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#1 of 7 Old 03-08-2007, 01:19 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have several slings that I used with my first, as he liked to be hidden from view for the first few months, but the slings being on only one shoulder hurt my back. I'm expecting #2 in may. We also have an ergo, which I used mainly as a backpack and loved loved loved. I'm wondering- does the ergo insert really hold baby snugly? Baby looks so exposed. But I'm thinking I could carry baby more if I had a 2-shoulder way to do it... do any of you have the infant insert, and do you like it? Do your babies like it?

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It doesn't hold baby to your chest AT ALL. You could fold up a blanket to do the same thing. I have one I need to get rid of if you really want one
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Hmmm. That's what I was afraid of. Is there a sling that is 2-shouldered that itsn't a big long wrap?
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You can wear a newborn in a mei tai. Kozy carrier has some good instructions on how to do that: http://www.kozycarrier.homestead.com...tml#anchor_285
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We love our infant insert, I mean *LOVE* IT! We put 4 month old dd to sleep in it each night. IT is so easy to get her from the Ergo to our bed. I like it better than a towel because it has a little more structure and doesn't bunch up. But I agree that baby wearing is so personal. It has been great for us, I say give it a try, you may love it too.
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The Ergo with newborn insert can get quite warm for the baby. Depending on where you are located, it may not be the best choice
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You could also just try baby tummy to tummy with legs froggied inside the Ergo. I helped a mama with her 2 week old and, with a small, folded blanket to take some of the extra space, baby looked great and went right to sleep.

See this website for how-to: http://www.the-ergo-lady.com/learn-e...t_in_the_Ergo_

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