Back in 2002 when Karin Frost couldn’t find a baby carrier that satisfied, she decided to make her own that was both comfortable and ergonomic, thus the Ergobaby was born.
We got our hands on the Ergobaby Four Position 360 Baby Carrier - Sophie La Girafe-Festival design special edition. There are a variety of designs to choose from. If you have kids, chances are you will know about Sophie La Girafe. If you don’t, then it’s a slightly creepy looking giraffe toy with black soulless eyes that seems to have been around for as long as babies have, and most recognisable in the form of a squeaky teething toy that’s mysteriously popular with little ones. This design has a detachable tether to attach the chewable creature at a convenient height for little hands. We also received the Easy Snug Infant Insert, so the baby carrier can be used from new-born (7-12lbs) up until about 6 months.
To stop the little one getting too hot the ‘Infant Insert’ is designed so that the neck and head are supported enough without the extra bulk whilst the fan shaped design ensures airflow, keeping baby cool and content. The padded back panel supports the baby’s natural curved spine, whilst the optional removable pillow can be adjusted for optimal height and an ergonomic seated position. There are no nasty chemicals here – it is 100% cotton and is machine washable. The cushioned thigh support promotes optimal hip positioning by keeping the knees above the hips and the whole thing securely attaches to the carrier, making it easy to load and unload baby without the insert moving about.
As the name suggest the baby carrier can be used in four ergonomic wearing positions front-inward, front-outward, hip-carry and back-carry. It features an adjustable back panel that can be rolled up or down and secured to provide extra neck and back support when needed. This feature is especially useful for when baby is sleeping to stop their head bouncing about. The structured bucket-seat keeps baby ergonomically positioned whatever position they are in - for the wearers comfort there is an extra-large waistband, like the kind you would find on a hiking backpack. This, along with the padded shoulder straps help distribute the weight evenly and provides a comfortable and secure fit for the wearer.
The Ergobaby 360 is super comfortable for both baby and carrier. With beautiful designs to choose from this baby carrier is impeccably made and will provide you years of versatile use. RRP £134.90
5 out of 5
Large waist band
Comfortable for both baby and wearer
Extendable back panel
Structured bucket seat
Variety of designs available – new designs will be available form July