Ergobaby Original 3 Position Baby Carrier Black Camel

Ergobaby Original 3 Position Baby Carrier Black Camel

The Ergobaby Original Carrier has evolved to make it more comfortable than ever. Made of durable cotton canvas with high-density padding and straps that adjust for the perfect mutual fit. Ergobaby carriers keep baby safe, close, and comfortable.

Main features

  • Baby’s weight is evenly distributed between the wearer’s hips and shoulders
  • Baby is ergonomically cradled in a natural sitting position
  • Front, back, and hip carry positions
  • The only carrier you’ll ever need
  • Machine washable
  • Baby’s weight is evenly distributed between the wearer’s hips and shoulders
  • Baby is ergonomically cradled in a natural sitting position
  • Front, back, and hip carry positions
  • The only carrier you’ll ever need
  • Machine washable

Verified reviews

★★★★★

Where have you been all my baby’s life ?!?

I love to shop on Amazon, but honestly I purchased this from kids r us (had a gift card). I originally went in for an Infantino that went up to 40lbs.The carrier we’ve used since my baby was born was an Infantino, but not only is my little one close to outgrowing it, one of the plastic buckles cracked, making it unsafe and pretty useless. We tried a Chico carrier for about five minutes. Kids r us didn’t have the carrier we wanted but we really needed a new one. I looked wistfully at the ERGObaby (I had done my research, I new they were supposed to bethe best), but wasn’t really prepared to spend that kind of money. Then I noticed they went up to 45lbs. After hemming an hawing for a half hour we just decided to go for it. We immediately left from the store to buy groceries and I tried it out. OMG!!! What a difference! I have had serious lower back since my pregnancy, and most of the time when we go out my partner usually does the carrying. I was able to go almost all the way through the store, and I barely felt a thing! It was glorious! My baby felt so light and more importantly super secure, the carrier was so comfortable:. I could hardly believe it. Towards the end my lower back did get a little tight, but attribute that to my back problems, not the carrier. Plus it was at the end, in my Infantino my back would have immediately started giving me problems. It was soooo worth the money, and I really wish I had gotten one sooner.

Liliana Ashaway, RI
★★★★★

Doesn’t hurt my back!

Before we got the Ergo I was using the Baby Bjorn which was fine when my daughter was a newborn. However as she grew (and she was a small baby too), my back started to get really sore whenever I wore her in the carrier.We got the ergo when she was about 10 months old and what a difference! The way the hip straps are situated, it takes all the pressure off your back and I didn’t get the back pain anymore. I actually bought the ergo as I was about to take my baby alone on a couple flights out of the country. I wore her all throughout the airport and I was completely comfortable. I was also able to get her in and out of the ergo all by myself with no problems.I took her traveling again when she was 14 months old by myself and I used the ergo again through the airport and was once again very happy to have it. It is a great carrier and she seems to be comfortable in it as well. She often falls asleep while she is in it.The only issue I have with it is the shoulder straps. They do not feel as secure as they should on my shoulders and feel like they are constantly going to slip off. I have adjusted them as much as I can and they still don’t feel secure.

Helena Las Cruces, NM
★★★★★

Very comfortable but hard for one person to put on

I had a Baby Bjorn that was just too uncomfortable for me now that my son is older (he’s now 8 months and 21 lbs). I put this on to wear around the house, and loved it. I had no problems getting my son in and out of it while at home, and found I could carry him for a long time. Then, I needed to wear this outside in winter. My son was in his snowsuit, and I had a thick jacket on. Not a good combination! I had measured it when we both had regular clothes on, so I had to readjust the straps quite a bit with both of our winter outerwear on. Then, when I put him in the carrier and put the shoulder straps on, I just could not get my arms up enough to buckle the strap at the back of my neck. No matter how much I twisted and turned, I could not reach it. I would up having to put him in the carrier, buckle the strap, put the shoulder straps on and suck my tummy and chest in while I reached the back strap up over my head. To take him out, I had to pull the strap over my head again. Not very comfortable for either of us. I am overweight, so I imagine that also makes a bit of a difference because there’s more between my son and I in addition to the heavy clothes. I’m sure that when Spring comes around and we’re wearing less clothes it will get easier to put this on, but it is something to keep in mind. With the Baby Bjorn I had no trouble getting it on with our heavy clothes on because it buckles differently. I took off one star for that reason, but other than that it’s a great carrier. I do love the little pocket, I was able to fit my iPhone 5 with a mophie charging case on it and a very small wallet with no problem. I’m pretty sure my keys would fit there too, but I don’t like to keep my keys near my cell phone.

