Features & Benefits:
- Innovative ERGObaby Four-Position 360 Carrier
- Ergonomic design cradles baby in natural sitting position
- Structured bucket evenly distributes weight between parent’s hips and shoulders with ideal spine positioning
- Carrier features buttons to adjust width
- Adjustable padded shoulder straps
- Adjustable waistband with convenient Velcro for easy fastening: 26-55"
- Waistband fastens high or low on the waist for more lower-back support
- Waistband ideal for use after C-section
- Adjustable back panel
- Adjustable and storable hood supports baby’s head while sleeping and gives more privacy while nursing
- 100% cotton canvas shell and 100% cotton poplin lining
- Machine washable Weight capacity: 7-12 lbs. (newborn with infant insert - sold separately) and up to 33 lbs.
|Type||Front/Back Baby Carriers, Slings|
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Most Liked Positive Review
Just about Perfect
I ordered this specifically for a vacation and it definitely got put through its paces. It's been used every day for the past 12 days. I typically wear our 10 mo old in a...Read complete review
I ordered this specifically for a vacation and it definitely got put through its paces. It's been used every day for the past 12 days. I typically wear our 10 mo old in a sling, but it's not great for long stretches of time. I needed something that my husband would use as well and that wouldn't hurt my back after hours of wearing while traveling and walking. This definitely worked out well for us. It was easy to adjust the sizing back and forth between my husband (6', 190 lb) and myself (5'6", 130 lb) - which we regularly did. I like that it had the proper hip support as my husband likes to have our daughter facing forward when he carries her and he did frequently. My husband used it on a four hour hike/ excursion with no problems or complaints. I used for a long period of time (five hours) when we were transiting from one city to another by walking, train, water taxi, and all while rolling/ carrying luggage. I admit, that I would forget that I was carrying her as there was no extra strain from the straps. What I loved is that it is so comfortable. If she fell asleep while we were out and about, we would use the sleep hood to keep her head from flopping around. I loved that my husband would wear it and that it was easy to adjust between my husband and me. Also, we had no issues using through airports, unlike my sling which has metal rings. That being said, I have a love/ hate relationship with the velcro. I love that the velcro makes it quick to wrap around the waist. I hate that it would get caught on the sweaters I was wearing! So be warned if you are wearing something that velcro can attach to! There are some moments when undoing the velcro is just loud. (e.t. Visitng a church/ museum to look at the art work, and daughter started to get fussy in the stroller - pulled out the folded ergo and undid the velcro to strap around my waist...it sounded like it echoed through the whole building and all attention on me). I'd probably need to step out of the room if she's sleeping if I needed to undo the velcro. The carrier itself can also get hot. It's rather thick, so I don't know how much I'll use this in the summer or in temperatures warmer than about 78degrees F. I also did have some trouble reaching the snaps to connect the sleep hood. Maybe my shoulders just don't rotate like that. My husband normally had to help me, although he never had problems when he was wearing it and needed to use the hood. I will say that the first time I used it, it did hurt my shoulder/ neck, but it had to do with the way I adjusted the back panel. Once I figured that out, it wasn't a problem. On the whole, I really liked this carrier. I think it was a great buy and couldn't really find another on the market that matched our needs for the carrier.
Most Liked Negative Review
Can't get it on by myself, and won't adjust small
I tried this on in-store. I'm 5'1, with a lot of post-preggo weight. Even with my extra weight, I can't get the shoulder straps to adjust small enough for me. I also...Read complete review
I tried this on in-store. I'm 5'1, with a lot of post-preggo weight. Even with my extra weight, I can't get the shoulder straps to adjust small enough for me. I also couldn't get it on by myself--the back clip was too low, and thus really challenging to get into my grip to do up. Both my daughter and I were really uncomfortable in it, and in the front-facing position her knees weren't above her hips (which is why I'd get this carrier over another one). I decided to go with another carrier. The fabric felt quite nice, but would likely be a bit thick for warmer months.
Reviewed by 60 customers
I've been looking for the right carrier for 6 years. I even joined one of those cult-ish (weird!) baby-wearing groups and borrowed several different types of carriers. Now with my 3rd baby bean I've found it. She likes forward-facing (beware of joining a baby-wearing group if you have a child that likes to look out and see the world), the bjorn is a pain in the back. This isn't. It is absolutely perfect, except maybe for the velcro. Buckles are better, (I borrowed a regular ergo from a friend for a time and can attest) don't fix things that aren't broken, dear Ergo. Otherwise, bravo on making a forward-facing carrier that is comfortable.
