This Ergo is nearly eight years old - I used it with Sarah (now eight). Then nearly 3 years with Abraham and the wear is showing. But, I just love this style carrier. Carrying babes from about 6 months to 3 years feels nearly effortless - without one I would not get nearly as much done. I think little ones enjoy being in them too. They have a wonderful view being up higher than their usual ground level and have some time with less stimulation just hanging close to mom or dad.
Not wanting to spend the $100 for a new one and realizing that there is still a lot of use left in the new one if I could just patch the worn areas, I came up with an idea.
Not being much of a seamstress, I instead turned to my crochet hook and wool and crocheted up a rectangle to fit over the worn area, wrapped it around and crocheted the ends together over the worn spots. The crocheted piece also adds a bit of extra padding which is nice.