Prefer my original Ergo
August 14, 2018
I bought this for baby number four. My original (purchased and used since 2008) was too battered, after a clip broke I had to purchase a new one. I wish I had saved the added cost, because I much prefer my original organic ergo baby carrier. From the stiffness and non-cotton straps to the lack of pockets and zippered access for carrying items I'm just not happy with it. True, I can face my little guy out, being an extrovert, he likes that a lot. I like the lumbar support and the comfortable straps a lot.The omni just doesn't feel as intuitive or comfortable. We carried my oldest all over the world for hours at a time and it was amazing. I have the pouch, and it is so difficult to access. I have to scooch my baby way up and unzip it with one hand. Half the time the contents of the pouch spill out (phone, wallet, passports, etc,) because it opens too wide causing me to then bend down to pick it all up. To be honest 75% of the time I use my old Ergo baby, chew pads, broken clip and all. I would return this in a heartbeat to get the original, if they were still as well made as my first.
Perhaps a new parent might like this one, but I would caution them to try out all the Ergo baby carriers before plunking down the cost. I still LOVE Ergo baby carriers, and do wear it a lot.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.