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Newborn Baby Sling User Guide

Uncover the ultimate guide to mastering the art of babywearing with Mamaway's Baby Sling User Guide. Navigate through step-by-step instructions and expert tips on how to use our baby sling effectively for comfort and convenience. Whether you're a new parent or an experienced caregiver, this comprehensive resource provides valuable insights into the ergonomic and secure use of our baby carriers. Elevate your bonding experience with your little one while enjoying the benefits of hands-free parenting. Explore Mamaway's Baby Sling User Guide now for a seamless and enjoyable babywearing journey!

6 Advantages for New Parents Choosing Baby Slings

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Endorsed by Renowned Pediatrician in the United States Recommended by
Dr. Sears



Dr. Sears advocates for the ideal "womb environment" for a baby, suggesting that it is optimal for 18 months, with the first 9 months inside the mother's womb and the next 9 months outside. For infants already born, how can they continue to experience the womb-like environment? The answer lies in the 'magic' of baby slings, allowing the baby to be nestled back as if inside the womb!

Using a newborn baby sling to secure your baby to your body is a heartwarming experience. Through intimate physical contact with the infant, a profound parent-child connection is formed. This enables fathers to genuinely feel the emotional dependence of the newborn. Babies within the sling tend to be calmer, as all their primal and survival needs are met!
Renowned  United States Recommended by Dr. Sears

6 Advantages of Using a Baby Sling



1/ Reduce Crying

Securing the baby to the body with a newborn baby sling allows the baby to feel the heartbeat, body warmth, and scent of the carrier. Being tightly wrapped, the baby's muscles relax, providing a sense of familiarity and security. This results in a more stable and less fussy temperament, making it easier to enter into deep sleep.
1.Reduce Crying
In 1986, a team of pediatricians in the United States conducted a test with 99 parent-infant pairs, dividing them into 2 groups. The first group of parents carried their babies for at least 3 hours a day, whether the baby cried or not. The second group of parents did not use baby slings and cared for their infants in a typical way. After 6 weeks, the research revealed that babies in the first group, who were carried, cried 43% less than those in the second group who were not carried.

~ Excerpt from www.askdrsears.com

2/ Learn Easily

When babies spend extended periods in a calm state, with their psychological needs satisfied and stable, they become more receptive to interacting with their environment. This facilitates observation and learning from the surrounding environment. Research indicates that when the carrier is engaged in more activities and busier, babies also have more opportunities to learn!
2. Learn Easily

3/ Increase Safety

Baby slings can be used right from birth. Carrying them close mimics the rhythmic comfort of the womb, providing a soothing effect that enhances the baby's sense of security. Babies held close to their parents tend to stay in a stable state for longer periods compared to being seated in a stroller.
3.Increase Safety

4/ Enhance Intelligence

With the baby positioned close to your eye level, they become actively engaged in your world. This closeness fosters a more stimulating environment for brain development compared to lying in a stroller and gazing at the ceiling. The side-carry position offers the baby an optimal view, creating an ideal learning environment.
4.Enhance Intelligence

5/ Breastfeeding Easily

Baby slings can improve the baby's breastfeeding posture, increasing the frequency of breastfeeding for mothers and promoting optimal weight gain.
5.Breastfeeding Easily

6/ Relieve Stress

Baby slings wrap around both you and your baby's spine, allowing you to effortlessly support the baby's weight with your back. This frees up your hands to care for older siblings and attend to daily activities.
6.Relieve Stress

How to Choose a Sling or
Carrier for Babies?

The safety and comfort of a newborn sling are crucial factors. Follow the T.I.C.K.S guidelines for safely carrying your baby. To ensure the baby's comfort and healthy development, it is essential to find the 'J' shape for the baby's spine and the 'M' shape for the hip joints.

Comfortable 'J' Shape Back & 'M' Shape Leg Position

The correct positioning ensures the baby's pelvis and spine naturally curve, especially focusing on the developing spine of the baby, which should form a 'J' shape. The baby's thighs and knees receive full support to avoid excessive pressure on the developing hip joints. The position of the knees should be slightly higher than the hips, forming an 'M' shape to support healthy hip development.
Correct J shaped backrest
Correct M leg position

Uncomfortable Spine & Hip Joint Position

When the baby's feet hang straight down, the weight concentrates in a small area at the base of the spine between the baby's legs. This leg weight can burden the developing hip joints. The baby's spine is forced to maintain an upright position, which can lead to inadequate neck support, increasing the risk of injury for the baby.
Uncomfortable Spine & Hip Joint Position 1
Uncomfortable Spine & Hip Joint Position 2

Parenting Wisdom from Ancient and Modern



The more you carry your baby, the better their behaviour and development.

