Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier Review

Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier
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Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier: QUICK OVERVIEW

Easy and convenient

Value For Money

Comfort

Adjustability/
Versatility

What We Like

  • Ergonomic and hip-healthy
  • Multiple carry positions (3 positions)
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    Highly adjustable to fit different sized wearers
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    Can accommodate a wide range of baby sizes
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    Fits newborns without the need for a separate insert
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    Has a sun hood

What We Don't Like

  • Pocket is small and doesn't zip up
  • No facing out position
  • Can feel big on petite wearers

The Ergobaby Adapt baby carrier is one of two carriers in Ergobaby's line that allow you to carry a newborn, without the need of an infant insert (the other is the OMNI 360). 

This makes it quicker and easier to get your newborn in and out - once you set it up in the newborn position they're good to go in. It also makes it cooler for warmer climates. 

The biggest difference between this and the OMNI 360, is that there isn't a facing out option. So, if you're not interested in a facing out option, then this is a great option for an otherwise versatile, comfortable and adjustable baby carrier. 

Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier REVIEW

Ergobaby Adapt Award Winning Ergonomic Multi-Position Baby Carrier, Newborn to Toddler, Pearl Grey

The Ergobaby Adapt baby carrier is a versatile carrier that can help you carry your baby from newborn to toddler, with not need for an infant insert for the newborn phase.  

Versatility/Adjustability

The Ergobaby Adapt can carry your baby from newborn (minimum 7lbs) up to 45 pounds. Though realistically you're not going to be comfortable carrying a 45 pound child in it. But it's good to know it's rated that high, so you know you can carry your baby well into toddler hood with it. 

The waist belt and shoulder straps are also highly adjustable (waist belt 26-52" and shoulder straps 28-48") so it can accommodate a wide range of wearers also. Though it will probably feel too big for more petite moms. 

It's also relatively versatile when it comes to the different carry positions you can use it for: 

  1. Front facing-in (H Straps) 
  2. Front facing-in (X Staps)
  3. Hip carry
  4. Back carry

So, overall it's very adjustable and very versatile - if you're not worried about having a facing out option and you're not too petite, then this is the kind of carrier you could use as you're one and only carrier for your entire baby wearing journey.  

Comfort

Like most Ergobaby carriers, the Adapt offers great weight distribution and is generally very comfortable for most wearers. Again, for petite people, it may not be as comfortable. 

Also, if you live in a warmer climate and wearing this in the summer a lot, then you might want to look at the Cool Air Mesh model as this one might be too hot for your purposes.   

Easy and Convenient

Because you don't need an infant insert with this carrier, it makes it nice and convenient for getting your baby in and out of. No fluffing about with the insert. Once you set it up for your newborn, then the settings are in place. Then once your baby gets bigger you just have to adjust them once to accommodate them. 

I wouldn't say it's the easiest of all carriers and wraps to put on and take off yourself. But it's certainly not the hardest either. We find the X Straps position to be the easiest and most comfortable for us. 

Hip Healthy

The Ergobaby Adapt is acknowledged as being hip healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. This is always good to know, that you're baby is in a position that isn't going to cause any hip issues (assuming you use the carrier correctly of course!)

Who is this product for?

The Ergobaby Adapt is best for anyone who wants just one carrier for their whole baby wearing experience, assuming that they are OK with not having a facing out option. 

It's also best for cooler climates or for carrying in fall, winter and spring (or you could get the Cool Air Mesh model). 

Not the best for petite wearers, but for anyone else, who fits the above criteria, it's a great versatile, adjustable, comfortable carrier that could be the only one you would ever need. 

Overview of features

Type of Carrier:

Structured

7-45lbs

Rough Age of Child:

newborn - 4 years 

Positions:

  • Front Facing In (H straps)
  • Front Facing In (X straps)
  • Hip Carry
  • Back 

Machine Washable

Hood:

Yes

Pocket:

Yes but small and not zippered

Budget = Medium ($90-$149)

Alternatives

Check out the following for other great baby carrying options: 

>>Best Baby Carriers: Complete Reviews and Comparisons 

How to Use It

The Ergobaby Adapt can be use in 3 main different carrying positions, with two different strap options in the Front Facing-In position: 

  1. Front Facing In (H straps)
  2. Front Facing In (X straps)
  3. Hip
  4. Back 

Check out the following video for a look at how to use the Adapt in the Front Facing-In H Strap position.  

Conclusion

The Ergobaby Adapt baby carrier is a nice and comfortable, highly adjustable and quite versatile carrier that can accommodate your baby right from birth (7lbs minimum) without the need for an infant insert. 

If you want just the one carrier for your whole baby wearing experience, and don't want a facing out option and aren't too petite, then this carrier is a great option.

Value-For-Money 

If you don't want a facing out option, then this is good value-for-money. However, for not that much more, the OMNI 360 has that facing out option and also comes with a larger, zippable pocket. 

If those things aren't necessary for you, then this would be a great option. 

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