frequently asked questions

adapt

The Ergobaby ADAPT baby carrier can be used with your newborn. Your newborn baby must weigh 7 lbs minimum (3.2 kg) and be at least 20 inches tall (50.8 cm). You must carry your infant in the front inward-facing position only until your baby is around 6 months old, demonstrates strong head and neck control and weighs 17.2 lbs (7.8 kg).

The Ergobaby ADAPT baby carrier has been specifically designed so you can carry your newborn baby (minimum 7 lbs / 3.2 kg) without the need of an infant insert. Easy to use, the

Ergobaby ADAPT carrier’s bucket seat gradually adjusts to your growing baby from newborn to toddler (7-45 lbs / 3.2-20 kg) to support your baby in an ergonomic M-shape position at all ages. Only a few adjustments are needed throughout the first months and years of your baby’s life, making this carrier easy to use on the go. You can pre-adjust the carrier to your baby’s size, and you won’t need to re-adjust every time you put on the carrier, until your baby is ready to move to the next size setting.

The Ergobaby ADAPT carrier adapts to your growing baby in just a few steps.

First, adjust the seat using the velcro tabs on the waistbelt based on your baby’s height: along the red lines for a baby between 20-24 inches (50.8-61 cm), along the yellow lines for a baby between 24-28 inches (61-71 cm), along the blue lines for a baby over 28 inches (71 cm).

Second, use the two straps on the front to further fine-tune the width of the seat at each stage to ensure your baby’s thighs are fully supported from knee to knee in an ergonomic M-shape position. For each seat position, you would usually start with the straps fully pulled and attached to the narrowest snap setting, and gradually release to the medium then widest snap setting as your baby grows to fully support her/his thighs.

Third, adjust the head and neck cushion for proper support: folded on the inside and buttoned from the side to the lower buttons on the front for a tighter support for babies 6 weeks and under, folded on the outside and buttoned to the lower buttons for babies 7 weeks and up.

Until your baby has demonstrated strong and consistent head and neck support, her/his head needs to be supported. Ensure the top edge of the carrier is at your baby’s mid-ear level for proper support by positioning baby, higher or lower on your body, when pulling the back panel around your baby’s back. For a newborn baby, 6 weeks and under (minimum 7 lbs / 3.2 kg), fold the head and neck support on the inside, and button it to the lower buttons on the front from the side using the tabs for a tighter support. When baby starts to turn his head from side to side and to hold his head for a few moments, you can fold the neck and head support on the outside and button it to the lower buttons. This usually happens around 7 weeks. For older babies, you can also button up the head and neck support for extra support when needed, such as when she/he is sleeping.

The Ergobaby ADAPT baby carrier has a waistbelt with a lumbar support for added comfort for parent. With a newborn baby, you should wear the waistbelt high on your waist so baby is close enough to kiss. When baby gets older, you can keep the waistbelt higher or position it lower on your hips. It is up to you to see what is the most comfortable for you and your baby as she/he gets heavier as every body is different. For smaller babies or parents with a long torso, we recommend wearing the waistbelt higher on your body.

We recommend that you always wear the waistbelt in a snug fit as it allows an even better weight distribution on your hips for more comfort on your back and shoulders. The lumbar support should always be centered on your back in the front-inward and hip carry positions, and centered on the front for the back carry position.

Loosening the shoulder straps before buckling or unbuckling the chest strap will make it easier for you to reach it. Make sure to position the chest strap using the sliders on the shoulder straps so it is in the middle of your shoulder blades once you tighten the shoulder straps and get a snug fit for your and your baby’s comfort. You then just need to loosen the shoulder straps so the chest strap is easy to reach close to your neck area when buckling/unbuckling the chest strap. For safety reason, always maintain some tension on the shoulder straps to support your baby when buckling and unbuckling the chest strap. Also, you can try using the ADAPT carrier with crisscross straps when in the front inward-facing carry position as there is no need to reach in the back to buckle/unbuckle the chest strap: all the fastening and tightening is done on the sides.

The Ergobaby ADAPT carrier is a 3-position baby carrier, and can be used in the front-inward, hip and back carry positions. The Ergobaby ADAPT carrier is not designed to carry a baby in the front-outward position. Please refer to the specific requirements for use for each carry position.

