Ergobaby Original 3 Position Baby Carrier Galaxy Grey

Ergobaby Original 3 Position Baby Carrier Galaxy Grey

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
  • Baby Weight Range: 7*-45 lb/3.2* – 20 kg (*Newborn with Infant Insert)

Verified reviews

★★★★★

Great product function, but some embroidery and button imperfections

I detracted one star due to concerns about authenticity. After reading so many horror reviews about fakes being sold on Amazon, I ended up purchasing another from an authorized retailer. There were very slight differences in the shades of orange and gray between the boxes. The instruction manual from Amazon had black ink that didn’t line up with the crease of the pamphlet. The actual products were very similar as well. My Amazon Ergo had some imperfect stitching, because the crisscross pattern didn’t line up perfectly with the vertical crease at the waistband, and the buttons on the hood were not spaced out evenly. The right side of the logo was a little more jagged looking as well. But the quality, thickness, and sturdiness seemed the same. I would also say the shade of green was slightly cooler on from the other retailer, and a touch warmer on the Amazon Ergo. Does that add up to "fake-ness"? Not sure, but I ended up keeping my Amazon one anyway because I had gotten a discount through Amazon Mom.As for the product itself, my baby (3 mo, ~17 lbs) seems to love it. I was highly doubtful it would be more comfortable than my other carriers (Bjorn, Moby, Balboa Baby Sling), but I was proven wrong! It’s not a miracle product where your baby is weightless and can be carried for 8 hours straight, but it’s surprisingly comfy. Baby is happy inside, so I’m happy. The waistband does seem to get squished when I sit down, but it may be due to my height (5’4") or I just may not have it high enough.

Bianca Lockhart, AL
★★★★★

My baby didn’t like it

My daughter is almost 4 months old and loves her slings, but is getting too heavy to carry in those with the pressure it put on my lower back. I got the Ergo for I because all the research I had done said it was the best for baby and mom’s back, plus I have friends who have one and love it. It is a bit complicated (you have to watch the videos on their website to put it on properly), but once on is quite comfortable for the adult, especially if you need lower back support. My trouble was that my daughter didn’t like sitting it it. She’s pretty much forced to straddle me and face my chest (a position she’s not used to) and can’t see out, so she cried the whole time she was in it. The makers quote statistics that say it’s best for babies to not face out, to be able to turn away from certain stimuli, but not being able to see out at all bothered her. Since Amazon has a 30 day return policy, I couldn’t keep it to see if she might do better in it when she’s older and more flexible. My advice is wait to see if your baby is comfortable facing you constantly, wait until they’re a bit older, and perhaps try one on before purchasing it.

Doreen Eden, ID
★★★★★

don’t feel my 20 lbs baby at all when i carry him in it

I tried bjorn and other carriers and after 20 minutes of using my back was killing me. but with ERGO I carry my 20 lbs baby for a day and i felt like i didn’t even have him on me!!!!U Have TO HAVE THIS ONE if you reaaly carry you baby a lot besides this all in one carrier it is up to 40 lbs….you carry baby up to 3 years old.so you will need only one carrier even with your baby growing…

