Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

I received this product at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.

You know who my favourite Spice Girl was? Of course you don’t. Despite my copious oversharing on my blog and social media, I am confident that this is the first time I am admitting my love for the Spice Girls. I had the dolls. I had the collectible stickers from the gum that lost its flavour within seconds. I had the CDs. I still know all the lyrics.

Anyway, my favourite Spice Girl was Sporty Spice. Because she was a strong, athletic female like myself? No. The only thing true about the previous sentence is “female.” The actual reason was because she was flat-chested like me and got to wear the comfortable clothes. I may or may not have owned a pair of tear away Adidas track pants, despite the fact that never in my entire life had I ever needed to quickly remove my pants in order to participate in some kind of athletic endeavour. (Which I assume is the purpose of tear aways?) So me wearing my kids in the Onya Outback is a bit like me wearing tear away track pants, except that the Onya actually fits, and it looks amazing. (The track pants were way too wide and way too short . . . it wasn’t a good look.) Let’s face it, the one who’s most likely to be rocking our Outback when we go for hikes is Papa Wolf. 

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

The Onya Outback is designed for the sportiest of babywearing parents, but it most definitely meets (and surpasses) the needs of your average, errand-running babywearer like myself. I haven’t done yoga since March, but I’m still wearing my yoga pants. I haven’t been on a hike in a couple years, but I can still rock a carrier approved by Hike It Baby.

Let’s take a look under the (nap) hood:

Onya Baby Infographic

So . . . ya. That kind of says it all, doesn’t it? There’s just so much YES about this carrier. I first took it for a spin when Little Miss Cub was about 12 lbs, and we needed to use the Infant Booster.

Onya Baby Booster

Ya. That’s the Infant Booster. It’s like the Cadillac of infant inserts. (But since I’m all into eco-friendly stuff, should I call it the Tesla?) 

Onya Baby Infant Booster In Use ~ Maman Loup's Den

The Infant Insert (instructional video here) snaps onto the sides of the carrier and around baby, and is made with an organic French terry cotton lining and a breathable air-mesh exterior. One of my issues with other inserts I’ve used is that they served as an extra layer of insulation, and both of my children were born in the heat of summer. I would have to leave them and me practically naked if I was going to put them into the thick Ergobaby insert! 

Here’s the requisite “first time in a new carrier” selfie:

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review! ~ Maman Loup's Den

It was easy to get her into the Infant Booster, and at this size I kept her feet tucked in.

Our very first outdoor excursion with the Outback was to Fish Creek Park in Calgary. It was blinking cold and blustery that day, and with no indoor shelter to fiddle with carrier adjustments, I just got Little Miss and him set as fast as I could. Looking back at the pictures, I had her sitting up a bit too high, but they were happy during our mini hike all the same.

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

As she grew, I used the Infant Booster with her legs out:

Onya Outback Baby Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

And by the time we arrived in BC to visit my family for Christmas, I had her out of the booster and snug as a bug for a nice, long walk with Uncle Sean.

Onya Baby Outback Carrier ~ Maman Loup's Den

Of the many nifty features of the Onya Baby Outback, there are a couple obvious things that set it apart from the other soft-structured carriers we’ve tried.

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

The water-resistant exterior fabric, for one, is perfect for the misty, wet weather on the Wet Coast of British Columbia. Since arriving at the end of November, there has been some form of precipitation every. single. day. I honestly forget, every year, that while it will not be snot-freezingly cold in Vancouver, it will be bone-chillingly wet. The Outback’s durable, water-resistant, rip-stop nylon exterior is perfect for that! Since we won’t kid ourselves that I’m babywearing often for extended periods in inclement weather, let’s not forget that I am prone to spills, so it’s pretty handy to have a carrier that I can wipe down easily. (It’s also machine washable.)

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Features ~ Maman Loup's Den

The air mesh inner lining keeps both baby and wearer cool. My brother was impressed that he did not have a baby-shaped sweat stain on his chest after our two-hour walk.

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Features ~ Maman Loup's Den

One thing I find missing on my beloved Tula is a small storage pouch. The Onya Baby has both a zippered storage pouch and a zippered hand-warming pocket!

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

The nap hood is compact, rolling down trimly into the front pouch. (Sometimes I forget my nap hood at home if it’s not permanently attached to the carrier.)

