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What is Babywearing?
Babywearing means "wearing - or carrying - your baby attached to you in a soft baby carrier. This practice has been adopted by mothers all over the world for thousands of years. The benefits of prolonged mother-baby contact are considerable: both practical, physical and above all psychological. For both.
What are the concrete benefits of babywearing?
Some examples: leaves hands free to take care of other chores or older siblings, facilitates breastfeeding on demand, discourages strangers from approaching and touching the baby, helps with postpartum depression, relieves arm, shoulder and back fatigue, is useful in the development of the baby's back and trunk, reduces crying, colic and gastric reflux, promotes attachment and trust between parents and children, increases stimulation in total safety.
When can I start carrying my baby in a sling?
From now on, with the right technique. That is, in front, baby in fetal position facing the chest. The vertical position will help the newborn control gastric reflux, which is often very painful. Gradually and after a few weeks, you can start trying to get him to sit with his legs apart. Without ever straining. Every child reacts and grows differently. Sitting in the kangaroo position can help prevent hip dysplasia. All children love the contact with their mother or father's body, it is necessary for them. Even premature babies benefit enormously from babywearing, also called "therapy baby carrier". So you can start from birth and continue up to 15kg and beyond. After about 18 months your baby carrier will become a pocket stroller, when the child is tired of walking and needs a "lift".
Doesn't wearing prevent the baby from breathing freely?
No, on the contrary, it helps to regulate it. In fact, the newborn tends to synchronize breathing and heartbeat, on the rhythm of that of the adult.
Keep in mind that the baby's airways must be constantly monitored and kept clear. The danger of suffocation can in fact derive from having blocked them. (eg, pressed against the tissue and/or the wearer, etc.). In the " security" section, more information.
What are the differences between a MHUG baby carrier and a common baby carrier?
In MHUG baby carriers, the physiological position of the newborn is respected. The well-being of the bearer's back is guaranteed, since the child's weight is spread over a large surface area, unlike other baby carriers.
The structure of the MHUG supports, soft and enveloping, does not compress or press on the baby's spine. The seated position, and not hanging (as in many baby carriers), allows you to unload the weight on the bottom and not on the genitals.
MHUG baby carriers can be worn in different positions, they don't strain your back and you can use them for years!
Here you can find all the specific info.
Can I use a baby carrier even if I had a caesarean delivery?
Most women who have a normal recovery can use it about 3 weeks after giving birth. Of course you have to use more caution, for example fasten the base higher than the cut and wait a few more days in the presence of discomfort or pain. If difficulties persist 6 weeks after the cesarean, it is advisable to consult your obstetrician or gynecologist.
Can dads bring their children too?
For the father, carrying has significant advantages. If he is alone at home and the newborn starts crying, there is no better way to calm him down than wrapping him tightly against his body to make him feel protected and safe. It is also the best way to create a deep relationship between father and baby . Especially for dads who, often due to work, are unable to spend so much time with their children.
Can I breastfeed while wearing my baby?
Absolutely yes. One of the advantages of MHUG products is precisely the possibility of breastfeeding anywhere without anyone else noticing. In the MHUG Mei Tai, just lower the baby a little, loosening the knot on the suspenders slightly and fasten the collar. The "open tail" of the MHUG Sling instead turns into a discreet curtain. So you can breastfeed anywhere
My mother-in-law says that by bringing him he will become a spoiled child...
Continuous contact with parents is not a vice but a necessity developed over millions of years of evolution. Without this innate sense of attachment human babies would not have survived and our species would have quickly become extinct. Responding to your baby's calls will build his confidence, making him independent without anxiety or stress on both sides.
If your mother-in-law is still not convinced…give her our number or email ;-)
Everyone has their say... who should I listen to?
To yourself, first of all. Once you have learned the basics and learned with awareness how to carry your child safely, do not listen to those who have their say (often without foundation) to discourage you. You and your baby enjoy closeness and intimacy, the way only you know how to build, without interference.
