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Good for big sized Newborns
I'm fortunate to say I have the Keith Haring Pop (limited edition) carrier!
Aside from the amazing design -this carrier has practical features for heavy newborns. My 9lbs newborn fit comfortably for the following reasons:
Malleable Material - chubbier babies tend to have rolls of skin that make it hard to just slip/put into position without rubbing on their delicate skin.
Extra Thick Waist strap - forced my tummy thus pelvis into upright alignment eliminating the post pain you can get from carriers
Padded neck support - my son has a pertr...
uding belly so when facing me it means his soft neck bobs around ! The neck support really helped him lean towards me and made it comfy for his big cheeks to rest on me. Hardly any buckles! Trying to balance the weight of heavy baby and buckle clips is a total nightmare - this carrier only has 2!
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I love my new cool mesh Adapt. As a mother of four and now a Nana of several I have had many, many carriers over the years and not having to use the insert is fantastic! The Adapt carrier is really clever in it's design and so easy to adjust for a growing baby or to swap between ages. I missed the forward facing position a bit but it has encouraged me to learn to use it with bub on my back, and it turns out once you get the hang of it it is pretty easy. I bought the soft grey colour which is lovely and the mesh is perfect for this very hot summ...er. In winter I will just pop an extra jacket on bub. (A hint to breast feeding mums ... when you first use the Ergo use it AFTER feeding so bub has a full tummy of milk and is happy. When you put him on you don't want him to think he is going to be fed, and to get him used to it just use it for a really short time several times a day to get you both used to it. You will both learn to enjoy it quite soon.) Thanks for a great carrier Ergo.
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Better than the Original!
I bought my first Ergobaby carrier for my son (now 6). Being a new mum, it seemed very complicated. He cried his head off both times I tried and I gave up. Fast forward five years later, I decided to break it out for my daughter when she was 3 months old. I bought the baby insert and we got the hang of it thank goodness. We wanted another carrier for when one was in the wash so I went shopping online, and settled on the Adapt. I should have bought it instead of fluffing about with the bulky baby insert! The Adapt is great! We got the cool mesh ...as we are relocating to Singapore and I did not enjoy me & Bub sweating it out when we visited twice with our Original carrier. Yes the shoulder straps are puffier but being petite, I can still carry it off. What’s great is the lumbar support..it really makes a difference. The cool air mesh is great too..I pop sound canceling head bands on my daughter which adds to the heat build up but now she no longer wakes up with a red face and matted hair. It really makes a difference and I believe it contributes to a better, longer sleep for her! The only negative is that the waist buckle clip is now on my back left where with the Original, it was at my back right. Being right handed, it’s a bit clumsy for me to buckle and unbuckle. All in all though, I’m still very happy that I “upgraded” rather than bought another cheaper, Original model. Even my husband felt the difference when he carried our daughter in the Adapt. The only thing that would make it perfect: being able to get my hands on the new Ergobaby zippered pouch that comes bundled with the new Omni 360. Wish it had come with the Adapt too as there is no storage pocket for the Adapt, unlike the handy one with the Original. The zippered pouch is sold separately in the U.S. store so hopefully we’ll have that option soon.
Best carrier for a newborn
I started my baby at 5 weeks on that carrier. It does not need an insert and the legs are in M position to avoid hip displasia. It's excelent quality and easy to put on, we still use it at 15 months and it is like brand new.
The design is great. I have a weak back, but I can carry him in this carrier for a long time
My newborn baby would scream from 7am to 7pm none stop unless if was carried so this was a life saver.
Great for newborns
The fact it doesn't need an insert for a newborn is what attracted me, tried the insert with my 360 and just couldn't get it happening. Easy to use, the adjustable sizing is great. The only thing I have found is that it's not super comfortable. When baby was a newborn and I was wearing it up at waist height (to keep her at kissable level) it felt like my kidneys were being crushed. Now that she's lower I'm finding the adjustable Velcro part for the legs is cutting into my hip bone. I mainly use my 360 now for this reason. Overall it's a great addition to the Ergo range though
Great easily adjustable carrier
I love that this carrier can be used on the front, back and hip. The straps allow the option of crossing on your back when wearing baby on your front, which makes it very comfy, spreading the weight nicely. It has a nice sun/wind/shade hood which clicks easily with domes. My favourite feature of this ergo is that you can adjust the width of the panel using the velcro and snaps to suit babies of different sizes and developmental stages without requiring a bulky/hot insert (and extra outlay of money). The lumbar/tummy support pad is nice and...comfy too. I like that it's not too bulky and heavy and the colour (grey) looks lovely and fresh. The shape of the panel also creates a nice 'seat' for baby's bottom, supporting a nice ergonomic position for baby's hips and spine by encouraging a good pelvic tilt. The only point that I would note for improvement is to change the shoulder strap buckles to allow for two way tightening. It's easiest to pull the webbing to tighten when back carrying, when front carrying you have to pull backwards which some people find more challenging. But this is a very minor point. The ergobaby adapt is definitely a great carrier with lovely features which adapt to baby as he/she grows.
