The ERGO was the first carrier I tried out on Little Miss Princess. She was about 5 days old, I needed my hands free and I wanted her close, so I slipped her into the heart2heart insert and had hubby help me fasten her into the carrier. She snuggled right into my chest and went to sleep! She was warm and cuddly and I was able to get some work done on the computer with my hands free to type.
Since it's hard to see on most websites, I'm going to explain and show you how to wear a newbie in the ERGO carrier!
To use the heart2heart insert, you first lay your baby down into the insert, placing their little bum on the support cushion. (Use a flat, secure surface to do this!)
Next you use the closure strap to help secure your baby. Little Miss Princess likes this because it creates almost a swaddle type environment.
When you have baby all bundled into the insert, simply slip them into the carrier like you would an older child, their legs just don't slide through the leg holes like a bigger baby's would, they stay in a comfortable position for such a tiny one.
That's it! Now you can see what's really going on in the pictures demonstrating use of the heart2heart insert! As you can see, Little Miss Princess was awake when I started and mere minutes after putting her next to me, she was sound asleep for a nice long nap. I apologize for the self-portrait style of the last picture, hubby was busy and I wanted to get to work on this post! ;)
I love that I can use the ERGObaby carrier for all three of my kids. Talker Man is scrawny and lightweight and I've worn him several times on my back when he got tired of walking, Tiny Man loves to be carried either on front OR back, and Little Miss Princess clearly loves the front carry. I find the carrier comfortable for all three, and in fact, when I wear Talker Man (who is almost 4), it doesn't feel any heavier than if Tiny Man was back there. I like that I can use it for Little Miss Princess and I don't have to worry about her back or hips being at unnatural angles, the heart2heart insert keeps her little spine in the correct position and has extra supportive padding for her head and neck.
If you haven't seen, ERGObaby has a few new styles out since my last review and I'm trying to talk hubby into letting me get one...not sure how well that's going to work out, but you never know! Two babies need two carriers, don't you know ;) Cross your fingers for me on that one, lol!
Buy It!ERGObaby carriers can be purchased through authorized retailers or directly from ERGObaby.com. The prices range from $105 to $135 and there are loads of accessories available too!