Which Baby Carrier is Best For My Family?

As an expecting parent, there are so many decisions to make. What do I need? What can I do without? Everyone has an opinion on the “must have” baby products out there. And when it comes to babywearing, that’s no exception. There are so many benefits to babywearing, including calming a crying baby and allowing parents to be hands-free, that the decision to get a baby carrier is a no-brainer as far as we are concerned! With countless options and products, making a can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help.

Here at Ergobaby, we offer two options for your babywearing journey called Ages & Stages or All-in-One. Neither journey is better than the other, it’s all about personal preference. Perhaps you’d like an option that allows your baby to face out when developmentally appropriate, about 4-6 months old. Maybe you’re less concerned about facing out and just want simplicity of inward snuggles. Whatever babywearing journey you decide to take, Ergobaby is here to support you! Let’s explore a little more.

Embrace Newborn Baby Carrier

Imagine life from the perspective of a new baby. So many bright lights, so much activity. You’re not even really sure where you are or how you got here. But you have these all too familiar sounds, familiar smells and an overwhelming desire to get back close to a place of warmth, comfort, nourishment, and safety.  

As a newborn, both baby and mother need time to adjust to their new way of life, staying in and resting and healing.  This time is often referred to as the First 40 Days or the fourth trimester. Honoring the first 40 days allows for parents to ease into their new roles as parents, while gently easing baby into the world.

The Embrace Baby Carrier is soft, cozy and super comfortable, the sweetest way to stay connected. No complicated wrapping or tying, the Embrace is a simple way to keep you and baby close as you find your new rhythm together. This carrier is offered in two different fabrics and a variety of colors that are as unique as each mother and baby.

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Aura Baby Wrap

Our babies are born immature, they need us for their very survival, as they have many years and development ahead of them to reach that place of independence. As soon as they are born we aim to get them right on moms chest as the evidence for Kangaroo Care, also known as skin to skin, is incredible. This is where a baby wrap comes in. 

Why choose a baby wrap instead of a buckle carrier for the newborn months?  It’s mainly about preference.  A baby wrap has a bit more of a learning curve, yes, but you also can make more customizations than a buckle carrier. While there is always the option of using your buckle newborn carrier from birth, the softness and support a wrap offers a much different experience for newborns and their caregivers. Many find the ability to customize the fit and pre-tie to allow for popping the baby in and out to be an excellent and most enjoyable experience.  Also, many parents prefer a baby wrap as it’s much easier to practice skin-to-skin right from the start. We’ve made our baby wrap simple with lightweight, soft, and supportive fabric.

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360 Baby Carrier

Around four months, both caregiver and parent are ready and eager to emerge from the cocoon-like fourth trimester.  Developmentally, around 4-6 months, baby will be able to hold her head up and shift her focus from her caregivers to that of the outside world.  She has full-color vision, is able to see at longer distances, and is developing more hand-eye coordination.  This is a good time to transition to the 360 Baby Carrier.  With the 360, baby can face you without an insert, and as her curiosity develops, you can try short periods facing out in the carrier.  The 360 will take you through toddlerhood, as baby can transition to the back carry around 6 months, once she is able to sit up on her own.

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SAVE WITH THE AGES & STAGES BUNDLE

Alta Hip Seat

For all the busy little ones who love to get up and back down, the Alta Hip Seat Baby Carrier gives you a hands-free carry and an assisted one-hand hold, all in one carrier. With a quick up and down option, you can keep up with your kiddo (4-48 months) without compromising your own comfort. Improved airflow, a quieter waistband, and an ergonomic seat delivers on the world class Ergobaby quality and comfort for both caregivers and children.

