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I had convinced myself that a SSC wasn't for me for an infant so never bothered to get the insert. Now I'm having the same pains wearing mynewborn in a ring sling that I did when my DS was around 20 pounds! (And then got the beco)<br><br>
Are there any tutorials online on how to fold a blanket up nice? I've never actually seen/used the insert so I have no idea what they really do.
 

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you can either swaddle or, depending the size of the blanket, fold it once lengthwise and widthwise to look like this (ignore the rounded top; a square shape would do):<br><a href="http://www.shop.motheringtao.com/product.sc?categoryId=2&productId=26" target="_blank">http://www.shop.motheringtao.com/pro...2&productId=26</a><br><br>
don't know of any online tutorial. maybe someone else will. hth.
 

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Yep. It's basically making the SSC into a sling-like carrier; the insert cradles the baby and fills in the extra spaces so that baby doesn't fall out the sides.<br><br>
As much as I love love love SSCs, even with an insert they're not my fave for a newborn, because the SSC/insert combo is somewhat bulky. Not to mention difficult if not impossible to nurse in. I prefer a stretchy wrap or mei tai for a newborn, and I save my SSCs until baby is big enough not to have to use the insert and to sit straddle-legged rather than side-saddle.
 

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Watch the <a href="http://www.ergobabycarrier.com/support/instructions" target="_blank">Ergo video</a>. Click on <a href="http://www.ergobabycarrier.com/media/flash/infant.swf" target="_blank">Infant Insert Instructions.</a><br>
There are 2 different techniques so you get a good look and a better idea. I prefer the Ergo infant insert to the Beco one.
 

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Another trick it to wear a pouch with a SSC. You put the baby in the pouch first, and then the SSC over that. Make sure the baby is positioned properly in the pouch.
 

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Pure genius. I gotta try this.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Another trick it to wear a pouch with a SSC. You put the baby in the pouch first, and then the SSC over that. Make sure the baby is positioned properly in the pouch.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Another trick it to wear a pouch with a SSC. You put the baby in the pouch first, and then the SSC over that. Make sure the baby is positioned properly in the pouch.</div>
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agree! genius! i would imagine it's even comfier than just a pouch alone.
 
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