Are the Baby Carriers and Infant Inserts machine washable?
Yes, all of our Carriers and Infant Inserts (plus insert pillow) are machine washable.
At what age can I carry my baby in the back carry position?
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.
What is the difference between the Ergobaby Performance Carrier and the Performance Ventus Carrier?
Fabric: Both carriers back panels are made from lightweight breathable mesh to keep baby cool. The Ergobaby Performance Ventus back panel is made from 3D Air mesh with no lining to allow maximum airflow, while the Performance Carrier back panel is made from Air mesh with a jersey knit lining for more comfort. Pocket: The Ergobaby Performance Ventus has only a small pocket for the hood to allow more ventilated surface, while the Performance Carrier has a large zippered storage pocket to conveniently carry your baby essentials on the go.
Why do I need the Easy Snug Infant Insert and how long do I need to use it?
Our Easy Snug infant inserts are designed so that you can carry your newborn baby both ergonomically and comfortably in a soothing, nest-like comfort close to you, for a cozy transition to the world from the womb. The Ergobaby Easy Snug infant insert was designed for use with Ergobaby carriers (at the exception of the Omni 360 and Adapt carriers which does not require an infant insert) for babies from newborn up to age ~4 months (from 7-12 lbs / 3,2 - 5,5 kg), or for babies more than 12 lbs / 5,5 kg but younger than 4 months or without strong and consistent head and neck control. It is designed to provide head and neck support and to ensure your newborn is seated both comfortably and ergonomically while in the Ergobaby Carrier.
The fan- shaped design securely attaches to Ergobaby's Original or All Positions 360 carriers, for an intuitive loading of baby and more airflow, while providing all the extra thigh, spine, head and neck support your baby needs in his early months.
The bottom pillow in the Easy Snug infant insert can be removed from the insert and placed inside the carrier, with your baby sitting on top of it. The use of the pillow alone is for babies with strong and consistent head and neck control 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.
For older babies who still need head and neck support, but can already be seated in the carrier, you can use the shell of the Easy Snug infant insert without the pillow to provide proper support.
What is the weight limit of the Ergobaby Carrier?
Ergobaby recommends a weight limit of 45 pounds / 20 kilograms for its carriers. Our carrier will accommodate you as long as you and your baby are happy using it.