My child doesn't want to be carried: am I doing something wrong?
Perhaps it reacts to the discomfort of the wearer, who doesn't feel safe enough. Children absorb our emotions! Not only that, they feel every movement and every muscle tension of the wearer. Or when you start, he's already grown up (he's over 6 months old) and he's no longer used to this type of containment). Some tips to get you started:
- Before placing him in the baby carrier, make sure he is fed, clean and in a moment of relaxation
- Reassure yourself first with tests, it will also have positive effects on the baby.
- Use dolls or stuffed animals and have someone help you the first few times you wear it
- As soon as you put your baby on, start moving and, if you can, get out. Newborns love movement (memories of bumps!).
- Play while in the carrier, sing if you feel like it - it's a great way to interact with him.
- Start with the front position (even if the baby is older). Once you are familiar with the carrycot, you can move the baby onto your back.
If the baby suffers from gastric reflux?
The ideal position is precisely the vertical one. For these children, babywearing is a real salvation because they can sleep without being continually awakened by acid and painful gastric reflux.
Crying and contact
A child who can develop no bond and no trust will always remain anxious and dependent. If a child hasn't received bodily contact, he can't even dissolve the first ties to develop (because only a satisfied need is a left need!). If I don't want to spoil a child and therefore keep him at a distance, he will demand my closeness more vehemently (through desperate crying). It will never again be so easy to give a child contact and security as in very early childhood, i.e. the age he WANTS to be brought to. It doesn't need any further attention, it just wants to be there.
Babies don't suffer from the heat in a baby carrier?
Dr. Gene Anderson, a doctor who has done a lot of research on the kangaroo method, says: “In research done with mothers and premature babies she noticed that the body temperature of both bodies, both that of the baby and that of the mother, immediately they increased. At some point, the mother's temperature decreased and then increased again when the baby also lowered his temperature. The mother therefore acts as a thermostat that regulates the baby's temperature in a natural way."
How much time a day should I carry the bio baby?
Again Dr. Anderson: "Wear as much as possible, but even 30 minutes a day has its effect."
Baby feels so tight in the carrier, won't it hurt?
After 9 months curled up in the mother's womb, finding limited space gives newborns a sense of security and containment. In any case, an uncomfortable newborn always finds a clear way to make you understand!
Remember to check rather that the overhead lines are not obstructed, here is all the important info for your safety.
Can wearing a baby in particular situations be useful?
In a MHUG a child feels protected, loved and cared for. During colic, when putting the first teeth or simply in a moment of crisis there is no better place to be. Close to you. And then you can always distract from a better perspective!
Can I bring my baby "facing the street"?
“It is not recommended because it forces the baby's back into a non-physiological curve and unloads all the weight on the genitals. It is also a disadvantageous position for the bearer because it shifts the center of gravity by loading the column too much. In this position then, the child cannot seek reassurance by leaning on you and filter external stimuli through your gaze. And he can't fall asleep peacefully".
From “A baby wants to be carried”, Eveline Kirkilionis.
What shipping options are there?
We use different couriers, and different shipping options are available. When you check out, you can choose the one that suits you best.
Can I choose a specific date for delivery?
At the moment it is not possible, we are sorry.
I wasn't home when the courier came. What happen?
The courier will try to pass again. Should it not find you, the shipment will have to be released and the costs for a third passage will be at your expense. We recommend, even in the absence of a concierge, to enter an address where delivery is possible. In case of problems, do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to email@example.com, we will do our best to support you.
In the event of non-delivery due to Absent Recipient, the Recipient is given the right to request free delivery of the shipment within 3 days following the first delivery attempt;
starting from the 4th day of storage, the costs of the dossier for opening the storage file and the additional ancillary costs envisaged by the agreement will be charged, with storage costs being charged from that day.
By mistake I communicated an incorrect address, what happens?
In the event of non-delivery due to an incorrect address, they will be charged
storage costs (which vary depending on the courier used) starting from the day following that of the first valid delivery attempt
ORDERS AND PAYMENT
Can I change/cancel my order after payment?
