An Expert Guide to Ergobaby Carriers
A baby carrier is a must for any parent looking to move around and get things done when their baby is awake! Check out these top four carriers from Ergobaby.
Congratulations—you are having a baby or have recently given birth and have a child all your own at home! But now, what do you do with the bundle of joy when you want to get some work done and they’re awake? Sure, you could cook one-handed or vacuum while rocking your newborn or infant in the other arm. But why not get some help? Enter the world of baby carriers, with choices from sling carriers to advanced options that help with back and hip support. Which one is best for you and your needs? Which company is best for you?
To answer the second question first, I recommend checking out Ergobaby and all of its products. As for the answer to the first, keep reading and find out everything you need to know about the various baby carriers on offer from Ergobaby!
Some key factors to keep in mind as you look through the options are your baby's weight, the features of each carrier (such as relieving pressure on certain joints), and whether a padded waist belt is something that matters to you as you carry around an older child. Ergobaby is best for all of these things, including getting recognized by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as being great for hip health!
Best Bang for Your Buck: Ergobaby Omni Breeze Baby Carrier
This carrier is among the most comprehensive for the new parent. One of the most impressive features of this carrier is that it can be utilized for all little ones from newborns through four-year-olds. It also has incredible versatility as it adapts to all carry positions that are safe for your little one—forward-facing, facing-in, hip carry, and back riding! This level of versatility in a carrier makes it one of the foremost options in the baby carrier market. Plus, it has a tuck-away adjustable hood that keeps feeding private and baby's head secure.
To sweeten the pot even further, the Omni Breeze carrier is as breathable as the name suggests. Made from trademarked SoftFlex Mesh and organic cotton, the diamond pattern allows for maximum airflow through the carrier, providing you and your baby the comfort you both so desperately deserve. The breathable fabric on this carrier is so good that it has been rated #1 in airflow as the majority of the carrier is covered in mesh, including the waist and lumbar supports, to allow for ventilation in those important areas. The organic cotton also makes it the softest of Ergobaby’s carriers.
Finally, the most important factor in any baby carrier is, of course, the way it looks! I am only slightly kidding, but the Ergobaby Omni Breeze comes in nine different color options, suitable for any family! There are your usual colors—black, a darker shade of gray, and a lighter shade of gray. But there are also options in olive green, three shades of blue, and pink. Lastly, there is the “I want to make a statement” choice called Dappled which is a black base with colorful shapes strewn about the carrier, giving the owner of this carrier a way to say “I’m the fun parent” while still looking classy and reaping the benefits of the Ergobaby brand!
Most Affordable: Ergobaby Aura Baby Wrap
If you are in a situation where you are attempting to decide what is and isn’t worth the money, it may be a good idea to go for the Aura Baby Wrap. This wrap is good for newborns and infants from 8 lbs to 25lbs. The Aura wrap is made from lightweight, breathable, and durable viscose made from a combination of eucalyptus and acacia. It comes in nine different styles—some are solids and some have subtle patterns.
The Aura wrap is easy to put on and take off while carrying your baby, is quick to secure, and—for those of you who are first-time parents like me—comes with tutorial videos to help explain how the wrap should be secured around you and baby. These wraps help keep the baby calm by allowing them to be securely pressed into your chest, hearing the rhythmic heartbeat of their parent traipsing around the house getting work done, making it a very cuddly carrier! This is the least expensive Ergobaby carrier, which means you can get a carrier for roughly 12 months (depending on how big your child is) and have money left over to buy other baby essentials.
The Best Newborn Value: Embrace Cozy Newborn Carrier
While this carrier is more expensive than the Aura wrap, in terms of value, this carrier does one thing that the Aura Baby Wrap doesn’t—it’s so easy to use that even an exhausted new parent could figure it out. And that feels like the best value! The simple buckle system allows for this carrier to quickly be snapped in place, making it the best carrier for all-around ease and value. With the Embrace newborn carrier, you can have the peace of mind that the carrier for your precious bundle of joy is going to be secure to your body and keep them in a safe riding position, no matter what you are doing around the house, by easily clicking in the buckle attachments.
While all Ergobaby carriers allow for mobile breastfeeding, the Embrace Carrier offers the adjustability to move baby's head down to nurse and back up after by simply loosening and tightening the shoulder straps while keeping your baby in their natural sitting position. First-time parents, especially those who are exhausted, may not have the time to soothe the baby while readjusting their carrier, but quickly loosening a shoulder strap can be done in seconds, without having to move the baby at all!
Finally, as with all of Ergobaby carriers, you are gaining incredible breathability and comfort, as well as knowing that they are all highly rated for safe and healthy hip positions. Not only that, but the Embrace Cozy Newborn Carrier, good for babies 7-25 pounds, comes in four great colors: black, blue, gray, and sage.
The Bad and Boujee Yet Carbon Responsible Option: The Aerloom
If you want to put your money behind a carrier that you will use for the next three to four years, want something that is going to be comfortable, breathable, and durable, and seeks something eco-friendly, the Ergobaby Aerloom might be the perfect carrier for you! With its ergonomic design, this carrier is good for newborns as well as an older baby, all while being comfortable and secure on the adult carrying your precious child!
Made from a material called Formaknit, which is made from post-consumer recyclables, the Aerloom is made to have the ultimate fit for the on-the-go parents. This soft structured carrier is designed to fit around the contours of your body and provide support where you need it and comfort all around. Offered in eight different colors, pick out your Aerloom in gray, black, sand, mint, lavender, sunburst, ocean blue, or desert rose.
On top of being eco-friendly and coming in a variety of cool colors, the Aerloom is also incredibly lightweight, eliminating the bulky shoulder straps of other carriers, as well as being breathable for the wearer and allowing good airflow to keep the baby cool while riding in style. The Aerloom also has a zippered pocket on the waistband to safely store valuables while going on your adventures. This carrier, much like the others, has a great customizable fit, allowing the wearer and baby to be comfortable in all positions on the torso. Whether you are taking your baby out for a stroll in the park or hiking a trail with your family, this is the carrier for you!
Get Advice from an Expert
Whether you are a first-time parent, a loving family member, or a friend trying to make life easier for the new mom or dad, speak to one of our knowledgeable Experts here on Curated about which of these carriers would be the best and most comfortable for parent and baby. Whatever the case may be, a Curated Expert will walk you through the pros and cons, find exactly what you are looking for, and get you squared away with the best purchase!
To make it even better, your Expert will be well versed in many different baby items as well, so should you need help with other larger ticket items, from travel strollers to car seats and beyond, they will be able to narrow down the wide variety of options and get something that is best for you. Head over to Curated and take the short quiz, find what you need, and maybe even set up a registry for all of your baby's needs!
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