Read the safety card that comes with your purchase carefully! It is very important to pay attention and take care of your baby when using a sling.
Keep an eye on this:1. The child should be close enough to kiss the head (this may differ depending on the wearer's body, but the point is to be able to keep track of the airway) 2. Baby's airway is clear, check that you can place your finger between the baby's chin and chest. If the child's neck is too far back or pressed hard against the chest, it can restrict his airway 3. The fabric fits tightly on your and the child's back 4. Using a ring wrap, make sure the rings are in a corsage position 5. The child sits in an "M" position for best ergonomic carrying (this may also differ for smaller children as it may be more "J" like) 6. Check the baby often, especially those 4 months and younger 7. If you breastfeed in the sling, make sure to adjust the baby to a sitting position afterwards 8. Dress yourself and baby according to the weather, this differs depending on the season, but a good rule of thumb is one layer less than you would wear on a baby in a pram to avoid overheating.
If you feel uncomfortable or want expert help, please contact me and I can help you find a babywearing coach in your area!
Think about the activities you do while carrying your child! Children may be able to reach various objects while being carried, be careful. Pay attention to your ring shawl tail and the tails of your long shawl as they can get caught or create a fall hazard.
Be careful and take responsibility when carrying children.
Please read through the safety card thoroughly that comes with your purchase! It is very important to be aware and care for your baby while in the ring sling or wrap!
Some quick tips to keep in mind:1. Baby is close enough to kiss (this can differentiate depending on the carriers body, but the point is to be able to see the baby's airways are free) 2. Baby's airways are free and clear, check to ensure you can place your finger between baby's chin and chest. If baby's neck is too far back or pressed tightly to chest, it can restrict its airway 3. Fabric is tight across your back and baby's back 4. When using a ring sling, rings are in a corsage position 5. Baby is sitting in an "M" position for ergonomically correct positioning 6. Check on your baby, especially those under four months 7. If nursing in a wrap or sling, be sure to put baby back in the proper position after 8. Dress yourself and baby according to the weather, this differs depending on the seasons, but a good rule of thumb is one layer less that you would have on a child in a stroller to avoid overheating.
If you feel uncomfortable or would like expert help, please contact me so I can help you find a babywearing coach in your area!
Please be mindful of what activities you do while carrying your baby! Children might be able to reach different objects while being carried, use caution. Be aware of your ring sling tail and the tails of your long wrap as they could catch or create a risk for falling.
Please use caution and be responsible while babywearing.