Carrying a Newborn in the Ergobaby Carrier
- February 9, 2016
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hello moms and dads! Welcome back to how-to Tuesday here at CloudMom!
In the market for a baby carrier? Today, I’ll be demonstrating the front carry position for newborn infants in the Ergobaby Carrier, one of the hottest carriers on the market! Read on and watch my video for some great info!
Ergobaby Carrier Instructions and Review
The name Ergobaby suits this ergonomic carrier perfectly! Now in its third generation, Ergobaby’s Original Collection baby carrier provides a comfortable carrier solution for baby from infant to toddler, and for his parents. Designed to be used from birth with the Ergobaby Infant Insert, the Ergobaby can grow to accommodate an infant up to a toddler of 45 pounds.
Among other features, this carrier distributes weight evenly between parent’s shoulders and hips and also offers thick, adjustable straps and secure buckles.
Today, I’m showing how to carry an infant in the Ergobaby using the infant insert. To make the Ergobaby fit for your newborn, you’ll need to use the Ergobaby Infant Insert (sold separately). This insert supports the baby’s entire spine, versus just the neck. When your baby has enough neck strength, at around four or five months of age, the carrier can then be used without the insert. Refer to my video for how to front carry a newborn baby with the Ergobaby, and be sure to check out my other videos on the Ergobaby! Although it’s on the expensive side, you’re definitely getting top-notch quality and technology in this carrier.
Get the Ergobaby Carrier on Amazon!
ERGObaby Carrier Specs
Item Weight: 1.5 lbs
Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 13.4 in.
Minimum Weight Recommendation: 7 lbs.
Maximum Weight Recommendation: 45 lbs.
Ergobaby Original Infant Insert, Natural
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Haven’t tried the new and improved Ergo yet
I have been longing for this carrier! it looks so soft and comfortable.
Wishing you luck in the giveaway! Thanks for watching!
I have heard a lot of good things about this carrier and I’m crossing my fingers for it but i am also excited about the gooey gluten-free bars! I’m in the process of getting diagnosed with Celiac Disease, so thanks 😀
I would really love this carrier! We baby wear all the time and it is hard to untie and tie a mdi tai with one hand!
The buckles do make it easy on us parents!
This would be such a good present for my soon to be niece or nephew
Totally! Good luck to you 🙂
Would LOVE this for my next little!!!
Thanks so much for watching!
Would love the ergo to use !
Great giveaway!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!
Thank you for reading!
I’ve heard great things about the Ergo, I’d love to try it out!
Love this carrier! Good luck to you 🙂
I’m planning on babywearing when my baby is born in June. It will be a necessity while chasing a toddler around!
Aw congratulations! And I agree 🙂
This is awesome you can free up your hands to do other things.
Yes! Love it.
Wanna win this time
I’ve never tried a carrier before, so I’d really like to win!
Thanks for the how to!
Thank you for tuning in 🙂
This is so useful!! Love videos; they are so much clearer than any written description.
Sometimes there is nothing like seeing it! Thanks so much for watching 🙂
Babywearing is awesome and very helpful when you have multiple children.
I really appreciate you watching! Glad it could help 🙂
I love ergo carriers! Though i have as yet to own one. Gonna have my 3rd little one in May
Thank you! 🙂
I cant wait to try baby wearing again!
I find the videos so helpful, especially compared to a written description.
Thanks so much! I’m glad to hear it.
We love babywearing and this was helpful now that I have a newborn again!
I love all of your videos! I have never used a carrier with my other two girls. Looks very helpful. I am 30 weeks pregnant with our third girl and am still finding your videos helpful!
So great to hear! I really appreciate you watching CloudMom, congrats on your little one on the way 🙂
Very informative and easy to follow instructions how to use this carrier. My baby is due any day now. We received an Ergobaby carrier from my middle sister, but I do need to purchase the infant insert. I saw some youtube videos of moms just using a blanket as a “hack” but I feel the baby is more secure with the carrier. It’ll give me peace of mind.
Our carrier is the one piece of baby gear we really couldn’t do without. I use a Lille (it does really well in the New Orleans heat) but recently gifted an Ergo to a friend– it’s been amazing to see the difference it makes in her parenting life!
I bought an Ergo for my SIL when she had her first little one, but we don’t even own an Ergo! I would love to win one for my hubby to use.
I want an Ergo so badly, and love this print.
This is the carrier my sister-in-law has and she loves it. Hope I get one at my shower.
This would be great for my daughter to carry her daughter in. 🙂
So sweet! Good luck 🙂
Ergos are the best and the print on this one is gorgeous.
I love it too!
I love that this can be used from birth to 45 lbs!
So great, right?!
Would be amazing to win this! Wish I could afford one 🙂
This would make life so much easier! Having two kids makes my arms work double time 🙂
Having an extra arm or two available is a big difference!
