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Ergobaby Original Bundle of Joy 3-Position Baby Carrier Review

Mum carrying baby in Ergobaby Baby Carrier

Quick overview

Ergobaby Original Bundle of Joy 3-Position Baby Carrier is a soft structured carrier (SSC), suitable for babies from birth to 48 months.

Not only is it comfortable and ergonomic, but it’s stylish too! It comes in two different colour options – black/camel and galaxy grey. With this carrier, you can hold your baby in three carrying positions (front-inward, hip and back).

It has cushy shoulder straps and a padded waist belt for additional comfort, as well as a baby hood for protection and privacy.

Pros and Cons

  • Suitable for newborns
  • Large storage pocket
  • Machine-washable
  • Baby can’t be faced outwards
  • Limited colour options
  • Fabric could be more breathable

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Ergobaby Original Bundle of Joy First Impressions

Only one glance will be enough to realise why this carrier won a Mother & Baby Gold Award for best baby carrier in 2016.

It seems indestructible, and its ergonomic structure supports your baby’s hip, pelvis and spinal development.

Why buy the Ergobaby Original Bundle of Joy

The carrier not only includes the back carrying position, which is great for older babies and toddlers, but it has a higher weight limit than some other carriers, so you’ll be able to use it for years- making it great value for money!

Each child develops differently, so not all babies will be ready for the same carrying position at the same age. When choosing a carrying position, you should always keep these general rules in mind (although don’t forget these are guidelines only and may differ from child to child):

Front Inward Position: 0+ Months (if you use the infant insert) / 4+ Months (if you don’t use the infant insert)

Hip Position: 6+ Months
Back Position: 6+ Months

When placing your baby in any of these carrying positions, check if her legs are in the ergonomic frog-legged (M) position. Her tights should be supported, and her back slightly curved.

Happy baby in Ergobaby Original Bundle of Joy 3-Position Baby Carrier 4 Carrying positions for the Ergobaby Original Bundle of Joy 3-Position Baby Carrier

What people like about about it

The main advantage of this carrier is that it can be used through to toddlerhood. Unlike some other carriers, Ergobaby Original has a weight limit of 45 pounds.

And if you want to use it for a newborn, just place an Easy Snug infant insert in it. Another thing that distinguishes Ergobaby from some other manufacturers is the extra padding around the waist belt. Once you try wearing your baby for hours, you’ll realise how important this is!  Ergobaby

Original is easy to use, and handy as you can quickly change carrying positions. And with a little practice, some mothers said they have managed to breastfeed their baby in it too!

Parents also like that the fastening on the carrier is a buckle and you can clearly hear the click when connected. This means you have the reassurance that the harness is strapped in correctly and secure.

What to watch out for

The main disadvantage of this carrier is that the baby can’t face outwards. Many parents prefer wearing their babies in the front inward position, but if you did want to have the option to face them outwards then this carrier might not be for you!

Saying that, with all the modern teething necklaces and gadgets for parents to wear nowadays, the front inward position is no longer as boring as it used to be for your little one!

Mum having coffee and holding baby in baby carrier

How to use the Easy Snug Infant Insert

The Ergobaby Original Bundle of Joy 3-Position Baby Carrier comes with an Easy Snug infant insert. You can not only use it with the Ergobaby Original but with all Ergobaby carriers (except the Ergobaby Adapt carrier- which doesn’t require an infant insert at all).

The infant insert should be used for newborns (7-12 lbs/3.2-5.5 kg), or for babies that are heavier than this, but younger than four months or still can’t fully control their head and neck. If you still have the older version of the infant insert, you can use it, too.

The main difference between the new and old insert is that the new one has less material around the baby and enables more airflow. The infant insert should be used only in the front inward carrying position.

Durability of the Ergobaby Original

Like all other Ergobaby carriers and infant inserts (including insert pillow), Ergobaby Original is also made of 100% cotton and machine-washable.

To protect your carrier and preserve it for years, you should think about buying Teething Pads. Not only will these pads protect your carrier, but they will give your baby something safe and soft to chew.

Dad with baby in Ergobaby bundle of Joy Baby Carrier

Final verdict

Although not the cheapest of carriers, this product should be considered by everyone who doesn’t care whether the carrier has all four carrying positions or not.

It comes with an Easy Snug infant insert so that you can wear your baby right from the start, and it has a weight limit of 45 pounds so that you can use it for years. All Ergobaby carriers are certified and recommended by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI).

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Specifications:

1x Ergobaby Original Bundle of Joy 3-Position Baby Carrier
1x Easy Snug Infant Insert

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