Ergobaby Carriers: What’s the Difference?

Visit Ergobaby’s site and you’ll quickly see they have a lot of baby carriers. If you’re having a difficult time making a decision, let us help!

When it comes to choosing a carrier, you can choose with confidence because all of our carriers are made with the highest quality to keep both you and your little one safe, secure, and comfortable. The right carrier for you will come down to personal preference!

Omni Breeze

Style: Soft-structured carrier

Materials: 100% Polyester

Age & Weight: 7 – 45 lbs

Infant Insert: No insert needed

Positions: 4 ergonomic positions (front inward carry, front outward carry, hip carry, back carry)

Waistband: Lumbar support waistbelt

Straps: Padded shoulder straps

Price: $199

Why You’ll Love It

Omni™ Breeze brings breathability to the next level. Rated #1 in Airflow* when tested with comparable carriers, the Omni™ Breeze uses SoftFlex™ Mesh fabric to maximize airflow, keeping you and your baby comfortable and dry all day. Padded Lumbar support for extra back comfort and privacy hood for sun protection and breastfeeding, the Breeze is a great companion for your babywearing journey.

 

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Omni Dream

Style: Soft-structured carrier

Materials: 100% Cotton

Age & Weight: 7 – 45 lbs

Infant Insert: No Infant Insert needed

Positions: 4 ergonomic positions (front carry-inward facing, front carry-forward facing, hip carry, back carry) 

Waistband: Lumbar support waistbelt

Straps: Padded, crossable shoulder straps

Price: $199

Why You’ll Love It

The Omni Dream™ Baby Carrier is Ergobaby’s softest cotton carrier that does it all. Made with SoftTouch™ Cotton, its brushed fabric was made to keep you and your baby cozy. Its upgraded, premium features provide ultimate comfort & convenience on adventures big and small.

 

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Omni 360

2 women holding babies in ergobaby carriers walking outside

 

Style: Soft-structured carrier

Materials: Premium cotton, mesh

Age & Weight: ~0-48 months, 7-45 lbs.

Infant Insert: No Infant Insert needed

Positions: 4 ergonomic positions (front carry-inward facing, front carry-forward facing, hip carry, back carry)

Waistband: Lumbar support waistbelt

Straps: Padded, crossable shoulder straps

Price: $180

Why You’ll Love It

This all-in-one baby carrier really does have it all. From the baby privacy hood to the detachable storage pouch, lumbar support, and four ergonomic sitting positions for babies and toddlers, the Omni 360 is as easy to use as it is functional. Providing security, comfort, and hands-free connection, this carrier lets you have your cake and eat it too.

 

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Embrace

 

Style: Hybrid – simple to use like a structured carrier but soft and cozy like a wrap 

Materials: Oeko-Tex Standard 100% certified fabrics

Age & Weight: ~0-18 months, 7-25 lbs.

Infant Insert: No Infant Insert needed

Positions: 3 ergonomic positions (newborn, front carry-inward facing, front carry-forward facing)

Waistband: Padded, supportive waistbelt

Straps: Stretchy, crossable shoulder straps

Price: $80

Why You’ll Love It

Embrace brings together the best parts of a soft wrap carrier and a supportive structured carrier; just like it’s going to help bring you and your baby closer together. Designed with safety, simplicity, and comfort in mind, you’ll be able to soak up all the newborn snuggles you want.

 

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360

woman holding baby in ergobaby 360 carrier

 

Style: Soft-structured carrier

Materials: 100% cotton, mesh

Age & Weight: ~4-48 months, 12-45 lbs.

Infant Insert: Needed for babies 0-4 months and 7-12 lbs.

Positions: 4 ergonomic positions (front carry-inward facing, front carry-forward facing, hip carry, back carry)

Waistband: Lumbar support waistbelt

Straps: Adjustable, padded shoulder straps

Price: $160

Why You’ll Love It

The Ergo 360 is an all-positions, all-seasons baby carrier. A machine-washable carrier that’s also nursing-friendly and comes with a baby privacy hood (for nursing and protecting baby’s head from the sun or wind), it offers comfort and convenience for babywearing whenever and wherever you need it.  This is the perfect carrier to follow the Embrace or the Aura wrap, once your baby is developmentally showing cues that she wants to see the world (around 4-6 months) and face out!

 

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Aerloom

Style: Soft-structured carrier

Materials: 87% Recycled Polyester (GRS-Certified), 13% Nylon

Age & Weight: ~0-48 months, 7-45 lbs.

Infant Insert: No Infant Insert needed

Positions: 3 ergonomic positions (front carry, front outward carry, back carry)

Waistband: Lumbar support waistbelt

Straps: Padded, curved straps

Design: Lightweight and compact with zippered pouch

Price: $219

Why You’ll Love It

Out most sustainable carrier, every color in Aerloom is produced in limited quantities to reduce waste. Breathable and super lightweight, this carrier is great for families on the go. 

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Aura Baby Wrap

mom kissing baby's head as she holds him/her in ergobaby aura baby wrap

 

Style: Wrap

Materials: 100% viscose

Weight: 8-25 lbs.

Positions: Inward-facing front carry

Price: $49

Why You’ll Love It

Wraps can be confusing, especially for a first-time parent. Confusing is one word you’ll never use to describe the Aura Baby Wrap. Simple, soft, stretchy, comfy, supportive, safe—now those are words to use when telling your new-mom friends what wrap they should buy. This wrap also sets itself apart from the crowd with its sewn-in pouch designed for you to fold and store the wrap in when it’s not in use.

 

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Hip Seat

woman holding baby in ergobaby hip seat carrier

 

Style: Hip seat

Materials: Mesh

Age & Weight: ~4-48 months, 12-45 lbs.

Positions: 3 ergonomic positions (front carry-inward facing, front carry-forward facing, hip carry)

Waistband: Padded, wide, velcro waistband

Straps: Padded shoulder straps

Price: $129

Why You’ll Love It

Young children are very curious, and when they reach that age of being able to curiously move around, you’ll want a hip seat. Ergobaby’s is a great choice. The padded hip seat is safe and supportive for you and your baby or toddler. It keeps them close and happy, but also makes it easy for them to get down when they want to roam around. There’s also a side pocket so you can easily store and reach for your keys, phone, chapstick, etc.

 

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How to Choose the Right Carrier

With so many options, how do you choose? Think about your baby and your lifestyle and then look for qualities in a baby carrier that meet your needs. Use this information and also check out the carrier comparison page the choose the best carrier for you and your baby. It provides a carrier chart, video, and more in-depth breakdowns of the qualities you want in a baby carrier and each Ergobaby carrier.

No matter what baby carrier you use, there are two things that always remain the same with any Ergobaby carrier—your baby or toddler will sit in a safe, comfortable ergonomic seat and you will enjoy hands-free bonding with your child.

 

Kirsten Metcalf is a writer, editor and mother to a hilarious but very strong-willed toddler and a beautiful baby girl. She started writing short stories in elementary school and years later became a sports reporter and editor. Now, she mainly writes marketing, religious and parenting-related blog posts. Even before she knew she wanted to be a writer, Kirsten knew she wanted to be a mom. She knows being a mom is one of the most rewarding but hardest jobs out there, which is why she loves being able to share parenting knowledge and support to other moms through her writing. When she actually wins negotiations with her toddler, Kirsten likes to reward herself by watching KU basketball, eating cheesecake, or going on a Target run by herself.

September 26, 2019

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