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Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier Review

I purchased this product for myself and I was not paid for this post. My review does contain affiliate links. I am sharing my review of the Ergobaby Adapt since it is such a new product and I had trouble finding reviews when I purchased it.

I have used many baby carriers from wraps to ring slings to soft structure carriers with my babies. I have an original Ergobaby carrier and I love it. But, I have never used an Ergo with a newborn since you need a newborn insert to make it work. When I was pregnant with my third baby I did extensive research on finding a new carrier. I wanted one I could use with my newborn and I did not want an insert since summer was coming.

Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier Review

The Ergobaby Adapt baby carrier came out right around the time I had my baby. I actually returned the carrier I bought (from another brand) and bought the Adapt. At the time I was searching the internet trying to find reviews of the Adapt and did not see much. I knew I love Ergobaby so I went ahead and gave it a try. I have been using the Adapt with my baby since she was about a week old (she's three months now). I've used it almost every day for one to four hours at a time.

So, a little about the product..The Ergobaby Adapt baby carrier is the first insert less newborn ready carrier from Ergobaby. The seat of the carrier adjusts so it can be used from newborn up till toddler age. It supports 7-45 pounds. Besides the adjustable seat, it also has padded shoulder straps which can be crossed in back and lumber support on the waistband. These features make it a little different from all the other Ergo carriers.

Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier Review

Features of the Adapt taken from Ergobaby:

  • 3 ergonomic carry positions: Front-Inward, Hip and Back carry positions
  • Easy-to-use design, no infant insert needed for infants
  • Ergonomic bucket seat gradually adjusts to a growing baby from newborn to toddler (7-45 lbs / 3.2-20 kg), to ensure baby is seated in an ergonomic spread-squat, natural “M shape” position at every stage
  • Long-wearing comfort for parents with even weight distribution between hips and shoulders
  • Padded, cushy shoulder straps with crisscross option, great for a snug fit for petite moms and those who prefer easy buckling on the front (adjustable 28 ¾ in - 48 ¾ in / 73 cm -124 cm)
  • Lumbar support waistbelt (26 in - 55 in / 66 cm - 140 cm), can be worn low or high on waist to accomodate shorter or longer torsos and hold baby close enough to kiss, with double adjusters for easy tightening
  • Cushioned and foldable head and neck support
  • Tuck-away baby hood for sun protection and privacy (UPF 50+)
  • Can breastfeed in carrier
  • 100% Premium Cotton
  • Machine washable

The ADAPT Baby Carrier has been acknowledged as a "hip healthy" product by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier Review Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier Review

The Adapt carrier comes in grey and black. I was slightly disappointed at the lack of color options but I actually love the grey. It is neutral and light and goes with everything. I love the looks of the black but for summer I figured that would be too much. Baby wearing is always warm, I considered looking for a mesh carrier but went with the Adapt because it seemed lightweight and newborn ready.

I found adjusting the carrier simple and the instructions easy to follow. The seat adjusts by velcro and there is a guide on the carrier that shows you how to adjust it based on height. I have heard concerns about the velcro holding up but it is strong and does not seem like it will have any issues. It does not rub the baby at all. To use the carrier with my newborn I put the velcro on the tightest setting and then there are snaps on the outside of the carrier to pull it a little snugger. It would be easy and quick to adjust for an older baby as well. Since I am already used to using an Ergo putting it on was a breeze for me. I think it would be easy for anyone to learn.

Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier Review

Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier Review

The fit for my newborn is amazing. She has been snug as can be and falls asleep within minutes of getting in the carrier. I have had multiple back injuries and have had no back pain while wearing this. I can wear her for hours. Now I have not tried it with an older baby or toddler so I can't say how it compares to an original Ergo for an older baby but I will update my review as I find out.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the Ergobaby Adapt at all. It can be found on Amazon with super fast Prime shipping.


Thursday 6th of December 2018

I find this review very helpful. But i am still torn between the original and adapt. You mentioned that said you also used the omni. Among all the ergo carrier you have used, which would you recommend the most (to me?)? I’m currently using baby ktan. It was good while baby was still newborn but now that she’s 4 months old, i cant wear her for more than an hour. So im thinking of purchasing a new one and most moms I see wears ergobaby. TIA


Friday 7th of December 2018

Hi, so the Adapt and the Omni 360 are very similar with the only difference being that the baby can forward face out with the Omni 360. Is that a feature you would like? If so, the Omni is probably the best one. Otherwise I loved both the Original and the Adapt. I used the Adapt exclusively with my third baby and never went back to my Original but only because I had no need. The Adapt is great for when they are little and need a smaller seat area. Since your baby is four months the Original would work just fine too. I know that doesn't help haha.. maybe if you can get to store and try them on you will prefer one. If that is not possible go with the budget and style you like. If you do want to look at any other carriers there is also Tula which I have also owned and loved. So many choices! Good luck.


Friday 9th of March 2018

Hello, do you think I can really usr these from new born, like from hospital to home.. My husband is so scared of carriying the baby and I'm planning to buy this so the he'll be at ease. Right after after birth I might not have power to cary the baby so my husband will but he is just too scared.


Saturday 10th of March 2018

Hi, if your baby is at least 7 pounds you can use it. I used it with my newborn without any issues. Follow the instructions and you will be fine. It's a great way to carry your baby! Good luck.


Friday 23rd of February 2018

Hi Jen, Thanjs for the interesting review! If I live in a warm country, wiuld you advise me to buy the cool air mash adapt, or the regular?


Friday 23rd of February 2018

Hi, I have not tried the mesh one but I am sure it would be perfect for the warmth and should work just as well as the original. I wore the regular one in warmth and did sweat a lot! Good luck.


Thursday 11th of January 2018

Hi Jen, thanks for the information. At anytime when you were using the Adapt with your newborn, did you have them keep their legs inside the carrier? Just wondering for when they're itty bitty and keeping their legs tucked.


Thursday 11th of January 2018

Hi Kristy,

I believe I did not keep the legs inside (it's been so long it's hard to remember!) The carrier puts them in a good froggy position even with the legs out.


Thursday 7th of September 2017

Hi jen,

Thank you for your input on the ergo baby adapt. Now that your baby is a little older does is bother you that the ergo Adapt doesn't give the option for the Abby to face outward?


Thursday 7th of September 2017

So, for my first three babies and up to a year with this one it has never bothered me to not have the facing out option. But now that I have tried the Omni 360 I did actually like it a lot. I could see using it for some things like the zoo or somewhere the baby would like to see things. Otherwise I have never felt it was truly a necessity. I hope that helps!