What better way to keep up with your ambitious and active toddler than with an Ergobaby 360? I’ve tried using the stroller, but my toddler can run bike too quickly. He can also jump off that bike and start clambering up sides of mountains. With a baby carrier, such as the Ergobaby Omni 360, I can now keep up with him without leaving his sister behind. #2under2life
Disclosure: Ergobaby sent me a Omni 360 to review and share with you. This post contains affiliate links (meaning I make a commission if a purchase is made).
Babywearing with Baby & Toddler.
My oldest is now 27 months. Am I still a member of the two under two club? I like to think. The challenges of raising two under two change and evolve as they get older, it doesn’t get better when my toddler hit 25 months. I still have two very young children born close together. Regardless of the technicalities, I wouldn’t be able to survive two under two without a baby carrier.
Somebody is always screaming. Somebody is always moving. And, there’s always somebody who wants to be held. Mom life with two young children is hectic, and that’s not a bad thing. It’s why I turn to baby carriers to help ease the weary soul of one child while assisting with another. The great thing about the Ergobaby Omni 360 is it offers all the carry positions which give me the opportunity to meet whatever need my child has.
Ergobaby Omni 360
The Ergobaby Omni 360 is a versatile multi-use baby carrier with all the carry positions. Suitable from week one into toddlerhood, the crossable shoulder straps let you choose a personalised fit every day.
- Ergonomic, forward facing option (and easy to switch!)
- Adjustable from newborn to toddler
- Lumbar support for extra back comfort
- Includes detachable storage pouch
- Crossable straps
- No infant insert required for newborns
Toddler Chasing with Ease in my Ergobaby!
It’s super easy to keep up with an active toddler with an Ergobaby Omni 360.
I’m a back wearing kind of mama. Most of the time, once they hit the minimum needed to be on the back, that’s where you’ll find my babies. I like giving them the opportunity to see more, and I like having a sense of freedom. It’s also easier to catch a toddler falling from the playground. #justsaying.
The Ergobaby Omni 360 isn’t the right fit for my family.
That doesn’t mean it might not be a great fit for your family. Luckily, there are a wide array of different options available from Ergo Baby and other brands that might have the features you need.
It’s not the right fit because I’m a tall plus sized mama. At almost 6 feet, and over 220 pounds (size XL/16) I couldn’t do the hip carry or cross strap front carry because there was not enough strap to connect.
My toddler is 35.6 pounds at 27 months. He’s too big for the Omni 360. I like bringing one carrier I can use for both kids. That way if the toddler has a meltdown, I can strap him to my back, and he calms down. It’s then easier to lug my smaller baby in my arms as we hoof it back to our car.
A different Ergo would meet my needs better. The Original might be a better fit for my family. Or maybe the Cool Air Adapt because even in the Fall, I found both of us were wet and sweaty after playing catch up with my toddler.
Hey, but I love these features!
Despite the Ergobaby Omni 360 not being an excellent fit for my family, there were a few features I adored. These would be the reasons worth owning an Ergobaby. Honestly, I would recommend Ergobaby for families looking for a super simple, easy to use, carriers with all the frills you really need.
- Infant to Babyhood adjustments! Seriously that is cool and the only way I would buy a baby carrier if I have a third.
- Lumbar Support: That did feel great after a long walk around. I also loved how it felt on my stomach. It didn’t dig in like other carriers.
- Buttons! The easy to use buttons to move from a traditional carry to a forward face, and the buttons to adjust the head support are wonderful. I love how they feel and how easy they are to use.
- Pocket/change Purse: I never pack a bag, and I loved replacing my fanny pack with this little pouch located under baby’s bottom.
- Locked Straps Clips: Annoying at first, but after a while, I loved how difficult it is to remove the shoulder straps. They require a two-hand manoeuvre to keep someone else from accidentally unbuckling baby. I do wish this feature was also present in the waistband of the carrier.
- This colour is kind of blah (because it blends into Vancouver’s grey skies), but check out their website! So many awesome colours to choose from!
Ergobaby Omni 360 Test Drive
I spent the week wearing my first. We chased toddlers down the street as he sped away on his run bike, and we tackled the sites of Vancouver. We even paced the house and ran errands. Considering I spent 6 hours carrying a 20 pound child while keeping up my with my toddler my body felt pretty good the next day. My back was sore, but that’s always the case, and I didn’t have any kinks or twists like you might expect.
I would most likely use this carrier at the grocery store. With a pouch to hold my keys and money and a variety of carrying positions depending on the mood of my child, I see the Ergobaby Omni 360 is a grocery store crowd pleaser. If you want to hike or be adventurous, I would get an Air. It’s quite easy to get warm in the Ergobaby Omni 360.
My ultimate recommendation is a maybe. If you want to do it all and you have a tiny child and a regular sized frame than the Ergobaby Omni 360 might be the right choice for you.