Yes, the Ergobaby ADAPT baby carrier is machine washable as all of our carriers. Make sure to fasten all hook and loop fasteners (velcro) and buckles before washing. Use mild detergent when washing. Do not use detergents with bleach, perfumes, dyes, chlorine, or optical brightener.

Yes, the Ergobaby ADAPT carrier is the only Ergobaby carrier that features buckles on the front and allows you to cross the shoulder straps on your back in the front inward-facing carry position.

The Ergobaby ADAPT carrier can be used until your baby weighs 45 lbs (20 kg), around 4 years old. We generally recommend to wear babies over 2 years old in the back position as it is the most comfortable position for longer durations of carrying with taller and larger babies. We recommend that you carry your baby high enough on your back so she/he can have a fun view of the world over your shoulder.

You can start using the hip and back carry once your baby demonstrates strong head and neck control and weighs 17.2 lbs minimum (7.8 kg). This is usually around 6 months. Until then, only use the front inward-facing position to carry your baby.

You can wear the Ergobaby ADAPT carrier with shoulder straps crossed on your back in the front inward-facing carry position. You can use the crossed straps with smaller babies for a snugger fit on the top of the carrier. This specific setting also allows you to easily position the shoulder straps where it is most comfortable for you to wear them on your shoulders, which makes it a great feature for parents with narrower or wider shoulders. It is also appreciated by parents with less mobility as you don’t need to reach in the back to fasten and tighten the chest strap, as all the buckling and fastening is done on the sides.

four position 360

Yes, all of our Carriers and Infant Inserts (plus insert pillow) are machine washable.

You can launder your Ergobaby carrier using a mild detergent on a gentle cycle with cold water. You can use the dryer for about 20 minutes. It will still be damp. Hang out to dry for the duration of the drying time

Parents form tight bonds with their children. Parents know their children and their children’s moods and as a result, are in the best position to decide the optimal way to wear their children based on various factors, such as the situation, the child’s mood and the estimated carrying time. Our Four Position 360 Carrier gives parents the option of making this decision based on their own individual needs as well as those of their child. The easy-to-use carrier allows for quickly changing between the different positions when circumstances and situations change.

Each parent and child is different but usually around 6 months your baby will be ready to be carried on the back and parents are comfortable not having their baby in direct line of sight. Baby must have strong head and neck control and be comfortably sitted consistently in the carrier in an ergonomic, frog-leg position with knees even to hips. People with larger babies who are more developed may choose to put their baby in the back carry position even earlier than 6 months especially for longer carry times since many parents find it more comfortable to wear heavy babies on their backs.

As with all our other carriers, the Four Position 360 Carrier can be used with our unique, custom configurable Infant Insert (sold separately) that allows all of our Ergobaby carriers to be used from birth for babies weighing 7 lbs and above. Our Ergobaby Infant Insert works with the Four Position 360 Carrier the same way that it does with our other Ergobaby carriers, so parents and baby wearing consultants will have no trouble using the Ergobaby Infant Insert with our Four Position 360 Carrier if they are familiar our other Ergobaby Carriers. Again, we want to reinforce that the Four Position 360 Carrier only be used to carry children in the ‘facing out’ position once they are 5-6 months old or older, and even then only for short periods. Prior to that, the “facing in” position on the parent’s chest is the preferred and most comfortable solution.

Yes you can! Just make sure you support your baby securely as you switch between the black/grey buttons on the bucket seat.

Yes, as with all of our Ergobaby Carriers you can breastfeed while on the go. This can be done in either the hip or front-inward carry positions.

Once your baby can see above the front panel of the carrier, has strong head & neck control, and has a natural curiosity to see and interact with the world, they are ready for front-outward carry. We recommend starting with short durations (5-10 minutes) to prevent over-stimulation. If baby shows signs of over-stimulation (zoned out, catatonic, fussy, tired) or sleepiness, just turn them back around to Front-Inward so they can find comfort in their wearer and rest.

