I have just tried to put my 4 week old (53cm, 4kg) into the Ergo with the infant insert, but i am feeling like it isnt a snug/secure fit? There seems to be a bit of a gap between his head and my body but i cant work out how to reduce this and i worry that my little one's head will bounce around too much. Having Googled some images, it looks like this might be the "normal fit" - is this the case or am i just doing it wrong? Ive been using a hugabub so far, so maybe im just used to the snugness and feeling of the baby's head resting against me?
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20-02-2015 12:31 #1
ErgoBaby Infant Insert
20-02-2015 19:28 #2
Can you post a picture of what it looks like?
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20-02-2015 19:40 #3
I never used an insert and instead went straight to a rolled up blanket or cloth nappy under Dd's bum and made sure all the straps were properly tightened so she was snug, she was basically sitting on a "seat" with her legs tucked in, she was very tiny and she seemed to slump too much in the insert.
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20-02-2015 20:22 #4
I just used the cushion part of the insert. Found it way more comfy than the while shebang.
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20-02-2015 21:01 #5
Thanks for your replies.
I tried to take a photo but I totally couldn't get the angle right to show the problem.
I've spent a bit of time tonight watching the videos on how to use it, so I will give it another go in the next couple of days and if I still can't get it right, I'll ask hubby to take a photo.
Although...with the 35-36 degree weather over the weekend, I might not be getting much use out of it.
(I'm a bit new to this Babywearing thing - I used the Ergo with my first child but only when he was 5+ months. But when I bought it, I bought the set with the infant insert with plans to use it from earlier with the next one. I'm loving using the hugabub and may or may not have spent my evening lusting over more wraps online!!)
21-02-2015 20:51 #6
Have you tried tightening the shoulder straps to bring him closer? I loved my ergo
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21-02-2015 21:10 #7
Make sure all the straps are firm, especially the shoulder straps and the back strap. If they are too loose he won't feel secure. The strap that goes around the insert and straps baby in also needs to be fairly snug. I placed DSs side of his face against my body too to reduce his head bouncing around. My baby was only 2.9kg when I started using it and he was lovely and snug in the ergo with no head bobbling. I think once you get the hang of it it will be fine. HTH
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22-02-2015 13:17 #8
I tried again this morning - the shoulder straps are as tight as they go (I have a fairly small frame), and there is still a little bit of gapping between his head and my chest, but not enough to bobble around. I think I'm used to his head being held sideways against my chest in the hugabub, but from all the photos I can find of the ergo, it doesn't look like it was designed to hold them the same way. Either way, he seemed settled and comfortable!
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