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

The Onya Outback is safety tested to 75 lbs. This is a massively high weight rating for a “one-size” carrier, and could benefit a family with a special needs child who needs to be carried well past toddlerhood. Cub is 35 lbs and 40 inches tall. Papa Wolf wore him during a walk in Crescent Park.

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

Both of my boys were very comfortable. Compared to our other “one size” carriers, the back on the Outback unsnaps to be high enough for my tall Cub.

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

The seat is not as wide as a Toddler Tula, but the Toddler Tula is designed to start fitting around 25 lbs. Cub had zero complaints about his comfort.

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

Papa Wolf’s feedback:

  • “It’s very comfortable. It’s like wearing a backpack, you don’t feel the child’s weight.”
  • “The Ergo really hurt my back, and this one doesn’t.”
  • “I like how it’s sporty looking. It’s cool.”

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den


My brother, who is not exactly an experienced babywearer, but is a physiotherapist, also had some thoughts on carrying his 15-lb niece:

Uncle Sean (aka #HotUncle)’s feedback:

  • “It didn’t leave a baby-shaped sweat stain on me. Breathable.”
  • “No specific points of pressure.”
  • “Baby’s weight felt evenly distributed over shoulders and hips.”
  • “Adjustable in all the right places for comfort.”
  • “Nice, neutral colours.”

Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

I also received a lot of positive feedback on the Outback from fans on my Facebook page. You can read that thread here, including a picture from a Mama who uses the Outback to tandem wear her baby and toddler!

Onya Outback Baby Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

For me, the Outback definitely has more features than I likely need in a carrier. If we are going to go on hikes, it will be Papa Wolf wearing Little Miss, and this will definitely be the carrier he reaches for. If I have one complaint, it’s that I find it takes longer for me to adjust to the right fit when switching between users. However, that speaks to just how adjustable the carrier truly is.

One bonus feature of the Onya which we haven’t used yet is that it can be used to turn most chairs into a high chair. 

The front pouch of the carrier hides a seat which turns your baby carrier into a booster seat:

Onya Baby Outback Baby Carrier Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

Pretty neat, huh?! This is an awesome feature at a restaurant or when visiting friends. Also, given its easy-to-clean exterior, I won’t be too worried about things getting sloppy.

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195 responses to “Onya Baby Outback Carrier Review”

  1. Samantha Bosley

    I love the fact that it doubles as a high chair too! I’ve been on the fence about trying one out, and this review really helped!

  2. sarah brown

    Would love to win!

  3. Rose McDonald

    The highchair feature really grabs me! I also love the design of the infant insert though. We would love to win this carrier!

  4. Lindsay Cociardi

    I have often wondered about the Onya so was excited to read this review. I’m pretty much sold on the higher back and huge weight limit, as I have a massive 3 year old who really still likes to be worn (and a baby on the way!). I also like that hotuncle did not sweat after a two hour hike! That’s my biggest issue with some carriers. I’m like a big ball of heat! Thanls for the review and the giveaway!

  5. Amanda e

    I like the infant insert! Will it work for a newborn?

  6. Julia Grey-Garnett

    I’m so glad you mentioned specifically BC weather because we are (military posting pending) moving there this summer and I would love a “sportier” carrier for outdoor activities.

  7. Cassidy luchyk

    This looks so perfect for summer!

  8. Kaitlin Krieger

    It looks so easy to use and versatile! Plus the colors are nice and so is that pocket! 😉 thanks for a great review and the silly pictures!

  9. Kristin Faircloth

    Thank you for reviewing the Onya. It is my most comfortable carrier. I love it for my baby. I also love using it with my 37lb 3-year old. It naturally sits higher so they have a better view in s back carry and it distributes the weight of a pre-schooler better than several of my other carriers.

  10. rebeccabasset

    Ohhh this Carrier sounds awesome, I love the fact that it has so many uses. The High Chair convertible sounds great!

    Thanks for the review, and the giveaway!

  11. Naomi K.

    Informative review. I really like the versatility of this carrier and the sporty neutral look to it. If it doesn’t get too hot, that’s a bonus!

  12. Laura ashleigh

    This looks like a dream for a dog walker like me.