In Zambia, women carry their babies using baby slings that match their traditional attire. When asked why they carry their babies on their bodies, one woman replied: 'It's more convenient for moms.' Another added: 'It's good for the baby.' In their culture, most women have not read parenting books or studied maternal hormones, but centuries of tradition and experience tell them that carrying the baby on their bodies is good for both the mother and the baby.
The more you carry your baby, the better their behaviour and development.

Baby Slings & Me

How to Use

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FAQ

Knowledges

  • What is the J(C)-Shaped Back? Why is it important?

    A healthy newborn baby sling (carrier) allows the baby to maintain healthy spine development, forming a slightly curved J (or C) shape, promoting an ideal posture and comfort for the baby's development.

  • What is the M-Shaped Legs? Why is it important?

    The baby's thighs and knees are lifted, forming an M-shaped posture, with the knees higher than the hips, thereby stabilizing the hips to the thighs and providing sufficient support.

  • What is Hip Dysplasia?

    This phenomenon occurs when the hip joint bone detaches from the acetabulum of the hip bone. Due to the substantial weight of the thighs, leaving the entire leg dangling can easily lead to dislocation due to the force of gravity. Therefore, in addition to supporting the hips, it is essential to lift the thighs and knees, holding the heaviest part and allowing the lower legs to swing freely for the healthy development of the baby's legs.

  • What are the 5 Slogans of Baby Sling?

    The safety guidelines for using a newborn baby sling are summarized in the ‘5 Slogans' — T.I.C.K.S.: Tight, In view at all times, Close enough to kiss, Keep the chin off the chest, and Support the back. These guidelines, originating from the UK Sling Consortium and internationally recognized, ensure safe and secure baby sling-wearing practices.

Usage

  • It's just a piece of fabric; won't the baby fall off?

    A single piece of fabric can be adjusted according to the baby's and wearer's body size, ensuring a size that provides full coverage for the baby. This adjustment offers a solid and secure feeling when carrying the baby.

  • What is the maximum weight/size the baby sling can carry?

    The newborn baby sling itself is tested to safely support up to 50 kg. The key factors are your body's carrying capacity and how large the baby is willing to be carried by you.

  • Will the baby develop O-shaped legs?

    The baby's thighs receive protection and support, alleviating concerns about deformities in leg development!

  • Using the newborn baby sling with a single shoulder might cause shoulder fatigue?

    The shoulder merely wraps around to the back and waist, with the real exertion occurring across the entire back — the body's most capable weight-bearing area! The back effectively counterbalances the baby's weight, making it feel remarkably effortless, and the shoulder remains free from pressure!

  • Why does the baby gradually sag lower when carried?

    Once the newborn baby sling is correctly secured, you can release your hands. If your hands are still supporting the baby's bottom, bearing her weight, the sling's rings will loosen, allowing the fabric to gradually slip downward, causing the baby to sag lower. Conversely, as the baby's weight increases, the rings tighten, providing a more secure feeling when carrying.

  • Can a newborn baby use a sling right away? Can they be carried on the front?

    Yes, they can. The newborn baby sling simulates a kangaroo care pouch, allowing the baby to continue developing in close contact and building a sense of security!

  • Will the M-leg position be uncomfortable for a newborn?

    That's actually the position the baby is accustomed to while inside the mother's womb! Because newborns are still in the maturation stage, this posture is familiar to them. You can observe the baby curling their legs during diaper changes or while lying or sleeping on their stomach!

  • At what age can the baby's legs be positioned outside the sling?

    It varies from person to person. As long as you feel that the baby's legs have gained enough strength to stretch and move within the sling, it's time to let their little legs hang freely. It's important to note that the thighs should still be inside the sling!

  • Can the baby be carried without neck support?

    Since a baby's head is relatively large compared to their body, and their neck may not be fully supported, it's essential to adjust the upper edge of the sling to be pulled up to the bottom of the ears, providing sufficient support for the head.

  • Will the baby become too clingy if carried for an extended period?

    Research has shown that providing babies with sufficient security during their development actually contributes to the cultivation of independence in their personality as they grow.

  • Is the newborn baby sling only needed for outings?

    Using a newborn baby sling is not only convenient for outings but also great for use at home. It not only helps soothe and put the baby to sleep but also frees up your hands to do other tasks!

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