I like the idea of babywearing. It sounds like a great way to reclaim the use of my arms while keeping baby close and (most importantly) happy. Since I'm on my third pregnancy you'd think I would know a thing or two about babywearing but I don't. I'm terrible at it.
For my first child I tried a HotSling and while the fabrics are adorable, this product is not meant for women with my body type. (My body type in the months immediately after a baby = Rather Bosomy.) I deemed it not adjustable enough for a truly good fit. It was the SLING'S fault, not mine.
For baby #2 I tried a Moby Wrap. I COULD get the baby in there comfortably and securely enough but it took me forever to wrap myself up in all those yards of fabric and it's not exactly the most graceful thing to attempt in the Walmart parking lot when it's 100-degrees.
Baby #3 is due in January and while I could just write off babywearing as something that just isn't for me, something tells me I'm about to have even FEWER extra spare hands than I've ever had before. Finding a way to transport Baby #3 without carrying a carseat or pushing a stroller seems...wise. Yes, it seems downright PRUDENT to figure out this babywearing situation.
Enter the Ergo. At almost $100 new, the Ergo is big bucks to spend on something I'm not sure I'll even LIKE or USE. I know people who love their Ergo and I know a bunch that are rather MEH on the topic (and it seems Elizabeth liked it but her husband didn't). But if it worked and I liked it? It would be worth every damn penny to have TWO ENTIRE ARMS with three small fries running about.
What I'd really like to know is, if you have a body type similar to mine (Rather Bosomy), do YOU like the Ergo? Do you find it simple to adjust and get on and be comfortable in? Would you recommend it? Or is there some other option I'm totally missing that allows me to have the use of both arms with three children?