Carrying your baby is lots of fun, but we ask you to be mindful of the following points.
- DO NOT use a sling until you have read and fully understand the safety instructions.
- Lifft Slings are designed to be used for full-term, healthy babies (over 37 weeks gestation) weighing 8 lbs (3.6kg) or more. For babies under the care of paediatrician, seek advice before using.
- Be sensible and use common sense when using a sling.
- Never us in a bed, car or car seat and do not leave baby alone with sling.
- Examine your sling before every use. Check the stitching is secure and there are no holes or tears. Do not use if damaged.
- Always use two hands to support a wriggling baby. Remove from sling and try again later.
- Always ensure that your baby good airflow and can breathe normally. Do not allow your baby's face to become completely covered by material.
- Make sure that baby does not overheat. Babies absorb your body heat and will be warmer in a sling.
- Be aware that babies will reach out for objects. Avoid hot drinks and ensure dangerous and sharp objects are out of reach.
- Do not smoke whilst wearing your sling and keep away from naked flames.
- Read the 'How to Lifft' instructions carefully, ensuring that baby is securely between the 2 layers at all times and is positioned according to the directions in positions appropriate to baby's age and development.
- When bending, bend at the knees, not at the waist and keep one hand on your baby.
- Use the correct size sling. A sling that is too big for you is less secure and makes it difficult to position the baby correctly.
- Whether you carry your baby in your arms, or in a sling, there is always the possibility that an accidental trip or fall could result in injury. Please be cautious when walking on stairs or wet or uneven surfaces.
Particular attention should be make when carrying newborns in a sling, where they should be carried in the same position as if being cradled in your arms.
- A correctly fitted sling will allow you to see your baby at all times. In a cradle position your baby should face upwards not be turned in towards your body. Baby's face should NEVER be pressed against the sling fabric.
- Baby should be carried at carer's chest height and no lower that the waist. Ensure you are wearing the correct sized Lifft Sling.
- Baby should be positioned carefully with their bottom in the deepest part (not their back) so that sling does not fold them in half pressing their chin to their chest. When correctly positioned, there should always be at least one finger's width of space under baby's chin.
The wearer is responsible for ensuring baby's safety at all times.
Lifft (UK) Ltd is not liable for careless and improper use of Lifft Slings.
Lifft (UK) Ltd is a member of the UK Sling Manufacturers and Retailers Consortium which primary concern is in providing information to enable parents to use baby slings safely. Please contact us should you have any queries regarding the usuage of your Lifft Sling.
How to Lifft
The Lifft sling is so simple to put on. Follow the video or leaflet instructions for maximum comfort.
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