The Ergo carrier is a fabulous, comfortable, versatile baby soft baby carrier that is loved by parents. However the position the baby sits in is not suitable for newborns and young babies as it requires a degree of hip flexion that does not develop until the baby is about five months old. The Infant Insert is designed to allow you to use your Ergo from birth, as it keeps your baby in the "sling" position. Some experts recommend the sling position as the best for your baby’s physical development for the first four or five months. In the sling position your baby is supported with both feet to one side. It is a perfect position for breastfeeding. Once your baby is about four or five months old the Infant Insert can be removed and baby placed directly in the Ergo Carrier facing you. At about six months your baby can be placed in the Ergo on your back. Wearing your baby from birth provides security and comfort and promotes attachment and responsiveness. Parents can remain attentive to their baby’s needs while continuing daily activities. A definite win-win for everyone!