Inspired by traditional methods of baby-carrying, the Long wrap Air-O is capable of a perfect envelopment of the baby and give him and his carrier unequaled comfort and the best possible physical contact with him. It evenly distributes the baby's weight, promoting the baby's development and offering many positions for baby-carrying without limits of weight. Made of a single long piece of mesh fabric, the Long wrap Air-O is lightweight and dries rapidly. Its mesh fabric will keep you and your baby cool, ensuring you to stay in a close, priviledged contact while exercising or in hot weather. Comfortable, ergonomic and extremely versatile, the baby wrap has the best value of all baby carriers.
Because of the transportation and manipulation required to make a baby wrap, it should always be washed before its first use. We recommend washing it by hand in lukewarm water with a mild soap, ideally a no-rinse soap, or washing it using your machine's gentle cycle in a garmenr bag. Hang to dry and do not iron.
This polyester mesh is also called medical mesh because of its antimicrobial properties and breathability.
The most common and ergonomic way to knot baby wraps to use for longer time periods demand a baby wrap of a regular or extra size (our sizes 6 and 7). If you would like to use specific knot requiring less fabric, size 4 is available online. For an even shorter baby wrap (size 2), please contact us.
The choice of baby wrap size depends on your size rather than the baby's. If you wear clothes sized large or extra-large, you'll be more at ease with our size extra (size 7).
We recommend that you limit the use of the same shoulder to carry your baby. Change shoulders frequently to rest your back. If you choose to use the cradle position, be very careful in its execution, as it presents more risks of suffocation. Keep the baby's face visible at all times. If you prefer the baby to face the world with his legs inside the wrap, know that this position requires more attention, as the baby is at a greater risk of tipping forward.
We recommend that you only use the positions demonstrated in our videos : in the front, on the hip, and on the back, the Kangaroo. For these techniques, you will need a baby wrap sized regular or extra.
Carrying your baby tummy to tummy is a position where the baby is held in a crouched position and is the most adequate method for carrying a newborn at least up to the age of 4 months. Your baby's back is kept well-rounded, as if still in the womb, while his knees are pulled upwards and his feet pointing down. This position is the same as when practicing skin-to-skin with your baby, which becomes possible as soon as he is at least 8 pounds, safely and easily. This crouched position will give him the comfort necessary to his sense of emotional security and is known to be beneficial to the development of his bones and joints. Before the age of 6 months, applying tension in the middle of the baby's back needs to be avoided. There are many tying techniques for you to experiment with to perfectly envelop your baby and support him in the ideal position for his stage of development.
Starting at 6 months and when your baby can sit by himself, his spine is sturdy enough to no longer need constant back support. Should he feel constrained, need to move, or feels too hot, you can allow him to free his arms from the wrap. Early on, we recommend the simplest of wraps, the 'cross carry', so you can gain confidence in the technique and in your skills. Another useful method is the 'Kangaroo', which will perfectly support his spine as a newborn. View our videos to discover all of the wrap's options!
You can start carrying your baby on your hip as soon as he can hold up his head. This is an intermediate position which will give both you and your baby greater freedom of movement than on the tummy. Remember that without a baby wrap, we naturally carry a baby by holding him on our hip using one arm. There are many ways to sit your baby on your hip using a baby wrap, but recommend using the hip cross carry. The Kagaroo is also a possibility here, as is the hammock, using an adjustable knot or a set of rings. See our videos to review all the options available.
As soon as you feel comfortable doing it, your baby can be carried on your back. We nonetheless recommend to wait until he is at least 6 months old or that he can sit by himself so as to avoid all risks of injury or suffocation. With his weight properly distributed on your back, shoulders and hips, this carrying position is more comfortable, especially as he grows and becomes heavier. It will give you more freedom in your activities, allowing you to do more demanding tasks without putting your child at risk. Many techniques are available to acheive this, we recommend the Kagaroo due to its simplicity and excellent coverage of the baby's back. Another good option is the cross carry, if you feel comfortable with having the knotting in your back. Its support and comfort are at their maximum when properly executed.
This carrying position needs your baby to be able to hold his head up by himself. It should be said that this position is not ideal, as it is less ergonomical than tummy-to-tummy and can be overly stimulating for your baby. Should you still like to use this position, keep its use to periods of 20 to 30 minutes at most and regularly verify your baby's blood flow to his legs. This is done by observing the colour of his skin, which should be pinkish rather than blueish. Should his feet get cold, this could also be a sign of difficulties with his blood circulation and you should set him in a different position. Make sure that his back is neither too flat nor too round, thus creating a bad inverted lumbar curve. Finally, his legs should not be hangong too low: to correct his position, tilt his pelvis as far forward as possible to move his knees as high up as possible and deepen his seating. There are two ways to position your baby facing out to the world, either with his legs inside the baby wrap or out and visible on either side.
Called the Cradle or the Madonna, this position is favourable to breastfeeding, but needs to be executed with precaution. Vigilance is a must, as you will need to keep an eye on the baby's breathing and make sure he's not suffocating. His face must be visible at all times and you should be able to slip two fingers between his chin and torso. His neck should not be overly bent. Some people will not recommend you this position, but we will, with the restriction that it should only be used when the baby is actively feeding and set him vertically again as soon as he's done, so as to help with his digestion and breathing. Breastfeeding hands-free is an exceptional experience!
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