Jolene Economy, IN
★★★★★

LOVE this carrier but needs better pocket

Have an old Original, which I like but it is bulky and heavy for transport.The Performance didn’t fit my 5′ frame so I returned it.But the Sport is nearly perfect. My tiny pre-teen daughter can adjust the Original small enough to fit her 70 pound 4’10” frame, but not the Sport (esp. the waist), so that is one drawback. Tons of other reviews can give you all the details and benefits of the carrier. Just be sure you wear it correctly and you should be able to fasten and unfasten yourself. I love how light it is, and very soft and comfortable. It is easy to put on and adjust while wearing.As a front carrier (my daughter is about 23 pounds) it works great. It is much more difficult to get your child into the back position with any of the Ergo models, but once you do, it is great for getting stuff done! My daughter seems to prefer front when she needs cuddling or to sleep, and back when she wants to be near but see what is going on. I have not had success with the side carry, and that was one of the main reasons I bought it! I just can’t seem to get it to work… I’ll keep trying though. And at 23 months, she STILL chews on the straps! (so the sucking pads are a great idea)My one REAL complaint is the hood pocket. It is pretty useless for me unless I get the hood rolled up just right WITHOUT baby in the carrier, so that the plastic hooks to fasten the hood are folded toward the outside away from the baby. Once baby is in the carrier, there is no room to mess around in that pocket, and if the fasteners are folded up wrong, they press against baby.The Original was perfect (except for the weight and stiffness) for travel because it had a great front zippered pocket that I could keep my camera/wallet in so it was handy but safe from pickpockets (it is right where you tend to keep your hands on baby anyway, behind their neck/head on their back). It was roomy enough that whatever was in the pocket did not bother baby. The Sport pocket is strictly for the hood and closes with a piece of velcro if you can get the hood rolled up right. I just leave the hood hanging out. You can’t keep anything in the pocket.So yeah, it wasn’t a deal breaker, but it sure would be nice to have that pocket!Bottom line:Sport is more comfortable and lighter, but no pocket (got that?)Original heavier and bulkier (some might say sturdier) but has a great pocketPerformance super light weight and comfortable if you are the right height, and has a great pocket.I’m all about the pockets.

Lilia Sekiu, WA
★★★★★

Works great for a heavy baby

I got this after using a Bjorn. When the baby hit about 15lbs having her hang off my front foreword facing no longer worked. I would get so much upper back pain that I had to stop using it after 15-20 min. I joined a baby and me aerobis class and was required to have the baby in a front carrier, I knew there was no way I could use the Bjorn, Snigli, or Infantino we had (all gifts/previously used). When the Ergo showed up we tested it out and there was no back pain. The baby is comfortable in a sitting position, no pressure on her hips like in the dangle style carriers. I read all sorts of controversy about what style was better, hanging off the wearers body or wrapped around. I can say from using both the baby prefers the Ergo. Her legs aren’t really wrapped and spread so far that she is hurting. Is puts the baby in a sitting position, tilted a bit back so all the pressure is on her bottom. Where the Bjorn all the pressure was around her leg joints, this seemed to hurt and left marks.This was a great buy, most of the ladies in my class have the Ergo, the newborns are very snug with the insert, the older babies are comfortable and happy even the 2yr+ that ride on mom/dad’s back seem comfortable

Betty Wayzata, MN
★★★★★

I love my ergo so so so so much

I have a bad back and a pinched nerve in my neck which makes using most carriers very difficult. The ergo is fantastic! I can wear my little man for hours and hours and have no pain! I also love that its really easy to nurse him while wearing this, and the ergo is alot easier to put on that most wrap type carriers. (I have 2 Moby wraps that I absolutely hate!) He feels secure in this and I still feel comfortable to move my arms around to do stuff. If I had the money, I would be getting an ergo in every color and style. I highly recommend the ergo to anyone and everyone! Its such a good quality carrier, and is really very comfortable!

Deborah Centreville, AL
★★★★★

Gotta have it!!

The best carrier ever! Every mom needs this because quite frankly the ones that the dad’s use are just too bulky, too heavy and way too structured. This is comfortable, breathable and super light-weight.It does take a little practice to get the little one on your back – look up some videos on youtube and practice at home. Depending on how wiggling your little one is; you can definitely get the hang on it quite. It totally frees your hands to do other things (like type this review!)

Aimee Upper Tract, WV
★★★★★

Great!

After seeing many reviews about fake Ergo carriers, I got concerned that what I had ordered was going to be a disaster. So, I went to the ErgoBaby website and contacted them asking about legitimacy and how to tell they are real. I got an immediate reply with details about what they needed…..photos of the carrier, etc. As soon as I got the carrier in the mail, I followed the instructions and got a response that day!! They were very, very helpful and I am happy to say that this carrier is authentic. It is way more comfortable than any other carrier I’ve used. I liked the comfort of the Moby wrap, but its miles of fabric make it very inconvenient. The Ergo is extremely easy to use. I find it a tad difficult to reach the back strap sometimes, but I am learning what works best for me. I would recommend this to any mom or dad.

