Ergobaby Baby Carrier Comparison Chart (updated March 2020)

Compare the Ergobaby Omni vs the 360, Embrace, Adapt & Original

We’ve made it easy to find the Ergobaby carrier that’s right for you, your baby and your lifestyle! Our handy comparison chart describes the differences, and the advantages and disadvantages, of all the popular Ergo baby carriers.

(For more on how to choose a baby carrier and various compare charts of different baby carriers,click on the link to see all the articles we’ve written for you: https://www.carrymeaway.com/learncenter/)

Updated May2020: Our comparison now includes the Ergobaby Omni 360 (including cool air mesh), Ergobaby 360, Embrace, Adapt & Original baby carriers!

Scroll down to read the details of the Ergobaby Comparison Chart!

Ergobaby Comparison Chart: Standard Ergobaby vs. Ergobaby Adapt vs. Ergobaby Omni 360 vs. Ergobaby 360

How do the different Ergobaby Carriers compare to one another?  Continue reading for all the details!

Ergobaby All Position Omni 360 Baby Carrier - Our No 1 Recommended Baby Carrier

The Ergo baby Omni 360 is the Ultimate Baby Carrier from Newborn to Toddler!

With over 15 years of experience we know what makes a comfortable, adaptable, and good value baby carrier…and the Ergobaby Omni 360 has it all!

Ergobaby has managed to combine ALL the best features of their Adapt and the Original 360 to create a hip-healthy, ergonomically-designed baby carrier with 4 wearing positions, adjustable cross-over shoulder straps and best of all…there’s no infant insert required!

This carrier features a variable bucket seat that supports your baby in the recommended hip-healthy ‘M-shape’ in all carry positions, and provides excellent head and neck support for babies at all ages. There is also a foldable & extendable head & neck cushion, tuck-away baby hood for sun protection & privacy, and bonus detachable storage pouch.

The Ergo baby Omni 360 really is ONE OF THE BEST BABY CARRIERS AVAILABLE TODAY.

It’s comfortable, flexible, adjustable, and will grow with you from birth to toddler. All Ergobaby products are modern, thoughtfully-designed and built to last, and the OMNI 360 Baby Carrier is no different.

Ergobaby Omni 360

Why We Love the Ergobaby Omni 360: 

The Ergobaby Omni is super versatile – it does all the positions and can be used from birth without an infant insert. It achieves a truly ergonomic forward-facing carry for baby.  The straps can cross on back, which we find the most comfortable, and it has Ergobaby lumbar support waistband.  The Omni even has an included detachable pouch for extra storage (plus a small slot pocket on the waistband).  “Cool” options (with mesh panels for extra airflow) of this carrier are available if it’s very hot where you live.  Generously sized waistband goes to 58″

Keep in MindIn order to achieve the flexibility of positioning for baby, the body of the carrier is slightly thicker compared to some other carriers on the market. This is the premium Ergobaby model.

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How the Ergobaby Omni compares to other Ergobaby Models

  • vs. the Standard/Organic model:

the Ergobaby Omni is more versatile, offers more positions, is bulkier in the body, and is more expensive. It can be used without an infant insert and the Standard model cannot.

  • vs. the Ergobaby Adapt: 

the Ergobaby Omni offers the forward-facing position, which the Adapt does not.  The Ergobaby is bulkier and stiffer in the body, while the Adapt is softer. They can both be used from without an infant insert and can both cross straps on the back.  Both of these carriers adapt to grow with your baby. The Omni is more expensive.

  • vs. the Ergobaby 360:

 both carriers offer multiple positions including the forward-facing position.  The Ergobaby Omni straps can cross on your back and the Ergobaby 360 straps cannot.  The Omni has a pocket on the waistband and comes with a detachable pouch, while the 360 does not have pockets. The Omni can be used from birth without an infant insert, while the 360 requires an infant insert for small babies. The body of the 360 is a bit softer and more flexible compared to the Omni. The Ergobaby Omni is more expensive.

Ergobaby 360:Forward Facing for Older Babies

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Why We Love the Ergobaby 360: 

The 360 has many of the features of the Ergobaby Omni 360, including the option to face baby forward and the lumbar support belt (older versions may have a wide cotton belt instead) but at a lower price point.

This carrier has the longest waistband (58″) of all the Ergobaby carriers. “Cool” options (with mesh panels for extra airflow) of this carrier are available if it’s very hot where you live.

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Keep in Mind:  The 360 requires the use of an infant insert for smaller babies.  The straps do not cross on your back and this carrier has no pockets. In order to achieve the flexibility of positioning for baby, the body of the carrier is a bit thick and stiff, compared to other carriers on the market. Some people find the Ergobaby shoulder straps to be bulkier than those found on other carriers.  This is one of the more expensive Ergobaby models.

How the Ergobaby 360 compares to other Ergobaby Models

  • vs. the Standard/Organic model: 

the Ergobaby 360 is more versatile, offers more positions, is bulkier in the body, and is more expensive. The Standard model has a large pocket, while the Omni does not.

  • vs. the Ergobaby Adapt: 

the Ergobaby 360 offers the forward-facing position, which the Adapt does not.  Both of these carriers adapt to grow with your baby. The Ergobaby is bulkier and stiffer in the body, while the Adapt is softer. The  360 is more expensive.

  • vs. the Ergobaby Omni:

 both carriers offer multiple positions including the forward-facing position.  The Ergobaby Omni straps can cross on your back and the Ergobaby 360 straps cannot.  The Omni has a pocket on the waistband and comes with a detachable pouch, while the 360 does not have pockets. The Omni can be used from birth without an infant insert, while the 360 requires an infant insert for small babies. The body of the 360 is a bit softer and more flexible compared to the Omni. The waistband on the Omni is longer. The Ergobaby Omni is more expensive.

