Ergobaby carriers are a staple among babywearing Moms. Like Kleenex is to tissues, Ergobaby is to baby carriers. I’m really excited to share the new Ergo Adapt Carrier Review with you! This carrier goes from newborn through toddlerhood and does not require an infant insert! Take a look at the awesome features and well thought out design. I know the Ergo Adapt carrier will continue to expand and increase in popularity among babywearing parents. It makes a great registry item and is perfect for parents who want a carrier that will literally grow with baby. It’s also a great for families with multiple children because it quickly adapts to many sizes. The easy to transform design will help reduce babywearing mistakes and provide families with a well thought out and deisnged carrier at a great price. Check out our sample here and visit some of my affiliates to shop for it online.
I’ve been babywearing for over 5.5 years now. I started out with a stretchy wrap. When my son grew too heavy for that, I bought our first Ergo. I still have it! As they say in babywearing groups, it’s permastash! It’s the green organic with river rocks on the hood. It holds a special place in my heart. We borrowed an infant insert from a friend and it was the first time I could get up and off of the sofa with a happy baby and arms-free! Having a happy baby and two free arms is priceless, or about the cost of an Ergobaby carrier: Ergobaby offers the Original, Organic, 360, Performance and now the Adapt!
The new Ergo Adapt carrier is really a game changer for soft structured carriers. While I often refer the Beco Gemini for a no-insert newborn carrier, the Adapt has taken the babywearing community by surprise and awe! How? Unlike the Gemini, that has a fold out seat, the Adapt truly transforms to fit baby’s seat and trunk with unparalleled design. The carrier angles and folds down to narrow the entire bottom portion of the body panel. It even has a folding head support that buttons into place. Like the other Ergobaby carriers, this is well constructed, made of quality cotton and offers 3 carrying positions: Front carry, Hip carry and Back carry. Ergobaby Adapt Carrier Features include:
- Fits 7 – 45 pounds
- No infant insert required
- Padded foldable heat support
- Padded shoulder straps
- Tuck-away sun/sleep hood (UPF 50+)
- Attached lumbar support waistbelt
- Ergonomic design encourages “M” sitting
- Machine washable
- Easy to use
- Available in black and pearl grey
- Seat Narrows and Wides on inside and outside
- High quality velcro/aplix
- Elastic bands for rolling excess strap length
- Straps can be worn crossed or parallel
Overall impression? This is awesome. This carrier will fill a large gap in the non-insert newborn soft structured carriers and is very easy to use and understand. This is valuable to both brand new and experienced babywearing parents. In addition to growing with baby, for parents with multiple babies like myself, this carrier can be used with everyone. I often play musical stroller seats and baby carrier when we’re out, this quickly adjusts from baby size (we’re on the mid-setting here at 25lbs) to toddler size without much effort. It’s easy to understand, comfortable and will be a HOT baby registry item. Would I recommend it? Yes. Do I love wearing it? YES!
Downsides? Only recommendation I have would be for accessories. Suck pads are a must, especially with a black carrier. Baby drool shows quickly on black and attractive suck pads are a great way to keep the carrier clean! I also would highly recommend using an optical-free detergent like babyganics to wash the carrier. I use it on all of my woven wraps and soft structured carriers to ensure they stay in the best condition.