Frequently Asked Questions about Ergobaby Carriers.
Ergobaby Carriers offer a range of excellent ergonomic carriers with carry positions that promote healthy spine development and adapt to accommodate your growing child. This Multi award winning design has received the endorsement from leading Health Professionals.
How many Carry Positions does the Ergobaby Carrier cater for?
Ergobaby 3 Positional Carriers – offering 3 comfortable carry positions
Positions: Front Carry – Baby Facing , Hip carry and Back carry
Ergobaby 3 Position Baby Carriers include:
- Original Classic Range
- Organic Boutique Range
- Performance (Active range )
- Ventus (3D Mesh) Carrier
Ergobaby 4 Positional Carriers – offering 4 comfortable carry positions
Ergobaby 4 Position Carriers are called: The Ergobaby 360 – 4 Position Carrier
Positions: Front Carry – Baby Facing , Hip carry and Back carry and Outward Facing (recommended for 6months plus)
What is the weight limit of the Ergobaby Carriers?
Ergobaby recommends a weight limit of 20kg for the Classic Three-Position carrier and 15kgs for the Outward facing position of the Four-Position 360 Carrier. An Ergobaby Carrier will accommodate you as long as you and your baby are happy using it.
Why do I need the Infant Insert and how long do I need to use it?
Developed in consultation with health professionals, the Infant Insert is designed so that you can safely carry your newborn baby from day one. Designed to grow with your baby, the Infant Insert provides head and neck support and ensures your newborn is correctly seated while in the Ergobaby Carrier. Once your baby can hold his/her head up for long periods of time and is comfortable with his/her hips in a wide position, the use of the Infant Insert is no longer necessary.
In the event that your baby develops head control but is still too short for the carrier, the removable pillow at the base of the Infant Insert can be used on its own in the base of the carrier until your baby is tall enough to see over the top of the carrier.
NOTE: These two developmental occurrences do not always happen at the same time, but do take place between 4 and 6 months. Since babies grow and develop at different rates, monitor your newborn’s development to decide when he/she is ready for the transition.
Do all the Infant Inserts fit the Ergobaby Models?
Yes the Ergobaby Infant Inserts are designed to suit all of the Ergobaby Models – including the 3 position and 4 position – 360 range.
Can I face my baby out when I wear her on the front?
Ergobaby’s new Four Position 360 Carrier has an adjustable bucket seat that has been specifically designed to provide both ergonomic inward- and outward-facing front carry positions that are comfortable for both of you.
The Classic Ergobaby Three position Carriers have a generously wide pouch that supports a natural sitting position for baby’s hip, pelvis and spine growth for your baby facing in. This structure is not suitable for seating your baby in an outward-facing position.
What age is best to move my baby to the back carry position?
Once a baby has developed upper body strength and can sit up for periods of time unassisted (usually around 6-8 months) they will be happy moving to your back. It is not uncommon, though, for younger babies to be able to sit happily on the back as well. If a child is fussing in the back carry position for the first time, bring them to a mirror where they will find comfort in seeing both you and themselves. Also, bouncing and movement will help. Get walking, get settled!
Can I breastfeed my child in the Ergobaby Carrier?
Yes, breastfeeding is very easy with the Ergobaby Carrier. Simply loosen the shoulder straps so that your baby is sitting lower. With an older baby you will have to lift your breast up to baby’s mouth level.
If the Carrier fits me will it also fit my partner?
The Ergobaby Carrier will easily accommodate different shaped wearers. The carrier adjusts at the shoulder straps and chest strap, allowing for a general height range of 5’ (152cm) to 6’4” (190cm), and the waistbelt extends to 140cm.