The predecessor to the Omni 360, the Ergobaby All Position 360 differs from the Omni in two important ways. One: It has a wide velcro waist strap instead of a heavy-duty buckle with lumbar support. Two: It requires an infant insert for babies 7-12 pounds, which is sold separately for $25.
Things We Love
- Four of Four Carry Positions: The Ergobaby All Position 360 does inward-facing, outward-facing, back carry, and side/hip carry ergonomically. Ergobaby is known for supporting a particularly ergonomic outward-facing front carry, which is a position with which other carriers tend to struggle.
- Decidedly Decent-Looking: Of all of the four-position carriers out there, the Ergobaby is the best looking of the bunch. It still looks a bit technical, but considering all soft structured carriers have buckles, straps, and buttons of one sort or another, at least the colors are nice and there aren’t too many extraneous straps and things. We like it best in Linen Natural, Pure Black, and Moonstone.
- Extremely Comfortable: Despite not having lumbar support, the easy adjustability and soft padding make the Ergobaby All Position 360 a very comfortable carrier for parents of all shapes and sizes.
- Available in Cool Mesh: The standard All Position 360 allows for adequate airflow in most climates, but if you live somewhere particularly toasty, consider getting the Cool Mesh variation.
Things We Don't Love As Much
- Requires Newborn Insert, Sold Separately: The Ergobaby All Position 360 requires an infant insert for babies 7-12 pounds, and is sold separately for $25. If you plan to use a wrap or sling for the first few months instead, the infant insert isn't necessary.
- Not For Older Toddlers: Unlike most carriers that max out around 45 pounds, the Ergobaby All Position 360 maxes out at 33 pounds, a weight most toddlers hit sometime between ages 2 and 3. If you opt for the All Position 360 and want to carry your toddler after 33 pounds, you’ll eventually need a new soft structured carrier.
- Controversial Velcro Strap: The All Position 360 is secured around the waist with a giant velcro strap. Some parents love this, because it’s very easy to put the carrier on and get a great fit every time. Some parents hate this, because it makes a loud noise, can catch on clothing, and doesn’t allow for easy adjustability once the baby is already in the carrier, which is something that comes in especially handy for back carrying.
- Not Very Compact: When not being worn, the Ergobaby All Position 360 doesn’t fold up particularly compactly and will not easily fit in your diaper bag, especially not with the giant infant insert pillow.
- Front inward carry position in the Ergobaby All Position 360
- Front outward carry position in the Ergobaby All Position 360
- Back carry position in the Ergobaby All Position 360
- Hip carry position in the Ergobaby All Position 360
- Use the newborn insert in the Ergobaby All Position 360
- Ergo Baby All Position 360 – $160 (list) + $25 for infant insert
- Can be found online for significantly less in certain colors
- For deals on used carriers, check your favorite carrier Buy/Sell/Trade group (Ergobaby carriers are common here)