  13. Kelly K

    Wow. This looks amazing. I can’t afford it, but this looks like something that could be a total lifesaver in going out with my twins AND dad could wear it too!

  14. Chelsea K

    This carrier sounds PERFECT! I love that you can use it to make a chair into a high chair! That is so cool! I would love to win to try it!

  15. Heather Woodhams

    I love the versatility of this carrier! It would be perfect for travel- sounds like it would ne the only one you needed to bring

  16. Andrea Williams

    I had never heard of this brand but the carrier looks fab!

  17. Melinda jackson

    I would absolutely love to win one of these!

  18. Heather Comer

    This carrier looks amazing! I’ve been searching for a good ssc for a while, and i think you just sold me on this one! It has so many features, i can’t even decide which is my favorite thing about it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. Renee

    This carrier looks amazing!!!! Great review!

  20. Beth

    We love(d) our Moby wrap when the Tinysaurus was wee…but that didn’t last long! Now my toddler sized baby needs something a little sturdier and we’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed with all the choices of structured carriers. The Onya Outback had caught my we before and I can honestly say your review has me SOLD! It hits all the markers we need…esp that size rating! Thanks for your review!

  21. Michelle Bitler

    Great looking carrier and nice giveaway!
    Michelle B.

  22. Beth Garcia

    This looks amazing! My little sweats so much in our Ergo, I would love to have a carrier that’s breathable.

  23. Laura Temple

    I absolutely love the dual purpose as a “high chair” and thank you for the visual breakdown of the features!

  24. Nicole 🙂

    Omg my hubby would LOVE this! He loves wearing our little girl but I think he doesn’t feel very “manly” wearing our girly print Lenny lol. I think the fact that it doubles as a highchair is just amazing!!

  25. Cassie P.

    This looks like a great and comfortable carrier that even Dad would love!

  26. Elaine Laforge

    It looks really comfortable for both the baby and parent unlike some I have seen before.

  27. Kathy Harrigan

    I love that this carrier is machine washable and goes up to 75 lbs, that’s a huge weight limit.

  28. Maxine C. Latour

    This baby carrier seems really awesome for long walks in the woods! I’m sure both my boyfriend and I would love to wear it, and so would our baby!

  29. Theresa Bellomo

    I would love to win this carrier. The features seem fantastic.

  30. Monica Hawkins

    This would be great for the outdoors!

  31. Monica Hawkins

    This would be great for hiking and baseball games!

  32. Bry M.

    I love that not only is it designed with baby comfort and swaddle but for Mom and Dad too! Back and shoulder comfort AAA+++ Love the colours too <3 Thx

  33. Natalie

    My brother goes hiking all the time and could use this carrier to hold his daughter!

  34. jamie davis

    This is pretty much my dream carrier! I love the infant booster, the storage pockets! The multi purpose functions! It looks so comfortable too! I’ve been wan ting one since they hit the market, then my little got big somehow lol! Now I’m 8 months with her little brother so this would be perfect for us!

  35. Carrie Heilman

    That’s cool that it works for such a big size/age range!

  36. Michelle Butler

    This looks so breathable and comfy.

  37. This carrier would be great and I think hubby would love it. We are looking for a carrier dorbhim. We live in NL where it is permantly wet. The water resistant fabric would be fabulous.

  38. Susan B

    How handy would this be!? Love it!

  39. Danielle Fox

    My hubby and I were just talking about starting to do some hiking! This would be the perfect carrier for our little guy.

  40. Ashley G

    I had been trying to find a new carrier for hiking I think I may have to check this one out.

  41. Lesley Schamehorn.

    This would be so fantastic for the summer, and long walks!

  42. […] Check out the full review from Maman Loup here. […]

  43. Tanielle C

    When I was researching carriers, this one was by far my favorite because of the high chair feature. We actually went out to dinner last night and it would have come in handy then. The chair they provided was just too big for our little one so we ended up taking turns holding her.

  44. Amanda Killinger

    This looks awesome for both me and my husband who is sometimes not on board with things like cloth diapering and babywearing, but I’ve got him coming around 😉 Onya would be perfect for our outdoorsy lifestyle in northern WI, and also the grocery store. Pick us!