This is every thing I want in carrier!!!
This is everything i want in carrier; it is hip healthy easy too use and is perfect for "simple is best" people. There is only on thing I want added... an organic range, PLEASE? I really hope they come out with this design as organic and then sign me right up for it :P
Easy, comfortable and baby loves it
Found the ergo adapt really easy to put on and adjust with the new clips (instead of velcro) and have watched it fit to suit my daughter as she has grown without any hassles at all. She loves being in it and the movement and being so close puts her to sleep most of the time. Super handy when out being social and would be hard otherwise to get her to settle with all the stimulation. Only thing I could ask for would be outward facing! But perfect other than that.
Makes day to day tasks so much more manageable with my babe being in the Ergo Adapt Carrier!
We love our Ergo!! Ive had friends that have used them for years and now i know what they go on about. Love that i can strap babe in and off we go doing day to day activities or exploring our local bush walks. Its so comfortable to wear and keeps my babe nice and close to me. I can't live without it!
Questions & Answers
Hi, I recently purchased the adapt for my newborn girl - a friend recommended but I have found she is too small to fit. She is a healthy size - 3.4 pounds (only a week only) - I was given a newborn insert and was wondering if I can use this with the adapt till she is big enough to fit? I am not sure if I am adjusting it incorrectly I think I have tried basically everything. If there is a customer support email I could contact you guys on perhaps send a picture that would be great. Thanks so much!
I want to get ihe adapt for my daughter but she's a fuller figured lady and I'm wondering what the measurements of straps are, if it would fit larger men and women?
Hi Sarah, the waistband and shoulder straps on the Ergobaby Adapt are both quite adjustable. The waistband measures up to 140cm whilst the shoulder straps measure up to 120cms. The Adapt does allow comfortable wearing for a variety of body types. If you are close to one of our stockists my suggestion would be to go into store with your daughter and have her try one on. Our stockists will have sample carriers that you are able to try prior to purchase. If you would like the carrier to be a gift, or a surprise, then talk to your preferred store and double check what their return policy is. Most stores will accept a refund or return on products if you find it isn't suitable.
We fit hundreds of parents each year both in stores and at expos in lots of different shapes and sizes. It's very rare that we find a parent that we are unable to adjust the carrier to fit comfortably. I hope this helps and thankyou for choosing Ergobaby as a carrier choice for your daughter.
Hi I've had shoulder and wrist issues that are very slow to improve. Would the adapt or any baby carrier even be an option for me? Anything that results in pulling forward on my shoulders wouldn't work.
Hi Lydnsay, I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues with your wrist and shoulder. I hope that this improves soon for you.
Ergobaby carriers are designed to provide superior ergonomic support. Our carriers are generally extremely comfortable to wear and you shouldn't feel any pressure, pulling or tension whilst using them. In a situation like yours where you do have a pre-exsisting issue with your shoulder, our best piece of advice would be to go into one of our retailers and try the carrier on with weight in it. The carrier should always feel comfortable and that is the key. Having a shoulder issue, you may feel it more through your shoulder once you have bub in the carrier but every one has their own comfort level so this will only be clear once you are able to try the carrier on. We fit a lot of parents with carriers who do have issues with their shoulders and backs in particular and the majority of the feedback we receive is that our carriers are still very comfortable to wear despite their injury/condition. In regards to pulling forward on your shoulders, this will tend to happen more so if you are carrying your bub in a forward facing position. When you put bub in a forward facing position, your centre of gravity changes and you would feel a pull through your shoulders. The Adapt carrier doesn't give you this option so you wouldn't be using the carrier in this position anyway which makes it a good choice for you. Additionally, you are able to wear the Adapt carrier with the shoulder straps crossed over which could also provide a higher level or more comfortable support for you.
In regards to your wrist issue, our Adapt carrier will be the perfect choice to use. The reason for this is that all the clips and buckles on this carrier are able to be done up in the front of your body which negates the need for you to reach behind to adjust the carrier or clip it on and off. This will reduce the need for you to twist your wrist or put it in a compromising position. The Adapt carrier gives you the bonus of being able to use the shoulder straps in a cross over position which is extremely easy and would suit anyone who has issues such as yours or with their reach in general.
I hope this answers your question. We wish the best of luck with your decision and hope that Ergobaby is the right choice for you.
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