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Omni Baby Carrier – Available in Breeze or Dream

Our all-in-one, AWARD-WINNING, newborn-ready Omni Baby Carrier has all the carry positions. Omni grows with you from week 1 to 48 months. It’s newborn-ready, with use of adjustable panels on the waistbelt. Our crossable shoulder straps give a personalized fit. You can switch easily from facing out back to facing in if baby falls asleep, and offers back carry once baby is able to sit up on her own. This all-in-one baby carrier is available either in Breeze, which is our breathable mesh fabric, or Dream, our softest cotton yet!

Omni Breeze

The Ergobaby Omni™ Breeze brings breathability in baby carriers to the next level. When you’re wearing your baby, the key to comfort is breathability. 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. This versatile carrier is great for families who live in warmer temperatures or who simply want the added breathability while wearing baby. It provides four convenient carry positions (inward, forward, hip & back) and adjusts to ergonomically grow from newborn to toddler (0-48 months; 7-45lbs). Innovative sliders effortlessly allow you to switch baby from inward to forward mode quickly and easily. With padded lumbar support and extra-cushioned crossable shoulder straps, the Omni™ Breeze gives you and your baby ergonomic support in all the right places. Includes incorporated side pockets, a detachable storage pocket as well as a UPF baby hood for sun protection, privacy and easy breastfeeding- this carrier has it all. 

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Omni Dream

The softest carrier with premium features, The Omni™ Dream Baby Carrier is Ergobaby’s all-around carrier that does it all. Made with SoftTouch™ Cotton, its gentle yet durable fabric was made to keep you and your baby cozy and comfortable on adventures big and small. This versatile carrier is perfect for families living in cooler temps or that are more focused on soft and cozy snuggles. The Dream provides four convenient carry positions (inward, forward, hip & back) and adjusts to ergonomically grow from newborn to toddler with no inserts required (0-48 months; 7-45lbs). Innovative sliders effortlessly allow you to switch baby from inward to forward mode quickly and easily. With padded lumbar support and extra-cushioned crossable shoulder straps, the Omni™ Dream gives you and your baby ergonomic support in all the right places. Includes incorporated side pockets, a detachable storage pocket as well as a baby hood for sun protection, privacy and easy breastfeeding- this carrier has it all. Ergobaby stands by our products with our ErgoPromise Guarantee. If you find a manufacturing or material defect, Ergobaby will replace your carrier at no charge.

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Aerloom Baby Carrier

Our most eco-friendly carrier, the Aerloom is newborn-ready, has all the carry positions, and uses FormaKnit fabric, which allows for airflow, stretch, support in all the right areas without extra bulk to fit wearer and baby, all while delivering on very unique-looking baby carriers.  The Aerloom is also limited edition, once a color sells out, it will not be available again in the future. 87% of the knit is made with post-consumer, recycled polyester – reusing about 26 plastic water bottles! Ergonomically supportive for both carrier and baby, the Aerloom is a sleek and modern carrier that is as good for the Earth as it is for your family.

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ErgoPromise

Superior quality. Safe, happy babies.

Ergobaby never settles for less than exceptional. From materials to workmanship, our carriers are built to last for years to come as your baby — and family — grows.

That’s why every Ergobaby carrier comes with the ErgoPromise LifeTime Guarantee. If you find a manufacturing or material defect, we’ll replace your carrier or part at no charge.

We stand by our products so you can carry your precious cargo with confidence.

Everlove

With Everlove, we’ve taken our commitment to the Earth and our families one step further. Everlove was birthed out of Ergobaby’s desire to create a more sustainable future and provide equal opportunities for more families to experience the joy of babywearing. Most of our carriers are eligible to be sold back to us through the Everlove program. And it’s super simple! Just tell us about your carrier, then we’ll pick it up and pay you even before it’s sold to another family! Good for the planet, good for community. A win-win. Learn more about How to Everlove!

Christina is a mama, conservationist, DIY’er, vintage fanatic, dog lover and the Ergobaby director of community.

She is passionate about babies, babywearing, birth, yoga, natural living, and healthy eats. When not online reading and writing about all of the above, she can be found spending time with her daughter, creating their family story in Los Angeles.

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