Before use, you must carefully read the instructions for use for each specific position in the product packaging and follow the video instructions contained in the DVD provided . Failure to follow the instructions can cause death or serious injury. Preventing accidents is possible by knowing what the risk factors are.
Let's not take anything for granted and spend some time learning about what can put our children's safety at risk. Security passes through the product, the information that comes with the product, and the intelligence of the wearer. The three biggest health risks for your baby when using a baby carrier or sling are: falling , suffocation , strangulation .
Many supports, the healthiest ones if used wisely, become baby carriers only when they are placed on their torso by the adult. If you think about it, before use a sling is simply a long piece of fabric. The bearer and his behavior therefore become very important for the safety of the bearer . Below are some basic guidelines:
Remember that a baby in a baby carrier is like an extension of your body, so always exercise caution and always use common sense when carrying a baby.
Baby carriers are supports intended for adults. They should not be left unattended in the presence of children.
The risk of suffocation is high especially in the case of children born prematurely, with respiratory problems and in general under 4 months of age. Do not use for preterm infants without first consulting a doctor.
Make sure your child's airway is never covered . Mouth and nose must always be free. Make sure that the child's face is always visible and is never resting against the fabric or the wearer's body. You can breastfeed while "wearing" your baby. Always make sure his face is not pressed against your chest once the feeding is finished.
Do not allow the child's head and neck to close in a C position with the body , this position can compress and interfere with breathing - even if the airways are not obstructed - causing suffocation.
Your balance may be affected by your movements or those of your child. Be careful when bending, leaning forward or to the side.
To avoid accidental falls, entrapment and incorrect positioning, constantly monitor the child , the position of his legs and the product which must be correctly positioned in relation to the wearer's build and the child's size (e.g. not too tight or loose).
Always support the baby's body and head with one hand when moving or bending. When going through a door and/or turning a corner, be careful that the child's body and head do not hit walls or door frames.
Periodically check the child's thermal condition.
Transporting a child can be burdensome and/or tiring. Do not use unless in optimal physical condition. Take breaks when using a baby carrier. Be careful when wearing a baby carrier ; get help, if possible while sitting and in a position where it is possible to rest the baby on a horizontal and soft surface (for example a bed). Do not wear other accessories that interfere with the space occupied by the child (e.g. bags, necklaces, headphones, etc.) while using the products. When adjusting the product, also take into consideration your and your baby's clothing.
Do not use for sporting activities.
Do not use any baby carrier in a car, bicycle, motorbike, etc. A baby carrier cannot replace a car seat. MHUG reminds you that in the car it is always mandatory to use the appropriate child seat in compliance with current regulations. While "wearing" a baby, do not drive any vehicle, be it a bicycle, a motorbike or a car, etc.
Do not wear the baby carrier while cooking, working with sharp objects, boiling liquids. Never stand near open flames. Nor to sources of emission of harmful chemical substances.
You can eat and drink while wearing the baby carrier, but not hot food or drinks, as you could spill them on him with serious consequences.
Keep distance between you and dangerous objects while using a baby carrier . The child could touch them and hurt himself.
Periodically and always before each use: check the integrity of the baby carrier and the various closing elements , especially after washing; check that knots / rings / Velcro and closures are positioned and tightened correctly. For safety, always tie a double knot as the child could fall.
Pay attention that any loose cords/portions of fabric present, even after having worn the product correctly, do not get caught in external elements, are not accessible to the child, and that the child cannot get caught in the braces or slip out.
Use the product to carry only one child. Never use more than one baby carrier at a time.
TIPS FOR ALL MHUG BABY CARRIERS:
As soon as you have placed the baby well in the baby carrier, start walking and rocking him a little. If the weather permits, go out for a walk.
Do the first tests when the baby is fed, rested and in a relaxed situation. Children don't like being "guinea pigs" so practice first with a doll, preferably in front of the mirror.