  45. Melinda Ciaccia

    I’ve worn my son in an Onya from our local lending library. It’s an amazingly comfortable carrier and I’m truly surprised it’s not more popular.

  46. Whoa talk about an over achiever and I like it! I’m in the market for a good child carrier, babe is 4 months and 14lbs, the Moby just ain’t cutting. I am really appreciating all your reviews. The baby carrier world is an overwhelming place. I like the versatility of this one, it’s gender neutral quality, the fact that I can use it as seat at a chair… I like to baby wear in the hussel and bussel of Banff, why do all those stores and restaurants have steps or stairs. Again thank you for your review, now I have another carrier to add to my wish list.

  47. Vanessa F

    Hubby actually seems super excited about this carrier! I love that I won’t have to be worried about keeping it pristine.

  48. Melanie Odom

    Your reviews are incredibly helpful! Thank you for covering every inch and detail of the Onya! I want to win this for my husband. He’s always wanting to wear our kids but doesn’t like the “girly” carriers. This would be awesome to be able to gift him. And I feel like I know every single part of this carrier to help him learn!

  49. Mary B

    This is a neat carrier that looks comfortable for the child and wearer. The booster seat feature is unique.

  50. Kim W.

    I love that this carrier can keep you cool or warm, depending on the weather! My husband always gets hot, so he doesn’t babywear much. I love the hand pockets for me! I absolutely LOVE the booster seat feature! I would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

  51. Kelsey

    Wow, so many great features! I love that it’s gender neutral and the hand warmer is a brilliant idea (from winterpeg!)

  52. Susan Willis

    I have a Boba 4G which is comfortable enough for me but a tad large. My husband hasn’t really gotten on the babywearing bus but he has very broad shoulders so for a carrier to fit us both would require a lot of adjustment! (150lb and 10″ height difference). Plus the price point isn’t much higher than the Boba but still significantly lower than a lot of the options!

  53. Ashley Chassereau Parks

    This carrier looks awesome! I love that it is water resistant!! That would be super helpful around here!

  54. Jennifer Odom

    I love the high chair feature! It was a creative thought!

  55. Betsy Williams

    This looks like a great, and very versatile carrier for families who like to be on the move and in the outdoors. We would love to have one!

  56. kathy downey

    I love that its comfy for Baby and Mommy/Daddy and that it is machine washable and goes up to 75 lbs.Thanks for the detailed review !

  57. Monica McCue

    This carrier looks super versatile and useful, would love to try it!

  58. Amber Ludwig

    I love the sporty look!! I love that it can be carried by a guy or a girl and the guy doesn’t have to worry about the “frilly” print on it lol!! I adore the addition of toy loops!! All carriers should have that!!

  59. Christine Arce

    I had the privilege to borrow an Onya from my local lending library and wow. It was simple and comfortable to use. My DD loved it and would asked to be carried.

  60. Alison

    Both my girls love the onya

  61. Stéphanie Trottier

    I love the many features! Especially the chair booster and the hand pockets!

  62. TanyaJay

    Holy! Why don’t more people talk about this carrier! It sounds amazing! We love hiking…especially when we go visit my family out west. I do want one of these now, plus I’m pretty sure my husband will love it…and the whole turns into a high chair thing is amazing…I needed that on my last vacation.

  63. Laura G

    Would love to win! My hubby would actually use a carrier for once if we had this!

  64. Bianca @ THe PIerogie Mama

    I love the really thick padded shoulders, so much more comfy than my other SSC.

  65. Michelle A

    Thanks for the great review. Love the photo of you in your glasses 🙂 I can so relate to wanting the sportiest carrier even though I’m far from athletic!

  66. Heather craft

    This is brilliant! We are pregnant for the 4th time and our 1 daughter is 6. This carrier would be amazing for taking the new baby hiking and all around the Pacific Northwest trails and beaches. I had never heard about it before but loved reading the reviews. It sounds pretty amazing.

  67. Mandy G

    This is the most thorough review of the OnyaBaby I’ve seen, and I love the two men’s perspectives!

  68. Crystal

    This carrier would be perfect. Our “little” man is already 20lbs, and the carrier I have I find very uncomfortable across my shoulders. Would love to get a chance to try this out!

  69. Dandi D

    I’ve always wanted to try a baby carrier and this looks like a great one!