Katie Starshine Hall
I would love to have one of these for when my first baby is born. Only three months left. =]]
The day will be here before you know it! Congrats and good luck in the giveaway xo
I have a boba carrier but would love to try out the ergo. I am due with a baby in May.
Congratulations! Good luck to you in the giveaway 🙂
Ergo baby looks like a great brand of carrier!
I love this carrier! We’re planning on having our first soon, so this would be wonderful!
Loved this article! Buying a carrier has been on my mind but it’s hard to choose!!
Yes it is a tough choice. There is a different style carrier out there for everyone which is why I like to review a variety!
Can’t wait for my little to be here so I can get my baby snuggles! My daughter is so excited to meet her brother.
Cute!! Wishing you luck 🙂
My husband and I are hunting for a carrier for our new addition this spring – this is helpful, so thank you!
Thanks for reading, Sara!
thank you for the giveaway!! 🙂
Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!
Thanks for watching!! Best of luck to you xo
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Still looking for a carrier, this has helped!
Great!! I am glad to hear it 🙂
Thank you so much for the chance
Thanks for watching, Beth!
Jennifer Peterson Taylor
Thank you for this! We are trying for #3. Hopefully I will get to carry a newborn again, soon!
How exciting! Wishing you the best 🙂
Kari Frank Barone
Thank you so much for this Giveaway! We are TTC for #3.
thanks for the chance. great video. i never carrier my newborns in a carrier, just too afraid I guess but I will have to try it next time around
Definitely! It can take some getting used to but it can be really helpful to keep baby close and free up your arms 🙂
Nichole @Budget Loving Militar
I would LOVE to win this Ergobaby carrier for our baby boy who was born last week! He loves his cuddles and to be carried so I think he would do great in this carrier! Thank you so much for the wonderful video and the chance to win!
Aw how sweet! Congratulations! Wishing you luck in the giveaway 🙂
I don’t know what I would have done without a carrier, my arms would have simply fallen off! 🙂
They really are the best!!
I would love to have a carrier ready to go for when little Vivien’s born (and with this maybe even my husband will be able to bond with her too <3 )
This is a great carrier for both parents to use! Good luck to you!
The ergobaby is on my baby wish list and it would be incredible to win one 🙂
Thank you for entering!! Wishing you good luck in the giveaway and with your baby 🙂
This would be a great win!! Expecing my third baby anytime!! I have never really babyworn before, but hoping to this time and been scoping out the best carrier. I have a 3 year old and 1 year old too, so I am going to need to be hands-free as much as I can! I would love a chance to try and ergobaby!
How exciting, Lindsay!! This is a great carrier to have with other little ones running around, hands-free is the way to go! Good luck 🙂
I would love to win this! My old carrier broke and I would love a new Ergo for my next little one!
Would love to have an ergobaby!
I would love to try an Ergobaby. Thanks for the tutorial!
The video review was really helpful. This carrier looks so comfortable and easy to use! Perfect for allowing me to be hands free with my baby!
Absolutely! Happy to hear you liked the video, thanks for watching!
I love the pattern on this ergo, it’s absolutely adorable! I would love to own an ergo with my new baby. With my first child, we used a baby bjorn and it was so hard on our back and shoulders. I’ve also heard nothing but great things about ergobaby carriers. Cant wait to see who wins!
So cute, right?! Wishing you luck!
I would love to try an ergo! They look so comfy!
They are! Good luck to you in the giveaway 🙂
I would love to win this for my sister.
Wishing you luck! xo
Such a great video. Makes it really easy to get!
Thanks so much for watching! Happy to hear it 🙂
What an amazing giveaway – thank you so much for this opportunity! Love seeing a newborn being worn – I want to do this with my upcoming arrival!
Thanks for watching, Kristen! Good luck to you xo
This is a great giveaway! I would love an ergo carrier.
This video was awsome.. awsome review. This can really come in handy 🙂
I’m so glad you thought so! Thanks for watching 🙂
Id love to try out an ergo! This was very informative!
I appreciate you watching! Good luck in the giveaway xo
I really love that this carrier can be used from newborn up to 45 pounds.We are expecting a little girl any time now and would love to have this for her.
Yes! I love that too, it is very versatile. Good luck to you and thank you for reading! 🙂
Denise Eckert Beeman
That was a very helpful video. Thank you.
I like that it has thick straps! My back tends to get sore anyway and so I think the thick straps would be easier on me.
They are super comfortable!
I love that this carrier has a good weight range! This would be a great carrier for my friend who is going to be a first time mom at the end of summer! Thank you !
Thanks for reading! It would make a wonderful gift 🙂
I love how this won’t stop me from doing all the mom things I need to get done each day!
Yes! Making life easier for us multitasking mamas 🙂