We went to the Maryland State Fair today. My baby needs to see what's going on. I LOVE my Ergo, but the one fault I have with it is the baby can only face you. So he sits in the stroller most of the time and when he gets antsy and wants to get out, I put him in a carrier. But I felt bad that he had to keep turning his head to see what was happening. So I tried the hip carry.
It actually worked pretty well. I was happy with it. It's not as great and supportive as a front and back carry, but no one-shoulder carry is going to be. So I take it back. The Ergo is great for hip-carrying too!
Actually, here's what the Ergo website says about the hip-carry: Parents have expressed a great deal of interest in wearing their baby in the hip position. During the younger stages of your baby's growth, this is a nice alternative position between front and back, before your baby gets too heavy.
So anyway you roll it, a one-shouldered hip carry is still inferior to a fully supported 2-shoulder carry. But for those who need it (like me!) it works!