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Ergobaby Carrier Information

Ergobaby Carrier Information

 

Ergobaby Carrier Information

Choosing the right baby carrier is a big decision - you want to know it's going to be comfortable and that you will get good value from it.

We highly recommend Ergobaby carriers as they receive consistently fantastic customer feedback. We have used Ergobaby carriers with our own babies and toddlers.

To help your decision making we've put together this page of information, how-to videos and instructions as well as a handy comparison chart on Ergobaby carriers.

Watch - How to choose the right Ergobaby Carrier >

Ergobaby Range Comparison Videos >

Ergobaby Range Comparison Table >

About the Carry Positions >

How to instructions and videos >

About Ergobaby

Ergobaby's innovative design makes wearing your baby comfortable for hours at a time, giving you the freedom to remain active and productive. All while still holding your baby securely to your body!

It’s a perfect carrier for families on the go - light and comfortable to wear, easy to use and lasts as long as you want to carry your child. Just what you need for the holidays!

This is the all-in-one soft baby carrier, assisting you through all the stages of your baby’s growth and moving from front to hip to back and outward facing position easily.

The Ergobaby Carrier’s ergonomic design supports a correct sitting position for the baby’s hip, pelvis and spine growth. It disperses most of the baby’s weight between the hips and thighs, which helps to eliminate compression of the spine when hanging by the crotch which some other designs require.

The Ergobaby also balances the baby’s weight to the parents’ hips and shoulders, and alleviates physical stress for the parent.

There are many different Ergobaby designs, so for help choosing the one which is right for you see the "How to Choose" video below.

 

Ergobaby range comparison

There are many Ergobaby styles to choose from. Watch our two demonstration videos and review the handy comparison chart so you can find the Ergobaby carrier style that suits your needs. Remember too, that styles such as the Ergobaby Adapt and Omni 360 come in a range of other colour options and cool mesh options, which are great for summer and warmer climates. For detailed information on particular models of carrier follow the links to each style's product information page.

Watch Ergobaby Adapt Demonstration

Watch Ergobaby Omni 360 Demonstration


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Style

ADAPT

OMNI 360 Cool Mesh

OMNI 360

Front Carry

Back Carry

Hip Carry

Baby Facing Out Option

Use From Newborn

Maximum Weight

20 kg

15 kg

15 kg

Sleeping/Nursing Hood

Storage Pocket

Waistbelt Length

66-140 cm

66-140 cm

66-140 cm


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Front carry

If you're using your Ergobaby to carry a newborn this is the position you'll need and for babies up to 2 years it's the position you'll most likely keep coming back to. Having baby close and being able to easily kiss the top of their head can't be beat.

If you're carrying a newborn, the newer Adapt and Omni 360 models have an integrated infant insert, saving time and hassle when putting the carrier on. It also means there's one less piece to misplace! Unlike the Ergobaby Original Carrier which needs an infant insert the new Adapt and Omni 360 models are easier to put on and use as they don't have the insert, which can be fiddly to use and warm in the summer months. The integrated infant insert positions baby correctly in an ergonomically natural sitting position.


Back carry

When baby is 6 months or older you can start to use the back carry position. While Back Carrying is one of the most liberating types of carries – it enables you to be hands free and keep the baby safely away from whatever you are doing – it seems to be one of the most daunting carries for parents. Back Carrying allows the parent to perform many tasks that would otherwise be difficult with a baby on the front.

Get some help while you practice getting your little one into the back carry position. It can be tricky to attempt first time round so practice over a soft surface, like the bed. Once you've mastered the technique, adjusted the straps and made sure baby is sitting well in the carrier you will find it's a liberating position to carry your child in.

Imagine how much easier it will be to get everyday things done with your baby safely and securely on your back, while she is still able to take in all the sights and sounds around her.


Baby Facing Out Carry

The baby facing out option can be used from around 6 months old and when baby has good head and neck control. Parents often like the facing out option so baby can see the same view as you are going about your day. It can be highly stimulating for babies, so is recommended to be used only in familiar environments.

Although the baby facing out position is one of the most commonly requested carry styles, in reality it is likely that you'll only be comfortably using this position for a short amount of time, often only 3-4 months over the total life of the carrier. This is because the weight of your growing baby can pull you forward, creating a strain on your back.

Ergobaby Carriers have been ergonomically designed with a frog-leg position for babies when sitting in the outward facing position and are safe to use in this position.


Side/Hip carry

When baby is 6 months or older the side carry position is possible. Side carrying with an Ergobaby involves some strap adjustment but once you've done it a couple of times it's straight forward to master.

This position is a good one for transitioning from front carry to back, you still get the closeness experienced with the front carry but a little more freedom to allow you to get on with everyday activities.

The hip carry position can be the least comfortable position over longer periods compared to the back and front carry and your little ones weight is carried and balanced on one side of your body more than the other.


How to Instructions for Ergobaby Carriers

Here you'll a range of videos about getting the most out of your Ergobaby carrier

How to choose the right Ergobaby Carrier for you

Omni 360 Face Baby Out Instruction Video

Omni 360 Back Carry Instruction Video

Omni 360 How to Hip Carry

Newborn Infant Insert Guide for Ergobaby Original