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Old 12-15-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Ergo??

I am wanting the ergo bundle of joy system for dd due in a couple weeks.. Any opinions for the newborn stage ??

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Old 12-15-2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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Re: Ergo??

I still really prefer the Beco Gemini for newborns. Much less bulky and a nuce snug fit...
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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Re: Ergo??

Love love love my Ergo, but we used the Baby K'tan for the newborn stage. We did have the infant insert for the Ergo, but definitely preferred the k'tan. She just felt more snuggled and it wasn't so bulky. My dd is now 7 months old and we rock the Ergo daily!
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #4
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I havent done much babywearing, but I have the ergo with infant insert. My DD loves it and it is comfortable for me. I dont think I would like it so much in the summer because she stays so warm bundled up, but for winter it is perfect.
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I prefer a stretchy wrap (we have the Sleepywrap which is from Boba) for the newborn stage. My husband likes a structured carrier, but I think we're going with an Infant Kinderpack even though we have the Ergo and insert. It just seems much more comfortable for both baby and babywearer.

If you could only get one carrier, the ergo and infant insert, or a standard Kinderpack or Beco carrier would be te way to go. If you can afford two or more, start with a knit wrap and then a structured carrier.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #6
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Re: Ergo??

we used the egro with newborn it worked and the main thing we used at the very newborn stage. Now I have a stretchy wrap and would probably use that more with a newborn next time. We have a heart to heart insert which looks like the ones they have today but they are called something else.
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I tried the Ergo with the newborn insert with ds2. He never seemed comfortable and I felt awkward and strained. We both are much happier with the Moby wrap. It's less bulky...more freedom to use arms and ds is much more content.

The only thing I liked about the Ergo was the pocket. :/
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:34 AM   #8
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I love my ergo and it worked great with the insert from the beginning. I was able to nurse dd comfortably and there wasn't much adjusting to do like with my stretchy wrap. DD was big...almost 9 lbs at birth. From what I have read, the wraps are much better for small babies. HTH!
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I am 5 foot, height matters with Ergo, and I didn't mind the infant insert, but because I am so small it was crazy bulky on me. I felt really top heavy. Plus it was summer, so it was hot. Once DD got good head control I used just the pillow and it was all fine. I think it just depends on each person's unique body. Overall, I liked the infant insert, and it worked great for my sisters to carry her. I would still keep it, you never know when you might use it.

I was never able to feed in the Ergo very well, but I attribute that to my size.
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I am 5 foot, height matters with Ergo, and I didn't mind the infant insert, but because I am so small it was crazy bulky on me. I felt really top heavy. Plus it was summer, so it was hot. Once DD got good head control I used just the pillow and it was all fine. I think it just depends on each person's unique body. Overall, I liked the infant insert, and it worked great for my sisters to carry her. I would still keep it, you never know when you might use it.

I was never able to feed in the Ergo very well, but I attribute that to my size.
I agree! I am the same height and it causes me to feel strained in the hips. I think height is a major factor. I still use it, just for short periods of time when I have to go shopping with all the kids.
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