The Adjustable Wrap wraps your baby naturally and ergonomically to optimize comfort and promote attachment. Designed for occasional use and quick installation, it offers several positions for carrying from birth and without weight limit. Compared to the long wrap, its structure with rings is intuitive and facilitates its use. This wrap is accessible and very appreciated by parents looking for an easy solution for carrying a newborn. Even though the weight is only on one shoulder, it is still surprisingly comfortable.
The weight of the fabrics is between 200 and 220 mg/m2. They are soft and woven in a twill weave, which offers a perfect balance between weight resistance and flexibility for wrapping the baby and the wearer.
Choosing the size of the wrap depends on your size, not the baby's size. If you wear large or extra large clothes, you will be more comfortable with a size 2.
We recommend limiting the amount of carrying on the same shoulder and changing sides frequently to take the strain off your back. If you choose the cradle position, it should be done with care as it can increase the risk of suffocation of the baby. Always keep the baby's face visible. If you opt for the face-up position with the legs tucked in, this requires more care, as the baby may be at greater risk of tipping forward.
Belly to belly:
The belly-to-belly carry, where the baby is in a crouched position, is the most appropriate carrying position for a newborn until at least 4 months. The back should be nicely rounded like in mom's belly, the knees well up and the feet down. You can practice the skin-to-skin technique with a baby of 8 lbs and more, easily and safely. This position provides the comfort needed to develop a sense of emotional security. The squatting position is known for its benefits to the development of the baby's bones and joints. Before 6 months of age, it is important to avoid applying tension to the middle of the back. There are several tying techniques you can perform to perfectly wrap and support your baby in the ideal position for his or her developmental stage.
6 months and older
By the time your baby is 6 months old and sitting up, his or her spine is strong enough that he or she no longer needs constant support in the back. When the baby feels stuck, wants to move or is hot, you can let him/her out of the arms. Simple and easy to do for beginners, we favor the wrapped cross knot. However, knots like the kangaroo knot support a newborn's rounded spine perfectly. Check out the videos to see all the options.
On the hip:
From 4 months of age
As soon as your baby has a good head hold, you can start carrying him on your hip. This is an intermediate position that gives the parent a little more freedom of movement than the stomach position. Remember that without a sling, we naturally carry the baby with one arm on the hip. When your baby is able to sit up, you can let your baby's arms out over the straps. There are several different knotting techniques for hip carrying, but we suggest the hip-wrapped crossbody knot. This variation of the cross wrap on the belly is easy to achieve. There is also the kangaroo knot on the hip, the hammock with sliding knot or with rings. Check out the videos to see all the options.
On the back:
From 6 months
Carrying your baby on your back in an adjustable wrap is not the safest method because it does not hold your baby very well. It should be used for very short periods of time to allow the parent to do small activities that require more freedom of movement. As soon as the activity is over, we recommend putting the baby back on the hip or tummy.
Face the world:
From 4 months of age
This type of carrying requires your baby to hold his head alone. However, this position is not optimal, as it is less ergonomic than a belly-to-belly carry and causes a lot of stimulation for the baby. If you choose this position, make sure to limit the time to a maximum of 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the blood flow in the baby's legs. Observe the color of the skin, which should be pink and not bluish. A cold foot is also a sign of poor circulation. Also make sure that the back is not too flat or rounded with a bad reverse lumbar curve. Finally, don't let the legs hang too low. Tilt the pelvis forward as much as possible to bring the knees up as much as possible and deepen the sitting position. There are 2 ways to perform the face-up position: with the legs folded in or out on each side. The cross wrap will allow you to perform this position safely.
The cradle or Madonna position is favourable to breastfeeding, but it is a position to be performed with care. You must always be vigilant and make sure that the baby is breathing well and not suffocating. The face should always be visible and you should see enough space between his chin and his chest to slip 2 fingers in. His neck should not be too bent. Although some people do not recommend this position, we recommend that you only do it while the baby is actively feeding and that you return him to the upright position as soon as he falls asleep to help his breathing and digestion. Breastfeeding with your hands free is still something special!
It is very important to wash the slings before the first use. Since they are handmade, the fabric has been handled and transported in many places. Also, a first wash helps to strengthen the fibers that are not yet well attached. We recommend hand washing in warm water with a mild soap, preferably without rinsing. Hang to dry and do not iron. Avoid direct sunlight to preserve color and direct heat sources.
Adjustable sling with quick installation rings
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