Instructions for Using a PouchPosted by Laurel McCarthy | 18.06.2014
Putting on Your Hotslings Fitted Pouch
Fold the pouch into itself to make a 2 layer tube. Find the curved-seamed end. This will be at your hip and toward the front. No matter what position you are using, the baby’s bum will be in the curved seam.
Put the folded edge over your head and rest it on your opposite shoulder. The curved, padded end should be down, directly under the opposite breast from your shoulder. The open side of the tube should be facing UP.
For the Cradle and Front Carries, the padding should be flipped on the outside. For the Hip Carry, padding will be on the inside.
Putting on your Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Pouch
|Unfold your Adjustable Fleece Pouch so that it looks like this (this is a right-dominant pouch).||Put your right arm through the opening on the side away from the open edges.||Slide the pouch over your head onto your shoulder of your dominant hand. The open edges (the bound edges) should be UP. The folded edges should be over your shoulder. Center the width of the pouch over the ball of your shoulder.|
|Place the seam where you want the baby’s bum to be. This seam provides the deepest part of the pouch and is where the bulk of your baby’s body will always be.For the tummy to tummy, cradle and kangaroo carry, position the serged pouch seam across the center of your body. For the hip and back carry, this seam will be along the side of your body.||When wearing your pouch, make sure you are not wearing it inside out. When worn correctly, the snap “flap” (fabric with the unused rows of snaps) should be flat against your back. You should not see the Kangaroo Korner label. This is a left-dominant pouch.||Your pouch has now created a “pocket” similar to a piece of pita bread. Your baby will always ride inside of the pocket. Please ensure that there is always fabric behind and in front of your baby. In addition, there will almost always be fabric between your baby and your body (except for when nursing).|
Tummy to Tummy Carry
(birth – 4 months with legs in, 2 months – 35 lbs with legs out)
This is the position we recommend you begin with when wearing your new pouch, no matter what your child’s age. It is the easiest toget baby in and out of and takes up the least amount of room. It is also one of the best positions for newborns and premature babies as baby is wornsnug against your chest, close to your heartbeat.
Kangaroo Carry (2 months-8 months)
We recommend this position for babies under 22 lbs and/or 29-30”. Babies over these limits can cause you lower back pain as the pouch will notdistribute their weight evenly.
Hip Carry (4 months – 35 lbs)