Learn about our wraps
ABOUT OUR NEWBORN BABY WRAPs
Designed for your new baby, until their head and back strength develops & they want to see more of the world (by approx 16 - 20 weeks old). We know what you're going through after the birth and we know that comfort matters. Our wraps fit like a second skin, creating an nurturing womb-like environment for baby. They’re also ideal for YOUR sensitive body – lovely and light to wear. Just wait until your newborn is snuggled in there, it's like wearing a hug :)
Be patient with yourself. Remember you are mastering a new skill. If you haven't got the placement right the first time, don't worry about taking your baby out to try again. Soon you'll be able to put it on with your eyes closed, it's that simple once you know how!
How do I know if my baby is in a healthy position in the wrap?
For healthy spine and hip development, ensure your baby is positioned upright in the wrap. Babies legs should be supported from KNEE pit to KNEE pit. The whole under thigh should be fully covered and supported. Remember ‘bottom below knees’, baby should be sitting in a slight pelvic TUCK - with a naturally curved spine.
What age baby is the wrap suitable for?
This wrap has been designed for the newborn period. Most use will happen in the first few months - until approx 3 - 5 months old, depending on the development of your baby. Once your baby has gained neck and upper back strength and is more interested in the viewing the world around you or leaning backwards, it’s time to change carriers. Check out our ring slings if you haven’t already.
My baby weights less than 3.5kg, can I use this wrap?
Wraps are required to be labelled with a minimum starting weight of 3.5kg. Wrapping babies smaller than 3.5kg and premature babies can be wonderfully beneficial when done safely. We always advise that you seek the guidance from a qualified babywearing consultant or relevant professional to ensure you receive personally tailored care and advice. Babies with respiratory problems or low muscle tone should also seek the advise of a health care professional before using this carrier. Remember, always monitor your babies breathing and cues no matter their size - keep fabric open and away from airways so their face is fully visible and kissable by just a nod down, just like in the picture below.
My wrap seems to sink down in the wrap too much, what should I do?
This can be fixed! When setting up your wrap, when you cross the straps over in front of your body to create the X, pull the fabric down very taut. Tighter then you think. (But not so tight that it hurts or cuts of blood supply!) You'll find your sweet spot. The older and heavier the baby, the tighter you will need to set up the wrap.
With newborns, as a precaution, ensure their head is not curled down or forced into their chest, as this may restrict their breathing. For safety, it is advised to ensure there is at least a fingers width under their chin.
Our wraps have been designed to be worn high up on your body. For comfort & safety position your child high - not low on your body. Always ensure your baby’s face is close enough to kiss by simply glancing and nodding down. Check your baby is sat in a natural pelvic tuck position by gently holding each thigh with a finger and thumb and scooping upwards towards your body, so knees are higher than bottom.
What should I do with the shoulder fabric?
You can ease the shoulder fabric outwards and flip over the excess to create a cap over your shoulder - so there is no uncomfortable pressure points and baby’s face is in view. Try to manoeuvre the excess fabric and gather it or fold it down in a way to suit your body shape. The fabric that crosses behind you can also be adjusted for comfort, spread it wide.
How ‘snug’ should the wrap be?
VERY SNUG! It is not necessary to leave room for baby when setting up the wrap. The wrap should feel comfortable and like a second skin that snugly embraces your baby’s body and feels very supportive - but not be so tight that it is uncomfortable for you or your baby.
Can I breastfeed in the wrap?
We recommend you sit down and take baby out of the wrap to breastfeed. But don't worry, you don't need to untie the wrap. Because it is so stretchy, you can pop baby in and out as needed. Just make sure you are wearing a button down or stretchy V top.
Should I wash the wrap before using?
We always recommend washing, ready for a newborn's arrival, on it’s own in plain water (no soap or detergent). By hand or in the machine on a quick 30° cycle. Then hang to dry or dry on a low setting in the machine. 💕
How do I create extra head support?
A little wash cloth can be folded and rolled under the middle pull up section of the wrap, where the tag is, to make a little pillow if extra head support is required.
I want to double check with someone that I am wearing the wrap correctly!
Come and join us over in our private facebook group #mezayamum tribe. Post a photo or your question there and we'll help you.Alternatively email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We're always happy to help.
I can't decide if I should go for a wrap or sling?
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More about our MODAL:
OKEO TEX 100 Cert which guarantees that the fibres are free of harmful chemicals.
The fabric made and dyed here in the UK, from European originated fibres.
Very light and stretchy! You can pop baby in and out without having to re-tie the wrap.
UPF50+, great for wear all year round.
Machine washable 30º & tumble dry low. Washing will renew the two-way stretch.
Our Modal is made & dyed in the UK, derived from European fibres.