Is the Mommy wrap® hands free?
The Mommy Wrap® can be used for a variety of ways to make mom life easier. Created by of Mom of 3 Colic Babies, the Mommy Wrap is designed with the comfort of mom and baby combined. You will find that the Mommy Wrap is practical, functional, and fashionable all while having the ability to soothe your baby!
The Mommy Wrap® is not a baby carrier nor is it 100% hands free, but it still helps free up a hand for mom. Always keep a resting hand under the baby's bum for extra support. The Mommy Wrap® is a cardigan that helps hold baby & helps mom take care of the rest of the household. Make sure you are always cautious and ensure your baby is held firmly. The Mommy Wrap® is not a 100% hands-free device. It is to be used as a simple cardigan that Mom can wear with or without baby that adds support when holding or soothing baby, convenient pockets, and functional pacifier connectors. All to help make mom life easier. A mom should always take extra care holding her baby to ensure baby is safe.
Sizing recommendations for mom
The Mommy Wrap® is true to size. We suggest to order the same size a mom would order in a good old fashioned ladies' T-shirt. In fact, it runs a tad big, but we did this with intention. The Mommy Wrap is perfect for transitioning bodies with postpartum bellies and fluctuating chest sizes. If a mom is in between sizes, order a size down. For example, if a mom fluctuates between a medium and large, order the medium.
sizing Recommendations for Baby
Newborn Hold/Skin to Skin:
This hold is best suited for babies up to 13-15 pounds depending on length of child. Make sure baby is scooped in a fetal position with knees tucked into body. No need to straddle the baby's legs and displace natural positions.
For bigger and older babies in an upright position:
Best suited for babies up to 18 pounds. Place baby in upright position and straddle baby's legs over Mom's belly. Tuck the excess fabric underneath as high a possible.
Best suited for babies up to 23 pounds. Place baby sideways across Mom's body and tuck the excess fabric under baby.
Best suited for babies between 15-23 pounds. Ensure baby can hold head up on its own before trying this move. Simply place the baby on your hip, connect fabric from the same side where baby is sitting to the opposite side's inside button. Tuck the excess fabric under baby's bum.
Steps to help support baby inside The Mommy Wrap® with the Newborn Hold
1. Take the elastic on one side of The Mommy Wrap® and connect it to the inside button on the opposite side.
2. Choose an elastic connector from the other side and connect it to the outside button on the opposite side.
There are different choices of elastic and buttons on each side to accommodate changing postpartum bellies and growing babies.
3. Tuck the excess fabric under the baby's bum as high as you can.