I have two children, a five year old and one and half year old. My first child spent a lot of time in a BabyBjorn. We loved using it for walking, hiking, doing chores around the house, shopping, and more. A friend gave us their used ERGOBaby carrier after our second child was born, and we have used both carriers with him. The following is my comparison between the two carriers. For kids approaching the age of two, I recommend a Kelty KIDS FC 3, which we used to carry our first child on trails in Colorado.
It is easy load a child in BabyBjorn by yourself because all of the straps and buckles are reachable from the front. On the other hand, an ERGOBaby may require a second adult to buckle the strap across the middle of the back.
|ERGOBaby Back Straps||BabyBjorn Back Straps|
The BabyBjorn supports smaller infants ranging from 8 to 25 lbs. while the ERGOBaby supports larger infants ranging from 15 to 40 lbs. We find the ERGOBaby carrier to be more comfortable. Its waist strap transfers some of the baby's weight away from our shoulders and onto our hips, whereas, the BabyBjorn rides high and tight.
|ERGOBaby Side View||BabyBjorn Side View|
The BabyBjorn allows a child to face forward while in the front but the ERGOBaby does not. A major difference between the two carriers is that the ERGOBaby can be rotated so that our child is carried on one of our backs, which is ideal for use with an older child.
|ERGOBaby Front View||BabyBjorn Front View|