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Comparison of The Ergo Baby Carrier to Other Baby Carriers



Comparisons on this page:
Using the Carrier on Front | Using the Carrier on Your Back | Using the Carrier on Front with the Infant Insert


Comparison of The Ergo Baby Carrier Worn in Front to Other Front Style Carriers

Ergo Baby Carrier Worn in Front Baby Bjorn Other Front Carriers
Size of Baby Usually up to 5 or 6 months - can carry toddlers of any size as well up to 22 lbs. some up to 28 lbs, if your back can take it.
Design for Baby baby in natural seated position baby hanging from crotch varies - seated position is best
Design for Parent weight on parent's hips and shoulders weight on parent's upper back varies - hip belt design is best
Storage adequate storage no storage varies - best not to have too much added storage weight


Comparison of The Ergo Baby Carrier Worn on Back to Other Back Carriers

Ergo Baby Carrier worn in back Tough Traveler - Stallion Other framed back carriers
Weight of Carrier 1 lb. 4 lbs. 10 oz. varies - some are over 10 lbs.
Size of Baby switch from front to back at around 5 months, can hold a child up to 40 lbs. 6 months to 4 years, can hold 40 lbs. = child plus gear varies - none are for infants
Design for Sleeping Baby sleeping hood allows great head support no head support no head support that I have seen
Design for Parent weight is close to body - easier to carry weight is a few inches behind body, pulls more on back and shoulders some don't even have hip belts
Storage adequate storage for most purposes a lot of storage - very heavy when full varies - most have adequate storage


Comparison of The Ergo Baby Carrier Worn on Front with the Infant Insert to Other Sling Carriers

Ergo Baby Carrier worn with Infant Insert Maya Wrap Other slings
design for baby promotes attachment parenting promotes attachment parenting promotes attachment parenting
design for parent Ergo Baby Carrier can be used from infancy to toddler not as comfortable for heavier toddlers not as comfortable for heavier toddlers and many slings warn you that you should hold one hand under baby at all times
storage adequate built-in storage for most purposes no built-in storage most have no built-in storage to speak of

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