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Tips & Tricks - The Snap

Here are our top tips and tricks to ensure you and your baby have a comfortable carry every time...


 

SECURING THE WAISTBAND 

You will need to ensure the waistband straps have been pulled tightly and are firmly secure, you should barely be able to fit a finger between your body and the waistband - this will create the foundation for your babe to be properly supported.

Ensure that the carrier is secured around your natural waist, this is advisable for all carry positions.  Any lower and it will compromise the overall safety of the carrier.  

Finding your natural waist is simply the space between the top of your hip bone and the base of your rib cage - this goes for both men and women.

 

WHEN CAN MY BABY START USING THE SNAP 

Knowing exactly when your baby is ready to use the snap carrier can be hard to determine without actually trying him in the carrier first.  

Although the beginning weight limit is 5.5kgs, the best guide to go by is age of around 3-4 months.

What you are looking for is full knee to knee support. 

You never want the carrier panel to go beyond your baby's knees forcing them to overextend into the air.  There should be a natural bend at your baby's knee.

 

POSITIONING THE SHOULDER STRAPS

Once the carrier is secure, you will want to ensure the straps sit wide on your shoulders.  Never allow the straps to rest on your neck as this will become uncomfortable quite quickly.

Always make sure you have tightened each strap evenly - you will know if you need to make any adjustments simply by the way the carrier feels, however you can double check by looking at the back straps in the mirror.  If the X meets at the same place, then you are set to go.

 

FINAL CHECKS

Make sure you have tightened the straps tightly, you don't want to squeeze your baby, but you do want the carrier to be firm.  This will ensure your baby is sitting high enough to kiss. Always check that their airways are open and clear.  Sleeping babies should have their heads positioned to the side.

 

TICKS SAFE BABYWEARING

 

Still need a little extra help?  Would you like a fit check or something a little more specific?  We are always happy to help via email info@zarparbebe.com.au