Although we have designed the carrier to distribute baby’s weight as well as possible, parents will always find that inward leaning (front inward, hip, back) will be most comfortable for parents. If parents become uncomfortable with their baby in the front-outward position, they can quickly and easily and quickly transition their baby to one of the other 3 carry positions.

No, Ergobaby’s Four Position 360 Carrier is not a “crotch dangler.” In our carrier, regardless of the carry position, baby is seated in the ergonomically correct, frog-leg position with knees at or above the hips.

No, the Four Position 360 Carrier is a 4 position carrier that offers front-inward, front-outward, hip, and back carry positions. The Front-Outward position is an option for parents.

Our Four Position 360 Carrier meets high safety standards. The safety of our children’s products is our utmost priority. The Four Position 360 Carrier, as with all our carriers, has added safety mechanisms on the hip and shoulder belts, including high-quality clasps, carefully selected materials and a sturdy overall design. It was developed in collaboration with midwives and baby carrier consultants and extensively tested with parents of babies ranging in age from newborn to 4 years of age.

Yes, the Ergobaby 360 Carrier ensures that babies are seated in the ergonomically correct, frog-leg position with knees even to hips, and a rounded spine. This is true for all 4 carry positions. The bucket seat ensures baby’s back will be curved – not arched, allowing baby to always be seated in an ergonomic position with all four carry positions. The seat also allows the baby’s bottom to be fully supported and prevents pressure on baby’s crotch area.

As one of the leading manufacturers of baby carriers, we of course knew that any solution we created had to offer full ergonomic benefits in all positions. We designed the Four Position 360 Carrier so that it has a structured bucket seat, ensuring that the correct spread squat-leg sitting position is maintained even in the Front-Outward position. At the same time, the child’s pelvis is gently tipped toward the rear when placed into the carrier, so that the child’s upper spine makes contact with the parent’s body along its full surface, which supports the physiology of a baby’s slightly rounded back.

Carrying isn’t a mandate, but rather the most simple, healthy and easy way to transport a child while promoting a strong bond between the parent and the child. Therefore: Parents and children should together determine which position and duration is preferred and most comfortable. Follow your baby’s lead and respond to her cues. As with all Ergobaby baby carriers, the Four Position 360 Carrier can be used from birth (with the Ergobaby Infant Insert, sold separately) for babies weighing at least 7lbs up to approximately 4 years old (up to 33lbs), and allows for carrying your child in 4 ergonomic positions – front-inward, front-outward, hip, or back. The child’s weight is evenly distributed between the shoulders and waist — ensuring long, comfortable periods of carrying.

These references to ages by months are only general guidelines and each baby’s development is different.
• Front/Inward with Infant Insert (sold separately): 0 – 4 months; 7-12 lbs
• Front/Inward without Infant Insert: 4 – 24 months; 12-26.9 lbs
• Front/Outward: 5 – 12 months; 14-22 lbs
• Hip: 6 – 24 months; 17.2-26.9 lbs
• Back: 6 – 36 months; 17.2-33 lbs

These buttons hold the back panel in place. For additional head and neck support (used for the inward facing positions), fold the panel up and use the top button to buckle in place. Fold the panel down when not in use and secure with the bottom button (Ergobaby logo facing out).

• Our Infant Inserts are designed so that you can safely carry your newborn baby from day one if they are 7lbs or more, and until age 4-6 months. It is designed to provide ultimate comfort and support for baby, by providing head, neck and spine support and ensuring baby is correctly seated while in the Ergobaby Carrier. Once your baby can hold her/his head up for long periods of time and is comfortable with her/his hips in a splayed position, the use of the Infant Insert is no longer necessary. The Infant Insert is designed to grow with your baby.
• The top rounded edge of the back and neck panel can be folded outward and down to provide more neck support for smaller, younger infants.
• The removable pillow at the base of the Infant Insert provides extra height, support and cushion for baby and enables a natural seated position. For babies with strong head and neck control who could use a boost in the carrier, the pillow can be removed from the Infant Insert and placed directly in the carrier for baby to sit on. This is for small babies who have strong and consistent head and neck control (typically 4-6 age range) but are either too short to bend at the knees when seated in the Carrier or would like to be seated higher in the Carrier.
• Use the back support cushion without the pillow for larger or taller babies who still need head and neck support.
• Infant Inserts are sold separately or within the Bundle of Joy.
• All Ergobaby Infant Inserts can be used with any Ergobaby Carrier.
• NOTE: Babies grow and develop at different rates, so their transition to pillow only in carrier or without infant insert in carrier typically takes place between 4 and 6 months. Since babies grow and develop at different rates, monitor your newborn’s development to decide when she/he is ready for the transition.

