Lay the Infant Insert on a flat surface like a couch or bed. Lay your baby in the center with its bottom just above the bottom support cushion and its back and head resting on the back and head support padding. If using the optional closure strap, secure it at this time.
Option 1: For small babies who have strong and consisten head and neck control but need extra height to be comfortable in the carrier. Place the bottom support cushion underneath your baby's bottom in the base of the carrier body as you place your baby in the carrier.
Option 2: For larger or taller babies who do not have strong and consistent head and neck control. Remove the bottom support cushion. Lay the Infant Insert on a flat surface like a couch or bed. Lay your baby in the center with its bottom just above the base of the Infant Insert and its back and head resting on the back and head support padding. If using the optional closure strap, secure it at this time.
For babies 7-12 lb 9 (3.2 - 5.5 kg) or under 4 months old, the Ergobaby Infant Insert must be used to provide additional head and neck support and ensure infant are correctly positioned.
Babies between 7 lb (3.2 kg) and 12 lb (5.5 kg) must use the Ergobaby Infant Insert with the Ergobaby Carier, and the baby should only be carried in the front-carry position. Babies more than 12 lb (5.5 kg) but younger than 4 months or without strong and consistent head and neck control must continue using the Ergobaby Infant Insert with the carrier. Neither the baby carrier nor the Infant Insert should be used for children under 7 lb (3.2 kg).
Ensure that baby's airway is clear and that baby is breathing normally at ALL TIMES. Baby's chin should NEVER rest on baby's chest because this partially closes baby's airway. There should always be at least two fingers width clearance below baby's chin.
The baby's position should be checked regularly to make sure that the baby is properly seated in the carrier, centered with legs extended and had upright and not slumping downward or to the side.
Never leave a child unattended in or with the Ergobaby Infant Insert.
The Infant Insert is only intended to be used in the front carry position.
To avoid injury when learning to place your baby in the carrier, do so over a bed or other cushioned surface with the assistance of another adult.
Hands should always be available to check and adjust the baby's position.
Baby's arms, legs and feet need to be observed while in the Infant Insert and carrier to ensure that they are not constricted.
Do NOT use the Infant Insert strap as a handle to carry your baby in the Infant Insert.
Inspect the Infant Insert and carrier regularly for any signs of wear and tear. You should discontinue use if the Infant Insert or carrier is damaged in any way.
Practice putting on your carrier before using the Infant Insert with the carrier.
For general information and detailed instructions for the front carry position, please refer to the Ergobaby Carrier instructions.
Never unbuckle the waist belt while your baby is in the carrier.