Ergobaby 360 – a babywearing review

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Ergobaby sent me their 360 to try and I’ve been wearing it pretty much solidly for the past month. Laurence has been using it in the evenings too. It was in time for all this hot weather we’ve been having, where reaching for a wrap just hasn’t appealed.

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I’ve put together a brief video to give you the quick and dirty on what I think of the Ergobaby 360. It’s only two minutes and is the first video I’ve edited in a long time.

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Back to the Ergobaby 360…

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Pros:

Comfortable, even for long carries. I wear Ophelia almost all day so we’re talking about LONG carries.
Easy to put on. I think this is why I reach for buckles in general. In a rush, which I often am, they’re quick and require little work to get right. I have tried a few different soft structured carriers and I find the Ergo’s side straps particularly easy to adjust.
Good looking. I like its sleek style and it’s something both Laurence and I are happy to wear.

Extendable. The issue I had with other Ergo carriers is that they seemed quite short in the backs. The Ergobaby 360 has buttons which allow you to extend the carrier up the baby’s back. Ignore me saying in the video that it extends across the body too, it doesn’t. So I’d say it’ll probably be comfortable until 18 months or two years but I know other people who’ve used them with their three-year-olds so maybe it’s a personal thing. I’ll do a back carrying post in a month or so and try it with Talitha too to let you know what I think.
Breastfeeding-friendly. Loosen the side straps to lower the baby. Tighten back up when you’re done. I find this works once your baby is reliably able to stay latched on. Didn’t work for me in the newborn phase but is a lifesaver now if I really need/want to breastfeed on the go.

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Cons:

Not so adjustable. The straps are pretty big. I have them on the tightest setting, as does Laurence! This doesn’t affect the comfort for me but the straps do slip a little from time to time as I’m narrow-framed.
No funky print. It means that it goes with everything, I suppose but I do love my patterns.

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All in all, I love it and would recommend anyone looking for a buckled carrier to try it. Let me know what you think of the video too. Is there anything you’d have liked to have seen there?

PS: I spy the Ergobaby 360 available in Born for £139.90, for other authorised retailers see the Ergobaby UK Facebook page.