FAQ

How can I ensure my baby’s safety in the sling?

  • WARNING: Positional asphyxia (suffocation) can occur in young babies – this can happen when a baby’s chin is pressed against his chest, restricting airflow. Ensure that there is sufficient air flow around your baby’s head and face to prevent suffocation especially when sleeping
  • Breeze Baby slings are built to last, but always check your sling or pouch for wear or damage before putting baby in the sling – if you find any damage and wonder if you should use it, don’t – for warranty or repair information contact info@babesinarms.com.au
  • Always use common sense caution when wearing your baby
  • Read all of the enclosed instructions before using your sling
  • Always ensure that your baby is securely in the sling, especially when making adjustments
  • Always be certain that your child is secure before letting go of their weight
  • Slings should not be used in cars or airplanes as safety seat devices
  • Use caution around mechanical equipment to ensure that the tail does not get caught
  • Fabric is not flame resistant – do not wear the sling near open flames, including stoves
  • Do not bend over while your baby is in the sling, as baby could fall out – squat instead
  • If baby resists being held in the sling, gently take baby out and try again later
  • Do not leave the sling wrapped around an unattended baby
  • Do not put a baby to bed while still in the sling
  • Do not sleep while carrying a baby in the sling
  • Use caution while wearing baby in and around water – Breeze Baby is intended to be used for showering and wading, not swimming – use caution when wearing your baby in water.

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What if my baby is fussy?

  • Baby fussing in the sling? Get moving! Put the sling on and go for a walk, or vacuum or dust the house – move around until you’re both comfortable
  • Try a different position – some babies do not like the Cradle Hold, so try the Tummy to Tummy position
  • A baby who can hold her head up might prefer to face out in the Kangaroo Hold (legs crossed)
  • Take a break and try again later
  • Babies can often sense a parent’s lack of confidence when first using the sling – boost your confidence by practicing with a doll or teddy first
  • Sometimes babies who “hate the sling” actually love it (and fall fast asleep) when carried by an experienced sling-user – so keep practicing!

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My back is hurting. What should I do?

  • It is very important to spread the fabric over your shoulder and back, not in the crook of your neck
  • Check that the fabric is not twisted
  • Tighten the sling so that your baby is very close to you, not dragging away from your body
  • Be sure the lowest part of the baby is at or above your waistline
  • Use good posture by standing straight and not letting your shoulders roll forward
  • As long as baby is well-positioned, the sling should not cause back pain – and it is certainly easier on your body than carrying a car seat around, or carrying baby in your arms
  • If your back continues to hurt, consider having a massage, or see your health care provider – sometimes back pain while using the sling is more about your back than the sling.

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When I tighten the sling, the rings end up too low

  • The sling is too loose before you put your baby inside
  • Pre-tighten the sling a little so that you don’t have so much adjusting to do when you have your baby in the sling
  • You can also start with the rings a little higher so that they land in corsage position once tightened.

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When I tighten the sling, the whole sling moves

  • While you are adjusting the sling and holding your baby’s weight, make sure your hand and/or arm is also holding the pouch area of the sling to prevent it from shifting.

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Baby has red marks on his legs

  • When your baby is in the seated position, the sling should be spread under his bottom and extend under the thighs, to the knee – just like a chair
  • Your baby’s bottom should be slightly lower that his thighs/knees.

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Baby is hanging away from me and not close enough

  • Tighten the top edge by pulling on the side of the tail connected to the top edge – this will draw your baby in towards you.

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Sling is twisted

  • Re-thread your sling, making sure it is not folded over itself – be sure that the sling is not twisted around your back
  • Spread it out over your shoulder and back.

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Care Instructions

  • Machine or hand wash in cold
  • Do not use bleach
  • Hang to dry
  • Rinse with fresh water after pool or beach use
  • Sling does not shrink
  • Do not iron

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