Marcia Ophir, OR
★★★★★

Shouldn’t be so expensive, but is comfortable

This is a very pretty color, is super easy to put on in either position, and I was able to position my one year old on my back with no help immediately. After a week or two I am a pro and can move her from from to back with ease. It is very comfortable to wear and looks nice. My complaints are the waist buckle can be hard to latch, it seems some fabric seems to get caught in it whenever I’m trying to click it. Also I have some trouble tightening the straps under my arms. They don’t slide as easily as they should. It can be hard to latch the strap below your neck when using the front carry position. I also think this carrier is overpriced. I would be much happier paying about $75 for something like this. It was hard for me to decide on a color, but I am very please with this Bamboo Forest, it is a very attractive color, and my little girl looks great in it with the red tints in her hair!Update: after using this for a couple months, my experience has been that it’s very comfortable to carry my 13 month old, 17 pound girl in the back carry position. It is not comfortable for me at all to carry her in the front carry, which makes me a little sad as I enjoy having her right there for me to interact with. But my back will start hurting after a short time(15minutes). It’s possible that for large busted women, this added weight up front just doesn’t work. But that is just a guess on my part. I do enjoy it for back carrying.

Nicole Hurley, NM
★★★★★

It’s great only if your baby likes it

I registered for this Ergo carrier after a friend of mine recommended it to me and I received it for my baby shower. I read so many great reviews for it and loved the fact that I could carry my baby in front, in back, and on the hip with it- as opposed to the Bjorn which I can only carry in the front. I knew that I could only carry the baby facing me when carried in the front position, but since I figured I’d be able to use it also when the baby’s older and carry him on my back or on my hip, I decided to sacrifice that feature. I saw so many of my friends use it too and their babies seemed to really like being in it. I also ordered the infant insert to go with it.My baby boy liked being in the Ergo with the infant insert the first couple of weeks I put him in it. It was easy to put on and felt comfortable. I like the Sport carrier because my husband could use it as well. When my baby was in it with the infant insert, it was like he was sitting in the insert and his legs would be in front of my stomach. It wasn’t that big of a deal in the beginning until he got really big. I couldn’t use the infant insert anymore, but he hated spreading his legs so that they would stick out of the sides of the carrier. I’d be able to get one leg out, but then the other leg would be hitting my stomach. He’s not big enough yet to spread his legs out all the way out the sides. The Bjorn has holes for the legs to go straight down. I think my baby would probably be better in that right now.My friends love the Ergo, and I love it too- but my baby’s not a huge fan of it right now. I’m hoping that once he’s bigger, he’ll like it. I’m going to keep trying to use it, but unfortunately, he’s at the ackward stage and isn’t really comfortable in it.UPDATE: My baby is 4 months old and 17.5 lbs and STILL does not like the Ergo because he doesn’t like to spread his legs that far apart (and I’m very thin!) I haven’t tried the hip position, but I will later on. I got the K’Tan carrier instead and my baby enjoys it and it doesn’t hurt my back like the Bjorn. The Ergo’s definitely the MOST comfortable though.

