Please read this section carefully.
Failure to do so could result in serious injury
or death to your child.
the safety of your child is in the caretaker's hands.
Be aware of your child at all times.
- Please be aware that the MilliganStew baby sling does not contain a safety
belt or harness. You are responsible for the safety of your child while
he or she is in the sling.
- Always inspect the sling carefully before each use. Make sure the fabric
is in good shape, does not have holes, and that the stitching around the
rings is secure. With proper care, our slings should last for years and
through many children.
- Check all seams, especially around the rings as this is what supports
your baby. If the sling looks worn or frayed, or threads do not look secure,
then please do not use the sling. We are willing to make repairs if possible,
for a nominal fee.
- Always keep one hand on the baby for security.
- Make sure the "tail" of the sling (the end which hangs loose)
is threaded correctly through the rings. If not, you need to fold the sides
inward and take that end up through both rings and then over only the top
ring and under the bottom ring. Make sure it has tension and that the entire
pocket is through the rings and hanging outside of the rings.
- In the cradle position, the baby’s body should be fully encased
by the fabric on both sides, but her face should be not covered. (See photo
on the right).
- For the upright positions, always make sure the baby is securely inside,
and that the fabric isn't slipping up the baby's legs or back, which would
allow her to fall through. The child should be sitting gently leaning back,
as if sitting in a hammock, and the sling should cover the child from under
the arms to under the knees. Please see our photos for clarification.
- Keep the baby away from hot water, open flames, sharp objects, small objects,
toxic substances, anything dangerous, etc while wearing the sling. Pay attention
to little wandering hands when wearing your child in the sling. Our fabrics
are not flame-retardant. Be aware of what is within your baby’s reach.
- Prevent suffocation: please make sure your baby’s face is not covered
by fabric, blankets, hats, etc while in the sling.
- If your baby is super wiggly or trying to climb out, remove him or her
from the sling until calm to prevent accidents.
- Be aware of the extra "bump" when you're wearing your baby and
walking through doorways, etc. You’re bigger when you wear your baby!
- The sling is only meant for walking and sitting. It is not designed for
running, rollerblading, sports, driving, biking, etc.
- It is not meant to be a car seat replacement.
- Don't bend over or move quickly without holding on to your baby with at
least one hand, or your baby could fall out and get hurt.
- If you are wearing your child while cooking, shopping, and other everyday
activities, please pay attention to things within your child's reach, such
as flames, hot objects, things they may pull off a shelf, etc.
- Please pay attention to the rings. Metal rings may get hot if you leave
the sling in the sun or the car. Plastic (nylon) rings are not as likely
to get as hot, but check first. Be aware of the rings and your baby’s
head when you take her in and out of the sling.
- The only thing(s) that should go into the main sling pouch should be the
baby, a small, lightweight hand-held toy, and a light blanket if you want.
If you give your baby a blanket or toy, pay attention to these items.
- Use common sense and intuition regarding your baby's safety while using
- Most slings are meant to support a maximum weight of 40 lbs. You may not
want to carry a baby or toddler much heavier than 25 - 30 lb anyway. Monitor
your back for discomfort. Take breaks and switch sides. Be back-smart: Bend
at the knees, not at the hips, to save both your back, and to keep the baby
in the sling.
- The makers of the MilliganStew Baby Sling are not responsible for any
accidents you have while using our products. Please be careful and use common