Ergobaby 360 – a babywearing review

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 Β£139.90, for other authorised retailers see the Ergobaby UK Facebook page.


32 Comments

  1. July 31, 2014 / 9:07 am

    I had to get a baby carrier when my son was three weeks old and it snowed so much I couldn’t push the pram through the snow to get my daughter to school! As I’m not very strong I couldn’t use it past a few months old as I found him too heavy to carry. My husband did use it on days out.
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    • August 5, 2014 / 11:00 pm

      Ooh, I couldn’t imagine pushing a pram through snow. Maybe it wasn’t the best carrier for you? Lovely you were able to carry him through those precious first months. x

  2. July 31, 2014 / 9:56 am

    I don’t have children but have used a similar product when looking after a friends baby and I was surprised at how comfortable they are to wear and how safe my friends daughter felt (to me) as we walked around the park x

  3. July 31, 2014 / 11:06 am

    My baby would only sleep on my in the early months so a carrier made sure I could at least go to the loo! This looks great x
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  4. July 31, 2014 / 12:13 pm

    This looks fabulous! My kids are 11 and 8 now but I never used a baby carrier. Wish I had though. xx

  5. July 31, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    Very jealous! I fancied an ergo for baby number two but couldn’t afford it, instead I bought a wrap one which I was too knackered to ever work out how to use!!
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  6. July 31, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    This looks amazing, I wanted a better baby carrier when I had my two younger ones but never could find one I liked.
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    • August 5, 2014 / 11:03 pm

      I know what you mean! I wore my first baby in her Ergo Performance every day from 5 to 18 months and if I’d kept it (sold it to buy a pretty woven wrap) I would still be using it with my second, so I guess it depends on how much use you’re going to get from it.

  7. August 1, 2014 / 10:11 am

    I never tried an Ergo, always wanted one & i can see I should have really, with the pro’s outweighing the cons big time!

  8. August 1, 2014 / 11:58 am

    I loved babywearing Alex, and hopefully will do the same with new baby. We have a babasling which is ok. I would love an ergo but just can’t afford one on top of the pushchair as well. Looks lovely and comfy though!
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  9. August 1, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    Lovely video. You’re such a natural and your little sidekick is utterly adorable. Her little burp made me laugh πŸ™‚
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  10. August 2, 2014 / 12:40 am

    Oooh this does look like a wonderful buckle sling – I struggled in the past getting one that fits my short body frame and I wonder as it’s not that adjustable if I would be able to use this but it does look comfy and well designed. Great review

    Laura x
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    • August 5, 2014 / 11:06 pm

      It might be worth trying a few to see what suits you best, if you ever need one again. I fing the Ergo Performance fits me better. My husband prefers the 360.

  11. August 2, 2014 / 8:23 am

    I loved our Ergo, I actually like that they aren’t covered in prints as I could wear mine with anything (and tom didn’t feel out of place either) but you do rock your printed slings very well! It’s good to hear the difference with the 360 and the regular ergo, I also found I couldn’t really use it past 18m though but Wilf was always quite big for his age anyway x
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    • August 5, 2014 / 11:07 pm

      That’s a good point about the prints! I guess that’s why I’ve ended up with a few slings.

  12. August 2, 2014 / 8:58 am

    I love baby carriers and used them with all 3 of mine – this one looks great and really comfortable.

    • August 5, 2014 / 11:09 pm

      I have no real choice with my baby but I’d say it’s been OK even in the heat wave.

  13. August 3, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    Love, love, LOVE our Ergo. I carry both mine in it – 11 month old and two and a half year old.

    Not at the same time, mind…
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  14. August 5, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    This looks like a great carrier. With my daughter, she had a few months where I used my carrier all the time. Saved my sanity!
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