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#1 of 7 Old 07-13-2007, 06:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i'm thinking of ordering an ergo & can't figure out what these are supposed to do exactly. is the carrier just too roomy for little babies? i mean, is it a question of baby's size only or of other developmental things (head control, etc.)? DD is going on 10 weeks but is almost 15 pounds w/ good head control (but not total). she also likes to look around a lot and hates anything resembling cradle hold, which is what the infant position looks like with both legs out one side. i just can't see her going for that. can we go w/o even though the insert is recommended until 4 months?

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Your DD is prolly big enough to not use the infant insert -- it's more for little babies who would get swallowed in the ergo.

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i'm thinking of ordering an ergo & can't figure out what these are supposed to do exactly. is the carrier just too roomy for little babies? i mean, is it a question of baby's size only or of other developmental things (head control, etc.)? DD is going on 10 weeks but is almost 15 pounds w/ good head control (but not total). she also likes to look around a lot and hates anything resembling cradle hold, which is what the infant position looks like with both legs out one side. i just can't see her going for that. can we go w/o even though the insert is recommended until 4 months?
When you say she hates cradle hold, do you mean lying down? Because if she's big enough to be worn in the Ergo without the insert, which she most likely is, she'll still probably need to sit sideways because she probably won't be comfy with legs straddled. But sideways doesn't mean lying down -- she'd just be sitting with her bum in the middle and both legs out to one side, but she wouldn't need to be reclined much if at all.

You can also try: a) putting her in with both legs froggy-style, so she's facing you, and/or b) putting her in with one leg froggied (tucked up under her) and the other sticking out the side, again facing you. (Although you CAN do a cheat and put her in facing out, I don't think it's what the Ergo is designed for/good at).

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Your DD is prolly big enough to not use the infant insert -- it's more for little babies who would get swallowed in the ergo.
OMG, michelle, i am so sorry i never showed up today! i just realized i forgot to call you! DD slept, then woke, then i put her in the swing to get ready and she konked out for another hour plus! then i nursed her and she napped AGAIN! she like would not wake up for any length of time! so i just forgot about getting anywhere. and i just NOW realized i had told you we were coming! i am so sorry!!!

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no worries! i was just concerned that you were having a bad day. i'm glad to hear S slept a lot!

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When you say she hates cradle hold, do you mean lying down?
yeah, lying down where she can't see anything. she would never do cradle in the hotsling, for example, not even at 4-5 weeks. for awhile facing in was totally out, but now that she can turn her head enough, i think facing in will work okay as long as she can still manage to see the world!

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If you can wait another week, you can try mine before you order one. I have an ergo + an insert, so you can figure out if it works for you. I like it, myself.

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