Ergobaby Omni Breeze vs BabyBjorn Harmony (Which Is Best?)

How do you pick between the Ergobaby Omni Breeze and the BabyBjorn Harmony? Trying to decide between these top-of-the-line baby carriers can feel like a big decision and they are two of the best baby carriers on the market. I’ve used both of these baby carriers with my infant and toddler and can tell you all the key features as well as the pros and cons you may want to consider before buying. 

For a more in-depth look at each carrier, you can check out the full review of the Babybjorn Harmony here, and the review of the Ergobaby Omni Breeze here.

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Both Carriers Feature:

  • Mesh fabric for good airflow
  • Highly adjustable for baby and parent 
  • No infant insert needed
  • Multiple carry positions
  • Safety buckles
  • Approved by International Hip Dysplasia Institute (hip healthy)

Omni Breeze vs Harmony Key Differences:

  • Harmony has more airy mesh
  • Omni Breeze has a sun hood/privacy hood
  • Harmony has thicker padded shoulder straps
  • Harmony has thicker padded lumbar support
  • Omni Breeze has pockets
  • Different weight limits (details below)

Price

The BabyBjorn Harmony is more expensive than the Ergobaby Omni Breeze.

The BabyBjorn Harmony starts at around $239 USD if it’s not on sale.

The Ergobaby Omni Breeze Cool Air starts at around $199 if it’s not on sale and it’s the same price as the Ergobaby Omni Dream, which is the cotton version. 

babybjorn harmony vs ergobaby omni breeze

BabyBjorn Harmony vs Ergobaby Omni Breeze – Differences & Details:

Omni Breeze vs Harmony – How To Put On

One of the biggest differences in the BabyBjorn Harmony vs the Ergobaby Omni Breeze is how you put them on. The Harmony slips over your head like a T-shirt, then you load in your baby and secure the buckles at the front of your body. This makes the Harmony a great option for ease of use for anyone with tight shoulders who may have trouble reaching to do a clasp behind your back.

To put on the Breeze, secure your waistband with the buckle behind your back, load your baby in, then secure the buckle behind your upper back. You can alternatively cross the straps on your Breeze behind your back and then secure the buckles at the side of your body, which you may find the best option for an easy way to do the straps up on your own.

babybjorn harmony vs ergobaby omni breeze side view

Amount of Mesh – Omni Breeze vs Harmony

Although both the Ergobaby Omni Breeze and BabyBjorn Harmony are covered entirely in mesh, I’ve found that one allows for more airflow. You can see in my photos there is a main body panel for each carrier that allows for air to flow through the most freely. The center panel of airy mesh in the Breeze is quite a bit smaller than the panel in the Harmony. 

babybjorn harmony vs ergobaby omni breeze amount of mesh

By holding up my carriers to a light-colored background you can see the amount of light they each show through as a clear demonstration of how airy their mesh is. In warm weather, the breathable fabric of both carriers go a long way in keeping a baby comfortable.

Infant Head Support – Omni Breeze vs Harmony

The infant head support for the Harmony carrier adjusts with snaps. You can use the snaps on the Harmony in three different positions to give your baby flexible head support at the right height as your baby’s neck muscles develop.

The Ergobaby Omni Breeze features a padded, soft, flexible infant head support system. The carrier uses buttons to secure the adjustable head support system up or down. It gives the proper support to tiny newborns who lack strong head and neck muscles. It also gives good, sound support to older babies who might have a heavy head that may pull away from you when they’re sleeping in the carrier.

babybjorn harmony vs ergobaby omni breeze head support

Infant Seat & Height Adjustment – Omni Breeze vs Harmony

In order to get a good, ergonomic fit and keep your baby in a hip-healthy position, both carriers adjust for infant height and size in different ways. 

For a smaller/shorter infant, the Omni Breeze has velcro inside the waistband that you adjust in three different settings. The instructions are sewn in so you’ll know what size is best depending on your baby’s weight and height, to give them a proper, wide seat and the correct leg position.

babybjorn harmony vs ergobaby omni breeze seat adjustment

The Harmony has a height adjustment zipper instead of velcro. When zipped closed, the setting is best for a shorter infant and when left open it is for an infant at least 26.8 inches long (or 68 cm).