  70. Ria-Rose Franiel

    Would love to try this! I love the weight limit and the comments about it not hurting backs! I have chronic back pain, this would probably be perfect for me!

  71. Amy Hall

    Shallow comment, but I like that this carrier, especially in that color combo, looks a little mroe manly than a lot of them which would make the husband happy!

  72. Kristen

    Looks AMAZING would love to win!!!

  73. Sara ~ a la Ladybug

    I love that you are showing this at all different stages. And that booster seat is AWESOME! Why has no one else thought of this yet! Perfect for on the go!

  74. Brittney Gossard

    My husband is a SAHD and is looking for a good carrier to take our 10 month old daughter on fun outings in. This looks really awesome, especially since it’s so sporty and outdoorsy looking, and would last for several years!

  75. Angela

    Great review and so helpful. I had no idea how much this carrier could do!

  76. Elaine R

    The Onya Carrier looks more comfortable and durable than some other carriers I’ve looked at. Would love to win this!

  77. Julia

    Great review! I need to add an Onya to my collection.

  78. Michelle Leone

    A picture says a thousand words! I love that you shared pictures of little babe and big babe being carried. It is much easier to believe that this works when you can see it action!

  79. Nadia W.

    I love that they have a baby backpack! I bring my stuffable onya backpack on every trip.

  80. Briana S

    I keep hearing about the Onya baby online and how comfy it is for toddlers. It looks super awesome, and I feel like my husband would like how non-girly it looks!

  81. I love this carrier! I mainly use wraps but for hiking it’s not very versatile and my husband can’t wear it. This is a great alternative that both parents can use and the material seems to be perfect and super easy and comfortable to use!

  82. Dana

    Wow so thorough! I’d love one of these for my 18 month old!

  83. What a well written review! This carrier looks amazing. It looks like something both my husband and I would be comfortable wearing. Great pics!

  84. Rachel H

    I’ve been looking forward to this review! I love the look of this carrier… Will have to add it to my wish list! ?

  85. Penni

    Love the awesome Onya – especially the Infant Insert, with its organic cotton lining!

  86. Natasha

    Very helpful review

  87. Claudia N.

    Love it!! Would be very helpful with baby#2 on the way!! 🙂

  88. Angela M

    I’ve been needing a good baby carrier so badly! We only got stretch wraps when baby was born. But she’s just too big for my back to handle it anymore. With the weather warming up I can’t wait to get out and start hiking with her! That’ll be much easier to accomplish if we have a good carrier. So, I just entered the giveaway. 🙂 Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  89. I love the Onya, If i won I would gift it to my bff who is due in June with baby #1 and is interested in babywearing.

  90. Dagmar M

    I love the supportive waist band. My hubby wouldn’t mind wearing this!!

  91. Rebecca Taylor

    Great review. This seems like the perfect carrier. I like the built in hood and the loops for attaching keys, toys, etc. it was nice to have both men and women’s comments on the carrier about the cartrier and weight distribution and overall product features. Also glad to hear that there wasn’t a sweat spot, which can be a problem. Would love to have this to carry my grandson who will be born this May.

  92. kristen visser

    WOW i love this and totally need one! I love that there is a chair harness included as well

  93. Valerie Barnett

    Thank you for your excellent review. I especially like that the carrier can be used for a front or back carry and that my husband would be willing to wear it too!

  94. Fiona N

    I love that Onya Baby has both a zippered storage pouch and a zippered hand-warming pocket. It looks so beautiful and comfortable for babies and moms too!
    Thank You for the great review!

  95. JoB

    The reinforced stitching on the leg supports looks really sturdy – and that infant insert is wondrously lightweight – wishing I’d known about this before I bought the carrier we own!

  96. Lorraine

    I love the chair feature. This makes it even easier to baby wear, as you wouldn’t have to worry about where you can safely seat them when out and about.

  97. Liette Quirion

    Would love to try one ☺️

  98. Sarah Gogolin

    Love that the Onya looks so sporty… Hubster and I could both very comfortable use this- love it!

  99. I am amazed how versatile this is. I liked it from the start but after seeing all the ways it could be used now I am in awe over it!

  100. Lacie

    This carrier looks amazing!

