Hip Seat

Hip Seat - FAQs

  1. What is a hip seat?
    The hip seat helps carry baby for shorter periods of time, usually around the house. It has a wide waistband with padded shelf-like seat, which baby sits on while you hold them with an arm. Instead of holding growing baby in your arms or on your hip, you can seat them in the seat with less strain on your arms and back. Many hip seats have combined the design of their hip seats with a back panel to make a hip seat carrier, which is more versatile than a hip seat alone and allows for more extended hands-free wear
  2. Is the Ergobaby Hip Seat baby carrier machine washable?
    Yes, the Ergobaby Hip Seat baby carrier is machine washable. Make sure to remove the foam seat base and to fasten all hook and loop fasteners and buckles before washing. Use mild detergent free of bleach, perfumes, dyes, chlorine, or optical brighteners.
  3. What is the maximum weight for baby to be carried in the Ergobaby Hip Seat baby carrier?
    The Ergobaby Hip Seat baby carrier can be used until your baby weighs 45 lbs / 20 kg. There is no restriction on how long you can continue wearing baby in a specific carry position, this is more about your comfort and baby's comfort.
  4. What is the length of the waistband?
    The waistband can extend to 52”. Please note that wearers should secure waistband above the hip.
  5. What are the carrying positions?
    With the hip seat only, baby can be carried on the hip and in the front – parent facing and outward facing. With the back panel, baby can be carried hands-free on the back and in the front – parent facing and outward facing.
  6. How old should baby be in order to carry them in each carry position?
    Beginning around 4 months (min 12 lbs), when baby has good head and neck control, the Ergobaby Hip Seat with removable panel can be used in the front carry – parent facing and outward facing. Beginning around 6 months (min 17.2 lbs), when baby can sit on their own, baby can be carried in the back carry. They can also be carried with just the hip seat in parent facing, outward facing and hip.
  7. When is baby ready to face out?
    Every baby develops differently. You can start wearing your baby facing out once your baby demonstrates strong head and neck control, with his chin above the carrier panel). Do not use a pillow to prop baby up. If baby gets sleepy or shows signs of overstimulation, turn baby around to face you.
  8. What materials is the Ergobaby Hip Seat baby carrier made from?
    The Cool Air Mesh version of the Ergobaby Hip Seat baby carrier is made of 100% polyester. The carrier also includes a removable foam seat that is made of EPP (expanded polypropylene). None of the materials include flame retardants.