Adapt FAQs

  1. Can I use the Ergobaby Adapt with my newborn baby?
    The Ergobaby Adapt baby carrier can be used with your newborn meeting the minimum weight and height requirements, in the front carry position facing you. Your newborn baby must weigh 7 lbs minimum (3.2 kg) and be at least 20 inches tall (50.8 cm).
  2. Do I need to use the Ergobaby Infant Insert with the Adapt Carrier?
    The Ergobaby Adapt baby carrier has been specifically designed so you can carry your newborn baby (minimum 7 lbs / 3.2 kg) without the need of an infant insert. Easy to use, the Ergobaby Adapt carrier's bucket seat gradually adjusts to your growing baby from newborn to toddler (7-45 lbs / 3.2-20 kg) to support your baby in an ergonomic M-shape position at all ages. Please refer to the label on the waistbelt or instructions to adjust the seat based on your baby's height.
  3. How long can I use the Adapt baby carrier in terms of age and weight of baby?
    The Adapt baby carrier is suitable from birth (minimum weight 7 lbs/3.2 kg and minimum height 20 in/50.8 cm) until 45 lbs/20.4 kg. This is typically from newborn up to around 4 years old.
  4. How do I adjust the Ergobaby Adapt baby carrier to my baby’s size?
    The Ergobaby Adapt carrier adapts to your growing baby in just one step. First, adjust the seat using the velcro tabs on the waistbelt based on your baby's height: along the red lines for a baby between 20-24 inches / 50.8-61 cm (~0-3 months), along the yellow lines for a baby between 24-28 inches / 61-71 cm (~3-9 months), along the blue lines for a baby over 28 inches / 71 cm (~9 months +). Second, use the two straps on the front to further fine-tune the width of the seat at each stage to ensure your baby’s thighs are fully supported from knee to knee in an ergonomic M-shape position. For each seat position, you would usually start with the straps fully pulled and attached to the narrowest snap setting, and gradually release to the medium then widest snap setting as your baby grows to fully support her/his thighs. Third, adjust the head and neck cushion for proper support: folded on the inside and buttoned from the side to the lower buttons on the front for a tighter support for babies 6 weeks and under, folded on the outside and buttoned to the lower buttons for babies 7 weeks and up."
  5. How many ways can I carry my baby in the Adapt baby carrier?
    The Adapt baby carrier has three positions you can use to carry baby: 1. Front Carry Inward Facing 2. Hip Carry 3. Back Carry The Ergobaby Adapt Carrier is not designed to carry a baby in the front-outward position. Your baby's height and developmental milestones will determine the best mode to use. • Front Carry Inward Facing – Min. 7lbs / 3.2kg and 20 in / 50.8 cm to Max. 45lbs / 20.4kg • Hip Carry - Baby can sit upright unassisted and a min. weight of 17.2 lbs / 7.8 kg and max weight of 45 lbs / 20.4 kg. This is usually around 6 months. • Back Carry - Baby can sit upright unassisted and a min. weight of 17.2 lbs / 7.8 kg and max weight of 45 lbs / 20.4 kg. This is usually around 6 months. Please refer to the instruction manual and instruction videos for each carry mode before using your Adapt Baby carrier and before attempting new positions.
  6. When is baby ready for Hip Carry and Back Carry positions?
    Every baby develops differently. You can start using the hip and back carry once your baby demonstrates strong head and neck control, can sit unassisted, and weighs 17.2 lbs minimum (7.8 kg). This is usually around 5-6 months.
  7. Can I breastfeed with the Adapt baby carrier? How does that work?
    Yes, as with all Ergobaby Carriers you can breastfeed while on the go. This can be done in the facing in carry positions. Just loosen the shoulder straps a bit and slightly lower baby to position on your breast. For safety, always stay seated when nursing in a carrier. Always stay vigilant while baby is nursing, and reposition after feeding, so baby’s face is not pressed against your body. Baby should be moved to recommended carrying position immediately after breastfeeding, remove slack from straps, and adjust.
  8. How do I wear the Adapt carrier waistbelt?
    The Ergobaby Adapt baby carrier has a waistbelt with a lumbar support for added comfort. With a newborn baby, you should wear the waistbelt high and tight on your waist so baby is close enough to kiss. When baby gets older, you can keep the waistbelt higher or position it lower on your hips. It is up to you to see what is the most comfortable for you and your baby as she/he gets heavier. For smaller babies or parents with a long torso, we recommend wearing the waistbelt higher on your body. In the event of a C-section, wearing the waistbelt higher will likely be more comfortable for you. We recommend that you always wear the waistbelt in a snug fit as it allows an even better weight distribution on your hips for more comfort on your back and shoulders. The lumbar support should always be centered on your back in the front and hip carry positions, and centered on the front for the back carry position. We recommend watching the instruction videos for step by step instructions.