For children who cannot yet support their heads, this support is very important. Our unique ergonomic infant insert and the head supports on all of our carriers ensure this support at all stages of development. The ‘front outward’ position should only be used once the baby has strong and consistent head and neck control and has outgrown the Infant Insert, meaning the child fits into the Four Position 360 Carrier without the insert and is already able to support her head. We thus recommend that the ‘facing out’ position be used when baby has demonstrated she is ready, only for short periods starting at 6 months, and only when the child is awake. If the child is tired and wants to sleep, the ‘facing in’ position on the parent’s chest or on the back is still the best and most comfortable solution.

original

Yes, all of our Carriers and Infant Inserts (plus insert pillow) are machine washable.

Each parent and child is different but usually around 6 months your baby will be ready to be carried on the back and parents are comfortable not having their baby in direct line of sight. Baby must have strong head and neck control and be comfortably sitted consistently in the carrier in an ergonomic, frog-leg position with knees even to hips. People with larger babies who are more developed may choose to put their baby in the back carry position even earlier than 6 months especially for longer carry times since many parents find it more comfortable to wear heavy babies on their backs.

Our Original, Organic, and Performance carriers are designed to be ergonomic for you as well as the baby. Therefore, the baby must always be facing the parent to have the proper support from the body of the carrier. So, you should not wear the baby in the front outward position in them. Only the Four Position 360 carrier is designed to carry the baby in this front outward position.

You can launder your Ergobaby carrier using a mild detergent on a gentle cycle with cold water. You can use the dryer for about 20 minutes. It will still be damp. Hang out to dry for the duration of the drying time.

Ergobaby recommends a weight limit of 45 pounds for its Original, Organic and Performance carriers. Our carrier will accommodate you as long as you and your baby are happy using it.

• Our Infant Inserts are designed so that you can safely carry your newborn baby from day one if they are 7lbs or more, and until age 4-6 months. It is designed to provide ultimate comfort and support for baby, by providing head, neck and spine support and ensuring baby is correctly seated while in the Ergobaby Carrier. Once your baby can hold her/his head up for long periods of time and is comfortable with her/his hips in a splayed position, the use of the Infant Insert is no longer necessary. The Infant Insert is designed to grow with your baby.
• The top rounded edge of the back and neck panel can be folded outward and down to provide more neck support for smaller, younger infants.
• The removable pillow at the base of the Infant Insert provides extra height, support and cushion for baby and enables a natural seated position. For babies with strong head and neck control who could use a boost in the carrier, the pillow can be removed from the Infant Insert and placed directly in the carrier for baby to sit on. This is for small babies who have strong and consistent head and neck control (typically 4-6 age range) but are either too short to bend at the knees when seated in the Carrier or would like to be seated higher in the Carrier.
• Use the back support cushion without the pillow for larger or taller babies who still need head and neck support.
• Infant Inserts are sold separately or within the Bundle of Joy.
• All Ergobaby Infant Inserts can be used with any Ergobaby Carrier.
• NOTE: Babies grow and develop at different rates, so their transition to pillow only in carrier or without infant insert in carrier typically takes place between 4 and 6 months. Since babies grow and develop at different rates, monitor your newborn’s development to decide when she/he is ready for the transition.

organic cotton fabric

Yes, all of our Carriers and Infant Inserts (plus insert pillow) are machine washable.

Each parent and child is different but usually around 6 months your baby will be ready to be carried on the back and parents are comfortable not having their baby in direct line of sight. Baby must have strong head and neck control and be comfortably sitted consistently in the carrier in an ergonomic, frog-leg position with knees even to hips. People with larger babies who are more developed may choose to put their baby in the back carry position even earlier than 6 months especially for longer carry times since many parents find it more comfortable to wear heavy babies on their backs.

