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How to use my Ergobaby 360 carrier from infancy to toddlerhood

[ 0 ] 01/06/2017 |

In the next series of blog posts, I will be writing short ‘how to use my carrier’ guides covering all the different Ergobaby models.

So did you decide to go for an Ergo 360 from our vast selection on www.maltamumshop.com ? Awesome! You will benefit from free delivery or free product demonstration. It is important though that you get to use it properly. So please, please, please, read through! Any questions, please add them in the comments field.

First as a baby wearer myself, having worn two babies, and then as a seller, here is my short ‘How to use my Ergo 360‘ guide which I believe you will find useful. The Ergobaby four position Dusty Blue is also my current favourite with our baby daughter 😉

Tips and info, many not included in the manual:

  1. Putting the carrier on for the first time As an extra tip, when you first try on the carrier at home, I would suggest to do so with a doll. In this way you can practice while watching the videos and adjust the carrier to your body as much as possible without upsetting your little one during the process. I’ve also noticed that small babies are soothed by the movement, so consider (ie when the baby is fed, changed and ready for a nap) placing your baby in the carrier, walk a few steps in the house (instead of sitting down), and chances are he/she will be sound asleep in just a few minutes. 

    Please note that the strap behind your neck is adjustable and can be moved upwards and downwards. It is usually most comfortable when placed at the height of your shoulder blades.For those with a longer torso Ergobaby suggests wearing the waistband up higher than you might ordinarily, around the belly button level. If you have a short torso, try wearing the waist belt around your hips. Make sure that it is tight on your body, so that your little one will be sitting deep into the panel of the carrier and not on the waist belt.The small seat (set of buttons higher up) is only to be used for the forward facing position (from 5 months / 6.4 kg onward till 1 year/10kg). In order to avoid over-stimulation, this forward facing position is recommended to be used for about 20′ at a time. For the other three positions (up to 15kg) you need to be using the big seat (set of buttons lower down) and there is no time limit. The hip and back carry positions can be used from 6 months onward, when the baby is able to sit unaided.

  2. VideosA) How to use the insert according to your baby’s age 

    Easy Snug Insert
    Infant Insert 2014 design

    The infant insert is mandatory for the first 4 months, and after that till the baby has good head and neck support. You should then use the booster pillow found within the insert till 6 months on average or till the baby is tall enough to kiss while babywearing. If your baby is particularly tall but does not have good head and neck control, you can remove the pillow booster and keep on using the insert. B) How to put the Ergobaby carrier in the different positions

    C) How to breastfeed in Ergo  

  3.  Online product registration for all genuine Ergobaby carriers
  4. Washing 

    When it comes to washing, no more than 30 degrees, gentle program, ideally with all buckles in place and the carrier in a pillow case. Do not tumble dry and do not put it under the sun to dry. Always wash without fabric conditioner and using a gentle non bio detergent. 

  5. Ergobaby accessories 

    We also have Ergobaby teething pads, 360 drooling and teething bibs, rain covers and winter covers in stock in case you go out no matter the weather. You can find all the Ergobaby carrier accessories here http://www.maltamumshop.com/collections/ergobaby-accessories

  6. Tips for babywearing in hot weather
    https://blog.ergobaby.com/2013/08/guide-to-wearing-your-baby-in-hot-weather/

  7. FAQ & Reviews
  8. Ongoing and unlimited help and support

If you have any questions or need extra help and support at any point of your babywearing journey, do not hesitate to get in touch 🙂

Thank you,

//Liza

Category: Ergobaby, Maltamum Shop, Mum's Library, Resources for Malta Mums

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