Kendra Parker City, IN
★★★★★

Love it, only wish I would have bought the organic

The ERGObaby carrier was recommended to me, and as a first-time mom it has been a godsend. I like to take walks with my little one whenever I can, and it is much less cumbersome to carry him in this than trying to strap him into the stroller. I recommend watching the instructional video on the company’s site to see how to put it on (much clearer than the instructions book), but once you know how it is easy to do. It fits comfortably and I like that I can snuggle my baby on the move. I did go back and buy the infant insert (I wish I would have ordered the set, but I wasn’t sure whether the insert was worth it — it is!). My 9-week-old hates being in the car seat carrier, so when we run to the grocery store I have been strapping him into the ERGObaby. It takes a few minutes to transfer him and can be a little tricky in the car, but he falls asleep within minutes and is happy and secure, letting me get my errands done without stressing over him. I like the design of this carrier as well.The only con, and this is a personal preference, is that I wish I would have gotten the organic carrier. The material of the organic carrier is softer, and while this doesn’t affect the safety of your baby, it was just nicer. I did read reviews beforehand when trying to decide between the organic and the original, and some people said the original was soft too. The original reminds me of bookbag canvas material, which is fine, but I think I would have been slightly happier spending the extra $$ on the organic version. Still, I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend it to everyone!

Millie Kingston, NY
★★★★★

Definitely Worth the Price

Carrying around my baby was killing my back. It may be buffing out my arms from the work out, but by the end of the day I could hardly do anything because my back hurt so much. I read the reviews on the ERGObaby carrier and was hoping to find one on sale (which they almost never are) and decided I couldn’t wait any longer. My goodness, this carrier is magical.She was too little at first and the instructions said I needed the infant insert, but another $25 for a padded piece of fabric? No thanks. I just use some receiving blankets, one under her bum and one padded around her head to keep it from going all crazy.I use this carrier ALL the time. In the morning, on walks, to the store, at night, everywhere! My favorite is at 2 AM when she refuses to calm down to sleep. I pop her right in the carrier, she gives me the dirtiest look because she knows what’s going to happen: she falls right asleep. So I know it’s comfortable for her if she’ll fall asleep in it. The material is very strong and the waist and arm straps make sure the baby is secure and distributes the weight more evenly on me.I love the hood thing too, it’s awesome when I’m at the store and she falls asleep.The only con I have with this is the price…ya, it’s worth it, but I would love it even more if it was a bit cheaper. There are other carriers that mimic the style of the ergobaby and are cheaper, but I’d rather go with the original for safety reasons. Oh well, I’m happy, baby is happy, and daddy is happy as well.

Sheena Salisbury Center, NY
★★★★★

Better for front carry than back carry

I have a regular ergo which I loved, and got a sport one thinking maybe it would be cooler for the summer.It MIGHT be slightly cooler for the baby, but I don’t know. For the parent, it’s the baby part of baby wearing that is hot. I can’t say this helped much from my end. If you are out for exercise and it is feasible – IMO it’s best just to use a stroller. Or if you are hiking, a frame carrier on your back will allow more circulation and you will both be cooler. (Deuter makes a very comfy frame carrier)As far as a carrier, I loved this for carrying in the front. I actually preferred it to the original, as it felt lighter and comfier – it is also very soft. But I didn’t like it much for a back carrier. The waist band is thinner, and combined with the softer thinner material of the “pouch,” I just felt like it didn’t support the baby as well. There is also a larger unpadded region of the straps which made it seem the straps were more prone to be twisty and harder to get just right without another person to spot me, if that makes sense. I used it for back carries with my daughters, who are now 4, and it seemed to work OK – but when I used it with my little dude who just turned 1, the stretch/soft/lack of support seemed more problematic.This is a good carrier for a front carry, especially if you JUST had the baby – the waist band is bigger, which creates a bit of a vanity sizing effect which is nice when you feel all shapeless and flabby. But for back carrying, I just wasn’t crazy about it. The original performs better even if it is a little warmer.Both styles of ergo, IMO, share the common flaw of not being good for 2-8 month olds, roughly. Early on my kids would froggy up inside the ergo, no need to use the insert (I found it more annoying than helpful) Then they would begin to stand up and refuse to stay froggied. I switched to a bjorn then, some people use a sling at that point. Once the child was big enough to “straddle” I would go back to the ergo. What age this is depends on how big or small your baby is, and how big or small you are. I am fatter than I used to be and my 4th child is growing slower than my others, so the awkward gap for him was pretty long. I know there are people who use nothing but the ergo from birth but for me, it didn’t work so well.

