What else is there to know?
Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions
Is an elastic or woven sling better for carrying from birth?
You can do this in both a woven and an elastic sling. Both can be adjusted perfectly and fit like a second skin. An elastic sling is particularly suitable for newborns and for the entire first half to three quarters of the baby's life. It can be easily pre-tied and the baby can be put into the already tied sling. Perfect, quick and uncomplicated. There is a specially designed sling for premature babies. On the other hand, a classic woven sling is ideal if you are looking for a sling for the entire carrying time and want more options for tying.
How do I pre-tie an elastic sling?
Take a look at the tying instructions from Hoppediz. There you will find the perfect instructions in video format on how to pre-tie an elastic sling quickly and easily.
What do I have to pay special attention to when I have my baby in the sling? How should my baby sit in the sling?
The most important things you should pay attention to:
- Your baby sits in the M-position.
- Your baby is at head-kissing height.
- The carrier and baby are close to your body.
- Your baby's head and/or neck is well supported.
- Your baby's airway is always clear
Can I breastfeed my baby in the carrier?
Yes! With a little practice, this is possible in both a baby carrier and a sling.
I have only recently given birth. When can I start carrying my baby after the birth?
If you feel fit and well, and your baby is doing well, you can carry your baby immediately after birth without any problems. Pay attention and listen to your body and take short breaks from time to time.
Can I carry my baby facing forward?
No. Please never carry your baby "face out", i.e. with the baby's back against your belly and the baby's face facing away from you. This is completely unphysiological and therefore very bad for your baby's back and hips.
In addition, it can lead to a sensory overload for your baby, as it is defenceless against the sensory impressions and cannot withdraw itself at this moment. Therefore, please always carry your baby facing the person carrying him. If it becomes too much for your baby, it can withdraw by simply cuddling its face against your breast. This way your baby can relax and go to sleep. He feels protected and secure. Learn more about wrong carrying.
What should my baby wear in the baby carrier?
- Remember that the baby carrier replaces a layer of clothing and thus provides additional warmth for the baby.
- Your baby gives off a lot of heat and acts like a little heater.
- Don't dress too warmly, neither you nor your baby.
- Wool-silk clothes, for example, allow the baby to exchange heat well.
- In strong, direct sun, always cover the head, legs and, if necessary, arms.
We hope you were able to take away something valuable for yourself and feel like carrying your baby - close to your heart. We definitely loved dancing our children to sleep and walking through life with them, and overall look back on a great time carrying.