Ergobaby Adapt: Soft & Adjustable to Grow with Your Baby

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Why We Love the Ergobaby Adapt: 

This carrier is soft and flexible.  It can be used from birth without an insert and has several adjustments to grow with your baby into toddlerhood. It can cross straps on your back and is often a good fit for petite wearers (who may not enjoy other models as much).  “Cool” options (with mesh panels for extra airflow) of this carrier are available if it’s very hot where you live. It is less expensive than some other Ergobaby models.

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Keep in Mind: The Adapt does not offer a forward-facing position for baby.  It has one small slot pocket on the waistband.

How the Ergobaby Adapt compares to other Ergobaby Models

  • vs. the Standard/Organic model: 

The Standard requires an infant insert from birth while the Adapt does not.  The Ergobaby Adapt is more adjustable to grow with your baby and it is slightly more expensive. The Standard model has a large pocket on the body, while the Adapt has a small pocket.  The Standard cannot cross straps in back, while the Adapt can.

  • vs. the Ergobaby Omni: 

The Adapt does not offer the forward facing position, which the Omni does offer. Both allow you to cross straps on your back. The Adapt is softer and more flexible in the body.  It may be a better fit for some petite wearers. The waistband on the Omni is longer. The Adapt has a small pocket on the waistband, while the Omni has the same pocket plus a roomy detachable pouch.

  • vs. the Ergobaby 360: 

the Ergobaby 360 offers the forward-facing position, which the Adapt does not.  Both of these carriers adapt to grow with your baby. The Ergobaby is bulkier and stiffer in the body, while the Adapt is softer. The  360 is more expensive.

Ergobaby Original: Simple & Classic

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Why We love the Ergobaby Original: this is a classic baby carrier with rugged functionality and a lower price tag.  it has a roomy pocket on the body that is great for when you’re on the go.  This is the least expensive of the Ergobaby carriers.

Keep in Mindthe Original Ergobaby carrier requires an infant insert for smaller babies.  It does not offer the forward-facing position. Straps cannot be crossed on the back.  Our petite and plus size customers generally prefer the fit of other carriers.

How the Ergobaby Original (aka Standard/Organic) compares to other Ergobaby Models

  • vs. the Ergobaby Omni: 

The Original is less versatile and doesn’t offer as many positions or adjustments, but it is also more affordable.  The Original requires an infant insert for small ones, which the Omni does not.

  • vs. the Ergobaby 360:

the Original offers fewer adjustments and does not offer the forward-facing position (which the 360 does).  The Original has more storage and is also more affordable.

  • vs. the Ergobaby Adapt:

The Original offers fewer adjustments and requires an infant insert for use with smaller babies, which the Adapt does not. The Original has more storage and is also more affordable.

                                Ergobaby Comparison Chart

 
 

ERGO Standard/Organic

Ergobaby Adapt

Ergobaby Omni 360

Ergobaby 360

360Ergobaby 360 Cool Air

We love it because

Classic Ergobaby comfort with lots of patterns and the best price point

Grows with your child and can be used from birth without an infant insert; additional lumbar support

Can dow all the positions! Grows with your child, use from birth without an infant insert, additional lumbar support and can face forward!

Offers forward-facing carry in addition to front and back carries.

Cool mesh and wicking fabrics plus the option to face forward

Carrying Positions

Front Inward
Hip
Back

Front Inward
Hip
Back

Front Inward
Front Outward
Hip
Back

Front Inward
Front Outward
Hip
Back

Front Inward
Front Outward (360 Cool only)
Hip
Back

Weight Range

12-45 lbs (approx 4 years)

7-12 lbs with infant insert

7-45 lbs (no insert needed)

12-45 lbs (approx 4 years)

(no infant insert needed)

12-33 lbs (approx 3 years)

7-12 lbs with infant insert

12-33 lbs (approx 3 years)

7-12 lbs with infant insert

Carrier Fabric

100% cotton/organic cotton

100% cotton; Cool Air mesh option is cotton and poly mesh.

100% cotton

100% cotton

100% polyester, with 3D mesh panels for added coolness

Pocket

Zipper pocket on body of carrier, provides extra storage.

Small slot pocket on waistband

Roomy detachable storage pouch on front of waistband. Small slot pocket on side of waistband.

No pocke

No pocke

 

ERGO Standard/Organic

Ergobaby Adapt

Ergobaby Omni 360

Ergobaby 360

360Ergobaby 360 Cool Air

Body Panel & Seat

14″wide and 13″ tall

10″-14.5″ wide and 15″-18.5″ tall

Adjustable deep bucket seat to grow with baby

10-14″wide (including deep seat) and 15.5-19″ tall Adjustable deep bucket seat to grow with baby

6″-13″ wide and 14-18″ tall

Structured bucket seat, adjusts for forward-facing

6″-13″ wide and 14-18″ tal

Structured bucket seat, adjusts for forward-facing, mesh panels for coolness

Waistband

Firmly padded waistbelt

Lumbar support waistbelt

Lumbar support waistbelt

Wide cotton waistband, attaches with velcro

Extra-wide, lumbar support waistbelt

Waist belt circumference

26″-55″

26″-55″

29″-57″

29″-53″

29″-53″

Weight of Carrier

1.85 lbs

1.68 lbs

1.85 lbs

1.56 lbs

1.68 lbs

Shoulder straps

28-45″

28 ¾ – 48 ¾”

option to cross in back

19-39″ option to cross in back

22″-44″

22″-44″

Machine Washable?

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