- For use with newborns up to 4 – 5 months (with ERGObaby carrier)
- Quickly and easily place in the carrier and readjust or fold pad to just the right places for your infant
- The Infant Insert supports infants in the vertical position, recently determined to be ideal for protecting baby’s developing hips and spine
- 100% pre-washed Cotton fabric
Only good for tiny infants
I purchased this to use with my Ergo when my son was 10 pounds. It was good for head support, but it made him ride very high in the Ergo and it was extremely warm. By the time he was 12 pounds he had outgrown it, but was still too small and didn’t have enough head control to be in the Ergo without it. Although the products is nice – soft and suited to baby’s shape, it really wasn’t worth it for the short time it was usable, and it’s definitely not suitable for warmer climates. It did wash well and retain it’s shape though.
It works like it is supposed to. My baby was born at 38 weeks, but was measuring at 34 weeks on ultrasounds with no growth, so I was induced. He was born at 5 pounds 2 ounces. He wanted to be held all the time, and made it difficult to do things around the house. Once I got this, I was able to do laundry, etc. As soon as I put him in, he fussed for a minute or two, but then would fall asleep. He enjoys being close to me. However, my baby gets very hot riding inside the carrier with this. After about 30 minutes he is pretty warm and is ready to be taken out. I will note that my baby runs warm. We live in southern AZ where it is 15-20 degrees cooler than Phoenix, and in high 40 degree / low 50 degree weather, I’m taking him out running errands in a long-sleeve onesie and socks with a light blanket covering him. No pants, no hat. A “sport” model is made of this insert that is supposed to breathe better. I got this one because I’d be using it during the winter, but I wished I had bought the “sport” model. Unless you are in a very cold climate, or don’t have a baby that runs warm, I would probably try the sport model; Especially for long walks or hiking.
Keeps Baby Secure/Stroller Replacement
My husband and I are grad students, so we don’t have a lot of money, so we were looking for a way to put off buying a pricey stroller for as long as possible and the ErgoBaby Carrier seemed like a great compromise. And the infant insert worked perfectly for our newborn. When our son was only three days old, we took him on his first walk through the neighborhood using the ErgoBaby Sport with this Infant Insert. There was still snow on the ground and it was cold outside, but this helped keep him warm and stabilized.
Great for a newborn baby
I started using my ergo carrier with the infant insert when my son was only a few weeks old. Yes, it does make us warm, but not unbearable..and I’ve been carrying him around outside in the summer! I think it really gives a newborn baby the support it needs for the ergo carrier – I wouldn’t be comfortable using the carrier without the insert for little babies until they can support their own head.
great for my newborn… but the strap is not effective
This thing works perfectly for a newborn! But the little strap that goes across does not do a thing. It won’t stay tightened and it does not hold the baby snug in there. But once you get it in the carrier, it’s not a problem.
While it is a good idea, and important for very young babies
While it is a good idea, and important for very young babies, my baby used it for a very short while. He got too big and didn’t fit in it anymore and we were not able to use the Ergo Baby carrier for a few months, because he was still to young to sit with open legs.
This was awesome
This is a great infant insert. My daughter was very fussy when she was little but once I put her in this she would fall right to sleep. She loved being bundled up in this. It is easy to use and very soft. I would put her in her ergo with this insert for grocery shopping because she hated her car seat. This worked very well. It was worth the money. The only con was when I was in hot weather she would get sweaty in it. Other than that it is great!
This product helped me feel secure with our newborn. It worked perfectly. It kept him from slipping as an infant.
Did not work for me.
This did not work for 7-9 lb infant. Maybe it is designed for premie babies. Seemed to only work sideways without pillow or infant was coming out the top and then leg holes did not line up. Gave up and went to different carrier until she was bigger.