Ergo - What age/weight can you start to use it w/o the infant insert? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 8 Old 07-20-2009, 12:53 PM - Thread Starter
Maxine45's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon
Posts: 965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I bought an Ergo Sport during pregnancy (without the insert), and so far, have been using our Moby Wrap.
DS is 2.5 months now, and I'm antsy to try out our Ergo.
When did you all start using an Ergo without the insert?
Maxine45 is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 8 Old 07-20-2009, 01:31 PM
~savah~'s Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 700
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I only have the original ergo, so I don't know haw it compares to the sport. DD was 4 - 5 months old when we were able to use it. She is pretty short with little legs and I think that is what took so long for her to fit. HTH
~savah~ is offline  
#3 of 8 Old 07-20-2009, 01:45 PM
jmo's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I also have the regular ergo, but I started at 3 mos - bigger babe, maybe 15lbs.

J, mama to H (8/05) and F (3/09)
jmo is offline  
#4 of 8 Old 07-21-2009, 11:42 AM
Comtessa's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 1,139
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have used the Ergo without the infant insert since my DD was 1 wk old (though she and I both seem to do better with the Moby while she's so little). If you look on the Ergo website, there's an instructional video about how to use it with the insert - watch the video and you'll see that a rolled-up blanket or towel can work just as well. That's what I do - doesn't seem to make sense to pay $25 for something I can simulate on my own. I've used the Ergo alone (i.e., without an "insert" of any kind) from 3 mos. with bigger babies, 4 mos. with smaller ones.

I'm traveling the world with my kids without ever leaving home and blogging about it -- watch, taste, and share our adventures at!
Comtessa is offline  
#5 of 8 Old 07-21-2009, 12:15 PM
isabchi's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
4-5 mo. But not all the time. Until 9-12 months woven wrap or a mei tai are my favorite. I wear my kiddos in the back lots, so the ergo don't work much for a tiny baby body (2-4 mo)

Mama of and , partners.gif with  Love
isabchi is offline  
#6 of 8 Old 07-25-2009, 07:49 PM
masja's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: BC
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DD is 10 weeks old and we've used it a few times without the insert. I put her in there with one leg out and one tucked in, or else both froggy style and she seems to do well.

Mommy to DS Scotland (4) & DD Finley (05.14.09)
I'm a Vegan-treehugging-clothdiapering-co-sleeping-breastfeeding-attachmentparenting, babywearing-mum!
masja is offline  
#7 of 8 Old 07-25-2009, 07:53 PM
moonlight mom's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
5 months
moonlight mom is offline  
#8 of 8 Old 07-27-2009, 07:26 PM
newmomrose's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
By 2.5 months we were definitely using the ERGO sport without the insert. We probably only used the insert for the first 6 weeks, then went to froggy style (both legs in) without the insert, then progressed to both legs out. We have a ring sling and a mei tei as well and the ERGO was the only one DD really liked. I think if you try it (like sitting down on a bed or something) you'll be able to tell if it is snug enough for your LO without the insert, or like pp said, use a towel or blanket. A lot of the time that I used it froggy style, I wrapped DD in a blanket first.

Mama to my sweet pea:, can't believe how fast she's growing!
newmomrose is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 17,063

38 members and 17,025 guests
agentofchaos , awill , bananabee , blessedwithboys , contactmaya , Deborah , Dovenoir , eastbaymama , Emilia.H , emmy526 , girlspn , Janeen0225 , joandsarah77 , katelove , Katherine73 , kathymuggle , Kelleybug , lhargrave89 , LiLStar , Lucee , Lydia08 , mama24-7 , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , Mirzam , MrsGale , NaturallyKait , rightkindofme , RollerCoasterMama , samaxtics , samina1 , Shmootzi , Skippy918 , StillMe , voca , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.