The main differences between a framed carrier and the ERGObaby carrier have to do with weight distribution, comfort and ease. The ERGObaby carrier’s ergonomic design supports a correct sitting position for the baby’s hip, pelvis and spine growth. It disperses most of the baby’s weight between the hips and thighs and helps prevent compression of the spine. This is a healthier and more comfortable seated position for your baby as opposed to being suspended with legs dangling free. The ERGObaby carrier also alleviates physical stress for the parent by balancing the baby’s weight to parents’ hips and shoulders.
Again, this is a healthier and more comfortable carrying position. An adult’s center of gravity is unchanged with the use of the ERGObaby carrier; in framed backpack carriers, the adult’s center of gravity is raised to mid- to upper back.