The only difference is in the Fabric. Gentle for baby’s sensitive skin, our Organic Cotton Fabric carriers are made from 100% Organic Cotton Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified fabrics in a responsible, environmental manner with you and the planet in mind.

Ergobaby recommends a weight limit of 45 pounds for its Original, Organic and Performance carriers. Our carrier will accommodate you as long as you and your baby are happy using it.

• Our Infant Inserts are designed so that you can safely carry your newborn baby from day one if they are 7lbs or more, and until age 4-6 months. It is designed to provide ultimate comfort and support for baby, by providing head, neck and spine support and ensuring baby is correctly seated while in the Ergobaby Carrier. Once your baby can hold her/his head up for long periods of time and is comfortable with her/his hips in a splayed position, the use of the Infant Insert is no longer necessary. The Infant Insert is designed to grow with your baby.
• The top rounded edge of the back and neck panel can be folded outward and down to provide more neck support for smaller, younger infants.
• The removable pillow at the base of the Infant Insert provides extra height, support and cushion for baby and enables a natural seated position. For babies with strong head and neck control who could use a boost in the carrier, the pillow can be removed from the Infant Insert and placed directly in the carrier for baby to sit on. This is for small babies who have strong and consistent head and neck control (typically 4-6 age range) but are either too short to bend at the knees when seated in the Carrier or would like to be seated higher in the Carrier.
• Use the back support cushion without the pillow for larger or taller babies who still need head and neck support.
• Infant Inserts are sold separately or within the Bundle of Joy.
• All Ergobaby Infant Inserts can be used with any Ergobaby Carrier.
• NOTE: Babies grow and develop at different rates, so their transition to pillow only in carrier or without infant insert in carrier typically takes place between 4 and 6 months. Since babies grow and develop at different rates, monitor your newborn’s development to decide when she/he is ready for the transition.

bundle of Joy

Yes, all of our Carriers and Infant Inserts (plus insert pillow) are machine washable.

Each parent and child is different but usually around 6 months your baby will be ready to be carried on the back and parents are comfortable not having their baby in direct line of sight. Baby must have strong head and neck control and be comfortably sitted consistently in the carrier in an ergonomic, frog-leg position with knees even to hips. People with larger babies who are more developed may choose to put their baby in the back carry position even earlier than 6 months especially for longer carry times since many parents find it more comfortable to wear heavy babies on their backs.

Ergobaby recommends a weight limit of 45 pounds for its Original, Organic and Performance carriers. The Four Position 360 carrier has a recommended weight limit of 33 pounds.

The Infant Insert and pillow are only intended to be used in the front inward carry position.

• Our Infant Inserts are designed so that you can safely carry your newborn baby from day one if they are 7lbs or more, and until age 4-6 months. It is designed to provide ultimate comfort and support for baby, by providing head, neck and spine support and ensuring baby is correctly seated while in the Ergobaby Carrier. Once your baby can hold her/his head up for long periods of time and is comfortable with her/his hips in a splayed position, the use of the Infant Insert is no longer necessary. The Infant Insert is designed to grow with your baby.
• The top rounded edge of the back and neck panel can be folded outward and down to provide more neck support for smaller, younger infants.
• The removable pillow at the base of the Infant Insert provides extra height, support and cushion for baby and enables a natural seated position. For babies with strong head and neck control who could use a boost in the carrier, the pillow can be removed from the Infant Insert and placed directly in the carrier for baby to sit on. This is for small babies who have strong and consistent head and neck control (typically 4-6 age range) but are either too short to bend at the knees when seated in the Carrier or would like to be seated higher in the Carrier.
• Use the back support cushion without the pillow for larger or taller babies who still need head and neck support.
• Infant Inserts are sold separately or within the Bundle of Joy.
• All Ergobaby Infant Inserts can be used with any Ergobaby Carrier.
• NOTE: Babies grow and develop at different rates, so their transition to pillow only in carrier or without infant insert in carrier typically takes place between 4 and 6 months. Since babies grow and develop at different rates, monitor your newborn’s development to decide when she/he is ready for the transition.

nursing pillow

Yes. It’s nice to have an extra cover for when one is in the wash or to alternate between looks. Covers are available in two stylish, sophisticated options; a neutral Brown and a cool and calm Grey and Yellow Swirl.

