If you can’t tell by now, I seriously love and fully support baby wearing, at all appropriate ages. We have been through quite a few carries and I am still extremely excited to share with you this new one that we have been trying out. It has received amazing reviews from many mommy friends of mine. If you check it out online, you’ll find the same thing all over the place- it was well loved!
This post contains affiliate links, that if you use, I may make a profit from at no extra cost to you.The company that has made the Omni 360 Baby Carrier is called Ergobaby. They really know what they’re doing. They have been around since 2003 and have quite a few award winning products in baby carriers, nursing pillows, swaddles and other baby related items.
Age range of baby wearing
So, I have found a couple carriers who you have to wait until they are a couple months old to use and then they can’t even be used past a year old. But, not a problem with this versatile Ergobaby carrier. The Omni 360 carrier can be used from week one all the way into toddlerhood- around 3 years old! Can you believe that?!? That is a major parenting win. It was created to be used with ease and doesn’t require you to look at the manual any time you want to move the position of baby or take the carrier on or off.
Baby can face in towards you- chest to chest and can face out- all without needing a newborn insert. You can also baby wear on your hip and once they get a little older, toss then your back. Another very exciting feature of this carrier, which I totally plan on using when we eventually have Baby Sharp #2 is, YOU CAN BREASTFEED while wearing your little bundle in this carrier. I don’t know about you, but, this would make breastfeeding extremely convenient. There were so many times I wanted to get up and do something, check on dinner cooking in the kitchen, wash dishes, fold laundry, but I couldn’t because I was nursing and I would need both hands. This carrier totally rocks that situation!!
Traveling with ease
If you have been following us for some time, you know that we like to travel. Having a baby hasn’t stopped us from traveling either. We have shared our favorite tips on traveling with an infant in another post. One of the biggest things I recommended was using a baby carrier through the airport, port terminal or wherever you’re going. Carriers make traveling so much easier. Your baby will feel safe and secure strapped to you and they’ll continue to nourish the bond you are creating by wearing them from place to place.
Like I said before, we have tried quite a few carriers. I have liked a couple of them a lot and I have found that one feature that really stands out in a carrier that I, so desperately, need is LUMBAR SUPPORT! The Omni 360 has a nice lumbar support strap and the shoulder straps can cross across your back, offering even more support on your back and relief from carrying a heavier baby.
Proper Baby Positioning
One of the biggest strengths of this carrier, in my eyes, is the fact that they have created it so no matter what position you have baby in, it keeps their hips in the healthy M shape. I can’t tell you how many times I have been out in public and I see a mom who is baby wearing incorrectly. It is so hard for me to keep my mouth shut. I want to stop them and teach them how to properly position baby in the carrier correctly so their hips can stay stable and in place. If you buy a super cheap carrier, they aren’t always made with baby features and his stability in mind. Look into each carrier and how your child will properly sit in it to avoid any problems.
Another multitasking use
I have found that going to the grocery store can be quite the hassle for some mothers. Putting them in the cart and keeping them safe and secure while you go through and successfully shop can be quite a chore. I know when Caroline was super small, I didn’t have room for her infant seat in the cart and the amount of groceries we needed to get and I was very frustrated. So, I decided to think outside the box and I started to wear her in the store. This allowed me to have my hands free to grab whatever items we needed. I had more room in the cart for groceries. But, the biggest thing was, I knew she was safe and secure to me at all times. You never know who is in the store with you. You never want to leave baby in your cart unattended, even if you have the cart behind you and you’re reaching in the frozen food department, your eyes are going to leave your little one at some point. You can’t trust anybody. But, when I was baby wearing her, I knew she was safe and out of harms way.
I also loved using this when shopping because it has a detachable storage pouch. I could easily put my car keys, a credit card and my cell phone essentials all in this pocket while I shopped. I could detach it and pay easily without fumbling through my diaper backpack bag which would take up more room in the cart.
These are some of the many awesome features that we love about this Omni360 carrier by Ergobaby. We’d like to thank them again for sending us this product. If this is something you’d like to buy and use, here is a way you can get yours!
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