  101. Jen F

    I like that it can be used as a booster on a chair, but even more than that I love that the top snaps into a higher back position for toddlers. The insert looks super comfy for baby too

  102. Tina F

    Love you review. Quite informative I also like that you took so many different pictures of the carrier so it gives us a better idea

  103. Yvette Fairweather

    This looks really neat! love the versatility.

  104. Janet W.

    This carrier looks very versatile and rugged enough for the dads!

  105. Jess

    Wow! I love the colours and it looks so comfy!

  106. Rebecca F

    This seems like a really awesome carrier! I live in the southern US (like an hour from the Gulf Coast,) so a nice cool carrier is a must. It even looks like I would be able to adjust to fit both my husband and I, which is a huge deal because he is like an x-small, and I am a large. Plus it can be used from infancy to toddlerhood? I want one right now! This is definitely going on my to-get list!

  107. Mylène Bélanger

    I would love a wipe out carrier! so cleaver

  108. Elsa

    Thanks for the awesome review. It sounds like this may end up a Father’s Day gift for my hubby

  109. M Wilk

    Thanks for your thorough and informative review! It looks like a great carrier!

  110. Garnet Leib

    What a great carrier!

  111. Joy

    I’ve used a KeltyKids with my first two, and now with #3, I really want one that isn’t so hard on my back. This sounds like the one.

  112. Jen H

    i love that mesh lining and the fact that it is also an impromptu seat! ive tried a lot of sscs (i have a really small frame so not all are comfortable for me) but this looks like its worth a shot!

  113. Amanda Neilson

    I love that it looks like a carrier that my husband would actually use! He is usually very intimidated to even attempt a carrier.

  114. Brooke Tokanang

    This carrier sounds perfect for me! Lol I’m all about one and done. The fact this can go from infant to 75lbs.! Thats amazing! I LOVE the color! With a newborn and toddler myself this would be great to have! Thank you for the giveaway and time to review this.

  115. michelle gross

    Thanks for the review! I have wanted one of these for a while! Love the versatility of it going from misty weather to a booster seat, this I did not know and now I want this for Hawaii in April desperately! Lovely little fam jam you have there 🙂

  116. Teala

    I LOVE this review. I love baby wearing, had a Moby but I’m big n then mini me got big so I got a sling from seven slings n its just kinda awkward. This review has me sold!

  117. I like the colours of this one. The “baby seat” feature also looks interesting. I’d love to try this carrier since we wear our baby a lot, but only have a borrowed one at the moment!

  118. Daniele Green

    Looks really neat and comfortable for both parent and baby.

  119. Jessica J

    The water-resistant fabric and SPF hood are highly appealing!

  120. Colleen Maurina

    This looks like a very well made and comfortable baby carrier. I really like that that this carrier would be great for either moms or dads to wear!

  121. Shellie Westlake

    The straps on this carrier look wonderfully comfortable. The weight range amazes me!

  122. heather

    This carrier is adorable and looks so easy to use I would love to get this one.

  123. chris

    I would love ths for my new arrival

  124. Jennifer Taylor

    What a great carrier! And the color combo is cute!

  125. […] Are you sold on the Onya Baby Outback carrier? If so, you can buy one from Gentle Nest. And if you’d like to try your luck at a giveaway, Maman Loup is hosting one in her den right now. Check out her review and giveaway! […]

  126. Amy S.

    Not having baby-shaped sweat stains sounds divine! It’s so hot here in Vegas that I’m often just choosing between the torture of a grumpy baby or the (almost) as severe torture of wearing said grumpy baby while it’s over 120 out (44C).

  127. My husband also loves that it’s sporty – I think my dad will enjoy that as well 🙂 We love our Onya Baby Outback!!

  128. Alexandria Lawrence

    That carrier is gorgeous! I would love to have one someday! *sigh*

  129. Mandy P

    I love that the infant insert attaches to the main body of the carrier. I tried on a Beco with the infant insert and wasn’t sure if it was positioned right, or that it would stay in place when I began moving around. Just like the extra toy loops, pockets, and leg padding, Onya really does think of everything!

  130. AD

    The Onya carrier looks versatile and comfortable; I was looking at the pics you posted and noticed that through all the movements, both the parent and baby looked secure and comfortable.

