9 years ago I tried tested out my first Ergobaby carrier. I plopped baby Micah in my friend Stefanie’s carrier and went hiking with her while carrying – and nursing! – my baby in it.
It was amazing and I loved it and went right back to the Ergo when Moxie was born. Because Moxie has Down syndrome, I took the infant insert to her physical therapist for approval before putting her in – I wanted to make sure that it would be safe for her and her lower-tone limbs.
It was, and we enjoyed years of use.
The Ergo was an absolutely indispensable part of being able to travel. We went all over the place with it – I carried (and nursed) Micah and Moxie in France, Belgium, all over the US and of course, Mexico.
I could just pop Moxie in the Ergo, Micah in the BOB Revolution, and boom, go anywhere.
I could also nurse anywhere, right from the carrier – and nursing was not easy for me.
I wore that first Ergo completely out through daily, continual use. By the time my third child came, I needed a new one, and went happily ahead with the gray/star one that seemed ubiquitous in the San Francisco Bay Area! (seriously – who did not have a gray Ergo with stars on it?!).
The Omni 360
Done having kids but still in love with the Ergo, I was psyched when I found out that the Ergo was coming out with the Omni 360.
The Ergobaby Omni 360
The Omni 360 is the culmination of all that is awesome about an Ergo carrier. It has the stability and security of the bucket seat from the classic Ergo (so the baby will never be dangling forward from their crotch), it does not require an infant insert (like the classic and the 360), you can cross the straps on your back for added support, and it can carry a child facing-forward.
Child Facing Forward
Now, with Mack and Moxie (my second and third children), it hadn’t made much of a difference that the Ergo hadn’t been able to carry them facing forward, because by the time they were straining to look around, I could just put them on my back.
But with Micah (my first born), it was different.
He would have loved to have been able to face forward after he was a few months old. In fact, he obviously wanted to face forward so badly that I tried the Bjorn (the only carrier at the time that faced forward), which wrecked havoc on my unsupported back, still recovering from the c-section.
The Omni 360
The Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier can be worn in any direction: facing forward or chest-wards, on the back or on the hip. What’s important is that worn in any direction, it comes with Ergo’s solid child comfort and safety systems.
Ergo sent one over which my nephew and bonus-niece used with my newborn great-niece, Anaya Love.
See?! This is why every parent needs an Ergo!
Because it’s IMPOSSIBLE to do anything with two kids unless you are wearing one of them!
(and isn’t my nephew handsome?!)
A hands-on Daddy, he puts his baby girl Anaya right in the Ergobaby Omni 360 and plays with 2 (almost 3!) -year old Dayyan.
Should YOU buy the Ergobaby Omni 360?
If you want the option of carrying your child facing forward, and if you don’t want to use an infant insert, then YES. The Omni 360 also gives you the ability to cross the back straps (yes! really), a detachable bag for money/keys. Like all of the Ergobaby carriers, it’s sturdy, machine-washable, built to last.
Ergobaby is giving ONE reader of this blog a carrier!
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What’s your favorite thing about babies?
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Trip down memory lane – Micah in the BOB and Moxie in the Ergo, waiting in the Oakland airport for our baggage…