Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier Reviews: Mum Tried & Tested
In the market for a baby carrier? By gosh, you've come to the right place! Check out this Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier Review by a mum who's been there and carried that... baby!
Practical Parenting Parenting Reviews Editor / May 10 2019
There's quite literally thousands of baby products out there - but what do you really need? And what's a fair price to pay? Well, from experience, I can tell you that a baby carrier IS one of the must-haves. So which one should you buy? We've enlisted a team of mums to share their reviews and experiences with their baby carrier of choice. In this post, you'll find Naomi, mum of two daughters (who has racked up at least 100kms carrying babies about town in carriers) and other mums Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier Reviews to help you make the best decision for you, your baby and your lifestyle.
Aussie mum Naomi and her baby daughter Harlow.
The style reviewed?
The Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier.
Talk is cheap: How did you get your hands on the Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier?
“A lot of the mothers group mums had the Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier when I had my first daughter years ago and raved about. So when my sister-in-law fell pregnant with her first child, I bought her one as a gift. She travelled a lot with her son and used it A LOT - for 18 months! Then I fell pregnant with my second daughter, Harlow, and my sister-in-law gave it back to me.The funny thing is, it still looked brand new! You could see how well it was made even after great use.
I used it a lot for Harlow between the age of 3 months and 12 months – and then I sold it for $80. So the $200 it cost me turned out to be a good investment – we got our money’s worth out of it!"
Tell us about the Mummy support and baby weight…?
"The baby carrier is suitable for babies from 5.5kg, so I didn’t use it until Harlow was 3 months (I used the Hug-a-bub for the first three months). When she was little I used the newborn insert to provide extra support for her.
The thing I liked most about the Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier is the support it provides. My back isn’t that great, so I need a lot of support, and this gave it."
On-the-go mummy: how did you use the Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier?
"When she was three months plus, I’d do the grocery shopping, walk to school for drop offs and pick-ups and basically carry her around for hours in it! It has a little cover so if it was sunny I could shade her head. And it has little pockets, which were great to keep the house key and cash or card safe without having to lug around a full nappy bag for quick errands.
As Harlow grew and got heavier, at the 12 month mark, I could only carry her for short bursts of 10 minutes or so – mainly because of my back issues. It was great for times when you needed to be hands-free – like grabbing some groceries or doing school runs and child care drops while carrying bags."
Full circle: What’s the best Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier position?
"Like the name suggests, the 360 can be used different ways - baby on front facing inwards, outwards, and baby on the hip or piggy backing on your back. I only had Harlow on my back once – she was too wriggly for back carrying! I had her on my hip a few times but mainly I carried her front and facing inwards while she was a newborn and wanted to be close to me, and facing outwards when she was six months plus and wanted to see the world."
Mums the word: Would you recommend it?
“Yes! Definitely. It’s well made, well designed, supportive, functional with the pockets and sunshade and adaptable with its multi-position options."
The Motherload: Any ‘cons’?
"It was fiddly to use the first few times. I had to watch the Youtube video and do a few trial runs before I got the knack of it!"
"4 1/2 stars."
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Franki Hobson is a women’s lifestyle journalist and editor with more than twenty years’ experience. Her areas of expertise include parenting and health and well-being. Franki has two gorgeous boys, Maxwell, 10, and Louis, 1 ½.