BB•SLING user’s manual...
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Is this type of carrier safe for the development of my baby’s spine? of course, no problems starting later as well. Your back will strengthen The basis of good posture begins with the pelvis. If this is well sup- as you carry your baby and his weight gains will go mostly unnoticed.
close means you can often read his body language well before he Will my baby be able to breathe tucked into a sling? starts to cry or tell you something is wrong. Tucked snuggly into the sling, your baby is still able to move. If he is uncomfortable in any way, he can turn his head or wiggle his body in Will I spoil my baby and make him dependent on me? protest.
> TYING TIPS > GETTING STARTED When you use the sling for the ﬁrst time you may feel a bit awkward or unsure. The best time to try the sling is when your baby is calm, having just eaten and is ready to fall asleep. Once you have placed your baby in the sling, walk around to distract your baby while she adapts to a new way of being car- ried.
> THREADING YOUR SLING 1. Gather the fabric 2. Place the end through 3. Pass over the top ring without twisting the rings. and thread it through keeping the seams on the bottom ring. the outside. 4. Put the sling on and 5.
> TO BEGIN FOR ALL POSITIONS 1. Determine which hip you wish 2. Tighten the sling through the to place the baby on, and place rings, leaving just enough slack to the sling over the opposite shoul- place the baby inside. der with the ‘tail’...
> CRADLE See page 8 to begin. This position is ideal for carrying a new- born baby and for hands free breastfeed- ing. Some babies may feel lost in the fab- ric and will prefer the upright position of the Heart-to-Heart. 1.
8. or looking out. 9. While supporting the baby 6. The baby can be placed fac- 7. or looking upwards with one hand, tighten the out- ing your stomach er rail until it is snug. 10. In either position, the The baby should be held tightly Make sure the baby is resting The baby should remain snug...
> HEART TO HEART Many babies appreciate being carried upright and on your chest. This position can be used with all ages, but is especially comfortable for a newborn or a baby under a year old. When they get older and heavier, you’ll ﬁnd it more comfortable for them to sit on your hip.
> HEART TO HEART OPTION 2: WEARING THE BABY WITH LEGS OUT See page 8 to begin. 1. Resting the baby on your free 2. and spread it out under the 3. Pull the top rail up to the 4. Supporting the baby with one shoulder, lift the band up over baby’s bottom.
> FACING OUT - BUDDHA Curious babies enjoy facing out for full interaction with the outside world. Use this position once your baby can hold his head up alone. Always keep one arm free to support your baby. He could risk falling out if he leans forward. See page 8 to begin.
> HIP Once your baby can sit up on her own, you’ll probably ﬁnd the hip position to be the most comfortable. The baby straddles your hip which helps distribute the weight better. The sling should be worn snug so that the baby does not lean back or move around too much.
7. Tighten the top rail so that 8. Make sure the bottom of 9. The baby can leave her arms the baby is pulled in snug next the fabric is spread out to her inside the fabric to you. knees. 10.
> BACK An older toddler will enjoy riding on your back. You will enjoy the freedom of movement without a large child in front of you. See page 8 to begin. 1. Start with the rings in the 2. Open the band on your hip. 3.
7. Leaning forward, pass your 8. Grab the tail in your other 9. In one movement, slide the 10. Pull the fabric through the arm over and in front of your hand. baby to your back and the tail rings until it is tight. baby, while resting on your hip.
> TWINS Your babies spent nine months on top of one another in the womb, so they will often be very happy to ﬁnd themselves close together again! Carrying two babies can be very handy when needed. Carrying just one baby at a time can also make a big difference. A fussy baby can go in the sling and free your hands to tend to the other.
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Always keep hands available to protect we recommend washing it in 40 degree water and the baby from any possible danger. Babylonia is not responsible for injuries or hang to dry. loss of life incurred while using this product.