Did you know that the Ergo Baby Carrier and the Lillebaby are highly recommended for plus-size wearers? Both are suitable for all sorts of body types but a lot of parents online highly recommend both as plus-size baby carriers.
Personally, my vote goes to Ergobaby Omni 360 baby carrier mainly because of its built-in lumbar support (and I’ve used it) but I digress.
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Ergo Baby Carrier Vs Lillebaby: Feature Comparison
This is best viewed on a desktop. Check out the feature comparison summary of the Ergobaby vs Lillebaby.
|Features||Ergo Omni 360||LÍLLÉbaby Complete Airflow|
|Age Range/ Weight||From newborn to toddler (7-45lbs)||same|
|Infant Insert||Not needed||same|
|Comfort||Breathable, suitable for warm weather||same|
|Ease of Use||Relatively easy to put on and off on your own||same|
|Fit-For-All||Yes, can fit petite and plus size moms and tall, broad-shouldered dads||Yes, but more so for plus size wearers|
|Shoulder Straps||H and X Style (rucksack and crossed straps at the back)||same|
|Carrying Positions||4 – facing in, facing out, back, and hip carry||6 – facing in, facing out, back, and hip carry, toddler facing in and fetal position|
|Baby Seat Adjustment||3 seat adjustments||2 seat adjustments|
|Storage||Dual front pocket||Detachable pouch|
|Design||Limited, only 4||More options|
Below is a more detailed information on the differences and similarities of the Lillebaby vs Ergobaby.
Ergo baby Vs Lillebaby: Similarities
Both can be used from newborn to toddler (7-45lbs), for long term use
No Infant Insert
Both are newborn ready and do not need a separate infant insert.
The Lillebaby carrier‘s full-body mesh design provides a breezy comfort for your little one.
The Ergo Omni 360’s soft and durable mesh design also offers the ultimate airflow and breathability for your baby.
Ease of Use
Both take some time to get used to but once you’ve gotten over that learning curve, it’s relatively easy to use both carriers on your own.
Make sure though to test out both carriers to see if they fit comfortably to your body.
Here are some videos to learn how to wear the Ergo vs Lillebaby:
Click on the link below and scroll down to see their videos.
I love that their videos are on their website, makes it so easy and accessible, instead to googling and typing on youtube
Click the link below to watch tons of videos on Lillebaby baby carriers.
Their videos are quite old and it’s all mixed up on their channel. I wished they’d organize it better for users to quickly watch what they need.
Both are also “hip-friendly” baby carriers, as certified by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
Both offer a safe and ergonomic seating position for an infant, to ensure proper hip development.
Fit For All
Both can be adjusted to fit all sorts of body types, from petite moms, plus size moms and even tall, broad shouldered dads.
If you’re wondering what’s the maximum adjustment size for the Lillebaby Complete, the waist belt measures at about 52” at its fullest length, or women’s size 22/24 in women’s pants. They also offer a waist belt extension strap that adds an additional 9 inches. You can also use more than one at the same time, if needed.
For the Ergobaby Omni 360, the waistband can extend to 52” and should be secured above the hip.
Although both can fit all types of body sizes, both carriers are popular among plus-size baby wearers. It can easily accommodate burly dads and large chested moms.
Some petite and skinny wearers might find both these carriers a bit too overwhelming, because of its heavily padded shoulder pads and lumbar support.
That means you can use it “H” style/ rucksack or you can also crossed the straps at the back.
Some parents have mentioned both the shoulder straps of the Ergo and Lillebaby are pretty bulky while others prefer the thick paddings.
Both can be used by breastfeeding moms. You can even nurse your baby while wearing them in it!
Both are machine-washable, which is convenient especially for spit-ups and diaper blow-outs.
Differences Between The Lillebaby Vs Ergo
The Ergobaby Omni 360 has 4 carrying positions – facing in, facing out, back, and hip carry.
The Lillebaby has 6 carrying positions and can be configured to carry babies in the fetal position. You can carry your kid facing in, facing out, back, hip carry, toddler inward and of course, the fetal position.
I think having a lot of carrying options (like the back position) can be great, especially for situations like when you need to cook with a clingy baby.
If you’re prone to back pains, you’re going to need lumbar support, and both the Ergo Omni 360 and Lillebaby Complete have them. It offers extra support in distributing your baby’s weight evenly, lessening back and shoulder pains.
Some moms have mentioned losing the lumbar support for their Lillebaby carrier and having to order one, which can be quite a hassle.
Other petite moms don’t really like the lumbar support of the Ergo Omni, as they find it overwhelming.
Both baby carriers have an adjustable seat panel, ensuring a comfortable position for your child.
The Ergo Omni has 3 seat adjustments to accommodate your growing baby. It can adjust for a baby between 0-3 months, 3 months- 9 months and for babies over 9 months. You can adjust the seat using velcro tabs on the waist belt.
I find the velcro tabs really quick and easy to adjust and it’s really secure and strong. I don’t even need the manual to understand how to adjust the width of the seat.
The Lillebaby on the other hand only offers 2 width positions – a wide seat and a narrow seat.
Here’s how you adjust it from a narrow to wide seating
And here’s how to do it from narrow to wide seating
I’m sure it’s pretty easy to adjust it, especially if you’re used to wearing a Lillebaby but I kinda wished they’d also shown how to adjust it with the lumbar support.
Here’s one below if you’re curious:
Ergo Omni 360 has a thick, structured leg padding to provide comfort to your little one.
Lillebaby doesn’t have a prominent leg padding, just its mesh material.
It’s a mixed review about the leg paddings for the Ergo and the lack of for Lillebbaby.
The Lillebaby offers a 1-year warranty, which is decent.
While the Ergo has an awesome ErgoPromise Lifetime Guarantee. It covers all baby carriers (including hip seats and wraps) manufactured in 2017 and after, and provides a limited warranty against manufacturing defects* in materials and workmanship for the lifetime* of the product.
They both come with privacy hoods that can be used for sun protection, breastfeeding, or for sleeping. The slight difference is, Ergo’s built-in while Lillebaby typically comes with a detachable hood
You can keep your small essentials like keys, phone and a diaper in these storage areas.
Lillebaby or Ergobaby: Which is Better?
If you like a removable lumbar support and more carrying positions, then maybe the Lillebaby Complete Airflow is suited for you. The Lillebaby has also won several words, including being the winner of the 2020 Cribsie award “best way to wear your baby.”
If you however, prefer a built-in lumbar support, more seat adjustments and some leg paddings for your baby, as well as various designs to choose from and a lifetime warranty, then go for the Ergo Omni 360.
So it really depends on you. I’d highly recommend that you try borrowing one first or test it out extensively at a baby store before actually purchasing one.
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