The Ergobaby 360 is a durable and versatile baby carrier that your child will be able to use for years.
Designed and manufactured by American company ERGO Baby, Inc., this safety tested, JPMA certified design provides four carrying options. These include hip carry, back carry, front carry inward-facing and the popular front carry outward facing position.
Ergonomically designed, whichever position you choose to use, your baby will be fully supported in the so-called “frog-legged” position, which promotes correct hip development and helps to prevent hip dysplasia.
When placed into the carrier, babies are so comfortable that they tend to quickly fall asleep. Moms and dads find it comfortable because their baby’s weight is more evenly distributed.
Suitable for children ntil they are approximately two years of age; when used with the optional Ergobaby 360 Infant Insert, it can carry a newborn in the front inward facing position.
In this Ergobaby 360 Four Position Carrier review, we will look at its specs, features, pros, cons, and buyer opinions.
Ergobaby 360 Carrier Specs
Dimensions – The Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier measures approximately 6 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ x 10 1/2″
Weight – The carrier weighs 1.6 pounds. The insert weighs slightly over 10 1/2 ounces.
User weight – Used with the insert, the carrier can accommodate newborns weighing between 7 and 12 pounds. When your baby is approximately four to six months old, and he or she can hold their neck and head up without assistance, they will no longer need the insert.
When used without the insert, the carrier is suitable for babies weighing between 13 and 33 pounds.
*NB Younger babies should be carried in the front inward facing position.
Shoulder straps – The shoulder straps adjust to between 28″ and 48″ to accommodate parents of different heights.
Waist measurement – The waistband adjusts to suits parents with a waist measurement of 26″ to 52″.
Color selection – The Ergobaby 360 comes in a choice of colors including Carbon Grey, Onyx Black, and Icy Mint. The insert is available in gray or natural.
Ergobaby 360 Video Demonstration
Ergobaby 360 Carrier Key Features
• Structured bucket seat
The Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier has a structured bucket seat which is deeper than most baby carrier seats.
The extra depth increases the baby’s comfort. It also allows them to be placed inside the carrier with their weight resting on their bottom and their knees at the same level as, or higher than, their hips, the position recommended for babies by orthopedic specialists.
Buttons adjust the width of the seat to suit your baby’s size and the carry position.
• Velcro waistband
The soft, amply padded Velcro waistband is four inches wide. It has a safety strap, which provides security, comfort, and lower back support for the person carrying the baby. The carrier’s waistband is adjustable, to fit a waist measurement of 26 to 52 inches. It can be worn high or low on the waist, and there’s no buckle to dig into your skin.
• Highly customizable
The Ergobaby 360 will be comfortable whether you are 5 feet or 6 1/2 feet tall, or any height in between.
• Padded shoulder straps
Padded shoulder straps help to distribute the baby’s weight evenly, for easier carrying.
• Extendable back panel
The back panel of the Ergobaby 360 rolls down to accommodate the front-outward facing position. It can be rolled upwards to provide additional head, neck and back support for your baby when using the inward-facing options.
• Sleeping hood
An SPF50+ cotton poplin hood supports your baby’s head and protects them from the sun and wind. It also provides moms with a degree of privacy when they’re nursing.
- Ergonomic seat
The seat of the Ergobaby 360 Carrier is very comfortable. Designed to protect a growing baby’s hip and leg joints, it will give you peace of mind.
- Wide age range
When used with an insert, the Ergobaby 360 can accommodate your baby from newborn through until they’re approximately two years of age.
- Supportive insert
The padded insert has a removable head and neck cushion which will support your baby and add to their comfort. By removing the seat pad, you will be able to adjust the insert to suit your baby’s height.
- Simple to configure
Reconfiguring the carrier to the various positions is a straightforward process.
- Shoulder straps
The carrier’s shoulder straps can be loosened for easier nursing.
- Machine washable
Made of cotton, the Ergobaby 360 Four Position Carrier and its insert are machine washable.
- Insert costs extra
If you want to use the Ergobaby 360 for a newborn, you will need to buy an insert.
- Lacks a storage pocket
The carrier has just one small pocket. Its purpose is to hold the hood when it isn’t in use.
- Chest clip
Using the Ergobaby 360 in the front carry position, the clip will be on the back, between your shoulders blades. The instructions recommend lengthening the straps as far as they will go before reaching back to clip them, then tightening the straps. If your shoulders aren’t flexible, you may need another person to fasten and release the clip for you.
- Waistband limitation & Noise
The Velcro waistband of the Ergobaby 360 can’t be loosened or tightened without first removing your baby from the carrier. Undoing the waistband will make a noise that is loud enough to wake a sleeping baby.
Ergobaby 360 Purchaser Feedback
With hundreds of Ergobaby 360 reviews posted online to date, it has a lot of extremely positive feedback.
The vast majority of purchasers have left very positive comments about it. People of various heights and builds have stated that they find it comfortable, regardless of the carry position they use.
The ease of turning the baby from the front carry outward to front carry inward position has received favorable comments.
Numerous purchasers have stated that the waistband is very secure; it stays in place and it doesn’t dig into their flesh. Several new moms said it is flattering at a time they are still working on reducing their baby belly.
Most negative comments center around the difficulty of clipping and unclipping the carrier when using it in the back carry position. Some people have said it becomes easier after doing it a few times. Others prefer to have another person help them.
A few purchasers said they would have liked the carrier to have a storage pocket. Some women said a larger hood would provide better coverage when they’re nursing. Some reviewers are not happy with the noise the Velcro strap makes when they undo it.
These negatives are minor, with many parents considering the Ergobaby 360 to be the best and most comfortable baby carrier they’ve used.
Ergobaby 360 Summary
The Ergobaby 360 is worth putting on your shortlist if you are in the market for a high-quality baby carrier that is practical and versatile.
While there are baby carriers with a higher weight limit, this one is more comfortable than most. And its ergonomic design means your baby’s leg and hip joints won’t be positioned in a way that could be harmful.
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