Cara Keauhou, HI
★★★★★

Great but best for older babies

I bought this before my baby was even born, and bought the insert as well. This is not really ideal for smaller babies, the insert is a bit hard to use and very hot in summer months.I love this, it is best for baby and best for me too, I can carry my baby on my back, in front of me or even on the side, the straps are well padded for extra comfort and my baby always falls asleep in this. Unlike the babybjorn carrier this is very comfortable and more ideal for carrying your baby for long periods of time. I ownt he babybjorn and its ok for very small babies but doesnt carry them comfortably and really hurts your back after a short while. When I need to do the dishes or cook, I can just put my baby on my back in this and she goes right to sleep. The down side is that its really only suited for older babies. I was forced to wait til my baby was 4 months old to use this, because it just isnt practical for smaller babies even with the insert.

Latoya Van Buren, OH
★★★★★

Absolutely love it

Fit very comfortably and my 7lb 10oz baby fit it in perfect and falls right to sleep every time. Would recommend this to anyone and will be using it for a long time

Emilie Yosemite National Park, CA
★★★★★

Saved my sanity, Perfect gift

A baby carrier felt like a luxury item to me. I got by without one for about 5 months. My SIL lent us her Moby wrap, but it seemed too complex so I never even tried it. I had this on my wishlist and my husband talked his mom into buying it for us one weekend. WHAT A SWEET GIFT!!! The first time I wore it I was in love.It should be noted, my baby is big. At 5 months he weighs almost 20 lbs and I can hardly feel him when I carry him in this thing. I wasn’t even sore after wearing him at the airport for hours. Also, my husband and I are big people with very different body shapes. He is 6ft 4in and all his height is in his body. He weighs about 280lbs and wears a size 40 waist. This works great on him. I’m 5ft 11in and all my height is in my legs. I weigh just under 160lbs and wear a size 29 or 30 waist. The Ergo Sport really is comfy for both of us and that might be what impresses me most.This saved my sanity while I was at the airport. Baby and I decided to fly out of O’Hare to SLC in order to spend some much needed quality time with Grandma and Grandpa. Have you ever been to O’Hare? If one plane is slightly delayed the whole airport seems to go bonkers. Needless to say, we spent 11 hours waiting for our flight, only to have to return the next day to catch an other. I literally would have gone nuts if it weren’t for the Ergo Sport. Baby took all 3 of his naps in it, and I lugged our carry on and his car seat around with ease thanks to this thing. I really can’t reiterate how fabulous it was to have.We’ve also used it to go on neighborhood walks, Dr’s visits, or nearby grocery runs while Dad’s at work. It’s easy to strap on by myself and baby really seems comfortable and happy. I love how we are snuggled up together, but he can still sit high enough to look out and see what’s happening in the world around him.The straps do seem to come up right over his cheeks and I’d think that would hurt him or frustrate him or something, but he really doesn’t seem to mind. He just starts chomping on them! I guess I should invest in the teether cloths. I also think the pouch pocket would be nice. I wish those things were just included with the original purchase . . . but oh well. If I really want them I can fork over the dough.I’m excited to try it with the infant insert when/if we have another child. I really love this thing and I am SOOOOO grateful my MIL bought it for us. If you want to please a pregnant lady or new mom, buy her this and she’ll LOVE you!

Jodie Isom, KY
★★★★★

Not what I expected

I was lucky enough to discover a place where you can rent a baby carrier before purchase. I did a trial with the Boba 3G, Ergo Classic, and Ergo Sport. Before the trial, I was pretty certain that I would LOVE the Ergo Sport because that specific model had a vent, detachable hood, and 3 carry positions (back, hip, and front). Well, I found the hip carry to be completely useless. It became very uncomfortable after a few minutes. I didn’t like the way the strap sat on my shoulder and rubbed against my neck in that position. Also, the vent made little difference when it came to keeping the baby cool. Also the seat was a little shallow for my baby who is shaped like the cutest string bean ever. The Ergo Classic had super soft fabric (definitely a plus) but I didn’t like the hood (which is not detachable).At the end, I went with the Boba 3G for many reasons but mainly because the Boba has a higher panel (deep seat). I felt that my baby was better supported in it and believe it will better accommodate her as she grows. Also for the next baby, I can use the Boba without an insert (unlike the Ergo).