Though you could use the pillow as a back support or a pillow in any other position, the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow was designed specifically for ergonomic positioning while breastfeeding and may not function ideally as a support pillow.

Though you could use the pillow to prop baby up, the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow was designed specifically for ergonomic positioning while breastfeeding and may not function ideally as an infant support pillow.

No. Ergobaby’s Natural Curve Nursing Pillow, which is made of Polyurethane Foam, does not contain any flame retardants.

Ergobaby’s Natural Curve Nursing Pillow foam has one of the lowest odors in the market. But odor may be present, especially for new foams out of the packaging. This odor dissipates quickly in about two days. Simply airing out will speed up the process. If you notice a new foam smell, simply let the pillow air out for a day or two before using it.

The cover can be machine washed, cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. To clean the pillow, wipe clean with water if needed, flat dry.

Due to the firm supportive nature of our pillow, and our goal of providing moms with comfortable breastfeeding support, the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow does not fit well in armed rocking chairs. We wanted to make sure there was enough surface area to fully support baby, and that the opening of our pillow was wide enough to accommodate moms of varied sizes.

Molds may form when items are left wet and unclean, but may be inhibited in Polyurethane Foams. Like any other Polyurethane Foam pillow, you need to ensure that it is cleaned when soiled, and dried well.

The advantage of our nursing pillow foam is that, it is made of closed cellular foam which repels water or moisture up to a certain degree. The closed cellular foam will prevent the water or liquid from penetrating the inside of the foam. So, if you clean and dry the liner completely and maintain the integrity of the foam, the foam will last for a long period of time.

No. Never allow baby to sleep on the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow.

In cradle hold the mother supports the baby’s head in the crook of her arm. A nursing pillow can be a useful tool in this position to help support your arm and baby to reduce fatigue and neck/shoulder pain. Refer to our Positions Section for more tips and information regarding this position.

The Plush/Pile side of the cover is 100% polyester, the Poplin side of the pillow is 100% cotton

The Natural Curve nursing pillow is made of a high density poly-urethane foam providing lasting support for nursing mothers and babies.

The primary function of a nursing pillow is to provide both mother and baby with support in breastfeeding positioning for a healthy latch.

For Mom — you will want to have support for your arms, with the pillow snug against your body, you will want to be able to lean back and relax your shoulders during the feed. You may also like to use a small stool to elevate your feet slightly. Baby’s mouth should be at level of mother’s breast. Mom should not be leaning into baby.

For Baby — Head, neck, and body should be in a straight line with baby’s nose and mouth positioned level to and facing mother’s nipple. Baby will need to lead with its chin and open mouth widely to initiate a good latch. Baby should be positioned tummy to tummy with mom.

Nursing pillows can play a helpful role early on in providing small infants with a much needed boost in height so that baby’s head and mouth are at an appropriate position and angle for efficient and comfortable feeding. They also help maintain appropriate positioning for baby’s body during feeding. Early on, keeping baby’s head, neck and body in a straight line is important.

The Natural Curve Nursing Pillow is able to support nursing mothers in various positions and babies at various ages. Please refer to the Positioning section for how to achieve a comfortable position using the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow.

Scrub affected area with warm water and mild detergent if desired. Allow to dry for 24 hours

The unique curve of the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow was designed to keep baby’s head elevated above their tummy, which may aid digestion, while cradling baby in to you, tummy-to-tummy, for that ideal position. You also get the added benefit of getting to have direct eye contact while feeding baby.

