Trusting myself again

Kelly McKnight

Instagram: kellyamcknight

Location: Los Angeles

How many of your children did you wear in your carrier?


What was baby's favorite activity in the carrier?

Exploring the world together

Describe your Ergobaby life in three words

My super hero cape

My first child, JJ, had colic when he was little and a friend said, “You should really try babywearing. Ergo saved me.” But it was so long ago that Ergo was not in Buy Buy Baby or Target yet. It was still part of a granola mom, crunchy mom world. So I found this hippie, cool little shop in Claremont, California, and all the way in the back, there were some Ergos. When I put it on, it was just a godsend. The biggest thing I remember feeling from it was empowered. Like, Ok, I found this; that was empowering because it was hard to find. And then just getting a little bit of my freedom back. That was eight and a half years ago. My first and second kids are only 14 months apart, so it was crazy town around my house. I remember thinking, I’m going to need extra hands! So yeah, I used it with Kaila, my daughter. Then I used the same one and a couple more with Jameson, my third child. And I’m going to do the same thing with my fourth. I mean, from sicknesses to crying spells to just needing to do laundry or dishes, Ergo has been such a help for me all these years. It’s been a real constant in my life.

January 20, 2020
March 9, 2020