Ethan and I were kindly sent this amazing ErgoBaby Omni 360 Cool air mesh carrier in Oxford Blue for our recent adventure to my mums. Ethan had never been on a plane before so I was very excited and a little nervous but thanks to this carrier the journey and our time their was fun and much easier.
Ethan was really happy to be in the carrier and I have worn him since he was newborn so he is used to being carried for dog walks and walks around our hometown but he never had the option to face outwards in the other carrier I used. This Omni 360 Cool air mesh gives four different caring options and can be worn from birth to 48 months another extremely useful feature is it can be washed in your washing machine for easy cleaning too.
I decided to choose the Cool Air mesh 360 because I felt it would give me the most out of the carrier in terms of ways of wearing and the breathable fabric prevents mum and baby getting to hot when in use. I found this very useful as other carriers in the past had made my stomach and baby get sweaty which isn't practical when wearing for a while.
The Omni 360 cool air mesh carrier is also great if you are breastfeeding, which I am, as you can feed while baby is in the carrier if they get restless.
The carrier was very helpful around the airport while waiting for our flight as I didn't need to worry about a stroller to push. I love that I can be hands free and know that Ethan is safe and with me all the time. This was handy with security and getting on and off the plane so my hands were free to hand over documents and passports.
While at my mums we went on a steam train adventure and my mum loved wearing Ethan and said how comfortable the carrier was even with her bad back. The lower back support is in just the right place to support your back while carrying the baby. The shoulder straps can also be crossed over to add extra comfort and support if needed.
When your baby's in the carrier it is important for their heads to be under your chin and so you can kiss their head comfortably.
The front of the carrier has two sliders which allow you to change how you wear your baby. If the sliders are down like this then baby is to be worn facing out and then if you want to wear baby facing inwards or on your back then the sliders need to be pushed up to form a seat to hold your baby. You can also wear the Omni 360 cool air mesh on the side to which is another feature.
There is a safety loop for the clip to go through when clipping the waist belt in place to help with safety. The strap is clipped together for shoulder support and then the two side straps are pulled to tighten the carrier in to place.
On the front there is a zip pouch with has a factor 50+ sunshade which can be clipped to the poppers on the shoulder pads to help protect your baby when on your back or frontward facing.
Also worth knowing, you can only wear your baby forward facing from 5 months onwards.
Inside the front of the carrier there is an extra cushion which can be folded out when wearing baby like this or forward facing and clips on to the black buttons at the side. The cool air mesh really helped on this cooler day when Ethan and my sister were wearing a few more layers. They both stayed at a comfortable temperature while at the wild life park and clearly enjoyed each others company.
The Omni 360 Cool air mesh carrier also comes with this handy pouch that velcro to the lap belt under where the baby is seated. I found I could not access the stuff inside with Ethan was outward facing so found it easier carrying the pouch separate. It was handy for flight documents and passport and my phone for easy use. There is also a front pocket you can slip things in to but I liked the zip compartment for keeping things safe.