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#1 of 4 Old 04-02-2006, 07:00 PM - Thread Starter
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I want to get an Ergo and I'm trying to decide whether it would be worth it to get the infant insert depending on how long we would use it or if we should save the money and wait it out. What age did your baby go without the insert?
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We didn't use the infant insert with ours (we didn't use the Ergo until 5 months), but I'd assume you'd need it for a while--until they can support their head well on their own. So, if you don't buy it, you'd probably want another carrier that you can use at the beginning.
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I have an infant insert that I never used. I tried using it once and no matter what I did I couldn't get the babe comfortable. I haven't used the ergo yet with dd2 but I'm guessing soon.

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We got our Ergo, with insert, just at the edge of the recommended range for the insert -- I think DD was 13 weeks. We did use the insert a few times, but by 15 weeks we were just doing a straight front carry.

The insert is pretty confusing; it's hard to imagine using it for a baby who doesn't _need_ it. I'd probably recommend not bothering -- you wouldn't use it for long, and there are workarounds. When it's winter (well, okay, soon it won't be! perhaps where you are it already is over!) a puffy snowsuit can play the same role in letting you carry the baby in a "sling" position. Or, as long as your baby has good head control (DD did quite early on) you can let him/her keep one or both feet tucked in at the bottom, instead of splayed out on either side of you... that was definitely more comfortable for DD at first.

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