Ada Bernhards Bay, NY
★★★★★

Great option

Very comfortable and supports your back better than most carriers out there. I have a tall baby and she fits great!

Ronda Gregory, SD
★★★★★

Great, Even After A Complicated C Section

I had a c section 11 months ago and I’m still in a great deal of pain, and it looks like I’m going to be this way for years to come. So I didn’t want a carrier, I thought they would be too painful. I’m glad my husband kept asking about them though, this one is great. I did buy a sling before my son was born and used it a few times. I actually had more problems with that- a device that doesn’t touch my stomach at all, go figure.Even though this has a strap that goes around the middle it’s bearable, even comfortable at times. The weight of the baby really is well distributed so it’s not like it’s super tight or puling in one place all the time. I just wear it down by my hips and I can carry my 17 pound son around for hours. My husband loves it too. He likes that it’s easy to take on and off by himself and that it’s not “girly”. It’s also easy to adjust and it’s quick to swap back and forth between different sized users. I only wish I’d bought it sooner.

Eliza Peetz, CO
★★★★★

Love, love, LOVE!!!

I got this at a great price and even better than that, my 4 month old son LOVES it! He immediately lays his head on my chest when I put him in it and he is so content. I love not having to lug his heavy car seat everywhere.

Paige Walton, KY
★★★★★

Better than ANY other carrier I’ve tried BUT ONLY AFTER SHE TURNED 5 MOS

I had the moby wrap, the Baby Bjorn and the Becco Gemini. The Ergo by far gives the best support to both baby and you – BUT she didn’t like it much until she got bigger. This is not a good item for newborns, even with the infant carrier. I’ve heard this from all new mama friends.

Lakisha Snowshoe, WV
★★★★★

Superior Product

I’ve read so many websites and reviews from consumers and bloggers about the Ergo, Boba 3G and Beco carriers in the past few months that I am going crazy from it! I finally broke down and purchased both and Ergo and Boba 3G to find out for myself which I’d like better. My choice ended up being the Ergo. My primary reason is padding for the child.Indeed the Boba was an inch higher at the top of the baby’s head. However, IMO it’s just because it curves up instead of being flat across. I don’t think this is a big deal.I preferred the purse strap, keychain hooks at the waist and removable hood of the Boba. The infant carrier seems like it could work although I’d heard the snaps don’t hold after awhile in some reviews I read.The pockets on the Boba were sufficient although others said they are too small or not as good as Ergo. They might not be that great for hiking but if you need to stick your wallet and keys they’ll probably fit somewhere on the carrier.However, when it all comes down on the line baby’s comfort is 1st. There is NO padding on the Boba. There is SOME padding on the Ergo, especially around baby’s leg area. That was just unacceptable to me regarding the Boba.The Boba is a single sheet of cloth. It’s a copy of the Ergo from what I can tell.Also, I weighed both items. The Boba was just a bit heavier. Several ounces. Not a big deal but another plus for the Ergo.In the end both are good carriers. However, baby’s comfort outweighed all other factors.I purchased the Boba at bed bath and beyond with a 20% coupon. The ERGO at REI with a 20% coupon.The hood on the Ergo is also better. The Boba was tighter and smaller.

