The ERGO Baby Carrier in combination with our Infant Insert enables you to buy only one carrier that will assist you through all the stages of your baby's growth. The insert is 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 and breast. Your baby is supported with both feet to one side in a sling-like position. This is best for the baby's physical development from newborn to around four months. Parents can remain attentive to their baby's needs at the same time continue daily activities because parent and baby are like one. The Hood can be extended for privacy when nursing or as a sun shield.
Here at ERGO we are advocates of our babies facing inward towards the parent in the vertical front carry position. Dr. Eveline 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.