Infant Insert Heart2Heart. Click on the items below to see the features.
This is a specially padded and shaped cushion that fits into the baby carrier worn on the front. This baby accessory was designed to extend the life of the baby carrier to serve you and your baby as soon as you would like the assistance of a carrier. This way you only need to buy one carrier that will assist you through all the stages of your baby's development. It can be quickly and easily placed in the carrier and be readjusted or folded to pad just the right places for your infant. The baby is then cradled in a cozy, protected environment close to your heart and breast. It is also a perfect position for breastfeeding.
This new version carries the baby in the tummy-to-tummy position, hence the term Heart2Heart. The innovative design promotes healthy maturation of the spine by supporting the pelvis, hip joint, and leg position rather than putting a baby in a compromising sitting or hanging position before the spine is ready. It has extra cushions at the back and bottom to support the natural curvature of a baby's developing spine. It also supports the safety of the baby’s head and neck in this critical stage of development.
Why do I need the infant insert and how long do I need to use it?
The infant insert was designed for use with babies from newborn to age 4 - 6 months. It supports your baby’s head and neck, as well as spine and hips during those first crucial months of development. Once your baby can hold her/his head up for long periods of time and is comfortable with her/his hips in a splayed position, the use of the infant insert is no longer necessary. The Original Infant Insert can be worn with your baby in the sling, or “cradle” position, while the Heart2Heart Infant Insert supports the Natural Sitting Position, sometimes called the "Spread-Squat Position", with baby facing you in the carrier. The bottom pillow in the Heart2Heart Infant Insert can be removed from the insert and placed inside the carrier, with your baby sitting on top of it. This allows babies from around 5-6 months old, who may no longer need head and neck support, to be at an optimal height inside the ERGObaby Carrier.
* Note: These two developmental occurrences do not always happen at the same time, but do take place between 4 and 6 months. Since babies grow and develop at different rates, monitor your newborn’s development to decide when she/he is ready for the transition.
Machine washable - cold, gentle cycles, mild detergent, no bleach. Dry in low heat.
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