Why is it important to select the correct size pouch?
Why choose an adjustable pouch?
Is there a weight limit?
Can I carry my newborn?
Can I use the pouch with a premmie?
It seems that all that weight on one shoulder would hurt.
What is the difference between a front carrier and a Mumasupial Baby Pouch?
My baby looks awkward and squashed up in the pouch
I can't seem to get him into the pouch in the right position every time.
My baby cries when I put her in the pouch
My baby is leaning to one side in the Kangaroo Carry and Tummy to Tummy Positions.
My baby leans too far away from me, the pouch doesn't seem tight enough

The pouch sometimes begins to slip off my shoulder

 

 

Q: Why is it important to select the correct size pouch?

A: Selecting the right size pouch is extremely important. In order to have a secure and comfortable fit, your pouch must be the right size for you. If your pouch is too small for you, you will not be able to comfortably fit your baby inside. If your pouch is too big for you, your baby will be worn too low on your body. This is not only unsafe for your baby, but it can cause lower back pain as your baby's weight is not being evenly distributed over your body. ^top

 


Q: Why choose an adjustable pouch?

A: The Mumasupial Adjustable Baby Pouch comes with 4 adjustment rows to allow for weight gain/loss from pregnancy or to allow extra room for bulky clothing. There are two rows of overlap between sizes. For example, the two loosest rows on the small size are the same as the two tightest rows on the medium size. This means that you may be able to comfortably wear 2 pouch sizes – Which can be helpful if you want to share a pouch with someone smaller or larger than you.^top

 

Q. Is there a weight limit?

A. The baby pouch has a suggested with limit of 15kgs. Children are usually between 2 - 4 years of age when they weight 15kgs and can happily be carried in the hip carry with their legs straddled around your hip or the back position where they can have a piggy back before their legs can reach all the way around you.^top

 

Q. Can I carry my newborn?

A. The Mumasupial Baby pouch is perfect for carrying your newborn. It is designed to carry babies from birth to 15kgs. There are several position in which you can carry you infant allowing them to look out, be totally protected from the sun and also feed. The sooner you start using your pouch the sooner it will become indispensible.^top

 

Q. Can I use the pouch with a premmie?

A. Many hospitals now encourage 'kangaroo care' for premmie babies and the baby pouch give you the perfect way of doing this. Slight adjustments to the positioning of the baby and the possible use of a support pillow enable all babies to be carried and supported properly. Please check with your doctor for any requirements for health conditions.^top

 

Q. It seems that all that weight on one shoulder would hurt.

A. The weight is actually not only on your shoulder. The design of the pouch distributes the weight evenly over your entire back as well as your shoulder, eliminating many problems of shoulder and back pain/strain. As your baby grows, your muscles grow, too! It's also easier on your body than struggling with a pram or car seat.

If you're using your pouch properly, it should not hurt at all.^top

 

Q. What is the difference between a front carrier and a Mumasupial Baby Pouch?

A. Front carriers can put unnatural stress on an infant's spine. They can be bulky and impractical to keep in your nappy bag.  It's difficult, if not impossible, to breastfeed in most front carriers, whereas with a pouch you can nurse with ease, without removing the baby and with complete privacy. Also, front carriers are almost always outgrown before baby's first year, while Mumasupial pouches can be used well into the third year (or until your child weighs around 15 kilograms)!^top

 

Q. My baby looks awkward and squashed up in the pouch

A. Don't worry if your baby looks cramped and awkward in the pouch. She will be held in the pouch in a position very similar to how she is held in your arms. Babies usually enjoy this 'cuddle time', and if she becomes uncomfortable, she'll let you know. Usually, just a change of position or a quick breastfeed in the pouch is all that's needed to get you on your way again!^top

 

Q. I can't seem to get him into the pouch in the right position every time.

A. Don't worry if you can't get your baby well positioned the first time - this is quite normal. The pouch has a small learning curve, and after just a few more times, you'll be amazed how easy it is. If you think baby isn't in a good position, simply lift him back onto your shoulder and try again.^top

 

Q. My baby cries when I put her in the pouch

A. When using your pouch for the first few times, choose a time when you and your baby are happy and relaxed. This is a learning experience for your baby, as well as for you. You'll be surprised how quickly your baby takes to being carried this way and happily anticipates her time in the pouch

Remember, as soon as you've positioned your baby in the pouch, start moving - go for a little walk. Babies don't like standing still unless they're asleep and this is why parents become so good at different swaying and rocking movements.

If your baby still seems unhappy after several tries, just wait a few days before trying again. Some babies don't like being in a low cradle hold, and enjoy the pouch more when they're lifted into a more upright position^top

 

Q. My baby is leaning to one side in the Kangaroo Carry and Tummy to Tummy Positions.

A. If your pouch was a good fit when you carried your baby in the Cradle Hold, the chances are the baby is leaning because she hasn't developed enough balance to keep herself sitting upright. This is especially common with babies 4-5 months old.^top

 

Q. My baby leans too far away from me, the pouch doesn't seem tight enough

A. You can adjust the pouch slightly to tighten using the shoulder flip. This is where the top layer of the pouch near your neck is 'flipped' over the cap of your shoulder. This will lift your baby, and bring him a little closer to you. Also check that the baby's bottom is positioned in the centre of the pouch. If this adjustment is not enough, you may decide to have your pouch made smaller.^top

Q. The pouch sometimes begins to slip off my shoulder

A. If this happens, try the shoulder flip (fold the top layer of the pouch near your neck over the cap of your shoulder), to tighten the pouch slightly and form a nice 'cap' over your shoulder. Alternatively, fold the outside of the pouch under one more time on the shoulder area. This brings the pouch further onto your shoulder.^top