If the order has not yet been shipped, yes, we can modify it (including shipping information) or cancel it.
In one of the cases above it is important to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org quickly, indicating the order number
Are taxes included in the final price?
It depends on the country of destination. As far as Italy is concerned, taxes (VAT) are already included and there will be no extra costs on delivery.
In some countries, however, the price does not include import taxes and customs and the payment of the same may be required upon delivery.
To find out the final price, remember to enter the country where the delivery will take place.
Where can I find the order confirmation?
Once the order has been completed, an email will automatically be sent to the address used to complete it. If you have not received it, check that it is not in the "junk mail" folder or that you have not entered the wrong address by mistake. If you have registered, you can download your receipt in the "My Orders" section.
What payments are accepted?
It is possible to pay in many ways: credit cards, Satispay, Paypal, Apple payment, Scalapay, bank transfer.
Are there installment payments?
Not directly, but it is possible to pay in installments with our partners Paypal or Scalapay.
SHIPPING AND RETURNS
In which packaging is my order shipped?
In line with a more conscious approach, we are trying, even in packaging, to opt for more environmentally friendly solutions. You will receive your order in a box or in our MHUG recycled cardboard pouch, both convenient and reusable. If, on the other hand, you have chosen a gift package, your order will arrive in a very special envelope, made with our “once I was…” programme: high-fashion fabrics from surplus production, otherwise destined for pulping.
If you want to know more, click here
Where can I find the tracking order to monitor the shipment of my order?
Once the order is completed you will receive an email with the instructions and the tracking number. If you haven't received it, check your spam. For any problem, you can certainly contact us by email at email@example.com
What return policy does Mhug have?
You have 14 days to change your mind from when you received your order. We accept returns that are in perfect condition:
- The products you wish to return must be returned in resalable condition, so be sure to return everything in its original condition, including information material and any accessories.
- Used products will not be accepted as returns. A product is considered used when it is used with a child.
- You can use any courier at your discretion, at your cost and risk.
- Once the product/s has been received, it will be inspected and if the conditions are met we will proceed within 14 days to refund the purchase through the channel/platform you used.
- If your return does not take place under the conditions listed above, we will not be able to issue a refund and the package will be returned to you.
- If you placed your order with a gift card or voucher, and the product is eligible for return, a new code will be issued within 14 days of receipt.
- Any refund may have the maximum value paid to Mhug. We will not refund any taxes or customs costs, nor the shipping costs you paid to send us the product.
For more information, you can find out more on our Shipping and Returns page.
SINCE BIRTH, OUR JOURNEY OF LOVE
THE EMOTIONAL BENEFITS of BABYWEARING
Strengthen the bond
Contact brings greater well-being: it develops endorphins, your baby feels protected by your proximity, your smell and the sound of your voice.
Carrying accompanies the development of premature babies (kangaroo therapy).
The cry of a very young child is often a signal, a call to satisfy an important need: the newborn seeks and manifests as best he can the desire to be in a safe and known place: close to you. In a MHUG baby carrier you relax, and by relaxing you will more easily abandon yourself to a satisfying sleep. He won't demand further (and often tiring) attention, he just wants to be there .
Promotes healthy autonomy
To make a child independent, one must first make him secure. If you do the reverse process, you will get the opposite effect. A newborn feels safe having you close, better still in contact. Taking away this certainty can undermine his sense of security, and security is the basic requirement of autonomy.
ERGONOMICS and RESPECT for PHYSIOLOGY
In this position, the child correctly unloads the weight without putting pressure on the genitals and hips, which are very delicate in the first months of life. At birth the child does not take it naturally, he will do it gradually. which is why you don't need to force the legs apart.
Respect the baby's physiology
It is the position that allows your child to follow its natural development. A child is constantly growing, the spine (strong but at the same time very delicate organ) and the hips must be protected: the effects of wrong habits can manifest themselves seriously even after a long time.
