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Old 06-23-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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We are due in November. We had no clue what we were buying with our first and bought a Bjorn. It worked fine until she was getting bigger and it became uncomfortable. At 4 months we bought an Ergo and loved it. So my question is, should I buy the Heart to heart insert? Just use the Bjorn? Buy a different carrier for the first 4 months? We did a decent amount of baby wearing, but not a ton either. I would live to not spend much money, but also want to be comfortable. Thanks!

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Old 06-23-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Stretchy wraps are my favorite for newborns, are perfect for cooler weather, and are not very $.
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Stretchy wraps are my favorite for newborns, are perfect for cooler weather, and are not very $.
What she said! Stretchy wraps are great for newborns, one of my favorites for sure. I love ring slings too and they will grow with the baby and give a different option (a really nice hip carry!) than what you already have with the Ergo when the baby is a bit older. I'm personally not a big fan of the Ergo insert, but some people like it. My biggest complaint it that it's very bulky and kind of cumbersome. And a lot of times, the baby outgrows the insert before they are big enough to fit in the Ergo without it. It's also very warm, but with a winter baby that shouldn't be a big issue.
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I favor stretchy wraps and ring slings for newbs. My dd is not a fan of tge infant insert of the ergo.

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I second a wrap! But if you want to use the Ergo with a newb all you need to do is roll up a receiving blanket and put it under the babies bum.
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I favor stretchy wraps and ring slings for newbs.
I second this
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I used a Moby for the first 2 months, then purchased the ergo with the insert
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I second a wrap! But if you want to use the Ergo with a newb all you need to do is roll up a receiving blanket and put it under the babies bum.
Really? Does this work & is it safe? My DS is ~16 lbs and is getting heavy in the Moby. Would love to move him to the Ergo (he's only 8.5 wks tho)!
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Really? Does this work & is it safe? My DS is ~16 lbs and is getting heavy in the Moby. Would love to move him to the Ergo (he's only 8.5 wks tho)!
Yes it's safe. It works just like the heart to heart insert. It just lifts their little booty up so it's no so far down and gives their legs room so they aren't so spread apart.
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