  131. Amie Staniowski

    I love the look and that it has extra features.

  132. Alisha Gordon

    I love how versatile it is!

  133. Sarah

    I’m impressed that this can be used for both a toddler and a baby. I definitely need a carrier for my next little one.

  134. This looks like a sweet ride! My 7 months old has turned into a drooly cling-on and it would be great to be able to wear her and get stuff done!

  135. Shana Jean

    This is a thorough review, and it looks like a carrier that would fit our lifestyle. We’re campers, hikers, and always use public transportation.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  136. Theresa B

    Love your review. This carrier looks awesome. Love that it adapts as a high chair when on the go!

  137. Laurel L

    We had never heard of the Onya carrier until last weekend, while attending local cloth diapering event demonstration event at a local boutique. My husband was instantly mesmerized by how “technical” it looks, and reminded him of his backpacking packs. We didn’t get a chance to try one on, but we’re looking forward to doing so. Seems like a perfect pack for us to use while hiking around the mountains.

  138. samanthuhhjoy

    Great photos! The carrier looks nice and comfy, I’ll have to keep this one in mind for when the little one comes along

  139. Lisa Gresham

    What an awesome carrier! I would love to have this. Thanks for giving such a great review.

  140. Sam Farrell

    I love that this carrier is so great for an extended amount of time. The colors are awesome in this one too! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  141. Angel

    I love that it’s so lightweight (great for California’s weather) and can be attached to a chair.

  142. Maveny Marin

    Very versatile! Perfect first carrier for my brother and sister in law, who are expecting their first squish very soon!

  143. Angela Simmons

    1st let me say I love,love,love the pictures u posted on this blog, the father and son picture with him holding his little one..so darn cute,absolutely priceless! I love the fact the carrier can be used in more than one way. We spend allot of time in nature so this would be perfect for the lil one we have on the way. thanks for the review and the adorable picture.You have a beautiful family

  144. valerie

    i need this. i walk the big kids to school every day in washington. the fact that this carrier is waterproof is brilliant. it would keep baby nice and dry. i also love that it doubles as a high chair.

  145. This baby carrier looks amazing! I would love to win this, I already have a wrap and I also want a carrier like this =]]

  146. Krista YZ

    Oh my gosh, how have I never hear of this carrier? It sounds amazing! I live in the NW, and the fabric alone sold me! Rain.All.The.Time. Thanks for the review and contest!

  147. Danielle

    Love how versatile it looks and the colour is great. All i have is a mei tai, I would love something new for my baby on the way. Plus my bf can rock it!

  148. I love the color of this carrier. Ive never heard of the brand but I’ll check it out!

  149. Kristy R

    I really like the highchair feature! I have twins and so I really love gear that can do more than just the usual. Although my babies are past needing an infant insert, I really like the design of this one. I used an ErgoBaby with my first and the infant insert was difficult to use. I would love to win this carrier!

  150. Marie J

    Great review! I really love this baby carrier for my daughter. She’s 10 months.

  151. Sara V.

    I loved this review! I think that this is the carrier for me and my husband after reading your review. I loved that it is comfortable and stylish for guys to use. I also love that it is water proof and machine washable. Living in Washington, we get a ton of rain, so it is nice to know that the carrier won’t get wet!

  152. Angela

    The high chair feature is so smart!

  153. Katie Sherlock

    Wow, there are so many features! My husband would love this for camping this summer with our daughter who is almost 6 months now. I love that it’s breathable.

  154. Marnie G

    I really like the look of this carier. I like that it is universal and can be worn by men and women.

  155. Katie S

    What a nice looking carrier. I’ll need a good carrier for hiking.

  156. I love that there are soo many features one that really caught my eye was the highchair thank you for sharing

  157. karen

    Great review ! I was trying to compare the onya to the baby bjorn carrier, and your post convinced me !

  158. Bekka

    This looks like a great solution to our upcoming wearing needs. Love the features, the versatility, and the colours!

  159. Charlene

    This would make a.great addition to our family niw that I’m on a quest for a healthier lifestyle.this is the exact carrier.ive been researching

  160. Alicia Owen

    I need this! We love hiking and being outdoors, so this would be handy. I like that there is an infant insert do we could use this sooner than the hard frame hiking backpack carrier we have.