The Natural Curve Nursing Pillow is so firm so that it will firmly support baby in a position that lifts him up to your breast so that you do not have to slouch down to achieve a proper latch. This helps contribute to your comfort throughout each nursing session. The firmness of the pillow also makes it so that the pillow does not loose its shape and have to be “fluffed” to provide the breastfeeding support you need.

swaddlers

The Ergobaby Swaddler is designed for use during all four seasons. The Ergobaby Swaddler is made of soft and breathable 100% cotton knit terry. This material stretches with any movement and helps regulate baby’s body temperature for maximum comfort.In addition, the Ergobaby Swaddler has a 0.6 TOG (thermal insulation) rating, meaning that it provides minimal insulation, helping to prevent baby from overheating. To ensure your baby’s comfort level while she sleeps in cooler temperatures, choose slightly heavier sleepwear for your baby in conjunction with the Ergobaby Swaddler. You can also dress your baby in lightweight sleepwear and remove the Ergobaby Swaddler’s Leg Pouch when the temperature is baby’s room is warm.

The Ergobaby Swaddler is revolutionary in design. It features:Arm Pockets: The Arm Pockets help to position baby’s arms in a natural, hands-to-heart position with elbows bent.The Arm Pockets also help to prevent baby’s arms from escaping the Swaddler, thereby reducing the incidence of the startle reflex. from occurring.Healthy Hip Positioner: Because the Ergobaby Swaddler provides a Healthy Hip Positioner that allows for baby’s legs to be bent up and out at the hips as recommended by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, it helps promote healthy hip development.

The Ergobaby Swaddler’s Leg Pouch is as an optional feature. It provides extra warmth and comfort for baby. The Leg Pouch is intended to be wide in order to allow baby’s legs to move from side to side. It is also intentionally long, allowing baby to extend her legs fully.Lastly, the Leg Pouch was designed to be removable for quick and easy diaper changes and for use in 3-point harness systems.

The Velcro used in the Ergobaby Swaddler consists of a premium “hook-and-loop fastener” system that makes the velcro extremely soft to the touch and tends to be “quieter” than mainstream Velcro.

Immediately discontinue use of the Ergobaby Swaddler once your baby can roll.

Since we know that no baby is created equal and that the size and weight of newborns and infants vary greatly, we’ve developed two different size swaddlers to meet the unique needs of all babies. The two different size options are:

Small/Medium: Designed to fit babies 6-12lb
Medium/Large: Designed to fit babies 12-18lb

The practice of swaddling a baby has been used for centuries in many different cultures due to its various benefits.

• Swaddling mimics the structure of the womb and helps ease a baby’s transition into the world.
• Newborns need extensive nurturing during the first 3 months of life, which swaddling can provide; this time is commonly referred to as the fourth trimester.
• Swaddling helps babies spend more time in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is thought to be necessary for the extraordinary development happening in their brain. Since REM sleep is lighter than non-REM sleep, and more easily disrupted, swaddling helps prevent baby from waking during this valuable sleep time.
• Research demonstrates that when swaddled correctly, babies are safer since they are more likely to stay asleep on their backs and less likely to get caught in loose blankets.
• Swaddling produces a calming effect that soothes a baby.
• Swaddling helps regulate baby’s body temperature.
• Swaddling helps prevent scratching.
– Sourced from the 2002 Medical Journal of Pediatrics

infant Inserts

Yes, all of our Carriers and Infant Inserts (plus insert pillow) are machine washable.

Yes, if your baby is larger or taller and does not fit within the Infant Insert with the pillow but still requires head and neck support, you can just use the outer shell of the Infant Insert to ensure baby is properly supported.

The newly added side straps on our Infant Insert are optional and are designed to securely attach to carrier to prevent the Infant Insert from falling out of the carrier as you remove your baby from the Carrier or Infant Insert.

Whenever using the infant insert, please make sure to read the usage instructions carefully and refer to the YouTube videos for added help, especially for babies 0 to 4 months. To maximize air circulation for your baby in the infant insert & carrier, you should always make sure that the baby’s face and head remain uncovered and that the baby’s face is visible and with the top of her head close enough to kiss at all times. Also, for correct positioning, check to ensure that you can fit a finger between your baby’s chin and chest at all times.

The pillow is for babies who are either too short to bend at the knees when seated in the Carrier or would like to be seated higher in the Carrier.

The references to ages and weights are only general guidelines and each baby’s development is different. The Infant Insert should be used until your baby displays strong head and neck control and can be seated comfortably in an ergonomic, frog leg position within the Carrier.

