Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.
Welcome to gurumama, home of the funkiest, most comfortable and practical slings in the world.

 

 

 

 

 


How to Put on Your gurumama Pouch Sling

fold your


sling in half

Step 1
Fold your sling in half, with the desired pattern facing outward and the curved seam at the bottom.  Place your right arm through (left if left handed); the top folded edge should be on your shoulder.


Step 2
Pull the sling over your head and place the top folded edge flat against your left shoulder (right if left handed) and make sure the sling is flat against your back.


Step 3 
If you now pull out the outer layer of fabric, you will see the pouch area where your child will be placed.   Choose a carrying position and place your baby in the sling – happy “baby wearing”!

Wearing Your Child in the gurumama Pouch Sling

Your babies bottom should always be centred in the curved seam, adjust your sling so that the curved seam is oriented where your babes bum will be (ie. for a newborn in a cradle position this would be somewhere between your right nipple if your right handed and your belly button).

 

1. The Cradle (birth – 1 year)

A perfect first position, baby will lie with their bum near the bottom seam of the sling (which should be lined up under your right nipple if right handed) and their head near your chest.  Insert baby between the inner and outer layers of fabric, being sure there is sufficient fabric on either side of your baby, to hold them securely in the sling.


Cradle (Greer- 2 Months)

2. Inward facing Cuddle (birth – 1 year) – A great position for babies who think it is time to eat when in the cradle position.  For a tiny baby, it is often easiest and most comfortable for them to sit in a tucked up/cross legged position with there face toward your chest.  For bigger babies, their feet can extend over the inner edge of fabric, with their legs protruding out the bottom of the sling and the inner edge of the fabric like a hammock under their bum/thighs (to back of knees).  Be sure to pull the outer edge of fabric up to support the babies back (neck and head or for tiny babies).


Inward Facing Cuddle (Sunny- 3 Months)

3. Outward Facing (3 – 6 months) This is a favourite position for curious babies who have developed good head and neck control - they can see the whole world from this position.  Make sure the bottom seam of the sling is positioned to the centre of your body.  Hold your baby with their back towards your chest, with their legs in a cross legged position and ease their bum down into the seamed part of the pouch.  Make sure that the inner most fabric is pulled up along babies back and the outer fabric is pulled up across chest level of baby. 


Outward Facing (Sunny- 3 Months)

4. Hip Carry (once baby can sit on own – toddler) – The bottom seam of the sling should be at your hip, slide baby in so they are on your hip with their feet protruding out the bottom of the sling with their bums/thighs supported by the inner layer of fabric (to back of knees).  Some babies like to keep their legs inside the sling, on either side of your body.  Be sure to pull the outer edge of fabric upbeneath the baby’s arms and back.


Hip Carry (Bryn- 2 Years)

5. Back Hip Carry This position is great for the older baby and toddler and is especially useful when you need both hands to do something.  Just follow the directions for the hip carry, then slide baby/sling toward the back of your hip and put your arm in front of their body.


Back Hip Carry (Bryn- 2 Years)

6. Breastfeeding Using your sling to breastfeed is very convenient, allowing you to be out and about, do things around the house, interact with your other children, to shop, eat out, and to easily breastfeed in public.  Breastfeeding in your pouch sling can be done most easily from the cradle position (or reverse cradle with baby’s head at the opposite end) or a modified inward facing cuddle position (ie. think football hold), simply lift your shirt, adjust the sling as necessary and breastfeed away.  The outer rail can be used to facilitate privacy if you wish.  With some practice you can walk with the baby nursing, just ensure that your child is securely on the breast and well supported and secure in the sling.

Breastfeeding Inward Facing Cuddle (Sunny-3Months)

Breastfeeding Reverse
Cradle (Sunny-3Months)

Breastfeeding Inward Facing Cuddle (Sunny-3Months)

In any position mentioned above, you can help bring your child in tighter and closer by folding out the top layer of fabric at the shoulder (thus exposing the inside colour). Please see pictures above.

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