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Baby Carriers

Wear Your Baby
Safety is the most important thing to us, so if you have any questions or concerns at any stage, get in touch with us via hola@yoliandotis.com. We're here to help X

It is important that your baby is carried in this position or our ‘Facing In Position’ with legs out for the first 3 months to support the delicate curve of their spine. If your baby appears to slump, twist the outer band at your shoulders to provide more support, and press their back gently to check their airways are clear. Carrier should be firm and may feel tight at first but this is a good thing.

Be sure to check your baby often and always have their face in your sight. Make sure your babys bottom is bearing the weight of their body by cupping this with the outer band, so feet are loose below. For this and ‘Facing In’ position, dancing and patting their bottom will help soothe them as they get used to being carried.

You can use this position from Newborn, up until 15kg. Make sure you spread the bands evenly into the corners of their knees, creating a bucket seat which is optimal for avoiding hip dysplasia. Their neck and head can be supported with one of the bands, simply place ear to your heart and place the band across their head so face is still visible.

Please be aware that the carrier should feel very firm to begin with to provide the support necessary. Your baby may feel like they sit too high, but the bands will stretch with wear and they will drop to a comfortable height if you have the correct size. You can raise the position of the crossover on your back which will also bring baby down lower at front. Twist bands at shoulders if the carrier begins to feel loose, or wash as per our instructions to regain firmness.

For ‘On the Hip’ position (suitable for babies 5+ months) - Get baby into the ‘Facing In’ position, shift baby to the side by moving their bottom with one hand and the band with the other hand towards your hip.

This position is only safe for babies who can sit alone, supporting their own weight. Take cues from your baby as to whether they would like stimulation and are curious to face out, or if they would prefer to remain in the facing in position. Adjust between positions according to their needs. Never allow your baby to sleep in this position. Spread the bands out to the corners of their knees to create a bucket seat, helping to support their spine and hips.

We recommend this position should not be worn for more than 20 minutes at a time. Twist fabric at shoulders to tighen, or raise the point where bands cross on your back to drop them down if you feel they are sitting too high.



SAFETY FIRST! Remember that in the end, YOU are responsible for your baby's wellbeing - so read up on our 'Instructions for Use', and the TICKS safety checks below. Be sure to educate yourself on the correct postures and techniques for each position.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email us at hola@yoliandotis.com, we're here to help!



THE T.I.C.K.S. RULE FOR SAFE BABYWEARING

Keep your baby close and keep our baby safe, when you're wearing a sling or a carrier, don't forget the T.I.C.K.S.

TIGHT > IN VIEW AT ALL TIMES > CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS > KEEP CHIN OFF THE CHEST > SUPPORTED BACK

TIGHT

Slings and carriers should be tight enough to hug your baby close to you as this will be most comfortable for you both. Any slack/loose fabric will allow your baby to slump down in the carrier which can hinder their breathing and pull on your back.

IN VIEW AT ALL TIMES

You should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing down. The fabric of a sling or carrier should not close around them so you have to open it to check on them. In a cradle position your baby should face upwards not be turned in towards your body.

CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS

Your baby’s head should be as close to your chin as is comfortable. By tipping your head forward you should be able to kiss your baby on the head or forehead.

KEEP CHIN OFF THE CHEST

A baby should never be curled so their chin is forced onto their chest as this can restrict their breathing. Ensure there is always a space of at least a finger width under your baby’s chin.

SUPPORTED BACK

In an upright carry a baby should be held comfortably close to the wearer so their back is supported in its natural position and their tummy and chest are against you.

If a sling is too loose they can slump which can partially close their airway.
(This can be tested by placing a hand on your baby’s back and pressing gently - they should not uncurl or move closer to you.)

A baby in a cradle carry in a pouch or ring sling should be positioned carefully with their bottom in the deepest part so the sling does not fold them in half pressing their chin to their chest.

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