Carmela Halstad, MN
★★★★★

We love our ERGObaby SPORT!!

My son is two years old, and we’ve adored our Ergo Sport carrier for 1.5 years now. It’s all ready to roll when we add to the family! I shopped very, very extensively for a carrier, and it was one of our biggest baby gear investments. (We were able to get great deals on just about everything else, but I couldn’t see a way out of investing in a new, nice carrier.) Narrowing it down to the Ergo wasn’t hard, as we have many friends who recommend the carrier highly. Choosing the Sport was a little more difficult, as there weren’t many reviews about it at the time. While I can’t comment on the differences between the Ergo and other carriers (other than the Bjorn, which was great for a couple of months and a no-go after that), I can heartily recommend the Sport over other Ergos.We live in Florida, so we loved the idea of getting as cool a carrier as possible. Without a doubt, this is noticeably cooler and lighter than the all-cotton Ergos — in fact, we’ve used this much more than many of our friends because of this. Carrying a baby is inherently warm, but we had no reservations about using this even in the middle of the summer. I wasn’t sure about tucking the hood into that pocket (on classic Ergos, the hood folds down), but I’m actually so glad for this feature — the carrier is much more sleek this way, without a lot of extra fabric. And the hood is still very, very easy to access. I was also nervous about that white contrast stitching, as we wanted something all black. But you don’t notice the stitching much in person, and I can’t imagine a sleeker full-featured carrier than this. I’m also so glad to have the Sport because of the extended sizing on the straps. My husband and I are average-sized, but the longer straps did help for hip carries. It also allowed a couple of larger people in my son’s life to carry him in the carrier.The fabric is a cotton/poly blend. It doesn’t feel slick like nylon at all — it just feels like a very soft, very light fabric. I think it’s really lovely. It’s much softer and more foldable than the classic Ergo. I was worried that pilling might be an issue since it’s a blend, but we have used this constantly for 1.5 years and noticed no pilling. It spot cleans very easily. I will probably run it through the washing machine at some point, but I’ve had no reason to yet.All in all, I highly recommend this carrier. My review has focused on the benefits of the Ergo Sport in particular, but let me also just say that all the good things you’ve heard about Ergos generally have been completely true in our case. It is so, so comfortable to wear for parents and child, even now that my son is a toddler. Back and hip carries are very easy. It’s extremely well made. While I think the prices of all these carriers are a bit inflated, it was worth the investment for us.

Lydia Redwood, VA
★★★★★

LOVE

I had a Moby-type wrap with my daughter that worked well until she was over a year old, but my boys have weighed more and gained weight faster from the beginning. My youngest is now 10 months old and I was getting head and backaches carrying him around in the Moby-type wrap. We were planning a trip to Disney World, so I had to find something that would work. Someone gave me a baby Bjorn for free. I think that was even more painful than the Moby-type wrap, so I was a little nervous at how this would be since I was spending quite a bit of money on it. I LOVE it. It was worth every penny!! I carried my son around theme parks and airports for 5 days without backaches or headaches. The weight is mainly put on my hips, so I don’t even feel it. He slept well in it. I love the head cover for when he would fall asleep or when the sun was hot. I also love the pouch on it. It was a great place to carry ID, my phone, money or gift cards. Whoever designed this is a genius, and I am so thankful I bought it.

Debra Roopville, GA
★★★★★

Great purchase! Worth it!

