Which Ergobaby Carrier is Best for Me?
Modern families are on the go and with that comes a need to bring along the new baby or toddler. The entire line of Ergobaby carriers was designed to keep a parent’s best interest in mind and to provide several options that suit every need - you can even breastfeed in them! That being said, there are FOUR Ergobaby Carrier options and deciphering them can be a challenge. Read below to see the key differences and to help you choose the best carrier for your needs.
THE OMNI 360
The Omni is the newest addition to the Ergobaby line and features all the bells and whistles. It allows you to carry your child in FOUR different positions: Front carry - facing out, front carry - facing in, side carry and back carry. It is suitable for children from 7 - 33 lbs and DOES NOT require an infant insert when carrying a newborn. This new evolution of NOT requiring an infant insert makes the carrier less bulky than The Original carrier (when caryring a newborn) and even easier to use for families on the go. To adjust for the size and age of your child, the carrier features adjustable velcro tabs in the inside of the belt that are labelled and color coded that are easy to modify as your child grows. The carrier itselft features a crossable straps, a privacy hood, lumbar support on the belt for additional comfort with the older children and also includes a detachable storage pouch. The shoulder straps also attach to the carrier at the front, making it easier to adjust when wearing the carrier. (MSRP $180)
THE ALL-POSITION 360
The All-Position 360 carrier is very similar to the Omni in that it allows you to carry your child in FOUR different positions: Front carry - facing out, front carry - facing in, side carry and back carry. It is suitable for children from 12-33 lbs and as early as 7lbs when using an infant insert. From the exterior, this carrier looks almost identical to the Omni. The All-Position also features a privacy hood and shoulder straps that attach at the front of the carrier, but now has a padded wrap-around waist belt for added comfort. Most 360 styles will feature this belt style, however the Cool Air version will have a padded lumbar support and DOES NOT feature a wrap-around belt. (MSRP $160-$180)
The Adapt is an extremely versatile carrier and like the Omni, it DOES NOT require the use of an infant insert to be compatible with newborns. It is suitable for children from 7-45lbs and is a THREE position carrier. It allows you to carry your child in the following positions: Front carry - facing in, side carry and back carry. Its shoulder straps are crossable and attach to the front of the carrier for easy access to adjust while on the go. It features a privacy hood and lumbar support for added comfort. There is also a Cool Mesh version available for added breathability. (MSRP $145-$155)
The Original Carrier was the first in the Ergobaby line and endures due to its versatility and functionality. It is a THREE position carrier and allows you to carry your child in the following positions: Front carry - facing in, side carry and back carry. It is suitable for children from 12-45lbs and as early as 7lbs when using the infant insert. It features a privacy hood, large storage pocket and some styles even features a padded lumbar support belt. (MSRP $115-$120)