Beginners guide to Babywearing

The bond between a baby and their caregiver is started at birth and continues to be reinforced by affectionate physical contact. Babywearing continues to supply your baby with the closeness and security they desire, while also providing you with the reassurance that your baby is both safe and happy. It enables you to carry out your daily tasks without worry, while giving your baby the comfort and love they desire. The familiar sound of your heart beating, along with the warmth of your body and feeling of your body’s movements will rock your child calmly and gently to sleep while the squatting straddle (M-position) your baby sits in provides an optimal position for healthy hip development and support of their back and neck.

What is a woven wrap?

A woven wrap is a long piece of fabric woven with a diagonal stretch that you can tie to secure your baby to you. The diagonal stretch provides optimal support and comfort for your child when tightened in the recommended way. They are incredibly strong and designed to hold the weight of your child without any sag. They are much cooler than a stretchy wrap due to only one layer of fabric being needed to provide the child with optimal support. Sewing in a pair of sling rings to the end of a short woven wrap will create a ring sling. The end of the fabric is then fed through the rings and tightened around your child, securing them in the same squatting straddle position as a woven wrap.

Our woven wraps and ring slings can be used for children between 3.5 and 15kg (8 and 35 pounds). For babies with a low birthweight and children with a medical condition, a strong recommendation is given to seek advice from a health professional before using our product.

Tips for carrying

  1. Always ensure your child is secured tightly to your body with your wrap or ring sling. Keeping your child tight will make the carry more comfortable for you, but also ensure your child can not slip out of the carrier. Your child should remain high, upright and in view at all times with a well supported back and neck. Check frequently that your child’s airway is free and not obstructed by your body, clothing, wrap or sling and that their chin hasn’t slumped to their chest.
  2. Be sure to check your wrap or ring sling for ripped seams, torn fabric, and damaged hardware before each use. If found, stop using the carrier immediately and contact us for further advice.
  3. Always be aware of your surroundings when wearing your child and what they may be able to reach.
Thanks to the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance for the use of ‘Visible and Kissable’ safety information.

 

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