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SLING SAFETY
Mamma's Milk has been safely carrying the most precious cargo for over ten years.

Dr. William Sears, author of The Baby Book, puts it best when he describes babywearing:

"During my thirty years as a pediatrician, parents in our practice would often say, 'As long as I carry my baby she's content.' After years of watching a whole parade of babywearers we dubbed these thriving infants 'sling babies.' We noticed that the more we carried our babies the less they cried. With each baby, we began carrying them more and more."
In fact, this reduced crying has been scientifically proven: The medical journal Pediatrics conducted a study which showed that Increased carrying reduces infant crying by up to 51%". Can you imagine your baby crying half as much?

As with any baby product, be sure to follow safety instructions. An important instruction concerns Positional Asphyxia (suffocation). Positional asphyxia can happen when a baby's airflow is restricted. Young babies (0 - 4 months) can be at risk, whether in a sling, carseat or even sleeping.
Keep your baby's mouth and nose from becoming pressed against the sling or your body. This is especially important when your baby is sleeping or sick. Signs of positional asphyxia are frequent or continuous grunting, sighing and/or labored or rapid breathing. Keep your baby safe and happy by making sure that their chin is not tucked down into their chest. Gently lift baby's head back off their chest to ensure free air flow.

Babywearing is a wonderful comforting and bonding experience!


PUTTING ON YOUR SLING


Video - Putting Your Sling On:

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  • Step 1

    Hold your sling so that the dark red Mamma's Milk tag is on the outside bottom.
  • Step 2

    Slip the sling over your shoulder. The Mamma's Milk tag will be at your hip.
  • Step 3

    Open the two layers of fabric. This little pouch will be where your baby will lay or sit.

INFANT POSITIONS


TODDLER POSITIONS


  • Reverse Modified Cradle

    Age: Birth to 2 years
  • Heart to Heart

    Ages: Birth to 3 years
  • Popover

    Ages: 0 - 18 months

ADJUSTING THE INVISIBLY ADJUSTABLETM SLING


  • Step 1

    Flip your sling inside out so that the fuzzy Aplix is facing up.
  • Step 2

    Slip the piece with the fuzzy Aplix into the tunnel with the rough Aplix. When you get the sling to the size you want, press the Aplix together firmly. 
  • Step 3

    Flip sling back right-side out so that you do not see any Aplix at all. Ta da! Now THAT'S sleek!


BREASTFEEDING



Position your sling so that baby's head is at your breast. Simply lift your shirt and guide baby to your breast. Once baby latches on, nursing is hands-free.

INFANT NURSING POSITIONS
  • Nursing: Cradle Positon

    Great for babies up to 6 months.
  • Nursing: Modified Cradle Position

    Great for babies and toddlers up to 14 months.
  • Nursing: Reversed Modified Cradle Position

    Great for babies and toddlers up to 3 years.
  • Nursing: Heart to Heart Position

    Great for babies and toddlers between 6 - 18 months.
  • Nursing: Tummy to Tummy Position

    Great for babies and toddlers between 6 - 18 months.
  • Nursing: Hip Position

    Great for babies and toddlers from 6 months to 3 years.
TODDLER NURSING POSITIONS
  • Nursing: Tummy to Tummy

    Great for babies and toddlers between 6 - 18 months.
  • Nursing: Reverse Modified Cradle

    Great for babies and toddlers up to 3 years.
    Can nurse to sleep and carry a toddler in this position.
  • Nursing: Modified Cradle

    Great for babies and toddlers up to 14 months.
  • Nursing: Hip Position

    Great for babies and toddlers from 6 months to 3 years.

Youtube Videos



  • Is my sling TOO BIG?

  • Is my sling TOO SMALL?

  • Baby Sling Carrier Instructions: Is my sling the RIGHT SIZE?

  • How to breastfeed a newborn in a baby sling carrier

  • How to discreetly breastfeed an older baby (toddler) in a baby sling carrier

  • How to nurse both sides (switch breasts) in a baby sling carrier

TROUBLESHOOTING


  • *MOST COMMON PROBLEM :
    Sling digs into shoulder/chest


    Problem: Sling DIGS INTO SHOULDER/CHEST.

    Solution: This is easily fixable and will make your sling go from feeling like a pair of too-tight high heels to feeling like your most comfortable sneakers. Loosen only top row of Aplix (velcro) a few inches.
  • Sling falls off your shoulder

    Problem: Sling FALLS OFF SHOULDER.

    Solution: Tighten only top row of Aplix (velcro) a few inches.
  • Aplix (velcro) is showing

    Problem: APLIX (velcro) SHOWING, leg padding showing.

    Solution: Your sling is on inside out. Flip your sling right side out, so that the Mamma's Milk tag is showing and everything else is invisible.