How do I tie the baby wrap?
Printing instructional booklets puts a heavy strain on the environment. For that reason we chose to send the instructions over to you electronically. Please check your order confirmation e-mail. There you will find a link to download your instructions. Please remember that it is imperative to your baby's safety that you follow the instructions carefully. Following other manufactures' instructions or other YouTube videos will increase the risk of injury. You can download your instructions here. Or watch our tutorials here.
The wrap feels loose
If you find that your baby doesn't feel secure and tight in the wrap you need to take your baby out and retighten. Re-tie the wrap, making sure that the middle section and the straps across your shoulders are taut.
Can I sit my baby facing the front?
No. This isn't good for you or the baby. You want them securely snuggled close to you. Front facing positions put undue stress on your baby's developing hips.
Is the baby wrap safe for my new born baby?
Most certainly! The wrap is designed so that your baby can feel safe and secure in their new environment, listen to your heartbeat and get to know your smell. It is also ideal for skin to skin time with your new born. As with every carrier, make sure that you carefully follow the instructional steps and the safety steps and remember never to cover your baby's face!
How long can I carry my baby in the baby wrap?
Our baby wraps are designed for babies from birth to a year.
How do I wash my wrap?
Please wash your wrap on a delicate cycle, with similar colours. We recommend drying your carrier in a tumble dryer.
If you dry your carrier on a drying rack, we recommend that you iron it afterwards to soften the fibres.
! Please note that your carrier will temporarily shrink in the wash as modal fibre is highly absorbent. To get it back to its full-length use a tumble dryer or iron your carrier gently stretching it out.
The ecological modal fibre is superior in quality. Soft yet strong and incredibly breathable it will support your baby's weight up to 1year. Please look after it with care by keeping the carrier away from sharp objects such as zips, velcro and hook fasteners.
I have come across different carrying positions with other wraps. Can I do this with the Fornessi?
No. We recommend the safest and most ergonomic positioning for you and your baby.
Can I breastfeed in the carrier?
Yes! In order to breastfeed in the carrier first you need to make sure that your baby is placed at a good height and not too high up on your chest. Ideal baby wearing positioning is with your baby's head on your chest and just close enough for you lower your head to kiss theirs.
ALWAYS FEED YOUR BABY WHILST SITTING DOWN.
Keeping one hand on your baby at all times, find the section with the label and pull it down, tucking it under your baby's bottom. This should allow you space to manoeuvre your baby onto your breast. You can slide off one strap off your shoulder if you still find that more space is needed.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS SUFFICIENT DISTANCE BETWEEN YOUR BABY'S NOSE AND YOUR BREAST FOR YOUR BABY TO BREATHE.
Never use the carrier to cover your baby's face while breastfeeding as this significantly increases the risk of suffocation.
After feeding ensure that the carrier is put on securely and check the TICKS.
What are TICKS?
Every time you wear your baby make sure that they are SAFE by going though this checklist:
T “Tight & Secure” Your baby should be snug against your chest and well supported.
I “In View at All Times” Never cover your baby's face with the carrier, coats or scarves. Their face should always be in full view.
C “Close Enough to Kiss” You should be able to lower your head to comfortably kiss the top of theirs.
K “Keep Chin Off the Chest” For smaller babies you can use one of the straps to tuck the back of their head into.
S “Supported Back” Your baby's back should be well supported. For new-borns and younger babies their spine should be in the 'C' shape.