Picking blackberries ergonomically

I was kindly given the loan of an Ergo Carrier last week to try it out as taking Milo out in the backpack is becoming too much if a strain. OMG. I’ve hated it and loved it at the same time!


What a nightmare to get him in it and then it on my back with him still in it! I’ve struggled and struggled but I’ve persevered, as once its on it is SO comfy and I can carry him for a lot longer than when he’s in the backpack.

The weather has been amazing lately, so the other day we went for a long walk down the coastal path with the dog. We had the place to ourselves.

I wish I’d taken my phone/camera but I forgot so didn’t take any glorious photos of the glorious fruit basking in the glorious sunshine.

It was one for the pot and one for Milo. As I picked his tiny hand would poke me in the shoulder and reach out for another berry. We both came home with berry stained fingers and tongues.

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4 thoughts on “Picking blackberries ergonomically

  1. Claire says:

    If you like the idea of an ergo but want something easier to get into a back-carry, I wholeheartedly recommend you look at a Beco. V similar principle but with a thin layer between you and Milo, you can clip him into it on the sofa before lifting it and him onto your back. That was the clincher for me when I was trying to decide between an Ergo and a Beco (Butterfly). I got mine from Slumber-roo, who let me rent for a fortnight first to make sure it worked for me. (No affiliation, just a happy customer)

  2. Milomade says:

    Thanks for the tips, I’ve watched a few YouTube videos and I think this is the carrier for me. I love the fact that the butterfly gives you that little bit of extra security plus the fact that I could be carrying Milo and then take the carrier off and pass it to my partner to put on and we wouldn’t need to take Milo out of it. Sadly though Beco discontinued the butterfly carrier earlier this year because the sales of their Gemini carrier went sky high and it became more popular. So I’m stuck trying to find a second hand butterfly carrier now – there are a couple on eBay that I’m watching so will just have to wait and see whether I’m lucky enough to be the highest bidder on either.

  3. Claire says:

    Oh, yes, we have had many a long walk where the sleeping child has been passed from one of us to the other. It’s a shame they discontinued the butterfly – it’s my perfect carrier (now being used for baby #2). I’m sure you’ll be able to find a second hand one somewhere. Happy bidding (fingers crossed you get a bargain)

  4. Milomade says:

    I just managed to get one on eBay for £45 – chuffed to bits and can’t wait for it to arrive! I’m a little nervous as I’ve not road tested one so not sure how different it is from the Ergo which I love once it’s on – it’s just the getting it on which is a nightmare. I’m hoping that I’ll love it!

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