  9. Can the shoulder straps be crossed?
    You can wear the Ergobaby Adapt baby carrier with shoulder straps crossed on your back in the front carry position with baby facing in. Wearing crossed straps or parallel straps is individual comfort preference. The crossed straps allow you to easily position the shoulder straps where it is most comfortable for you to wear them on your shoulders, which makes it a great feature for parents with narrower or wider shoulders. It is also appreciated by parents with less mobility as you don't need to reach in the back to fasten and tighten the chest strap, as all the buckling and fastening is done on the front.
  10. I find it hard to reach the chest strap buckle on my back to fasten or unbuckle it. What should I do?
    Until your baby has demonstrated strong and consistent head and neck support, her/his head needs to be supported. Ensure the top edge of the carrier is at your baby's mid-ear level for proper support by positioning baby higher or lower on your body, when pulling the body of the carrier up around your baby's back. For a newborn baby, 6 weeks and under (minimum 7 lbs / 3.2 kg), fold the head and neck support on the inside, and button it to the lower buttons on the front from the side using the tabs for a tighter support. When baby starts to turn head from side to side and to hold his head for a few moments, you can fold the neck and head support on the outside and button it to the lower buttons. This usually happens around 7 weeks. For older babies, you can also button up the head and neck support for extra support when needed, such as when she/he is sleeping. We recommend watching the instruction videos for step by step instructions.
  11. I find it hard to reach the chest strap buckle on my back to fasten or unbuckle it. What should I do?
    Loosen the shoulder straps prior to putting shoulder straps on and fastening the chest buckle. This will give you sufficient slack in the straps to easily reach the Chest Strap buckle behind your head/neck, without having to reach down your back. It is critical to maintain enough tension on the shoulder straps to keep baby secure while attaching the Chest strap buckle. You can also try using the Adapt baby carrier with crisscross straps when in the front carry position with baby facing parent as there is no need to reach in the back to buckle/unbuckle the chest strap: all the fastening and tightening is done on the front. Lastly, you can try the “T-shirt method” of putting on the carrier. This allows the chest clip to already be fastened before you put on the carrier. We recommend watching the instruction video on “T-Shirt Method” for step by step instructions.
  12. How do I make sure my baby’s hips are in an ergonomic spread-squat position (M-Position) with thighs well supported and baby's back supported in a natural position in the Adapt carrier?
    After securing shoulder straps, always make sure baby's bum is evenly centered in the carrier. Reach inside the carrier and rotate baby's hips into a seated position, sinking baby's bum deep into the carrier to encourage a comfortable natural spine position (slightly rounded, C-shape). Then squat baby's legs to make sure baby's knees are positioned higher than baby's bum for a proper spread-squat position (M-Position). Finally, pull the seat sides (padded thigh area) out on either side ensuring the fabric/padded area under baby's thighs reach from knee to knee. We recommend watching the instruction videos for step by step instructions.
  13. How does the Adapt Carrier differ from the Omni Carriers??
    Adapt is our 3 position carrier that can accomodate front inward, hip and back carry. The Omni Carriers are our 4 position carriers that can accomodate front inward, front outward, hip and back carry.
  14. Which carrier accessories can I use with the Ergobaby Adapt?
    The following carrier accessories are compatible with the Ergobaby Adapt: Drool Bibs, Drool Pads, All-Weather Cover, and Rain Cover
  15. Does the Ergobaby Adapt have a baby hood?
    Yes, the Adapt has a hood tucked in a small pocket undernearth the head and neck pillow. When in use, it provides protection from the wind and sun, privacy for nursing baby, and a shade for sleeping baby.
  16. Are there any certifications acknowledging the Ergobaby Adapt carrier is ergonomic?
    Yes, all Ergobaby carriers have been acknowledged by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as "Hip Healthy" products and awarded a Seal of Approval by the AGR of Germany as back healthy for babies and parents. The AGR Seal of Approval is awarded to products whose back-friendly design has been verified by an independent testing committee made up of experts from various medical disciplines. For more information go to
  17. Does the Adapt carrier have any harmful materials?
    No, the Adapt baby carrier is thoroughly tested to meet or exceed global and internal chemical requirements.
  18. Is the Adapt baby carrier machine washable?
    Yes, the Adapt baby carrier is machine washable as are all our carriers. Make sure to fasten all buckles before washing. We recommend putting the carrier in a pillowcase. Use mild detergent free of bleach, perfumes, dyes, chlorine, or optical brighteners. Machine wash cold 30°C and air dry.
  19. What sizes does the Adapt baby carrier fit?
    The Adapt baby carrier fits most sizes (XS-XXL).
  20. What are the measurements of the shoulder straps and waistbelt?
    The waistbelt range is from 25.5 in/65 cm to 55.25 in/140.0 cm and the shoulder strap loops expand from 18.7 in/47.5 cm to 42.5 in/108 cm.
  21. Does the Ergobaby Adapt baby carrier come with the ErgoPromise Lifetime Guarantee?
    Yes, as with all our baby carriers and wraps, the Omni Breeze comes with the ErgoPromise Lifetime Guarantee. If you find a manufacturing or material defect, we will replace your carrier or part at no charge. We stand by our products so you can carry your precious cargo with confidence.