3 Ways to Extend the (already super-long!) Life of Your Baby Carrier

  • Ergobaby
  • Apr 17, 2018

[photo credit : @gingerandbluphoto]

Everyday, we hear stories from our fans about the longevity and durability of our carrier. “I’ve used the Ergobaby carrier for over six years and through three kids!” is a common refrain we hear! We’d love you to hear your stories and tag us on social media!

While our carriers are built to last and constructed for durability, here are a few tips to extend the life of your carrier.

Teething Pads

Most babies, once they start teething, suck on the straps of the carrier. It’s right there, ready for tiny mouths, who can blame them? The PH of their saliva even changes as teething begins. Did you know that you can get teething pads for the straps, and there’s even a special teething pad and bib for the 360 baby carrier? That way, all you have to do is pop the teething pads in the wash after baby has a major suck session!

Wash in Gentle & Air Dry

We recommend buckling all of the carrier buckles and washing the carrier with mild detergent on the gentle cycle at approximately 30 degrees. Once it’s out of the washing machine, be sure to hang it to dry rather than putting it in the dryer. If you are lucky enough to live in a warm year-round climate, you can hang it outside, but usually should dry quickly in a warm room.

Don’t Leave in the Car

Yes, we know it’s handy to keep your baby carrier in the car, but sometimes the extreme temperatures of the car can be hard on a baby carrier (did you know that car seats have expiration dates? That’s why!). Try hanging your baby carrier(s) on a hook near the door. Then you’re ready for anything, whether it’s doing the dishes inside or running an errand to the grocery store, with baby along for the ride!


Christina Soletti Written by Christina Soletti

Christina is a mama, wife, conservationist, DIY’er, vintage fanatic, dog lover and the senior community manager for Ergobaby.

She is passionate about babies, babywearing, birth, yoga, natural living and healthy eats. When not online reading and writing about all of the above, she can be found spending time with her sweet toddler girl, either outdoors or reading her a book.