ERGObaby Original Carrier – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Price Range: $100 – $120
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥♥ (4/5)
  • Pros:
    • Comfortable with heavier babies
    • Weight distributed to your hips
    • Can place child in front (facing in), on back, or on hip
  • Cons:
    • Baby can’t face outwards
    • Bulky
    • Need extra insert for newborns
  • Weight Limit: 45 lbs.

Most Helpful Reviews on the ERGObaby Original Carriers.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – We have a Baby Bjorn (Original) as well as an Ergo baby carrier. I think both have their advantages and disadvantages…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – I purchased this carrier when my little one was just a few weeks old along with the infant insert. The product has been great. It is easy to put on when I’m by myself…. There are a few downsides though. One, it is difficult to carry a bag while using this carrier because the straps are wide and thick…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – I have this carrier and the baby bjorn active…. So the 2 major shortcomings of this product are that 1)it is very hot with the infant insert and 2)the baby cannot face outwards. Now that my son is 18 lbs and the baby bjorn puts too much strain on my back I am useing the ergo carrier in the hip carry position, which I LOVE!…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – I have 3 kids under 4. I got a bjorn carrier with my first born. Loved it for a while, but I’d really say it has a 20 lbs limit (not 25 lbs like listed), because it hurts your back beyond that point. So I got a maya wrap for my second child. I like the maya wrap for a new born and again when they are too big for the bjorn. The problem is I’ve never really felt that it was hands-free…. So I gave in and bought the ergo. I have to say I wish I had gotten it sooner…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – Scorching hot in the summer…. It doesn’t allow for air circulation at all while they are in the sling position. So if you have a summer newborn, this may not be as practical as you think. I have to go get a Bjorn that breathes better until the fall comes. It does support small babies well (we used it when my son was only 5 lb.)…. (read more and buy it at BuyBuyBaby.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – … If I had only bought this carrier first! I would have saved so much time & money… not to mention, my back. It has a pocket that holds about 2 or 3 diapers & a sandwich-baggie filled with wipes. Most importantly, it distributes baby’s weight to your hips instead of your back like other carriers, making it SO much better on your body at the end of the day…. This is a carrier that will grow with your baby up until toddler-hood…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)

Gear in Action

  • See a video review here.

What the Makers Say

  • Our tried-and-true 100% Cotton canvas Ergobaby Original Carrier has evolved to make it more comfortable than ever. The high-density padding and straps distribute baby’s weight between the shoulders and hips and adjust for the perfect mutual fit…. (read more on ErgoBaby.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date information, search the Consumer Products Safety Division’s website here.

What are your 2 cents, Mama?