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Why choose MHUG and not just any baby carrier
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 wearer's back is guaranteed, since the baby's weight is discharged, unlike other baby carriers, over a large surface.
- The structure of the MHUG supports, soft and enveloping, does not compress or press on the baby's spine. The sitting position, and not hanging (as in many baby carriers), allows you to put 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!
When can I start taking my baby to a MHUG?
Immediately, with the right technique, i.e. in front, with the baby in the fetal position facing the chest (the vertical position will help the newborn to control gastric reflux, which is often very painful). Gradually and after a few weeks, you can start trying to make him sit with his legs apart, without ever forcing himself: every child reacts and grows differently.
Can I use a MHUG baby carrier even if I have had a Caesarean section?
Most women who have a normal recovery can use it about 3 weeks after giving birth. Naturally, you need to use greater caution, for example, fasten the base higher than the cut and wait a few more days if there is discomfort or pain. If difficulties still persist 6 weeks after the caesarean section, it is a good idea to consult your midwife or gynecologist.
Is MHUG suitable for pouch therapy?
All children love contact with their mother or father's body, for them it is necessary. Even premature babies* benefit enormously from Babywearing, also called "Pouch therapy", our soft and delicate bamboo sling is perfect for hugging the baby.
*after hearing the pediatrician's opinion
Why aren't MHUG baby carriers padded?
There are heavily padded supports on the market, promoted with the illusion that they are safer for the baby.
Our choice starts from a consideration: it is essential that a mother constantly " feels " her child close to her. The fewer layers there are between her and her creature, the more she will be able to perceive its breathing , warn if something is wrong (for example, apnea), in a sort of constant and vigilant monitoring.
Everyone has their say... who should I listen to?
To yourself, first and foremost. And to your doctor, in case of particular situations (premature and/or health problems). Once you have learned the basics and consciously learned how to carry your baby safely, don't listen to those who tell you (often without foundation) to discourage you. You and your baby enjoy your closeness and intimacy, the way only you know how to build, without interference.
MHUG respects the development of the spine
A child is constantly growing and the naturalness of its development must not be forced. The spine, a strong but at the same time very delicate organ, must be protected: the effects of wrong habits can manifest themselves even after a long time and will be more harmful if the problems have been neglected.
It's not just the size that changes over time, the shape of the
spine varies a lot in the first few months: At birth, a transformation begins that will end in adulthood, so that the C-shaped curvature of the spine gradually
will orient in the shape of a double S.
All MHUG supports support your child evenly, respecting the natural curvature of their spine.
MHUG respects the development of the hips
Under no circumstances should a baby in a carrier appear to be “hanging”.
If you force your legs into a stretched position
too soon, the hips (not yet mature and in soft cartilage) are
forced and there is the risk of causing not only discomfort, but also more serious effects (e.g. dysplasia).
As with the spine, attention must therefore be paid to the hips, especially in the first months of life.
In a MHUG carrycot, the hips are naturally wide apart, with the thighs supported by the support and the knees bent. In this position, called "M" or "folded spread" (often defined with the English term Spread Squatting Position ), the child's weight is well discharged without generating pressure on the hips.
We care about the comfort of Mom and Dad
The heavier the child becomes, the more important it is that the support allows for its weight to be distributed over an adequate surface of the carrier's torso.
In all MHUG supports the shoulder straps / fabric that rests on your shoulders is wide, so the muscle near the neck, the trapezius, is not used; in this way, the child's weight is well distributed on the adult's back.
In Mei Tai, the waist belt provides good lumbar support.
The certainty of certified raw materials
The material with which a baby carrier is made is an important element: small children begin to know the world with their mouths and tend to suck anything; the fabric of the baby carrier is there, within their reach.
The fabrics we use for our Mei Tai and our Bamboo are non-toxic, transpiring, and made from natural fibers.
Preserve the health of the cervical tract
We remind you that up to about 4 months a baby is not able to support the weight of the head
autonomously, therefore the presence of adequate support is a fundamental element; it remains an important element even when, growing up, he will be able to support the weight of his head on his own: it often happens that the child falls asleep and in this way he will be protected.
Our Mei Tais have a wide adjustable collar that allows you to support the baby's little head well; in our bands the same support function is performed by the fabric itself: in this way the head will not fall "pendling" when he falls asleep, and your child will not be literally tossed around when you move.
All Italian production
100% Made in Italy, from day one: entirely Italian workmanship, the real and demonstrable one! A choice that is consistently maintained even after more than 16 years, despite the temptation of low-cost overseas production.
Producing locally means more control, more certainty on the origin of the materials, protection of workers.
We know that the loosely knit law allows the wording "Made in Italy" to be affixed even if a large part of the processing takes place abroad, often outside Europe, where the conditions of workers and workplaces are not always fair and healthy . We, with pride (and a lot of effort!) produce everything in Italy.
Protection in a hug
Contact, not distance between you and your baby
There are heavily padded supports on the market, promoted with the illusion that they are safer for the baby.
Our choice starts from a consideration: it is essential that a mother constantly " feels " her child close. The fewer layers there are between her and her creature, the more she will be able to perceive its breathing , warn if something is wrong (for example, apneas), in a sort of constant and vigilant monitoring.
A MHUG carrier, unlike preformed baby carriers, is soft and enveloping, and adapts perfectly to the growing child's body.
A complete range of baby carriers to satisfy every need
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 implementing and facilitating 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 100% composite MHUG elastic band viscose bamboo, with OEKO-TEX® certification Standard 1000 is a high quality support, very soft to the touch and with a truly valid performance. The band manages to give excellent support and good weight distribution and at the same time has the ability to be gentle like a hug even in cases of premature newborns. Not bulky, easy to take anywhere, can also be used by novice parents as it forgives small tying errors. I recommend it for newborns, especially in cases of prematurity or in newborns with low birth weight, and to all the triads that appear in the world of babywearing. A band that is a second skin, a soft embrace.”
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!”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Let yourself be embraced" is an essential 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.”
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