One day, before I ever had my own kids, I was babysitting my sister-in-law's twins. During this time, I used her baby carrier and I thought it was amazing. I was cooking with two hands AND holding a baby on me at the same time. How convenient was that? Hands-free baby holding? Yes please! When I was pregnant with my oldest, I knew I would need to get one of these amazing contraptions. I went on a search for the best!
I had read various materials explaining that the way the baby sat in the carrier made a huge difference in whether or not a baby experienced hip dysplasia, or even hip dislocation. So I made sure to get something that was going to keep my baby’s hips healthy! I thought I had found the perfect carrier. I mean, my research was outstanding.
Then my baby came along. And I forgot one very important detail. Not all babies like the same things. Duh. So, my perfect, hip-healthy carrier was useless. She hated facing forward, and this carrier only gave me that one option. I sold the carrier and gave up my dreams of hands-free baby holding.
Enter my twins. Having two babies makes a carrier absolutely necessary. But because my first experience was a huge failure, I was worried about trying another carrier. However, let me introduce to you a new carrier from Ergobaby: the Ergobaby Omni 360. If it was available back then, I wouldn’t have hesitated buying another!
Not only does the carrier allow you to hold baby in the correct position to keep those hips healthy and strong, but you can carry baby FOUR different ways! He/she can sit on your front facing you, sit on your front and face out, sit on your hip, or go on your back! Talk about pleasing a lot of babies that way! Yah!
It will literally be the only carrier you’ll ever need as its weight capacity ranges from 7 lbs to 33 lbs. Better yet, the carrier does not need an infant insert which means you don’t have to shell out extra mula for extra parts! At 34 lbs, if you’re still carrying your toddler, you have some serious muscles on you girl!
The carrier has lumbar support and padded crossable straps for long wearing comfort. You can keep that baby snuggled up to you all day long, while still completing that to-do list! Plus, the carrier is super comfortable for baby as well with a cushioned and adjustable head and neck support!
AND, I have to mention the fact that it has a DETACHABLE pouch. Grab your cell phone, chapstick, binkies, snacks, bibs, you name it, and throw it in the pouch. You’ll have it while carrying baby around, and when you’re done, grab the pouch and keep those things with you!
And last, but absolutely not least, the carrier has a tuck-away baby hood for sun protection (UPF 50) but that also means DISCRETE breastfeeding! Who doesn’t love dual-purpose items?!