We purchased this because my husband doesn’t care for the soft wraps and wanted something a bit more sturdy. He loves it. It’s very comfortable and holds very well. Highly recommend.

Louisa Wellston, OK
★★★★★

Great carrier!

My husband and I love this carrier. I use wrap carriers a lot for our 2 month old daughter, but my husband refuses. The Ergo Sport is perfect. It’s cut a little bigger, though we still needed a waist extender for him, and its comfortable. Our daughter loves it!

Ana Panama, IL
★★★★★

Cannot go wrong with an Ergo.

Once your little one is too big to be comfortable wrapped an Ergo is the way to go. I have multiple soft carriers and the Ergo is by far the best and my go to on a daily basis.

Harriett Beachwood, NJ
★★★★★

I love my ERGO!!!

I def recommend this product! I checked it out and its a REAL Ergo, in case you were concerned with it. I def recommend getting an Original one- LOVE the color and the brown and white design!!!!

Kate Commerce, OK
★★★★★

Ergo Baby = HAPPY BABY!!

This is the BEST baby carrier, bar none!! I have tried them all it seems. The Ring Slings (hurts your shoulder, difficult to adjust at times), Moby Wrap (okay for a little baby, but hot, and a bit complicated for on-the-go), Baby Bjorn Style (hurts your shoulders, and BAD FOR BABY’S SPINE- yikes!!). I had almost given up until a cousin turned me on to the Ergo. I am not kidding, it has changed our life!We love carrying our kiddos around, they like to be close to mama and papa and we like how easy it is to hold them close for long periods of time. As babies, they are always falling asleep in it, whether around the house, on shopping errands, or long strolls and hikes. I have worn it for 2 hours at a time (maybe more!) multiple times a day- and it is NEVER uncomfortable. It really does distribute the weight on your waist/hips. We can put our 2 1/2 year old in it back pack style for hikes and it is a life saver! She actually wants to get in it!I can put our baby in it front style while I push our toddler in the jogging stroller. Otherwise, I’d have to use the double stroller, and I like having the little baby close to me (he does too!!)- or we’d be stuck inside and we’d all go stir crazy 😉 I always take it with me as our baby is 3 months old and it is so easy to put him in the Ergo while I grocery shop or anything. I hate to just leave him strapped in his car seat when he could be cuddled close to me or daddy in a snap.I am very surprised that anyone would think that the ergo baby was difficult to put on, or as another reviewer said that you must have two people to use it. Maybe they gave up after trying it once or twice. I don’t know.I have never had any problems using this, either with a 18 pound 3 month old or my 36 lb 2 1/2 year old. It takes awhile to “get used to” (maybe a couple times, if that) but after that, it’s a breeze! I haven’t ever tried the “side hip carry” because on the front or when they got older the back worked fine. I believe I began putting our daughter on the back when she was 7 or 8 months old (and 25 lbs) and after doing it a couple times with my husband (just in case) I felt totally confident doing it on my own. A lot of times I did it right by my bed just in case. But it was really easy after only a few times of getting used to it. I am 5′ 3″, 105 lbs, and I found adjusting the straps after you put it on to be not hard at all, actually quite smooth. My husband is 6′ 2″, 175 lbs, and he finds it equally easy to adjust. Sometimes it takes a bit of umph to snap the clasp that holds the straps together (it will be between your shoulder blades for a front carry) but it is not by any means impossible. My husband has no problems at all; sometimes for me it just takes a little extra effort, that’s all.Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this to any parents. It will makes carrying your baby or toddler a piece of cake, wherever you are. You will enjoy the togetherness, and you bet they will! Studies show babies brains develop more rapidly and have less stress hormones (duh) when being carried. They are also more content, both while being carried and for the rest of the day- I will attest to that.This is an excellent investment for you and your baby. You won’t be disappointed!

Jami Maupin, OR
★★★★★

Comfortable for everyone!

