Motherhood

A Day in Brooklyn

The other day, we spent a sunny morning in Dumbo. Toby and I walked by the river, while Anton rode in our trusty carrier. We were trying out Ergo’s new Four Position 360 Baby Carrier, which is awesome because you can wear your baby in four different positions. Here are a few photos (and a giveaway), if you’d like to see…

As always, here are a few photos of Toby dancing. The kid cannot be stopped!


And now the Ergo: We’ve used Ergo baby carriers for the past four years. They are the best—they’re so easy and comfortable, even for long walks. (Your baby feels so light!) And it’s so nice to have your hands free and your baby close for kisses, squeezes and foot massages. I wholeheartedly recommend them.

Toby and I tried skipping rocks in the East River, but neither of us could figure out how. (Any tips?! We need to look up a YouTube video:)

Then we went to get lunch since Toby suddenly started having hunger panic. I turned Anton around in the 360, so he could gaze at the food trucks.

Toby was apparently wearing the Brooklyn uniform.

We picked out a Vietnamese rice dish, and Toby paid! It was a great knock-around morning.

The Four Position 360 Baby Carrier was fantastic and comfy, and you can wear your baby in four different positions: facing in, facing out, on your hip or on your back. It officially comes out on April 17th, but Ergo is giving away a carrier to a Cup of Jo reader today. For a chance to win, please visit Ergo’s online shop and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck and thanks so much! Update: the winner has been emailed. Thanks so much for playing!

(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo. Thanks, Julia. This post is sponsored by Ergo, a brand our family loves and has used for years.)

  1. I just tested out the 360 and love, love, love it! I would love to own one and replace my original ergo for my second baby!

  2. I just tested out the 360 and love, love, love it! I would love to own one and replace my original ergo for my second baby!

  3. We love our original Ergo, but forward facing would be SO great!

  4. I love my older Ergo, but I do wish we could carry “face forward.” This new one is awesome!

  5. We love our original Ergo, but forward facing would be SO great!

  6. We love our original Ergo, but front facing would be SO great!!

  7. I’d love to know where the out to play sweater comes from. Could you please tell us where it is from ? Thank you.

  8. This would be so amazing to have for baby number 2. My Bjorn just wasn’t as comfortable as I would have liked, but I wore my son ALL day long!

  9. Soo cool! I would love it!!

  10. This would be so perfect for my little bundle of joy due late summer.

    Love the blog!

  11. Due in November with my first – would love this!

  12. Yeeehaw. This looks splendido. I would lurve to bring one home for my small.
    ~K

  13. My friend is expecting so soon! This would be perfect!

  14. I would love to win this !!!!

  15. Oh, I’m so curious about this one. My babies are getting just past the babywearing stage, but my best friend has a GIANT baby and no good way to carry him. I would pass this to her!

  16. I’m a big fan of ergo and have used their carrier for 3 years. We just had a second and would love to be able to have her face out

  17. Love Toby’s sweatshirt! And love the ergo carrier….

  18. Love my old ergo, but would LOVE the 360!

  19. We have been looking at this carrier and waiting for it to become available. Love it!

  20. I’d love this for my newborn baby girl!

  21. Baby number 2 due in July so I would love one of these!

  22. I would love to try the Ergo using the outward facing position!

  23. We love ErgoBaby! We just had our daughter in March and would love this new carrier! :)

  24. We love ErgoBaby! We just had our daughter in March and would love this new carrier! :)

  25. We love ErgoBaby! We just had our daughter in March and would love this new carrier. :)

  26. Baby due in two days! Would love this carrier :-)

  27. My Ergo is a lifesaver! My curious one would love the forward option. N

  28. I have an easier hip carry sounds great and not just in black!

  29. Joanna, you look absolutely radiant in these photos!

  30. With baby #2 on the way I’m already looking to switch out our Bjorn for an Ergo carrier… love the new style!