ERGOBABY Carrier Accessories – Which One I Got? (And why I skipped the rest of them.)

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Now that you’ve heard me rave about the ERGOBABY carrier, it’s only fair we talk about the ERGOBABY carrier accessories as well. There are a few of them available, and whether you’ll get none, some, or all to use with your baby carrier is entirely up to you.

ERGOBABY sells TEETHING PADS, INFANT INSERTS, and WEATHER COVERS for use with the Ergobaby carrier.

Yay or nay?

Are they worth it?

Or should you skip them?

Well, that will obviously depend on your needs.

I personally only got one ERGOBABY carrier accessory and skipped the others.

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ERGOBABY Easy Snug Infant Insert

As per manufacturer’s recommendations, the ERGOBABY carrier shouldn’t be used with children weighing less than 7 lbs (3.2 kg). Babies in the range of 7-12 lbs (3.2 – 5.5 kg) and 0-4 months can be worn in the FRONT carry position but REQUIRE the use of the infant insert. Likewise, babies younger than 4 months and weighing more than 12 lbs, or older babies without consistent head and neck control should be using the infant insert in conjunction with the ERGOBABY carrier as well.

The ERGOBABY infant insert actually has two things in mind. It is designed to create a cozy transition from the womb to the world and also to provide an adequate head and neck support while keeping the baby comfortable.

For babies with sufficient head and neck control who are either too short to bend at the knees when seated in the carrier or who simply need to be seated higher, the bottom pillow of the Easy Snug Infant Insert can be removed and placed inside the carrier on its own (with baby sitting on top).

The ERGOBABY infant insert is machine washable and can be found in both conventional and organic version:

Did I get the ERGOBABY Easy Snug Infant Insert?

No.

I debated whether I should get one for my second child since I had the option to start babywearing early on this time around. But given how quickly my babies tend to pack their pounds on in the early weeks, I actually decided to skip it.

At first I thought I’d just wait. But then I ended up reading how some moms tackled this short-lived issue and decided to do what many of them did instead. I rolled up and folded a larger blanket/smaller towel and placed it underneath my baby instead of the infant insert for the few short and gentle babywearing sessions before she reached the safe limit of using just the carrier. Keep in mind, however, that she was close to the weight limit. —– Though this has worked really well, I’m in no way advocating you ignore the manufacturer’s recommendations!!!

ERGOBABY Teething Pads:

These pads are great for teething and drooling babies by giving them something safe to chew on while protecting the carrier’s shoulder straps. It turns out, babies LOVE to chew on ERGOBABY’s straps!

These teething pads are machine washable, and you can find them both in the conventional and organic variety. Also, a teething pad/bib combo is made by ERGOBABY as well.

Did I get the ERGOBABY Teething Pads?

Yes!!! I did!

I got the ERGOBABY ORGANIC teething pads.

They’re worth every penny!

These teething pads are very well made. They’re thick and sturdy, washable, and they don’t stain easily despite their light color. They’re soft and will get even softer with each wash. The snaps aren’t too easy to open and are hidden underneath the straps, preventing the baby from reaching them. I actually kept using them way past the teething stage for extra cushioning for the baby. (I’m pretty positive they’re still on.)

This is something I HIGHLY recommend you get if you’re going to be wearing a teething baby. The ERGOBABY teething pads are not that expensive and will certainly extend the life of your carrier.

ERGOBABY Weather Cover

There are two types of weather covers made by ERGOBABY: WINTER WEATHER COVER and RAIN COVER.

Both types of covers have a water resistant shell, and the WINTER WEATHER COVER has an additional layer of fleece to keep baby warm.

Did I get the ERGOBABY Weather Cover?

No.

I won’t lie. There HAVE been a few times when I needed to protect my babies from the elements of harsh weather. So what did I do?  I used my husband’s jacket to keep them from getting rained on or from being cold. I know… Yeah, I’m one of the moms that lowered her standards. I’m OK with it. 😉 We have survived without a weather cover just fine, but if you feel like getting one, by all means – go for it!

 

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