MSRP: $115-120 + $25 for insert ($38 for Performance Insert)
Up to 45 lbs (7-12 lbs with infant insert to support head and neck of newborns to 4-5 months)
As the name implies, ErgoBaby is known for comfort, even as baby nears the upper end of a very generous weight limit. From the moment you put this carrier on, you’ll appreciate the high-density padding in the shoulder straps and waist belt. The wide seat keeps baby’s legs spread in what some prefer as a more natural sitting posture while preventing them from dangling in front of you, making it easier for parents to walk and sit. While baby cannot face out in the front position, you do have the option of carrying her on your back or on your hip, which is great for older children. The Ergo fits newborns but requires an infant insert (sold separately). Inserts and carriers are available in performance models, which consist of a breathable material that wicks away moisture—ideal for warmer weather since the padding on the original model could prove too warm for some. You’ll appreciate two zippered storage compartments for personal items and an integrated sleeping hood that provides protection from sun and wind. With an assortment of colors and designs, you’re sure to find an Ergo that suits your aesthetic tastes.