I am a new baby-wearing dad (he's 6 months old now), and I have experience with wraps (moby and home-made), the Infantino 3-way carrier, and the older regular Ergo. Here's what I think of this after having the Ergo for a couple months now. We wear baby A LOT. We have lots of work to do around the house, and my wife works from home. While baby is happy to play by himself for a time, he does get fussy. In the carrier, though, we can get 2-3 hours (between feedings) of uninterrupted work done. It is a game changer. PROS High Quality Components The construction is very high quality, it has had no trouble standing up to the rigor of parenting. If I were to make a bet on the first thing to fail, I would say that it would be a button, since they take the most stress during use (more on that in the cons). It is nice that the buttons aren't particularly structural, and if they did fail it wouldn't be catastrophic. The straps even come with attached elastic bands to manage excess length. The integrated shade cover is awesome, and also works if baby is overwhelmed by the environment (shade from chaos as well as UV). The Infantino, by comparison, is much more likely to fall apart under heavy use. Comfort This is by far the comfiest way to wear a baby that I have found (front or back). It feels very secure and sits well on my body as well as my wife's (even though our body types are very different). She has been able to breastfeed from the front-wearing back-facing position. It's great. Good Baby Posture The Infantino carrier didn't keep baby in good posture while front-facing (and was only passable rear-facing). The Ergo 360, however, keeps baby's legs at the right angle to the body for healthy posture. It's hard to describe, but while the baby was "hanging" from the Infantino, he is "riding" in the Ergo. Much better. SO/SO Buttoning/re-buttoning the leg pads to change between rear and front-facing is annoying. I understand why it is necessary, but clips would have been easier. Basically, you should be able to do any adjustments to your carrier one-handed, and while that is theoretically possible here, it's not easy. It also seems to be a perfect case for clips since you don't even need to change the length... Front-facing front-carry, baby can't hold her hands together or reach her face if her arms are under the arm-straps. If they are over the arm-straps, then it seems less safe for baby. The downside is that if you want to give baby something to play with or to interact with him while you are doing something (teaching is great!), he won't be able to get very hands-on with it. This isn't a deal breaker, but I do wish that the front were narrower somehow to allow baby more ability to grab things and/or put them in her mouth. CONS The Ergo360 is rough on people who aren't flexible - The safety strap clip is directly behind the carrier, so you have to reach all the way around yourself to clip it if you are front-wearing. It's VERY HARD when it's behind you. If you bought this carrier, you intend to use it front-wearing (or you wouldn't have bought the 360!), so this happens a lot. As a result, I forget to clip it and it becomes a trip-hazard. While you can also do it before baby goes into the carrier, it's easy to forget. - Same problem with the arm-strap connection clip, only this one *CAN'T* happen before baby is in the carrier. You need to somehow get to the clip in between your shoulder-blades while the baby is pulling down the carrier on your front. You can lay baby down on a bed to get some extra reach, but for those who are very inflexible, you will need to use a bed to rest baby on, let the strap out really far and clip it in front of you, then put your head through and tighten it. It's not awesome. - Same problem with the shoulder straps. You have to reach behind your armpit and grab the strap to tighten it. You can't do it cross-body because the angle is wrong and it won't tighten. - This is less a problem with baby on your back, but that is a trick all its own. The instructions use a balance, lean, and twist maneuver for getting baby on your back, but if you are a new mom who is still sore from birthing, this will be terrifying and perhaps impossible. Back carry is the best carry for getting work done, and if you can get baby used to it, you will be much more productive. We have found that using a bed is the only way to do a back carry without fear or falling. However, this isn't mentioned in the guide (IIRC), but it should be. It seems kind of tone-deaf to have a product that requires so much flexibility in a user that just had major physical hardship. The safety clip should have been on the side, and rethink the arm-strap clip location. Ultimately: it's easiest if you do it together, so if you can find a carrier-buddy to help get baby in and out, that works best. Other than that, the only negative is that it's expensive and Ergo doesn't do any kinds of coupons or rewards to help lower income people get access to (potentially) a life-saving tool.
I bought this carrier 4 months ago, it is excellent a must buy for all families , only down side is taking the velcro belt off when baby is sleeping.
I had a cheaper carrier that I received at my baby shower. As my daughter grew, I began to have trouble carrying her because I would have so much back pain. After reading about the crouch dangling, I knew I needed something better! So I read lots of reviews and settled on this one and I could not be happier. I love that the waist straps helps to distribute my daughter's weight and now I can carry her for much longer without the pain.
I bought one month ago, it is great and my baby now four month old like it very much. Just when I open it, the sound is too loud