Saundra Downs, IL
★★★★★

I found it comfortable but major downside being the baby can’t face out

There are a lot of carriers of this style on the market, most of them variations of the same thing. There are differences in the snaps, how the straps are arranged, etc. but none of those things are usually deal breakers. We all come in different shapes and sizes so what differentiates them is fit and this ultimately determines comfort. The most important factor is finding one that has a waist belt so that the weight of the baby doesn’t rest solely on your shoulders and is also distributed to your hips.I’ve tired 4 carriers of this type: Beco Gemini, Baby Bjorn Original, Baby Bjorn One, Ergo. I liked Baby Bjorn One the most. I also have a Boba wrap.Ergo OriginalPros: As many have mentioned, the best feature of the Ergo is having a pocket in the front where you can store some essentials that are easily accessible. None of the other carriers I tried had this feature. Also, there is a hoodie to protect the baby from the sun. This can be used facing in, on your hip, or piggy back. I found this carrier really comfortable.Cons: 1) You need an insert to use as a newborn. I tried the insert and found it difficult to position with the baby. It was just really awkward. It was also thick making the baby too warm. 2) It doesn’t allow you to carry the baby front facing. Once he got to 3 months old, he really wanted to be able to see the world.Beco GeminiPros: It’s one of the less expensive options. You can carry your baby facing in, out, or on the side. It also allows you to cross the straps in the back when he’s forward facing. There are flaps at the bottom right above the waistband you can fold inward and snap to narrow it so that the newborn can sit in the carrier with their legs hanging down. The alternative is to have him facing in and tucked in a frog leg position.The body of the carrier is the most narrow of the ones I’ve tried, which worked well for me since I have a small frame.Cons: No matter what I did, I could not position the newborn comfortably in the carrier. I also found the snaps hard to buckle and unbuckle with one hand. These snaps were the most poorly designed of the lot making the carrier very clumsy to put on. Also, since this is a really narrow carrier, I don’t think it will work well when they are older since the legs will be less supported.Baby Bjorn OriginalWe got this one as a gift and it is the worst carrier. I would not recommend this even though it is the cheapest option.Pros: We were easily able to use this on our newborn facing in with his legs hanging down since the bottom (crotch) piece is narrow. It allows you to carry him facing in or out. The clasps are well designed so it’s easy to buckle with one hand.Cons: The shoulder straps are not well-padded and once the baby gets heavier (>12 pounds for us), it digs in and causes the shoulders to ache. There is also no waist strap so all the weight of the baby rests on your shoulders. Also, this means there is no anchor for the carrier below. When you lean forward, the straps slide from the weight of the baby leading him to fall forward. With the narrow piece at the crotch that’s not adjustable in width, this leaves his legs dangling and unsupported, not in the natural seated position, as he gets older.Baby Bjorn OneWe bought the cotton one and this is my favourite carrier. It is, by far, the most versatile.Pros: You can use it on a newborn without any adaptive device like an insert. There are zippers on either side at the bottom that allow you to narrow the crotch piece to adapt the sitting position. You can use it front or back facing. You can also carry your child piggyback but I have a feeling that when the time comes, a framed carrier is the way to go. The carrier also folds up neatly. The snaps are well conceived and easy to use, not as easy as the Original but much better than the Beco.Cons: The material is thick and the carrier is bulky. The mesh might be better for that reason but it’s much more expensive.BobaPros: The best option for newborns. It allows you to position the baby in a frog leg position facing in. When they have very little head control, they can be tucked nicely against you.Cons: The fabric is really stretchy so as the baby gets heavier, the whole thing sags. It’s also a ton of fabric making it really hot for both you and the baby. It’s fairly simple to wrap but not really something that can be done in public as the ends drag on the ground, so I didn’t find much use for it outside the house. Unlike other people, I didn’t find it that easy to insert the baby as he got bigger.

Roxie Ashippun, WI
★★★★★

best baby carrier – even for twins!

I love love love this carrier. I’ve used it with all 4 kids. I still use it for my 6 year old (not often – but have at Disney at the end of the trip). I used 2 ergos for my twins (28 months old) – I wear one on the front and one on the back…great for shopping in places where they don’t both fit in the cart and stroller is too cumbersome. I used the maya sling for them when they were 0-6 months and used the ergo after that. I love this carrier! Much better than baby bjorn which hurt my back.

Krystal Wilmot, NH
★★★★★

So comfy!

This is by far the best baby carrier ever. My back doesn’t hurt one bit. So glad I went with this supportive and comfy carrier. I use it all the time especially now that I have 3 boys.

Chasity Coyle, OK
★★★★★

Love this carrier

Comfy and easy to use. I have no problem shaping the back strap. You have to work at it a few times but once you figure it out it is fine. My husband uses this too, we both love it so much more than a stroller. Baby loves being in it.

Lydia Greeley, PA
★★★★★

awesome carrier!

Love this carrier. Very comfy for me and my little girl. She is 6 months and hated the Baby Bjorn that I had. She loves going for walks in this carrier. Would definitely recommend it! Wish I bought it sooner!

Karina Fort Gratiot, MI