Correct weight distribution
The heavier the child becomes, the more important it is for the support to distribute its weight over a large area of the carrier's torso. MHUG baby carriers protect your back thanks to the wide shoulder straps.
THE PRACTICAL BENEFITS of BABYWEARWING
Make everyday life easier
Dedicating yourself to older siblings, getting on public transport, shopping, walking the dog, taking care of a thousand chores, everything is easier without the encumbrance of cribs and strollers!
Perfect for breastfeeding
Contact brings greater well-being, helps and stimulates breastfeeding on request. The upright position reduces colic.
With MHUG you have your hands free, and this is a great advantage to be able to do what you want better!
As seen in
Dr. Antonio Marra, Head - Neonatal Intensive Care
Dr. Ilaria Stucchi, Neonatologist.
Dr. Marina Baldocci, Obstetrician.
Dr. Piera Angela Bongiovanni, Obstetrician
Dr. Maria Grazia Biagini
Dr. Silvain MIstichelli, Osteopath
Dr. Federica Mattei, Psychologist
Dr. Emanuela Geraci, Prenatal Counselor and Doula
Dr. Angela Di Noia, midwife and breastfeeding consultant
Dr. Laura Allemagna, expert in neonatal bioenergetic massage.
Since May 2012, the Pediatrics-Neonatal Intensive Care unit of the Santa Croce Hospital in Moncalieri, which I direct, has started a collaboration with MHUG aimed at the implementation and facilitation of Marsupial therapy in our ward. The project consists of training for NICU operators and the supply of specific bamboo fiber slings for premature babies designed together with MHUG... to facilitate skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby. The mothers accepted and appreciated them.”
The maternal uterus is a protected, warm and reassuring environment and it is the first environment in which the fetus becomes aware and begins to experiment with the use of the senses. There are countless mechanisms that allow all of this, but the need for CONTAINMENT and safety is of fundamental importance. MHUG baby carriers meet all these needs, allowing the mother to move freely while taking her baby with her.”
I tried the MHUG Mei Tai without looking at the instructions and was able to fix it easily! The children liked it falling asleep blessed, it's really very comfortable; I particularly like it because it is not bulky and therefore easily portable everywhere. I would recommend it to the moms I follow!”
MHUG Mei Tai is truly a quality buy. Parents spend too much on useless or very short-lived objects, while MHUG Mei Tai is a unique tool: it is indispensable in the first few months to encourage contact and containment and is so versatile that it follows the baby's growth. Every mom should have one!”
Finally a baby carrier that: respects the physiology of the newborn and the child and respects the flexion pattern of the newborn which is essential for his comfort and correct development in the first months of life. The MHUG baby carrier also offers excellent comfort to the mother, allowing her to breastfeed comfortably.”
I found that the position of the legs with the MHUGs is much better than that of the common fanny packs. We had already talked with the mothers about the importance of Contact and the presentation of MHUG came at just the right time. These baby carriers really fascinated me and now I always notice babies in baby carriers on the street and I feel like stopping those mothers and offering them only the MHUGs!”
Practical like a backpack, soft like a hug!”
MHUG Mei Tai is a very valid alternative to the baby carriers on the market because it is much lighter. It can be used for newborns, for older children, on the back and on the stomach. Folded it can be kept comfortably in a bag.”
"Let me hug you!" it is a fundamental book for new parents that I also recommend to young doctors starting their specialization in pediatrics.”
MHUG baby carriers really make life easier for mothers because they leave hands free and allow you to breastfeed anywhere. Days with the newborn are less stressful and the return to everyday life is faster. This is why I recommend them to my patients.”
"CONTACT" is a manifestation of Love, it creates and nourishes the subtle bond between mother and newborn ... In the first days and months of life it creates the "secure base" on which the future person will rise and develop, in its expressions affective and in its social achievements.”
Reading "Let yourself be embraced!", chapter after chapter I felt transported into a space of warmth, closeness, love. The author has managed to make her words "heard": through them, in fact, one slowly comes to feel embraced and pampered.”
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