Faq- Frequently asked questions

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Can I carry a premature baby in a baby sling?

Not only can you do it, but it also suggested. It is a way for both the mother and the baby to enjoy the deep contact which has been brutally ended by the premature birth. The child can enjoy the mother’s heat and a containment feeling, important for his/her psycho-physical growth. The skin-to-skin contact is particularly important for the ponderal growth of the baby, for the steady management of vital parameters- body temperature, regular breathing and heart activity- and for the neurological development of the newborn.

When can I start using a baby sling?

Baby slings are the only support that can be used since the very first days of life of the newborn. It is important to respect the physiological position of a baby  with his/her  knees higher than the bottom (frog position);in this way the pelvis is well positioned allowing the vertebral column and the neck of the baby to have a naturally curved position and the distribution of the weight on the pelvis. You can obviously start using a baby sling also in the babys following months of life.

Does my babys head  always have to be supported?

If the baby is correctly positioned his/her head will naturally lie on the carrier breast. We suggest supporting the head with a part of fabric while the baby is sleeping or when you bow; when the baby is awake let him/her free to look around, developing the neck muscles. Be very careful when the baby is not able to support his/her head autonomously.

When can I use other positions?

Front positions, belly-to-belly, are ideal for the first period. When the baby is autonomously able to support his/her head, and if he/she likes it, it is possible to try other bindings: on the hips or on the back. There are no strict rules: the only important thing is that both the carrier and the baby feel comfortable with the new position.

If my baby cries when I put him/her in the sling, does it mean he/she does not like being carried?

Not necessarily, it often happens that a baby cries at the beginning because the parent feels insecure in his/her movements. Once the binding is ready and the parent relaxes, also the baby will calm down. The first ten minutes in the sling are important for the baby’s adjustment: he/she needs to find a comfortable position and find his/her new dimension in the space created around him/her. As a consequence it is normal if the baby pushes against his/her parent’s body. Walking rhythmically can help the baby find the best position.

Wont the baby be too hot or too cold in the sling?

A baby’s thermoregulation depends on the constant contact with the parent’s body. It is a good habit to opt for a clothing which is suitable for the season, considering that the baby will always receive a part of heat from your body. In winter, or when it is cold, the best idea is to put the sling under your coat, leaving the baby not too covered, and making sure his/her extremities are well protected and he/she can breathe easily. In summer the clothing must be very light but remember to protect your baby’s delicate skin from the sun.

How long in a day can I carry my baby in the sling?

There is not a time limit, it is important that the position is right and the weight well distributed.