- Examine your wrap before each use for wear and tear, including ripped seams or torn fabric. Do not use if there is any damage to the fabric.
- Check that baby is safely positioned in the wrap according to instructions for use.
- Check on the baby often. Ensure that the baby is periodically re-positioned. Failure to pay attention can lead to falls or failure to notice distress.
- If using the wrap while breastfeeding, always move the baby’s face away from the breast after feeding and then re-position baby upright.
- Never leave a baby in a baby carrier that is not being worn.
- Never use when balance or mobility is impaired because of exercise, drowsiness or medical conditions. Your balance may be adversely affected by your movement and that of your child.
- Never use the wrap while engaging in activities such as cooking and cleaning that involve a heat source or exposure to chemicals.
- Never wear the wrap while driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle.
- Never place more than one child in a baby carrier. Never use more than one baby carrier at the same time.
- Never use the wrap in any body of water.
- Keep baby facing towards the caregiver. Never face a baby outwards before they have head control.
- Use only the positions that are appropriate for your baby’s age. For example: a newborn should only be carried in the newborn hold for appropriate neck support.
- Be mindful of your baby’s temperature, always ensuring he is comfortable.
- Provide support to your baby when bending down or leaning over, as your baby could fall if unsupported.
- Always ensure that the wrap is secured with a double knot.
Important to remember:
- Preemies, low birth weight newborn’s, babies with an upper respiratory infection, low muscle tone, or GERD should be carried in an upright position and should NOT be held in a horizontal (cradle, hammock) position across the wearer’s chest.
- If you are practising kangaroo care, always place your baby in an upright position.
- The horizontal position is not recommended for extended periods of time in the carrier, because having legs swaddled together is not ideal for hip development (especially in infants with pre-existing hip dysplasia).
Failure to follow each of the following warnings and instructions can result in serious injury or death.
FALL HAZARD – Infants can fall through a wide leg opening or out of carrier.
- Adjust leg openings to fit baby’s leg snugly.
- Before each use, make sure all fasteners are secure.
- Take special care when leaning or walking.
- Never bend at waist; bend at knees
- Only use this carrier between 3.6kg/7.9lb and 13kg/28.7lb.
SUFFOCATION HAZARD – Infants less than 4 months can suffocate in this product if face is pressed tight against your body.
- Do not strap infant too tight against your body.
- Allow room for head movement.
- Keep infant’s face free from knots at all times.
- Never leave infant unattended in carrier.
- Ensure you can always see your infants face.