One of the best things about moving from an Ergo or Moby-style carrier to the Osprey Poco has been that my husband WILL wear our son in the Osprey. Without Mom’s female-specific ‘cushioning’, our son’s not as happy riding in the smaller carriers. Plus, my husband sweats a ton and has passed on this trait to our son. Even when Rowan is sitting on Dad’s back, the pair of them end up looking like they just emerged from a Russian banya.
If your baby can sit unassisted and has good neck strength (ask your pediatrician if you’re unsure), maybe its time for you to upgrade to something like the Poco. We chose the Poco because we’re Osprey fan-boys (or an Osprey fan-family?) – Osprey consistently makes great products that are environmentally-friendly. The Poco has enabled us to get back on the trails, and our son seems to love the adventure of being outside with a great bird’s eye view of the terrain and Mom and Dad.