Adjustable Sling

Using Your Adjustable Sling

Threading your Balboa Sling

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  • Hold the Sling with the elastic trim up.

  • Pull the safety stopper and tail through both rings and slide to appropriate size – see "Fitting your Sling".

  • Now that you have created a loop make sure that the Sling is not twisted.

  • Slide the safety stopper and tail back through one ring and pull the fabric through until tight.

  • Hold the Sling with the rings in front and the padded back strap in back.

  • Place one arm and your head through the loop. Wearing the Sling on your right shoulder makes it easier to use your left arm and vice versa. However, choose the side that is most comfortable for you.

  • Place the rings at your shoulder level where you would wear a corsage. Pull the padded back strap away from your neck so it sits slightly off your shoulder.

Fitting Your Sling

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Pull the safety stopper through both rings.

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Your Sling can be adjusted from size X-Small (18" tail) to size X-Large (6" tail) and anywhere in between. The sewn down tail portion is to help when threading your sling – the tail can be as long as 18" for size X-Small.

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After you have selected your size, see "Threading your Sling". Sling should fit snug before you place the baby in it, at your bust line and above your waist.

Carrying Style

For use with babies 8-35 lbs, the Balboa Baby® Adjustable Sling grows with your baby for a comfortable and secure carry from infancy through toddlerhood.

Cuddle Style

Newborns and babies that like to be closer to mom.

 

  • Hold baby facing you on the side without the rings.

  • Pull the outer elastic trim open and lower baby into the sling bottom first.

  • Make sure the inner elastic trim of the Sling is pulled up and baby is positioned between the two pieces of elastic trim.

  • Make sure baby is seated comfortably. Wrap the outer elastic trim up and around the baby’s back and neck to ensure stability.

Cradle Style

Great for breastfeeding.

 

  • Hold baby with baby's head on the side with the rings.

  • Pull the outer elastic trim open and lower baby into the sling bottom first.

  • Place baby in the Sling bottom first. Make sure the inner elastic trim of the Sling is pulled up and the baby is positioned in the pocket of the sling.

  • Adjust baby’s position so baby is comfortable.

Front Carrier Style

For babies that can hold their head up and want to see the world.

 

  • Hold baby facing out, resting against your shoulder without the rings.

  • Hold baby’s legs up and lean back so baby rests against your chest. Pull the outer elastic trim open and slide baby into the Sling bottom first.

  • Baby’s legs can be bent and crossed or stretched out to one side. Make sure the inner elastic trim of the Sling is pulled up and baby is positioned between the two pieces of elastic trim.

  • Let baby move into a comfortable position before you start to walk.

Hip Carrier Style

For babies who can sit up without support.

 

  • Hold baby facing you on the side without the rings, above your hip.

  • Slide baby’s legs through both pieces of elastic trims.

  • Pull the inner elastic trim down around the back of baby’s knees and sit baby’s bottom in the Sling.

  • Slide baby down to your waist so baby is seated on your hip with one leg in front and the other in back straddling your hip. Wrap the outer elastic trim around baby’s back to ensure stability.

Product Video

Adjustable Sling Features & Benefits

Care Instructionstab-safity1
  • Machine wash cold.
  • Wash separately from other items.
  • Tumble dry low.
Safety
WARNING

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.

ONLY USE THIS CARRIER WITH CHILDREN WEIGHING BETWEEN 8 LB (3.6 KG) AND 35 LBS (15.9 KG).

SUFFOCATION HAZARD

BABIES YOUNGER THAN 4 MONTHS CAN SUFFOCATE IN THIS PRODUCT IF FACE IS PRESSED TIGHTLY AGAINST YOUR BODY. BABIES AT GREATEST RISK OF SUFFOCATION INCLUDE THOSE BORN PREMATURELY AND THOSE WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS.

  • CHECK OFTEN TO MAKE SURE BABY’S FACE IS UNCOVERED, CLEARLY VISIBLE, AND AWAY FROM CAREGIVER’S BODY AT ALL TIMES.
  • MAKE SURE BABY DOES NOT CURL INTO A POSITION WITH THE CHIN RESTING ON OR NEAR BABY’S CHEST. THIS POSITION CAN INTERFERE WITH BREATHING, EVEN WHEN NOTHING IS COVERING THE NOSE OR MOUTH.
  • IF YOU NURSE YOUR BABY IN CARRIER, ALWAYS REPOSITION AFTER FEEDING SO BABY’S FACE IS NOT PRESSED AGAINST YOUR BODY.
  • NEVER USE THIS CARRIER WITH BABIES SMALLER THAN 8 POUNDS WITHOUT SEEKING THE ADVICE OF A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.
FALL HAZARD
  • LEANING, BENDING OVER, OR TRIPPING CAN CAUSE BABY TO FALL.
  • KEEP ONE HAND ON BABY WHILE MOVING.