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    Default Do I need ergo insert for a big baby?

    I am about to buy an ergo carrier and can't decide if I need an insert or not. DD is five weeks now and weighs nearly five kilos. She is above average height as well. Would she be too squished in the insert ? Or how long we can get use of the insert ? If I don't buy the insert, would she be alright sitting in the ergo ? I thought since it I is winter here, it might be warmer with an insert as well. Just not sure, please any advice will be appreciated, thanks



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    Take your dd into the shop and try her with and without the insert. We used the insert for months, not sure how many?probably 6/7?

    Other people I know have have not got the insert, but instead put a folded nappy or something in the bottom for bub to sit on.

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    If you use a rolled up blanket for her bum to sit on that will do the trick, My Dd was to big for the insert but still to small for the ergo without anything so I sat her on a blanket and she could see out the top.

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    I don't think you will. I put one of my twins in it and she is only about 3.5kg and she seemed to take up the whole insert. That was without the little pillow in the bottom.


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    I wouldn't bother. If it looks like bub isn't comfortable, fold up a muslin wrap or something and place it at the bottom of the carrier
    You wouldn't get much use out of it at 5kg. I think I used mine from when DD was 2-5kg

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    The insert also helps support their head if they don't have good head control as well as keeping their legs together when they're not ready to 'spread' them. DS is 13 weeks and 6+ kilos and still needs the insert (although without the bottom cushion now) because his head control isn't consistent enough to not use it. They say to only use it without the insert if they have consistently good head control and are comfortable with their legs spread. You just don't use the cushion if they are bigger.

    But agree to try it out at the store to see what she thinks. It's too warm here to use the insert right now (London spring) but when I try it without the insert I can tell he's not ready.

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    Thanks everyone, we ended up buying one with the insert as it is on sale. I thought even if I don't use it with this bub, I might be able to use it with the next one. Thanks for all the advice

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    Where are they on sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilyloubelle View Post
    Where are they on sale?
    Toys r us, original bundle of joy with infant insert for 149

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