The Ergobaby Omni 360 carrier does it all– inward-facing, outward-facing, back carry, and side/hip carry– ergonomically. It is safe for babies 7-33 pounds without any extra inserts, is extremely comfortable and supportive for both parties, and comes in some nice neutral colors. On the downside, this carrier does not fold up particularly small for easy storage in your diaper bag, and it is not as attractive as Happy Baby or Sakura Bloom carriers (or ring slings/wraps for that matter).
Things We Love
- Four of Four Carry Positions: The Ergobaby Omni 360 does inward-facing, outward-facing, back carry, and side/hip carry ergonomically. This carrier's versatility in carry positions is one of the main reasons it is our top pick. 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.
- Infant-Ready: The Ergobaby Omni 360 does not need an infant insert and is safe for babies 7-33 pounds.
- Extremely Comfortable: Thanks to the lumbar support, the easy adjustability, and the soft padding, the Ergobaby Omni 360 is very comfortable for parents of all shapes and sizes.
Things We Don't Love As Much
- Not Very Compact: When not being worn, the Ergobaby Omni 360 doesn’t fold up particularly compact and will not easily fit in your diaper bag.
- Not For Older Toddlers: Unlike most carriers that max out around 45 pounds, the Ergobaby Omni 360 maxes out at 33 pounds, a weight most toddlers hit sometime between ages 2 and 3. If you opt for the Omni 360 and want to carry your toddler after 33 pounds, you’ll eventually need a new soft structured carrier.
- Cozier Than Cool: Although the Omni 360 allows for adequate airflow in most environments, it is not ideal for super hot climates and does not come in a mesh version at this time.
- Expensive: At $180, this is one of the most expensive baby carriers and may be too expensive to be worth it for some. (If you count yourself in this category, try looking for used carriers on your local buy/sell/trade group on Facebook.)
- Front inward carry position with H straps in the Ergobaby Omni 360
- Front inward carry position with X straps in the Ergobaby Omni 360
- Front outward carry position with H straps in the Ergobaby Omni 360
- Back carry position in the Ergobaby Omni 360
- Hip carry position in the Ergobaby Omni 360
- Set up the Ergobaby Omni 360
- Carry a newborn in the Ergobaby Omni 360
- Ergobaby Omni 360 – $180
- For deals on used carriers, check your favorite carrier Buy/Sell/Trade group