INSTRUCTIONS TO CARRY A PREMATURE BABY (up to 6,6 lbs/ 3 kg)
Tuck the central band inside the inner layer, forming a sac for the baby.
Hold the baby safely, and be prepared in a position comfortable and safe.
Put the baby inside the central band.
Central band must fix the baby until his neck, holding the head and
leaving the face visible and the air passage free.
Tighten the sideband around the baby ́s body while you are holding him with the other hand
Do the same with the other band. Sidebands must go around baby ́s body without pressure
Cross the sidebands under the baby to avoid slides
Take the bands to the back, and it can be tied to the waist both in
front of or behind with a double knot
SPECIFICATIONS FOR PREMATURE BABIES TRANSPORT
The Quokkababy shirt vest allows the carrying of physiologically stable premature babies. It is ideal for practising kangaroo mother care (KMC) easily, conveniently and safely.
Follow the recommendations and safety warnings that are given i
n these instructions and ask your doctor.
How to insert and remove the babywearing shirt:
• Hold the baby with one hand behind the neck and around the back.
• Slightly support the lower portion of the jawbone of the baby on the mother ́s fingers, in order to avoid the baby ́s head falling down and blocking the respiratory tract while the baby stands in a vertical
• Put the other hand down the baby’s bottom.
Fitting of the Quokkababy babywearing shirt:
• The baby’s body stays in place due to the central band and the lateral ones surround the baby avoiding its body sliding down but also avoiding putting pressure on it.
• Premature babies should be placed in ‘kangaroo’ position, on the mother’s bare chest, in vertical position, with its legs in flex position and a hand close to the baby’s mouth.
• For further info please check the WHO recommedations for Kangaroo Mums
• The baby’s head should be placed to one side, changing the direction on each take, with the cheek leaning on the mum’s body.
• The area around the baby’s head should always be clear avoiding pushing to the front or back . The baby’s head should be visible to you,
• The fabric must hold the baby up to the neck.