Safety and FAQs

Safety is so important when you are wearing your baby.

When wearing your baby, always follow T.I.C.K.S. :

  • Tight – baby wrap must be tied tightly and securely at all times.
  • In view at all times – baby must never be hidden from you view by the wrap
  • Close enough to kiss
  • Keep chin off chest – a good check is to see if you can fit two fingers under their chin
  • Supported back – baby’s back must be straight and secure

FAQs

Why should I use a Beluga Wrap?

The benefits of babywearing using a Beluga Wrap are endless! For starters, it's an excellent way to bond with your baby right after they are born, skin to skin. Both mom and dad can benefit from this, and the health benefits for baby are huge. 

Wearing your baby has been shown to decrease instances of postpartum depression too!

As baby grows, babywearing helps to ease the transition from womb to world. It reduces crying, and can settle even the fussiest of baby. The upright position baby is in while being worn also helps with digestion, and may help with colic and gas if used for a half hour after each feeding.

Many of our customers swear the wraps contain "sleepy dust". Since babies LOVE to be held close to the sounds and smells of mom or dad, with secure pressure surrounding them from all angles, they sleep...and sleep and sleep! 

Did we mention the biggest benefit? When you're hugging your baby close in the Beluga Wrap, you are completely hands free. That means you can get things done while keeping your baby close. 

My baby doesn't feel secure in the wrap/is dropping. What am I doing wrong?

Due to the stretchy nature of the fabric, the Beluga Wrap often needs to be tied tighter than you think it does. It will stretch around your baby, so tie it tight enough so all the fabric is lying tight against your body. The stretch is what gives the wrap its unique cush and comfort. It may take a few tries to get the tension just right, so don't give up!

Where do you ship to?

We ship worldwide! If you are outside of the following countries please email us for a shipping quote:

Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia, UK.

How do I use the Beluga Baby Wrap?

Tutorials can be found on our "How-To" Page.

How old should my baby be to use the Beluga Baby Wrap?

The Beluga Wrap is designed for use from womb to wrap and can be used right from the moment your baby is born. This is intentional, since the wrap imitates a womb-like environment and eases the transition to the outside world. 

Since the wraps have a customizable fit, depending on how loose or tightly you tie them, you can wrap even the tiniest of babies. If your baby is under 7 pounds, or premature, please seek guidance from a health professional for the proper way to use Kangaroo Care safety. Extra care should be taken to ensure baby's airways always remain clear and unobstructed.

You can continue using it as long as it's comfortable and your baby feels safely supported - until about 25-30 pounds. 

Is there a weight minimum or maximum?

Since the wrap can be used from birth, there is no minimum weight for full term, healthy babies. For preemies and babies with medical conditions, always consult your doctor. The maximum weight is around 25 - 30 pounds. 

My baby is bigger now, do you have tips on carrying a larger baby?

Larger babies - up to 30 pounds - can be carried with the Beluga Wrap. The key is twofold. 1) Getting the wrap tied tight enough. Once you've got the panels crossed across your back, and coming over your shoulder, tighten the centre panel (the one with the logo on it) by pulling upwards on the two ends, up and over your shoulders. Then, once you've passed the two ends under the centre panel in front of you, tighten them again before you tie off with a double knot. 2) Make sure you are stretching the fabric all the way from one knee to the other, making a good, wide seat for your baby and getting as much fabric under them as possible. 

You can always email me at haley@belugababy.ca if you are still having issues. I am happy to help!

Can I use the Beluga Baby Wrap to carry my baby on my back?

No - stretchy wraps are not safe for back carries. 

Why do you use bamboo fabric?

Bamboo is grown without the use of pesticides or harmful chemicals. Though much bamboo fabric is not certified organic, the process in which it is grown is often organic by the very nature of the requirements of the plant.

Bamboo is the perfect fabric for baby wearing since it wicks moisture away from the body, allowing you to wear your baby without becoming one giant sweat bucket. This is also great for your baby, who is much more sensitive to temperature fluctuations than you are. 

It's also naturally antibacterial, UV protective, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and sustainable. In short, it is nothing less than the most perfect fabric to trust next to your baby's delicate skin. 

How do I wash my wrap?

Wash your wrap on a gentle cycle with like colours. You may wish to tumble dry on a low temperature, but hanging or laying flat to dry will preserve the colour and integrity of the fabric for longer. 

Can I nurse in the Beluga Wrap?

Yes you can!

Due to the stretchy nature of the wrap, you don't need to loosen it before nursing. Once you've gotten your baby in the wrap according to the instructions here, reach into the sides and scooch baby down (remaining tummy to tummy) by pushing gently on their hips. Choose which side you'll  be feeding on, then move that fabric panel slightly to the side. Pull your shirt on that side up or down (depending on the type of shirt), and lift your breast up so baby can latch. 

If your baby falls asleep while nursing, be sure to readjust them to kissable height for their safety. 

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