Just like putting on a T-Shirt that has a Velcro hip support! No wrapping to get wrong, or buckles and clips to fiddle with. We have done the hard work for you, you just need to know your size and follow the instructions to secure your baby in the Baby Dink.
WHAT AGE CAN MY BABY BE WORN IN A BABYDINK ?
Baby Dink is designed for the first 6 months of a baby’s life or up to approx 18bs (8kgs)
Common stories amongst parents is the difficultly they experience with the wrapping process in the carriers that use a long length of fabric. Often making mistakes, resulting in wearing a product that sags, twists or is too loose. Other common stories are carriers being too bulky, awkward to put on, difficulty with buckles and clips, and to much strain on neck and shoulders when using products that do not adequately distribute the baby’s weight evenly.
Baby Dink is so easy to wear and comfortable for the baby and parent. You can actually be hands free and the baby is secure, settled and happy. And the best part is once you have secured your hip support Baby Dink will not need to be adjusted and will distribute the weight evenly over your upper body so it won’t tug on your shoulders or back.
Close Velcro fastening before washing
Place in delicates or lingerie bag
COLD wash only
Use mild detergent or wool wash
Gentle Machine Wash on Delicate cycle
Gentle Spin and line dry
Do not tumble dry
Do not iron
Do not bleach
Do not dry clean
- Studies show if you wear your baby for 3 hours per day you reduce infant crying by 43% (journal paediatrics) It is one of the best and easiest ways to promote bonding.
- Wearing your baby can help to decrease the occurrence of post-natal depression. The close proximity of the baby enables parents to respond to and learn ‘non-crying’ signals, which result in less stress and less crying.
- Promotes a strong connection between parent and baby which is the most important factors in healthy physical, intellectual and social development of infants.
- Baby wearing promotes good digestion which is believed to greatly reduce the symptoms of colic and reflux.
- Being in close contact with parent provides a baby with their most important needs being met… Food, Warmth, Touch and Love.It’s a lifesaver!
- It gives you your hands back while keeping your baby close.
You simply pull down the mid-section fabric, then part the front shoulder straps that are over your baby’s body, place your hands under their armpits and lift them directly upwards. The baby is always taken out of your Baby Dink before you take it off. Then Baby Dink can be left on until the next time you want to put them in again.
CAN I WEAR MY BABY FACING FORWARD OR ON MY BACK?
Nope. It puts too much pressure on baby’s spine and joints and increases the risk of baby falling out of your Baby Dink Carrier. Baby Dink is considered a “stretchy” carrier, therefore would not give adequate support for the baby to face forward, we advise against either method.
CAN I USE BABYDINK IF I'VE JUST HAD A CAESAREAN?
Absolutely! We have had very positive feedback about the support of the elastic post caesareans. Because you can adjust the belt with the Velcro, it means you can wear it as firmly as feels comfortable.
BabyDink is lightweight and breathable - it is approximately 90% cotton and way less fabric that a wrap carrier! Babywearing is hot, so we always recommend wearing one less layer on yourself and one less layer on your baby. On a very hot day, keep yourself cool, and only have the baby in a nappy, that way the soft fabric of BabyDink acts as the baby’s clothes.
IS IT SAFE FOR MY PREEMIE BABY?
Baby Carrier regulations state 3.2 kg as the starting weight, however we have had many parents wear BabyDink with preemie babies and little bubs from 2kgs. We always recommend seeking advice from a health care professional, as extra precautions are needed with smaller babies when baby-wearing.
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY STANDARDS?
BabyDink complies with rigorous safety testing of US standard ASTM F2907 and EU TR16512
IS BABYDINK A HIP HEALTHY PRODUCT?
Yes, the International Hip Dysplasia Institute Classifies BabyDink as a Hip-Healthy Product. The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) acknowledges swaddling and babywearing devices in order to recognise products that encourage healthy hip development. This is especially important during the first six months of life when the hips are growing rapidly. You can find out more here.
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Kiin Baby & BabyDink do not, under any circumstance, assume any responsibility for accident or injury (of any type) as a result of use, or misuse, of BabyDink products. Use of BabyDink products by the purchaser (and all subsequent users) is undertaken at the users own risk.