With the Infant Insert, the ERGObaby Carrier is the only carrier parents will ever need, from newborn to toddler. The insert is a specially padded and shaped cushion that can be quickly and easily placed in the carrier and readjusted or folded to pad just the right places for your infant. Your infant is then cradled in a cozy, protected environment close to your heart. With the Original Infant Insert, your baby is supported with both feet to one side in a sling-like, cradle position. The Infant Insert supports infants in the vertical position, recently determined to be ideal for protecting baby’s developing hips and spine. Infant Inserts can be used for babies from newborn to around four to six months. Parents can remain attentive to their baby’s needs, and at the same time continue daily activities.
While wearing babies in the vertical front carry position, ERGObaby advocates facing the baby inward, towards the parent. Dr. Evelin Kirkilionis describes it best in her book “A Baby Wants To Be Carried”:
“Infants in outward-facing orientations can’t turn away from surrounding stimuli...that become overwhelming. In this position the baby cannot make eye contact with his or her parent to evaluate facial expressions, social cues, and so forth to make assessment of the situation. Only choose a baby carrier that allows your child to face you...never out.”