The leg openings on each carrier also adjust so you can create a comfortable seat for your baby with the proper support. The Breeze adjusts with sliders and the Harmony adjusts with zippers (as seen in my photos). 

babybjorn harmony vs ergobaby omni breeze leg opening adjustment

Waist Belt & Lumbar Support – Omni Breeze vs Harmony

Both the Ergobaby Omni Breeze and BabyBjorn Harmony have a padded waist belt and excellent lumbar support. The lumbar support on the Omni Breeze is larger and this can be problematic for petite users with a waist more narrow than 26 inches (66 cm). 

babybjorn harmony vs ergobaby omni breeze lumbar support

The Harmony carrier waistband is more well padded than the Ergobaby. If you ever find that your hips hurt from baby-wearing or you have bony hips, then I highly recommend the Harmony, especially for a larger, heavier baby or toddler. You may find the extra padding helps with weight distribution, especially if you’re wearing your baby for a long time; high quality, good support can keep you more comfortable. 

babybjorn harmony vs ergobaby omni breeze waist belt

Shoulder Straps – Omni Breeze vs Harmony

I’ve found both the Omni Breeze and the Harmony shoulder straps to be comfortable. The BabyBjorn Harmony straps are more well padded without looking overly bulky. 

If you prefer a more-padded shoulder strap but want to stick with the Ergobaby Brand, I recommend looking at the Omni 360, which is very similar to the Omni Breeze but the straps are thicker. You can see my full comparison of the Omni Breeze and Omni 360 here.

babybjorn harmony vs ergobaby omni breeze shoulder straps

Buckles – Omni Breeze vs Harmony

Although both carriers feature safety buckles, they look quite different. The buckles on the Omni Breeze have a special catch on them so it’s impossible for a child’s hands to open them up. The Harmony buckles require you to press a button and slide them to open and close.

babybjorn harmony vs ergobaby omni breeze buckles

Safety buckles are necessary for spots a baby or older toddler can reach so no accidents can happen.

Carry Positions – Omni Breeze vs Harmony

The Ergobaby Omni Breeze can carry your child in a hip carry position and the BabyBjorn Harmony cannot. Otherwise, the carry positions for both carriers are the same:

  • Front position face-in for smaller baby (or newborn)
  • Front position face-in for taller infant
  • Front position face-out
  • Back carry position

Type of Fabric – Omni Breeze vs Harmony

The Ergobaby Omni Breeze is 100% polyester and is also OEKO-TEX tested and free from hazardous substances.

The Harmony is almost completely polyester mesh with some added details in jersey fabric (80% polyester, 16% cotton, 4% elastane) and it also meets OEKO-TEX standard, which makes it free from hazardous substances.

Washing Instructions – Omni Breeze vs Harmony

For the BabyBjörn Harmony baby carrier: machine washable, separately, in warm water, use a small amount of mild detergent on a gentle cycle and line dry (do not tumble dry). I have found that it dries incredibly quickly when I hang it up outside on a warm day because it is made of mesh.

The Omni Breeze is able to go through the washing machine on a gentle cycle using mild detergent in cool water. It is recommended to ‘hang dry only’ on the Ergobaby website, however, the laundry tag sewn into the carrier says you can machine dry it on low heat. To make your carrier last longer and save it from damage, I would recommend hang-dry only.

How to choose between Ergobaby and BabyBjorn

You might like the BabyBjorn Harmony if:

  • You like more padding on your waistband and shoulder straps
  • You want a ton of airflow around your baby in hot weather
  • You are a petite adult with a narrow waist
  • You have shoulder mobility concerns and want buckles at the front of your body

You might like the Ergobaby Omni Breeze if:

  • You like the lower price point
  • You want a carrier with pockets
  • You want a carrier with a sun hood
  • You like the look of less padded shoulder straps and waistband
  • You want to hip-carry with your child

Final Take-Aways

So, which is the perfect baby carrier for you? If you’re a new parent looking for an adaptable carrier to keep your baby close and offer the correct support, both of these carriers will be a good option. 

The lower price point, addition of pockets and the sun hood make the Ergobaby Omni Breeze the top choice for many. However, I love the luxuriously soft mesh and extra padding of the Harmony carrier. It may come down to personal preference and deciding which of these features are most important to you to help make your pick.

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