The woven Trek Air-O baby carrier is the modern baby wrap that offers a technological and ergonomic system of adjustments and support. This baby carrier has the same features as the Trek but comes instead with a central mesh panel that sets it apart from its rivals. Its simultanously sporty and refined looks will catch the eye of active parents searching for the latest trends. Its integrated newborn seat allows its use from birth onward and its structure assures a comfortable sitting position up to 18 months. Its supple fabric is woven from 100% organic cotton is soft on a baby's skin and ideal year-round for use indoors and out.
You can use the Chimparöo Evolutive Belt instead of the newborn seat when you want your baby's legs out on either side.
To carry your baby in a sitting position beyond 18 months, we recommend the use of Chimparöo Foot Straps or Chimparöo Leg Supports. These accessories can also be use together.
The newborn seat is a piece of stretch fabric you can use to cover up your baby's back on colder days. This is done by attaching it to the waist near the belt.
Since the baby carrier's fabrics and components have been transported and manipulated several times during manufacturing and its straps more slippery when brand new, the baby carrier should be washed before its first use. We recommend washing it by hand using no rince soap and hanging it to dry. The baby carrier should not be ironed. You can use sucking pads to avoid washing it every day.
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 6 months, the stretchy infant seat should be used to support the baby at a good height. Otherwise, you can also use the evolutive belt sold separately.
Starting at 6 months and when your baby can sit by himself, his spine is sturdy enough to no longer need constant back support. When he is tall enough, the newborn seat will no longer be needed and he will even be able to have his arms out above the shoulder straps.
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 carrier, we naturally carry a baby by holding him on our hip using one arm.
As soon as your baby can sit by himself. You can also have his arms out and above the shoulder straps.
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.
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