I really like this carrier! So far (baby is 16 lbs) it is comfortable to wear for me and my husband, and our little one seems quite happy too! I can see why some people say it is difficult to get on, although I haven’t found it to be so. For front carry, you snap the chest/shoulder strap behind you (between your shoulder blades). If you don’t have a lot of flexibility in your arms, that can be difficult. However, there are two solutions:1. Loosen the shoulder/arm straps, which will give you a bit of slack and allow you to snap the horizontal strap at a higher point. You can then tighten the shoulder straps and it will go down your back. It may be difficult to get undone, but you can loosen things and it will help.2. In the instructions, they explain how you can do it up and then put it over your head. I haven’t tried this (because my way works for me) but it is an option.My husband is so happy to have something that is much simpler to put on than a Moby or wrap style carrier. I love that the baby does not hang by their crotch, and it’s comfortable to wear!We also have a home-made wrap style carrier, which I like for if I am encouraging sleep, because you can just tuck the baby’s head in and they are cocooned. Because the baby’s head is more loose, the Ergo is much better for looking around and being out and about.

Candice South Haven, MN
★★★★★

what would i do without this?

When my baby was a newborn till about 6months I used a wrap and preferred it. From 6months on, I have used it and really don,t know what I would do without it. My son is an active, running everywhere 15 month old and I have found that when I don’t use my stroller this is a must-have.I have used the hip carry hold but I really prefer the hold where he is facing me. The back carry isn’t that hard to do by yourself if you start either forward facing or on the hip and swing baby around, but I find myself a little to frightened I am going to turn and bump baby against something so I don’t do it.As far as comfort, I have noticed that whenmy son was smaller it wasn’t that comfortable on my shoulders and that is why i preferred the wrap I had. For reference I have a smaller frame but I am top heavy. As my son grew the ergo was just more comfortable. I have worn my son on mall shopping trips for quite a few hours and haven’t felt any pain at shoulders or hips, pretty comfortable. I got the sport for the extended waist length for my other half and it fits him just fine. He is 6ft 250lbs and the regular ergo would NOT have fit him.

Cathy Paradise, MI
★★★★★

I love my ERGObaby carrier

I absolutely love this carrier. So does my baby boy which is what is most important. I received the Baby Born carrier as a gift and have that product to compare the ERGObaby against. The ERGObaby is so much more comfortable for moms than the Baby Born. The Baby Born offers very little back support. I would have given this product five stars if the baby were able to be positioned face forward (away from mom/dad) so that baby can see more. So far my seven month old is not bothered by this "problem" and pokes his little head out looking in every direction. The Baby Born does allow the baby to face forward but in my mind this does not negate the comfort issue. The ERGObaby does allow you to side carry, back carry and front carry your baby which is a nice feature.

Celina Elton, LA
★★★★★

Ok this is the best carrier I have used and I’ve used a bunch!

I really like this carrier because it puts our baby in the most comfortable position. Our baby does not fuss as much in this carrier as opposed to the Baby Bjorn, Moby Wrap, Balboa baby, and some others. I’m sure the other carriers work for other babies but our baby definitely prefers the ERGO baby!

Laurie Mcgregor, MN
★★★★★

Not for bigger babies

We bought this and theInfantino Union Ergonomic Carrier, Grayto compare the two, since the Infantino is 3 times cheaper and pretty much the same design concept. The ERGO is made of higher quality materials and is a little softer. That is the only real advantage the ERGO has over the Infantino, unless you absolutely need the hip-wearing functionality.The ERGO did not seem to fit our 11-month old son. (He’s a big boy at 25 lbs, but still no-where near the 45 lb weight limit the ERGO claims.) His butt just fit inside, but not his back and he really couldn’t get comfortable and sink in like he could with the Infantino.Needless to say, we sent back the ERGObaby Sport and decided to keep the more comfortable and significantly cheaper Infantino.

Kathi Littleton, NC
★★★★★

Great carrier

It’s very well designed, came highly recommended by my friends. Unfortunately my son hates being constrained so we never used it.

Justina Ogema, MN