Baby Wearing Toys

ERGObaby Doll Carrier

Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 4

My son didn’t have many requests for his third birthday, but he was adamant that he wanted a carrier like I used to hold his brother.

Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 1 Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 2

Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 3

At the time I was using my Sakura Bloom Ring Sling, so I looked at the Sakura Bloom Children’s Play Slings, but settled on the Ergo since it was less expensive, machine washable, super adorable, and a gender neutral color.

Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 5 front

The carrier has a padded waist and padded shoulder straps:

Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 6 waistband Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 7 shoulder straps

There’s a “pocket” for the doll, to make it easier for your child to use the carrier.

Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 8 doll pocket Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 12

Like the “real” ERGObaby carrier, the doll carrier buckles at the waist and back.

Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 9 waist buckle Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 10 back buckle

The carrier adjusts at the waist and shoulder straps, to fit a wide range of children and dolls comfortably.

Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 11 shoulder strap adjustment

My children are rather petite, but the carrier fit my 7 1/2 year old daughter, with plenty of room to adjust for a larger child:

Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 13 7.5 yo Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 14 front
Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 15 back

The doll carrier also fit my 31-ish pound 3 year old, and I think it would fit a smaller child as well.

Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 16 3yo Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 17
Ergo #babywearing doll carrier via @chgdiapers 18 back

The carrier is the perfect size for a child, can be worn on front or back, and can be machine washed & dried (on the gentle cycles.) The doll carrier retails for $25 which seems pricey at first, but this is a high quality toy. I’m certain I will be able to pass it on, donate or sell it when my 3 children are finished with it. I think this would be an awesome gift for a new big brother or sister!

Many of my affiliates are Ergo retailers, including, Diaper Daisy, Dainty Baby, Diaper Junction, Diaper Safari, EcoMom, Happy Baby Company, Kissed By The Moon, Mom’s Milk Boutique, Squishy Tushy, Sweet Bottoms Baby Boutique, Thanks Mama and Top to Bottom Baby. Stores that have the doll carriers include: EcoMom,, Dainty Baby, Mom’s Milk Boutique, Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique and Thanks Mama. (All are affiliate links…if you click and make a purchase, I receive a small portion of your sale as commission – thank you!)

I paid normal, retail price for the pictured product. I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
  • Jay
    August 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for the review! I have been contemplating getting this for my child, but haven’t because I’ve seen some mixed reviews…… complaints about the shoulder straps coming off because there was no buckle across the back, but clearly yours does….I wonder if that was a recent improvement on the carrier.

    • August 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      I just bought mine in May, so maybe it is new! We’ve had no issues with it at all so far!

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