  161. candice woods

    I love how honest you are. I love the fact that it can be worn many ways and for every age.

  162. Kristina A.

    I love that it works as a high chair, too! Sure beats lugging one of those plastic chairs around everywhere!

  163. Hailey

    Would be perfect for our lil family ?

  164. Jennifer Ann Wilson

    I love the fact that it can turn into a booster seat!!

  165. Amy lynn

    I have a standard tula and love it but don’t want to shell out another 200 or so for the toddler one. This carrier looks awesome and I love the fabric of it. So much better than being damp in a carrier getting stuck in the rain on a walk home!

  166. Brenda J

    Machine washable?? YES please! And I also love that it’s water resistant. This would be great for hiking near waterfalls. My daughter doesn’t like getting wet.

  167. Heather Walker

    Very thorough review. I definitely want/need this carrier for hiking in GA. The heat/humidity combo here is ridiculous.

  168. Shayleigh Bennest

    I love how versatile it looks! And the fact that it can also be used as a chair harness, come on, that’s pretty darn cool!

  169. Wanta

    Wow, I think my husband would really like this. He wants to wear baby, but doesn’t like the girlie prints.

  170. Christina Skinner

    I have an Ergo and I agree that it does hurt my back. I like the shape of this one and the infant insert. It looks very ergonomical.

  171. brittany jackson

    I love that it easily does from a infant to a toddler and still has plenty of room. it looks comfortable and has a lot of features my ergo does not

  172. Kate

    Thanks for the informative review! I’m due with my first in a couple of weeks and really want to get into babywearing. This would be perfect for all of the hiking my husband and I like to do!

  173. Grace Powell

    Reading this review makes me think it is the perfect carrier! I love that it seems to be good for hot weather, and I love that it can be used as a high chair! And the weight limit?! Thats amazing!!

  174. Janine

    I love how the Onya baby carrier has good support while at the same time is breathable and not bulky. Would love to win this… expecting #2!

  175. Emily H

    Wow! I have a boba 4g but this is way cooler. With a new baby due in May and having a 4 and 2 year old this would come in handy so we don’t have to sacrifice any of our regular activities. I love the fabric too.

  176. Diane Elizabeth

    What a thorough review, thank you! My daughter is due to have her second baby in August. I really love that this is breathable and can double as a high chair when one isn’t available. She could also easily use it for her four-year-old, that’s a great bonus!

  177. Deborah Smith

    Would love to give this carrier a try

  178. Rosey

    OH my goodness babies are so cute in the carriers. My son used to fall asleep every time if I had it on the front. 🙂

  179. kayla sheehan

    wow! i love the look of this, as i know my husband would too! i also love how breathable it looks. my husband and baby are human furnaces! so this would really help to keep them cool

  180. Alicia C

    This carrier looks sturdy and easy to clean, great for the outdoors. Would love to win!

  181. Kathy Pease

    This carrier looks really nice and would make an awesome gift for my daughter who had her first child in November.

  182. Colleen Boudreau

    This looks like a great carrier!

  183. Laura

    What a great design for a carrier. It’s great that it has so many different features. It’s definitely different from other carriers. 🙂

  184. Jennifer Mann

    Thank you for the review! Hubby says he gets too hot in our Tula, so maybe this would be a better option for him! We love hiking in the warmer weather.

  185. Rebekah

    Love the review, thank you! The way it doubles as a baby seat is so awesome, great feature!

  186. Sally Wilsey

    I really like the way it is front or back useable. I also like the material on this carrier. That it is breathable and lightweight.

  187. sarah mayer

    I would love this carrier!!!

  188. Richard Hicks

    This is a really nicely designed carrier!

  189. Stacey Roberson

    I love that this carrier is machine washable and rated for use up to 75 lbs.

  190. Ratna Mochdie

    Thank you for your thorough review of the onya. I just discovered the onya recently and was doing research on it and your review was very helpful.

  191. Alina

    Thanks for the great review!
    We just got our Onya Outback and are trying it out with our 3 month old in the Infant Booster.
    He also looks like he sits pretty high in it- similar to your first pictures.
    How did you manage to get your baby to sit lower in the booster? I feel like where the straps of the booster connect to the carrier is fairly high up and am not sure how to adjust…

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