Our ERGObaby arrived - is the infant insert really neccessary?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Cloe, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Cloe

    Cloe Well-Known Member

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    If not, can I use a normall swaddeling blanket or blanket as an insert??? Any experience with that? BTW, from what age onwards are we allowed/ is it healthy for the baby to be carried around in the ERGO? I heard something about 4 months, is that true?

    Please share your thoughts. :flower:

    Cloe :shipw:
     
  2. Ouverture

    Ouverture Well-Known Member

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    I would use the insert, not a blanket. The insert is meant to fit in there with a floppy newborn and not become a hazard for them - I'd worry a blanket would bunch up or they'd get their face jammed in there wrong and have a hard time breathing (but, this is paranoid mom in me, lol!).

    With the NB insert, you can use the ergo from birth, without. . .I think I've heard 4 months as well.

    That said, you could also consider a moby wrap instead for until your LO is big enough to be in the ergo? Baby wearing is especially important in the first months, and the moby or a sling aren't terribly expensive.
     
  3. mommytoTandE

    mommytoTandE Mother of 3 & 1 angel

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    I just got mine out of the box to try with my newborn, he seems so tiny i can"t imagine not using it. Will let you know how it goes :)
     
  4. mommytoTandE

    mommytoTandE Mother of 3 & 1 angel

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    YES!!! I just tried mine out with my newborn. THere is no way to use it without the insert. The LOs are just too tiny and scrunched up. I thought the insert was strange - but my little guy LOVES it. He slept in it for a bit this afternoon. It was a bit expensive but I know i need to use the carrier this summer so I registered for it. Hope this helps! You will LOVE your ERGO!! I can't wait to use it again tomorrow!
     

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