Selecting the right size pouch is extremely important. In
order to get a tight, snug, comfortable fit, the pouch must be the
right size for you. Please use the chart below and answer some of the
simple questions following to help you determine which will be the
best size for you and your child. Remember, it is YOUR size that
determines what size pouch you need, not your child's. Our pouches
can easily be worn with newborns (even premature babies), infants and
toddlers of all shapes and sizes and even your preschooler! The
weight limit is determined by how much you can physically handle -
typically around 35 lbs, although carrying a heavy child is possible
for those occasions when they're just too tired to walk any
Each pouch comes with 4 standard adjustment rows to
accommodate differently sized adults, extra room for nursing or bulky
clothing. There are two rows of overlap in between sizes. For
example, the two loosest rows on the size medium are the same as the
two tightest rows on the size large.
You may exchange your new
Adjustable Pouch for a different size if necessary.
to Select the Right Size for You:
1. Measure your
chest (loosely, over normal clothing), above the largest part of your
bust (under your armpits), to help determine your pouch size. DO
NOT MEASURE "OVER" THE FULLEST PART OF YOUR BUST AND DO NOT
USE YOUR BRA SIZE (this measures under your bust, not above
it). Please use a SOFT tape measure if you have one.
If not, rather than using a metal tape measure, use a piece of string
and a standard ruler to measure yourself.
2. Use the chart below to determine your approximate size.
28-34" above bust chest measurement
height: under 5'3"
33-39" above bust chest measurement
height: 5'4" or above
38-44" above bust chest measurement
weight: 150-250 lbs
height: 5'6" or above
42-51"+ above bust chest measurement
height: 5'10" or above
3. Please contact us if you have any
SOME MORE HELPFUL SIZING
1. Are you currently pregnant? If so,
please use your "current" above chest measurement, but add
10-20 lbs to your pre-pregnancy weight. Please keep in mind that the
pouch absolutely will not fit you correctly whilst you are still
pregnant. Please wait until your baby is born to determine if you
have the correct size.
2. What are you wearing when you
measure yourself? Is it summer and you're wearing a light shirt? Will
you possibly be wearing the pouch over a sweater or light coat in the
winter? Bulky clothing can add 1-2" to your chest measurement.
Alternatively, you may want extra room in the pouch if your child is
wearing a jacket or snowsuit.
3. Where do you carry your
weight? Above or below your waist? If you carry your weight below
your waist, your weight does not matter as much as your chest
measurement in determining the correct size of pouch.
age child will you be wearing? Newborns and small infants take up
more room in the pouch than toddlers do.
5. Will you be
nursing in the pouch? If so, you may want more room for extra ease.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like help choosing
your order, please choosse which shoulder you prefer to wear your
sling on when your baby is being carried on your hip. Here is
information which will help you make your decision:
cradle carry, kangaroo carry and tummy position (basically, for the
first 6 months of your baby's life), you can wear your pouch on
either of your shoulders without it making a bit of difference. The
snaps will be located in the middle of your back regardless.
your baby is being worn primarily on your hip (around 5-6 months), it
is best if the sling is worn on the shoulder it was originally
snapped for. This reduces the possibility of your baby unsnapping the
snaps while being worn as they are located on your back, rather than
on your chest. The pouch will still function fine on either shoulder.
If you have never worn a sling before and do not know which
shoulder or hip you use, please consider the following guidelines.
Most people, when NOT using a sling, carry baby using their dominant
arm because it's stronger. However, when the sling is carrying baby's
weight, you need to decide what arm you want to have free to do other
things. Most right-handed people wear babies on their left hip,
allowing their right arm to be free to do other things - this means
the pouch is worn on your RIGHT shoulder. Vice-versa for left-handed
people. Also, try to think about which side you'd like your baby to
ride on once they're old enough to be placed on your hip. If you'd
prefer your baby on your right side, then you wear your sling on your
Fabrics: Unless noted, all Fleece Pouches are
made with 200 weight, Malden Mills fleece. This is the highest
quality fleece available. It will not pill and is easily machine
washable and dryable.