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Ergobaby Carrier?

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NEAKT5 · 25/07/2021 11:04

Can anyone with the Ergobaby 360 omni carrier recommend the mesh or cotton one please? DS2 is due in December, DS1 will be 18 months. I’m thinking the cotton as it’s winter but I always worry about overheating so unsure at the minute. Any recommendations would be appreciated thank you.

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GalaxyGirl24 · 25/07/2021 11:05

I had the mesh one and tbh you can buy a cover that snaps onto it with a hood if it's cold and rainy. Then when it's too hot the mesh is fine x

NEAKT5 · 25/07/2021 11:08

@GalaxyGirl24 Oh I wasn’t aware of that thank you I’ll have a look! Would you say the mesh was as comfy for baby as the cosier material one? X

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Nyfluff · 25/07/2021 11:09

They only had cotton when I bought mine and it was fine in all weather.

NEAKT5 · 25/07/2021 11:13

@Nyfluff Great thank you, definitely too many choices now lol!

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Foxhasbigsocks · 25/07/2021 11:15

Also a cotton person who had an early version when mesh not available. Both girls were so comfortable in there from tiny until age 2!

TheRobberBride123 · 25/07/2021 11:15

I have the cotton one and haven't found it too hot with DS or DD, and it is lovely and cosy. That said, I didn't know the mesh one existed until now and I can definitely see the benefit.

I'm just here to say I love love love our Ergobaby, it's on my second tubby baby and still going strong! DD (nearly a year) is in it right now.

NEAKT5 · 25/07/2021 16:54

@Foxhasbigsocks @TheRobberBride123 thanks very much both, I think I might go for the cotton as I was leaning towards that before anyway! Glad to hear your babies liked it, we did use one for our first but never bought an expensive one as wasn’t sure if we would use it! But this time with two under two I’m sure I will need it Grin

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Onynx · 25/07/2021 18:47

I had the mesh one - I think it was called 'sports' or 'active' - something like that anyway and it was perfect even in winter. You buy the newborn support separately anyway so I used that inside the carrier when ds was tiny.

FizzingWhizzbee123 · 25/07/2021 22:56

Can I suggest the Ergobaby Embrace for the first 9 months or so? It’s a wonderful carrier. We picked ours up second hand in pristine condition and it still is, and we’ll sell it on again. We’ll switch to our 360 at some point but still loving the Embrace.

Ozanj · 25/07/2021 23:08

Are you planning to wear them both at the same time? If so keep the ergobaby for back wearing the toddler and wear a softer carrier for the newborn.

NEAKT5 · 26/07/2021 06:06

@FizzingWhizzbee123 I’ll have a look at that one too thank you.

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NEAKT5 · 26/07/2021 06:08

@Ozanj Oh no definitely not, my first wants to walk everywhere doesn’t tolerate being restricted in a carrier anymore!

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EisforElephants · 26/07/2021 09:13

They do a new one called Omni Breeze which is really soft! We have it and have a weather cover to use in the winter :)

linerforlife · 26/07/2021 10:02

Yesss the Embrace is so lovely!!! Also you can usually get money off if you join the pampers club!

AlphaBetaZeta · 26/07/2021 10:05

We got the Omni in cotton and absolutely loved it, took it on holiday where the temperature was >35C and my son had no trouble with overheating. Now pregnant with number two so hoping this baby loves the carrier as much, was an absolute godsend for getting things done!

NEAKT5 · 28/07/2021 06:39

@EisforElephants @linerforlife @AlphaBetaZeta thank you all for your suggestions, I have lots to look into but plenty of time! X

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BertieBotts · 28/07/2021 06:49

I would look into whether you have a local sling library or baby wearing consultant. The world of soft structured carriers doesn't end at Ergobaby! The newer ones do have advantages over the original model but there's nothing like IME being able to look at them, feel them, try them out. You might find you like another brand or even another style of skiing entirely even better.

JustWonderingIfYou · 28/07/2021 07:02

I have omni 360 mesh. Can be used from birth. I love it, easy to adjust.

I think it is just as cosy as the cotton. Easier to use the mesh and put a layer on than have the cotton and be sweaty. Some blogger did a post comparing the two with a laser thermometer. The difference in temperature was huge, it makes a massive difference when on holiday/ in summer/ doing a proper walk etc.

Also used it for carifit classes.

JustWonderingIfYou · 28/07/2021 07:04

Did use a stretchy sling when he was tiny though. They are very cosy and comfortable for both bath and parent.

Samsara12 · 28/07/2021 07:32

We bought the mesh one along with the rain cover. We bought the mesh one as its cooler, you will be surprised how hot you can get using it. The rain coat it's amazing quality, keeps your baby dry and warm it has a soft fleece lining

miltonj · 28/07/2021 09:26

@NEAKT5 how tall are you OP? Have you had an ergo baby before?

I only say this because as much as the I like my ergo baby (360) I believe. My torso is too short for it, meaning babies head is high up and she can not rest her head on my chest to fall to sleep which defeats the point IMO. The only way to combat this seems to be to wear ot further down on your hips rather than your waist, but that's not correct and gets quite uncomfortable. Even the women who ran a sling worm shop said they're not ideal if you're shorter. Works brilliantly for my husband though.

Sorry I know that was offf topic, but thought I'd mention, as it's quite a lot of money to waste.

NEAKT5 · 28/07/2021 10:40

@JustWonderingIfYou thank you, that’s good advice. We had the mini babybjorn for our first and I do love it and we plan to use it for indoors as it wasn’t the easiest on the back for longer wear so that was the hope with the ergobaby!

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NEAKT5 · 28/07/2021 10:41

@miltonj oh that’s interesting, I’m only just 5ft! I may have to look into it a bit more now. We have the mini babybjorn that I plan to use indoors for baby whilst getting things done with the toddler but it wasn’t great for longer wear outdoors so that was why I wanted another one!

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NEAKT5 · 28/07/2021 10:42

@BertieBotts it’s not something I’ve ever heard of near where I live so I wouldn’t be sure where to check!

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BertieBotts · 29/07/2021 17:08

I would just google "Sling consultancy "

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