Is wrapping safe?
Yes, when done properly. Wearing your baby in a woven wrap is a safe and baby‑friendly practice. However, as with any baby product, it is imperative that parents and caregivers become fully informed on the proper usage, especially when wrapping younger, smaller, or sick babies. A general rule of thumb is to have baby close enough to be easily kissed, which means airways uncovered and airways are visible.
Additionally, all Baby‑Doo products have undergone rigorous testing and have been certified by the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) for safety.
Below are some additional guidelines from the BCIA on how to safely wear your baby:
- Baby carriers are meant to mimic in‑arms carrying positions. Your baby should be in the same position in which you would hold him in your arms. Check your baby’s position by embracing him after settling him into the carrier; his position should not shift significantly in your embrace.
- Read and follow all manufacturers’ instructions for use, and watch any included DVDs, if applicable.
- Ensure you can see baby’s face at all times. Do not let baby’s face press into your body. Do not cover baby’s face with a blanket, sling fabric, nursing covers, clothing, etc.
- Baby’s head and neck must be gently and completely supported, with chin off chest. If baby’s chin is pressed tightly to baby’s chest, this can restrict baby’s airway. Check to ensure you can slip your finger between baby’s chin and chest to check for correct positioning.
- Consult an expert (a babywearing consultant and/or your heathcare provider) if your infant was born with a low birth weight, such as a preemie or twins, or if your infant has a respiratory illness or other respiratory problems. Extra vigilance is required with these babies.
- After nursing in a carrier, remove baby from breast and return baby to proper carrying position with head above the breasts and face free of fabric and turned to the side with baby’s face clear of mother’s body.
- Attend to and check on baby often, especially those under 4 months of age.
Visit http://babycarrierindustryalliance.org/babywearing-safety/consumers for additional information.
Why should I wrap my baby?
Wrapping is an excellent way for a parent or caregiver to bond with a baby. Babywearing provides baby with a smooth transition from mother’s tummy to the world around them. Not only does it replicate the warm and soothing environment of the womb, it also serves as a safe-haven, providing a baby with a place to sleep, receive comfort, and nurse. Best of all, wearing your baby in a woven wrap offers a multitude of ways to carry your baby, allowing the wearer to perform a variety tasks comfortably and hands-free.
Can I wrap my newborn?
Absolutely! Babies can be wrapped from the moment they are born and a woven wrap is the perfect carrier as it offers the support, warmth, and security that the womb offered for nine months. Baby-Doo® woven wraps make wrapping a newborn a delight to both wearer and baby given its soft and extra-cushy texture.
When it comes to wrapping, the Front Wrap Cross Carry is ideal for newborns as it allows the infant to be skin-to-skin while facing in, offering optimal spinal, hip, and head support. Keep in mind that wrapping a newborn can be a bit tricky at first, requiring a bit of patience; however, with the right guidelines, wrapping can be safely accomplished.
Here are some important rules:
- Always make sure airways are unobstructed and baby is placed high enough for you to kiss their forehead.
- Keep hips and thighs in a squatted straddle position in order to preserve “c”-shaped curvature of a newborn’s spine.
For additional safety tips, check out our Safety page (link to safety page), and for bonus babywearing instructions, check out our Tutorials page (link to page).
Can I wrap my toddler?
Absolutely! Baby-Doo® wraps are sturdy enough to carry toddlers and kids of all sizes due to its unique diamond-like weave, so there is no need to sacrifice comfort for security. Check out our Tutorials (link to Tutorials page) section to see which carries and finishes are recommended for toddlers, including a step-by-step guide on how to do it.
Is wrapping complicated?
Believe it or not, anyone can wrap! Most wrappers begin by learning one or two basic carries and, with practice, master them before learning different variations and finishes. In addition, there are a few carries that can be pre-tied and simply adjusted and tightened once your baby is placed inside, making wrapping easier and quicker.
Can I breastfeed in a wrap?
Yes! Nursing moms love the convenience of feeding their babies on-the-go. With BabyDoo® you never have to worry about where you are—any place is the perfect place to feed your baby! Nursing in your wrap means hassle-free errands, trips, and outings; and best of all, your baby can safely fall asleep in your wrap without having to transition them to a bed or a crib.
In order to successfully nurse in your wrap, it is important you have these nursing basics down:
- A good latch is established
- Breastfeeding is successful without the wrap
- Baby has good head control
Once you’ve met those requirements, nursing can be achieved from either a front or side carry position. Visit our Tutorials (link to Tutorials page) page for more advice on how to successfully nurse while wearing your baby in a woven wrap. Be sure to check it out!
What are the benefits of a wrap versus other carriers on the market?
Woven wraps are the perfect solution for carrying your baby, given its uniquely versatile nature. Unlike strollers and detachable carriers, which are heavy and clunky to transport, woven wraps are light-weight and can be easily tucked away into a diaper bag or purse. Not to mention, babywearing in a woven wrap is a hands-free experience, no need to push, hold, or carry anything. Best of all, wearing your baby also serves as an excellent way to promote healthy physical and mental development—something that strollers and carriers cannot achieve as they separate baby from their parent or caregiver.
There are a few stretchy wraps currently available on the market, and while they are similar in appearance and structure to a woven wrap, their composition is very different. Woven wraps have a great advantage over stretchy in that they provide baby with a secure hold that won’t sag as your baby grows. This results in a safe and happily worn baby while also making babywearing comfortable for the wearer.
When compared with Soft-Structured Carriers (SSC), woven wraps might appear as one-in-the-same considering they are both made of soft, flexible material; however, there are some significant differences between an SSC and a woven wrap. One striking difference is that an SSC is not nearly as adjustable as a woven wrap because many come in only one size. Despite the adjustable straps and belts, not all SSCs are fitted properly, resulting in improper usage. On the other hand, woven wraps allow the wrapper to achieve a comfortable and unique fit every time, making the babywearing experience a positive one for both wrapper and baby.
What is your refund policy?
Baby-DooUSA allows refunds on brand-new unwashed merchandise accompanied by original tags and paperwork within 30 days of purchase date. Items that have been used, washed, or damaged are ineligible for return.
To file for a refund please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I exchange my wrap?
Exchanges can only be made with stocked merchandise. Items must be brand-new and unwashed and within 30 days of purchase date. Used, washed, or damaged items are ineligible for return.
To file for an exchange please email us at email@example.com
What is your shipping policy?
Baby-Doo USA offers free priority shipping on all purchases for domestic orders. Orders are shipped within 3 to 5 business days. Currently, BabyDooUSA is only shipping within the United States. If you are located internationally and would like to purchase a BabyDoo®, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.