There are some important things to remember when using your baby sling:
WARNING: Positional asphyxia (suffocation) can occur in young babies. This can happen when a baby’s chin is pressed against his or her chest, restricting airflow. Check to ensure that baby’s airway is unobstructed and baby is breathing regularly at all times, especially when sleeping.
Airway Check: you should be able to fit two fingers between baby’s chin and chest.
ZoloWear and Hava slings are built to last, but always check your sling for wear or damage before putting baby in the sling.
Read all of the enclosed instructions and watch the instructional DVD before trying out your sling.
Slings are not approved safety seats. Do not wear your baby in a moving vehicle.
Use caution around mechanical equipment. The tail could get caught.
Fabric is not flame resistant. Do not wear the sling near open flames, including stoves. In general, never wear your baby while cooking or while carrying a hot beverage.
Never run, jog, bike or engage in vigorous activity with your baby in the sling.
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 of the sling and try again later.
Never leave baby unattended at any time in the sling while you are wearing it, such as falling asleep with it on.
Never have baby in the sling while it is off of your body. When you are ready to take baby out of the sling, ALWAYS loosen the fabric and remove the baby first, and then proceed to take off your sling!
Never use your sling in water such as a pool, bathtub or shower.
Never wear your baby on your back. Your child must be a toddler to use the “Toddler back” position. Please do not use this position unless you are confident your child is ready for it.
Take SIDS precautions: Never cover baby’s nose or mouth.
Do not over bundle baby. Do not put pillows or toys in sling. Always ensure that baby is breathing regularly.
Always use common sense caution when wearing your baby and don’t wear your baby in any situation that could be potentially harmful.
Failure to follow instructions could result in injury or death.
Contact us with any wearing questions or concerns.