The Infant Insert and pillow are only intended to be used in the front inward carry position.

The Infant Insert and pillow are only intended to be used in the front inward carry position.

All Ergobaby Infant Inserts can be used with ANY Ergobaby Carrier.

The stitched triangle emblem on the pillow should be pointing upward, with the baby seated on the wider seat of the pillow. When used with the shell of the Infant Insert, the direction of the triangle is easy to match with the stitched triangle on the shell.

• Our Infant Inserts are designed so that you can safely carry your newborn baby from day one if they are 7lbs or more, and until age 4-6 months. It is designed to provide ultimate comfort and support for baby, by providing head, neck and spine support and ensuring baby is correctly seated while in the Ergobaby Carrier. Once your baby can hold her/his head up for long periods of time and is comfortable with her/his hips in a splayed position, the use of the Infant Insert is no longer necessary. The Infant Insert is designed to grow with your baby.
• The top rounded edge of the back and neck panel can be folded outward and down to provide more neck support for smaller, younger infants.
• The removable pillow at the base of the Infant Insert provides extra height, support and cushion for baby and enables a natural seated position. For babies with strong head and neck control who could use a boost in the carrier, the pillow can be removed from the Infant Insert and placed directly in the carrier for baby to sit on. This is for small babies who have strong and consistent head and neck control (typically 4-6 age range) but are either too short to bend at the knees when seated in the Carrier or would like to be seated higher in the Carrier.
• Use the back support cushion without the pillow for larger or taller babies who still need head and neck support.
• Infant Inserts are sold separately or within the Bundle of Joy.
• All Ergobaby Infant Inserts can be used with any Ergobaby Carrier.
• NOTE: Babies grow and develop at different rates, so their transition to pillow only in carrier or without infant insert in carrier typically takes place between 4 and 6 months. Since babies grow and develop at different rates, monitor your newborn’s development to decide when she/he is ready for the transition.

teething pads

Yes, all of our teething pads and bibs are machine washable.

Our shoulder strap teething pads are reversible, the Four Position 360 Teething Pad & Bib is not reversible.

All of our teething pads and bibs are made of 100% Cotton and our Organic Teething Pads are 100% Organic Cotton certified by the Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) and the Oeko-Tex standard.

Our shoulder strap teething pads can be used with any Ergobaby carrier. The Four Position 360 Teething Pad & Bib is only for use with the Four Position 360 Carriers, and is intended for use in the front-outward carry position.

registration

To register your Ergobaby product, simply fill out the online registration form: http://store.ergobaby.com/content/product_registration

warranty

If you have broken a buckle, please do not use your carrier in its current condition because it cannot be used properly.

Please contact customer care so we can assist you.

Ergobaby warrants its products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase. Please contact customer care for further assistance.

Ergobaby warrants its products against defects in materials and workmanship. We stand behind all of our products and will either repair or replace, free of charge during the first 12 months after purchase, any Ergobaby™ product that is defective. Proof of purchase is necessary and product must be returned for warranty service. Should you have a warranty claim, please contact Ergobaby Customer Service by email or by calling +86 400-029-3202
Warranty Coverage does not extend to damage caused by misuse or any use of the Carrier that is not in accordance with the instructions stated in the manual. Warranty coverage does not extend to any Carrier that has been modified from its original construction in any way. Different or additional warranty rights may exist in the purchaser’s jurisdiction. To the extent that different or additional warranty rights exist under the laws of the purchaser’s jurisdiction, those warranties shall apply and be in addition to the warranty rights.

counterfeits

Finding deeply discounted or cheap prices through search engines or on seemingly authentic Ergobaby sites are often a good indication that a product is counterfeit. Our products are of a premium quality and construction. We have seen many unauthorized distributors offer ‘wholesale’ prices or ‘clearance’ and ‘sale’ discounts on counterfeit products. If a deal seems too good to be true, question it – it usually is.

Please contact customer care for further assistance, this will be passed on to Management for investigations.

brand ambassadors

Our fans are our brand ambassadors! If you are interested in testing product, working events in your area, or just being “in the know,” we’d love to have you sign up to be an Ergobaby brand ambassador.

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