Instructions and Safe Use
Your baby's safety is our number one priority. Baby-wearing can be extremely beneficial when done safely and correctly. To ensure this, please read all of the safety instructions and watch the baby-wearing tutorials before using your Behold Baby Wrap.
1. Start with your Behold Baby tag on your abdomen, place it between your belly button and bottom of breasts (the higher you place it, the higher baby will be.)
2. Take the ends of your wrap and X them across your back and over both shoulders.
3. Cross the fabric ends in an X across your chest and push them through midsection fabric making sure all fabrics feels snug and secure.
4. Bring ends of fabric around to your back and either tie it off in a double knot or continue to bring fabric to front.
5. Tie fabric in a secure double knot and adjust fabric on your shoulders— The more spread out Your shoulder straps are, the more your baby’s weight will be distributed across your body.
6. While holding baby securely, place baby in the X front section of your wrap (make sure baby’s first leg goes within the piece closest to your body, and other leg goes within other strap.)
7. Adjust fabric to conpletely cover baby’s bottom from knee to knee, as well as cover baby’s back.
8. Take your waistband fabric with Behold Baby Tag and place baby’s feet through the midsection , pull it up and over baby until tag is touching baby’s neck. For newborns 0-3m, feel free to tuck their feet back in to this piece. *Your baby’s legs will be in a spread squat position, make sure that their hips are at or below the height of their knee
T.I.C.K.S. OF BABYWEARING
1. T is for “Tight”
Slings & 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.
2. I is for “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.
3. C is for “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.
4. K is for “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.
5. S is for “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.
TICKS used with permission of the UK Sling Consortium
WARNING – Failure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions can result in death or serious injury -SUFFOCATION HAZARD Babies younger than 4 months can suffocate in this product if face is pressed tightly against your body. Babies at greatest risk of suffocation include those born prematurely and those with respiratory problems. • Check often to make sure baby’s face is uncovered, clearly visible, and away from caregiver’s body at all times. • Make sure baby does not curl into a position with the chin resting on or near baby’s chest. This position can interfere with breathing, even when nothing is covering the nose or mouth. • If you nurse your baby in carrier, always reposition after feeding so baby’s face is not pressed against your body. • Never use this carrier with babies smaller than 8 pounds without seeking the advice of a healthcare professional. FALL HAZARD – Leaning, bending over, or tripping can cause baby to fall. Keep one hand on baby while moving.
- The Behold Baby Wrap is suitable for baby's weighing 8-24 pounds. Do not exceed weight limit and do not carry babies under 8 pounds or over 24 pounds.
-If your baby was born premature, or has any breathing issues/conditions, you must consult a doctor before wearing them in the Behold Baby Wrap.
-Do not carry more than one baby at a time in your wrap.
-Do not fall asleep while wearing your baby.
-Do not bend forward at the waist while wearing baby.
-Keep one hand on baby while moving.
-Only wear your baby in the positions illustrated below and on our tutorials. Never wear your baby forward facing or on your back.
-Do not shower, swim, use stove or hot surfaces, use sharp objects, drive or do any or activities you wouldn't feel comfortable doing while holding a baby when using your Behold Baby Wrap.
-Before use, check for ripped seams, torn straps or fabric, and damage. If found, stop using carrier.
-Always check to ensure that all knots and adjustments are secure.
-Ensure that the baby is safely positioned in the carrier according to pictograph below.
-Never leave a baby in a sling carrier that is not being worn.
-Check on the baby often. Ensure that the baby is periodically repositioned.
-Never use a sling carrier when balance or mobility is impaired because of exercise, drowsiness, or medical conditions.
-Never use/wear more than one carrier at a time.
-Never use carrier while engaging in activities such as cooking and cleaning, which involve a heat source or exposure to chemicals.
-Never wear sling carrier while driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle.
Wash your product on a delicate cycle in cold water. Tumble dry on low heat. Do not bleach or Iron. If you notice any damages to wrap, discontinue use.