooded!

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  117. Would be great for summer and shopping trips! :) bubs loves being held and this would help heaps.

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  118. I would love an Ergo for my family to use with the foster kids since they won't use my wraps, then maybe I could finally convince them to toss the Snugli that's been sitting in the back of the closet unused.

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  119. This would be ideal for hot Florida Summers and Disney trips! Very excited about this carrier

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  120. Would love an ergo that is made for warm weather... my son is very hot natured like his brother and daddy :)

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  121. I'm looking for a carrier like this for my son the human furnace that is easy to throw on and good for my relatives to use with him.

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  122. Summer is coming and so is my newest nephew! I would live too win this carrier for my sister to use with him!

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  123. defiantly would be a great summer carrier for me and my 2 month old little miss.

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  124. I'd love this so that I can carry my soon to be baby through the hot Brisbane summer!

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  125. I would love a carrier for warm weather-to use and share!

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  126. I would love to try the Ergo out, then probably pass it on (or switch it with my Tula or Beco) and share the Babywearing love with another mama!

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  127. Perfect for carrying the little one around and be hands free.

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  128. I would love to win this for myself and my little 4 week old son - he doesn't like it when mama goes anywhere without him and i cant afford to buy one of these with Easter so close. This would be the perfect solution to our problems! <3

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  129. I have a boba, but we would love something more lightweight for the summer!

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  130. With a three year old running around I plan on baby wearing a lot more with my second. I would love to win the Ergo.

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  131. This would be great for our trip around Australia

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  132. Would love this for my SIL's new baby!

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  133. Wow sounds perfect for both our little girls. Would so love xx

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  134. Would love this for first bub due August!!

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  135. I gave my sister back her ergo (which she gave to me thinking she was done at # 4 but then #5 came along) and I miss it, and wearing my girl. She's nearly three but I could still wear her in an ergo. I want to win this!

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  136. I would love to win the Ergo mostly for my husband. He runs hot in temperature all year round and he's a little perplexed by the Storchenweige wrap I have ready to go for our little one when she is born (I'm 36+3!).

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  137. I am spreading the love of baby wearing to Saudi Arabia, another carrier will be shared with many who are not aware on the benefits of baby wearing. It will be well loved if I win it.

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  138. Washington DC is so hot and HUMID in the summer! Butvthat doesnt stop this no car having baby wearing mama &childcare provider from getting the kids out and about! What a relief it would be this summer as I near my due date and then have a newbie in addition to the other kids to be able to wear them and still have some air flow :-)

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  139. This would be so lovely to win! My hubby is not as into baby-wearing as I am but I think it has more to do with the fact that he cannot wrap (not flexible enough or interested to try it) and we don't have any other sort of carrier to for him to try. If we won it would be perfect to get him into it and would be nice to have something different for me to use sometimes too. Also, my DS is a hot little bod and this would be a lot more comfortable to use in the hot weather. I wish, I wish, I wish! Thank you! :)

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  140. My lo is about to out grow his rs so this would be awesome!

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  141. Great review! My current ERGO has seen better days & I'd love to win the Ventus! Thank you for offering such an amazing prize!

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  142. I would love an ergo. Great for easy ups and downs. My fiance uses a snugli which i dint really like.

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  143. Sounds like this would be awesome for us to still get out as a family for some hikes :)

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  144. I would to have one for hiking in the summer

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