Ergobaby Adapt Review
After having the opportunity to thoroughly the latest Ergobaby carrier I’m excited to share this Ergobaby Adapt Review with you!
I’ve been enthusiastically recommending Ergobaby carriers for the last 7 years (my kids probably spent more time in our Ergobaby than they did in their cots) as it’s the most comfortable, easy to use, versatile and long-lasting carrier I’ve ever tried, and the Ergobaby Adapt is now the carrier I would recommend above all of the others in their range, especially for people who are new to babywearing.
No Infant Insert
The most noteworthy difference between the Ergobaby Adapt and the other Ergobaby carriers is that it can be used from birth without the need for a separate infant insert.
Who else is excited about that?!?!… Just me? Okay. Moving on.
So, how does a carrier go from being suitable for a baby weighing just 3.2kgs to suitable for a toddler weighing 20kgs without the need for an insert?
The secret is in the simple, clever design. It’s the kind of thing that makes you wonder “Why didn’t I think of that?!” because it’s so logical and intuitive to use. Most people would be able to figure it out without being shown.
Narrow The Base
Firstly, it has these three Velcro tabs on the inside of the waistband which can be easily changed between three positions. First setting 0-3 months, next setting 3-9 months and last setting 9+months.
Cinch In The Back Panel
On the outside there are three little press studs along a strap that cinch in the back panel even more. Again the positions go from smallest, to largest. So simple.
Buckles In Easy Reach
Further to that, the webbing buckles have been repositioned from the back of the shoulder strap to sides of the back panel. What that means is when your baby is being carried on your front, it’s much easier to adjust the length of the strap. This makes putting the carrier on and taking it off a much simpler process! Also it means you can easily cross over the straps over at the back, which some parents prefer.
Excellent Back Support
I also love the lumbar support on waistband, it feels SO comfortable, especially positioned quite high on your waist (rather than lower down on your hips), meaning it works well for holding a newborn, as with safe babywearing they should be held close enough to kiss. It’s also comfortable for carrying an older baby or toddler higher on your back, when they’re wanting to look out over your shoulder at the world.
Weight Limit = 20kgs
Finally, the weight limit of 20kgs means it’s even possible to use with my 4 year old. Though I probably wouldn’t want to carry her for very long in any carrier, it can still be handy to be able to “wear” toddlers and kids for short periods of time if you’re travelling.
I wish I had a baby for this Ergobaby Adapt review as well, so I could clearly show you with two different sized children how it works.
The Ergobaby Adapt has the same 3 carry positions as the classic carriers in the Ergobaby range. It does front, back and a hip carry – however it does not do forward facing. For parents who feel that the option of forward facing is essential they will still need the Ergobaby 360.
Overall the Ergobaby Adapt retains all the comfort and versatility that the Ergobaby brand is known for, while being more adaptable and easier to use.
***Full disclosure. I’ve worked on a very casual basis for Babes in Arms, the Australian distributor for Ergobaby and I can confidently say that this does not influence my review in any way. I work with Ergobaby products because I’m passionate about them, not the other way around. ***
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