||against respiratory distress particularly for babies up to 3 months.
Always verify the state of your baby. Baby should not be curled tight chin to chest. You must be able to put one or two fingers between chin and chest. Be careful that in the cradle position the head is positioned further up in the carrier. Bad head position could place an infant at risk of respiratory distress, oxygen deprivation or even suffocation and death.
Verify the baby’s position
Always verify the baby’s position to make sure that his back is curved and that his spine is straight. In order for the back to be round, place the baby in a frog-like position: legs open with knees up above the navel. It is not recommended to place your child facing forward with legs dangling because all the support will be concentrated at the crotch. The legs are then left with no support, inevitably putting the back in the wrong position. If you really want the baby to face forward, you must ensure that the knees are at least as high as the navel. In this case, you might find baby’s legs to be cumbersome during the course of your activities. The best option is to cross the legs inside the wrap, with the feet pointing upwards.
Avoid wearing a baby over one hour in the same position
Allow your child to move. Watch for signs of compression and bad circulation. A bluish coloration is a dangerous sign. To avoid this, regularly check that the material is not constricting the legs, lift up the knees, move the ankles, the knees and the hips of baby and change his position. If baby falls asleep, do the same verifications every ten minutes at the most.
Be aware of heatstroke
Be aware of heatstroke. Do not overdress the baby, especially indoors or in warm weather. Be cautious in times of extreme heat. Always cover exposed skin from the sun. Your baby has more to fear from the heat than from the cold while in the wrap. In cold weather, make sure to cover both head and feet. Always check the blood circulation in the legs. You are better off putting the baby’s legs inside the wrap when it is very cold and avoid exposing any extremities. Be attentive to your baby’s needs.
Be vigilant when moving
Be vigilant when moving, the wrap is often so comfortable we forget about the baby. Although the wrap is widely used while hiking, biking and other types of sporting activities, you are responsible for the safety of your child and any consequences that may ensue if it is not used safely. Do not cook or use dangerous objects while carrying your baby forward or on your hip. Be careful when walking through cluttered areas. Everything within the baby’s reach can be dangerous. Always verify the child’s position and the state of the knot, do not take part in any activity that may cause you to fall.
Practice with a cushion, a stuffed toy or a doll before doing it with your baby
Practice with a cushion, a stuffed toy or a doll before doing it with your baby. Choose a time when the baby is in a good mood, when both of you are calm, and when there is no pressing need to try a new knotting technique. Once in place, the baby is happy. However, he may find the process long and feel insecure. Give it a few tries before giving up; the small effort in the beginning is well worth it. You will both learn to master the technique. Do not hesitate to ask for help.
In order to avoid any injury
In order to avoid any injury, you are responsible for reading and understanding all the knotting instructions before using the wrap. We are not responsible for any improper use that may cause serious injury. Always be aware of your baby’s needs. Although the risk of suffocation is slim, make sure your child is comfortable, that he is breathing well and that he is not too hot.
Hand washing is the best way to preserve the quality of your carrier
Hand washing is the best way to preserve the quality of your carrier. It is best to only use the gentle cycle at medium temperature on your dryer and the same for your washer. Always look for deterioration of the fabric and sewing. Stop using the carrier if you observe damages If you have any questions on babywearing, security or positioning and techniques with the baby carrier, please contact us. Your comfort, your baby safety and your satisfaction are the most important for us.