Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Review

Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh
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Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh: QUICK OVERVIEW

Easy and convenient

Value For Money

Comfort

Adjustability/
Versatility

What We Like

  • Ergonomic and hip-healthy
  • Multiple carry positions (4 positions) including facing-out option
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    Highly adjustable to fit different sized wearers
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    Can accommodate a wide range of baby sizes without the need for a separate insert
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    Super comfortable and great weight distribution
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    Has a sun hood and removable pouch 

What We Don't Like

  • Quite bulky compared to some carriers
  • Can feel big on petite wearers

The Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh is one of the best carriers money can buy. It's not the cheapest, but it does do a great job of covering every situation. 

So, if you need a carrier that can carry your baby right from a newborn and well into toddlerhood and can carry them in all the positions you'll ever want or need, then the OMNI 360 makes a great carrier. 

It's likely the only carrier you'll ever need for all your baby wearing days. 

The Cool Air Mesh model is perfect for summer, spring and fall conditions and for hotter climates and can be used for winter too, with the use of a sold separately winter cover. 

Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh REVIEW

Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Ergonomic Baby Carrier All Carry Positions, Newborn to Toddler, Pearl Grey

The Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh has all the carry positions and adjustability that most people will ever need and is the kind of carrier you can use throughout your baby/toddlers carrying era. 

Versatility/Adjustability

The Ergobaby OMNI 360 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 very 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. Front Facing-out
  4. Hip carry
  5. Back carry

So, overall it's very adjustable and very versatile in terms of baby size, wearer size and carry positions. 

Note: We bought this carrier for our second, and he loved it. He was born right on 7lbs and returned to his birth weight after just  5 days. We got him straight in the carrier at 7lbs and 5 days old (20.3" tall).

We did find that we still needed a rolled up blanket under him for the first couple of weeks to get him sitting in a good position in the carrier. But this was easy to do and pretty soon we were able to carry him without it.  

Comfort

Like most Ergobaby carriers, the OMNI 360 offers great weight distribution and is generally very comfortable for most wearers. Again, for petite people, it may not be as comfortable. 

In warmer climates the Cool Air Mesh version allows the carrier to be more breathable making it more comfortable for baby and wearer.    

We've found that we can barely feel our baby boy in this carrier and that you can carry baby for a good while (which is nice as he isn't the best sleeper and his carrier is the only reliable place to get him to sleep or to settle him when he's upset!) before you start to feel it in your shoulders/back. 

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 (as mentioned above a rolled up towell might be necessary for a small amount of time for babies very close to that 7lb minimum, depending on baby's height). 

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 OMNI 360 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 OMNI 360 is for anyone who wants a super comfortable carrier that distributes weight well and a carrier that you can wear for good periods of time. 

If you want a facing out option, want to be able to carry a baby right from newborn, need a carrier that's cool and breathable and you aren't too petite, then the OMNI 360 ticks all the boxes. 

If you don't want/need a facing-out position then the Ergobaby Adapt might be the better choice for you. If you aren't going to be carrying a newborn but want a facing-out option, then the Ergobaby 360 (non-OMNI) is the better choice.   

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)
  • Front Facing Out
  • Hip Carry
  • Back 

Machine Washable

Hood:

Yes

Pocket:

Yes - detachable

Budget = High ($150+)

Alternatives

Check out the following for other great baby carrying options: 

>>Best Baby Carriers: Complete Reviews and Comparisons 

How to Use It

The Ergobaby OMNI 360 Cool Air Mesh can be use in 4 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. Front Facing Out
  4. Hip
  5. Back 

Check out the following video for a look at how to use the OMNI 360 in the Front Facing-Out position. 

For more on how to use the OMNI 360 in the other positions check out the following: 

>>How to Put On an Ergobaby 360

Conclusion

The Ergobaby OMNI 360 Cool Air Mesh baby carrier is a really comfortable, highly adjustable and very 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 journey, need a carrier for warmer conditions, aren't too petite, want a facing-out option, and want the convenience of a detachable pocket, then the OMNI 360 should be high on your list. 

Value-For-Money 

Despite being on the pricier side for a carrier, the OMNI 360 is still value-for-money, IMO), if you need it for everything that it does. We wouldn't have bought one otherwise!

You get a carrier that:

  • has a facing-out option (which always costs more)
  • has a detachable pouch with it
  • can carry baby from a young age with no separate insert needed
  • can carry baby well into toddlerhood
  • can fit multiple wearers, being highly adjustable
  • is the only carrier you'll ever need 

So, if you need everything that it has to offer it's good value-for-money. If you don't necessarily need a facing out option - or don't need to be carrying a newborn in it, then there are cheaper options that will do the job just as well, but if you need everything that it's designed for, then it's an investment that we know we highly recommend. 

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