Parents Magazine surveyed hundreds of parents about their favorite products and had families test-drive new ones to compile this list of the most helpful items and the winner for Best Carrier of 2022 is our Omni Dream and Breeze!
Backed By Science
Babies spend a long time in utero tucked into the fetal position and when they are born, it takes several months for the joints to stretch out naturally.
The hip joint (which is a ball and socket joint) is more likely to be loose because of the stretching during birth and since the edges of the hip socket are made of soft cartilage like in your ear, it makes babies very flexible and helps them bend easily. If their hips are forced into a straight stretched out position too early, the ball may deform the edges of the socket (hip dysplasia) or slip out of the socket altogether (dislocation).
Get That Deep Seat
By six months of age, most babies have doubled in size and the hips are more developed so hip dysplasia is less likely to develop. But throughout their first year of life, it’s so important to keep their hips in a healthy position to support their physical development. The best position for an infant’s hips is where the hips fall or spread naturally apart to the side with the thighs supported and hips and knees bent. It will look like a M shape.
You can find instructions for all our baby carriers here.
The Pelvic Tuck is a little trick that helps to keep baby’s hips in the optimal position. Hannah from the Harrow Sling Consultancy shows how it’s done in this handy video.
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One thing that has been important to Ergobaby from the beginning is creating carriers that make it easy (and comfortable) for mom and baby to be supported ergonomically to reduce pain and aid in proper development.
All our carriers feature a design that supports your baby’s hip development and features easy to use buttons so you can switch easily from an inward and outward carry and still support both the wearer and “wearee”.
Something For Everyone
No parent is the same. From style preferences to fit, from where you live to your unique lifestyle, your baby gear should fit you. That’s why we’ve designed a variety of carriers that will meet YOUR unique needs! The OMNI carriers cover all the basics while customizing specific needs and allowing for custom fits too!
The OMNI Breeze is created with lightweight SoftFlex™ Mesh fabric for maximum breathability. It’s ranked #1 in Airflow, so you and your baby stay cool and dry all day. Padded shoulder straps and lumbar support combine to make adventures of any length feel effortless. The Omni Breeze provides all the carrying options you need as your baby grows, from newborn to toddler (0-48 months), making it the parent’s top choice for an all-in-one carrier.
Ideal for parents who live in warmer climates, are on the go, who have babies that run warm, or who simply love a good breathable carrier, the OMNI Breeze is unparalleled!
Ergobaby’s OMNI™ DREAM Baby Carrier provides ultimate softness every time you wear your baby. Made with SoftTouch™ Cotton, its brushed fabric was made to keep you and your baby cozy and comfortable on adventures big and small. Also featuring padded shoulder straps and ergonomic lumbar support, it makes hours of carrying your little one feel effortless. The OMNI™ DREAM always keeps in time with the changing needs of your baby, providing every carrying option from newborn to toddler (0-48 months).
Omni Dream is perfect for parents who live in cooler climates and are less concerned about getting too warm with baby. While still breathable, the Dream is made for snuggles and comfort.
When it comes to our competitor’s soft structured baby carriers, our carriers just don’t quit. They were designed to last! Our OMNI carriers will support your children up to 48 months in all carry positions. But we didn’t stop there.
- NO infant inserts required
- Adjustable side panels allow a more custom fit
- Baby hoods for sun protection, naps, or nursing
- Detachable storage pouch for diapers, phones, or other small items
AND you can sell your carrier back to us through Everlove when your kids have grown out of their carrying years.
A first of its kind carrier buyback, restoration, and resell program
For every baby that grows up too fast, there’s a new baby born – a new family who is ready for the adventure ahead of them. Everlove by Ergobaby breathes new life into previously loved carriers for new families to experience the special bond through babywearing.
Everlove was born out of Egobaby’s desire to create a more sustainable future and provide equal opportunities for more families to experience the joy of babywearing.
Everlove is all about connection – to our babies, to our planet, and to each other.
How does it work? We’ll send you a shipping label, you send us the carrier. It’s as simple as that. No need to stage the perfect photo and bargain with buyers. Everlove pays for your carrier, cleans it up, inspects it for safety of continued use, and sells it to a new family for you!
When your carrier has been inspected and accepted, you’ll receive a choice of a $50 gift card to Ergobaby, a $20 gift card to a retailer of your choice, or we’ll make a $30 donation on your behalf to Baby2Baby.
Learn more about our Everlove program!
It Gets Better
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.