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Ergobaby Omni 360 Review

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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2020 Shortlisted Best Baby Carrier/Sling

At a glance:

This all-in-one baby carrier is the perfect fit for every parent and parent. The Ergobaby Omni 360 has all the carrying positions and it is made from an on-trend lightweight all-mesh material. While it easily adjusts from newborn to toddler, the Omni 360 is easy to put on and fold away. Moreover, it has Lumbar support to provide extra comfort for your growing little one's back. 

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Natalie: I would recommend this to other mums as it's such a great design and does everything you need from birth upwards so no need to change! It is made from durable material so it will definitely last. My little girl looks so comfortable when being carried in this and every aspect of a baby's comfort has been thought about in designing this. It folds away nicely for easy storage and once you've got the hang of its use it's easy to put on and off by yourself.

Jenna: I'd definitely recommend this product to other mums. I was so pleasantly surprised by the level of comfort whilst wearing it. The last sling I had really rubbed on my shoulders, but the design is so well padded on the shoulders and something about the way it is built feels almost like it has suspension and so the sling bounces along with you and seems to magically make your child feel lightweight to carry. The sling looks good, the design is neutral, feels that it has a sturdy structure. I tested a light grey/beige coloured one and it didn't seem to show any dirt too easily, which was a good surprise as I thought it may need regular cleaning. The fabric seems to be splash-proof as I dropped some water on it and it rolled off. I had a refluxy baby and I think the colour would do a good job at hiding spills! It seems a very good all-round carrier that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend -much improved on older models for carrying heavier/older children.

Frances: Yes! Many reasons. Comfort, quality, ease of use and comfortable for my baby. It is made of good quality, strong yet comfortable fabric, it feels well made and solid. It supports my baby well and supports my back and shoulders. I really like how you can quickly change the buttons on the front for a forward-facing or rear-facing position of your baby. My daughter seems really comfy in it and is always very content when in it.

How did this product make your life easier?

Mhari: This carrier has been great. It is very easy to use and it is very comfortable for baby. Understanding how to use it was quick and simple. Once in the carrier, the baby was secure and the straps could easily be adjusted. The waistband tasks the weight so carrying a 9-month-old was very comfortable compared to other carriers used.

Catherine: I can’t imagine life as a mum without an Ergobaby Omni 360! This baby carrier has made my life easier in so many ways. If the baby won’t go to sleep in cot or buggy, I can 100% rely on the ergo baby. If my baby is being clingy and wants to be held all the time I can turn her forward-facing and get on with my jobs with her attached.

Emily: I have used a sling above all other equipment with baby number 2; it’s been an essential piece of kit to keep baby happy while meeting the needs of an older sibling, and I would recommend getting a carrier to any parent. The Ergobaby Omni 360 has been thoughtfully designed with mums in mind, in particular in allowing them to be able to position baby in many different ways to suit personal preference. It is made from good quality materials, and is smart and stylish. The Ergobaby Omni 360 has a lovely padded lumbar support for the wearer’s comfort. It feels safe for baby and has elastic safety straps to protect in case a buckle unclips. It has clear fitting instructions, and there are videos available online, which I found most helpful whilst trying to wiggle an alert baby into a new sling.

Would you choose this product to win?

Michele: This is definitely the best carrier I have used. It feels so strong and well made. It is more versatile than other carriers too and my baby feels so secure inside. I would definitely say this product should win. It's so user-friendly and adaptable for all sorts of needs. It's so easy to use and I don't find I'm faffing to get it on and baby inside, unlike other carriers!

Frances: I do think this product should win. I have tried approximately 8 slings since the birth of my daughter and this is the one that I would buy! Happy mum and a happy baby when using it! It comes in various colours and designs. It is well packaged. I would say it is on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. Quality!

Nicola: Yes I would. I feel that the carrier, although expensive provided longevity as you can continue to carry your child as they grow, changing the carry position to support your child’s developmental age and weight. I loved the fact that the carrier was so supportive and provided back support, meaning I didn’t get an achy back. 

What changes would you make to this product?

Helen: I would say the Omni 360 isn't suitable for small or very young babies, I would be concerned about the baby's head being properly supported. I think another newborn insert to give extra added protection would be ideal. I also think the extra newborn insert would be better in a softer material for being so close in contact with baby.

Catherine: I struggle to think of anything to change about this product as I’ve been won over. The only possible thing might be that when my baby is facing inwards on the front she tends to chew the straps and these can get quite mucky. There could be a cover or something maybe. Other than that I think it’s 100% brilliant.

Emily: If I could change one thing about the Ergobaby Omni 360 it would be to modify the straps. The straps move to allow different carrying positions. Unfortunately, this negatively impacted the usability; complicating getting baby into the correct positions. The straps are bulky when they cross over and position high across the wearer’s neck. My baby was uncomfortable, particularly when I tightened the straps, as it pulled across his back, and the tops of the sling straps restrict the baby’s view, even with the head support folded down. The straps were hard to fasten; the secure buckles have a central piece that lifts and clicks into place, which is tricky one-handed while supporting the baby. It clips under your arm, which you can’t see, and I needed assistance. With the baby in, you tighten the straps by pulling backward to secure the fit; a difficult manoeuvre which made the baby uncomfortable. I loved the idea of a multi-position carrier but the straps made it less suitable than other carriers I use.

While training as a journalist at the University of Gloucestershire for 3 years, she was nominated for the Best Feature Category at the Midlands Student’s Media Awards this year, and Head of News and Social Media for the university’s radio station, Tone Radio. Ellie has been published by the likes of Heatworld, Heart, Gloucestershire Live, and ITV West Country. 

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