Carry your child from 0 to 36 months (from 6 months without the extension kit). Ultra comfy in all seasons and physiological, the HoodieCarrier and the PhysioCarrier accompany you for little sleep at home as well as long walks to the other side of the world.
For the first months, nothing will ever equal the baby wrap and the skin to skin it allows. This promotes heat regulation, lactation, oxytocin ... You will have your hands free! For babies, the wrap allows you to make a transition with the mother's womb by prolonging the feeling of security. The physiological position leads to better digestion and therefore less reflux, colic.
Grasp your wrap by the middle, where the pocket can be found, holding onto the top side
Place it onto your back like a Superman cape, pocket on the found, holding onto the outside.
Free your strong shoulder by dropping the wrap below your armpit. The strong shoulder is the one on which you would naturally hold your baby (or a carrier bag).
Slide the wrap under your arm towards the front to center the pocket onto your chest.
Create a strap with the wrap on your shoulder by gathering it into your hand. It should fit snuggly on your shoulder, just like a vest top.
With both hands, hold onto the top side above the pocket and wrap it across your chest...
... under your armpit and around your back.
Bring the wrap back up onto your free shoulder, still holding onto the top side.
Create a strap by gathering the wrap into your hand.
Drop the strap through the layer with the pocket.
Adjust the tension of the wrap by pulling each strap upwards and away from you. Bring the slack through the horizontal layer, which we will now call the 3rd layer. Repeat for the second strap.
Once the tension is adjusted, the 3rd layer should sit just below your armpits and close to your body.
Reach around to your back to find out which strap is on top of the other. This strap should remain on top, on your chest. We will now call this top strap the outer strap and the one underneath the inner strap.
Cross the straps on your chest.
Grasp the inner strap by the top side.
Wrap around your hip and lower back.
Once at the front, hold it between your legs. Repeat with the outer strap.
Tie an off-centre double knot to finish the basic knot.
If the carries are done correctly, Baby can be in a correct, physiological posture with both kinds of wraps.
The difference is that the carries aren't the same, the sensation when wrapping and the way they're used are completely different.
In the Love Radius wraps:
Baby can easily be popped in and out of the wrap, you don't have to untie it.
You don't have to «leave some room» for Baby when tying the wrap, the fabric stretches enough to put him in without sagging or oppressing you both.
The wrap is pre-tied, no need to hold Baby while you tie the wrap (Tummy-to-Tummy Carry, Vertical / Seated Cradle Carry, One-Shoulder Hip Carry, Back PWCC can all be done from Pre-Tied Advanced PWCC). This is especially convenient with newborns.
The fabric can be spread on your hips and buttocks. Your stomach doesn't feel oppressed. You can wear low rise jeans and bend over without showing too much. ;-)
Baby's head can be covered without tension, even if the wrapper's moving.
Baby's supported evenly, he can move his arms and legs, push on his hands and feet, keep «moving» as if still in his mother's womb.
Woven wraps are very good quality wraps also. But to some people, they might seem a bit more «tricky» to use, with many different carries and the fabric to adjust each time. They're a great complement to a JPMBB Original.
Most stretchy wraps are 100% cotton, but the JPMBB wrap is 95% cotton and 5% Spandex. This makes the cotton fiber (which isn't naturally flexible) stretch and avoids sagging, even after an intensive use or when wearing a heavy kid. Most wraps «stretch» only because they're rib knit (the fabric stretches like an accordion) and not because of the fibers they're made of. Those fabrics have no «memory» and cannot stretch vertically, horizontally and diagonally.
The fabric is knit only and exclusively for JPMBB. Although there are many other stretchy wraps, JPMBB doesn't compare with any of them.
The JPMBB wrap is the only one that stretches in every direction: vertically, horizontally and diagonally. This makes Pocket Wrap Cross Carry more flexible than with other fabrics. Even if there are several layers of fabric in this carry, Baby is held evenly with a harmonious tension, while the lower layers of fabric keep their stretch. Woven, 100% cotton wraps (cross twill) can only stretch a bit diagonally. They are soft and firm at the same time, that's optimum for Baby's and wrapper's comfort in Kangaroo Carries, where there's only one layer of fabric on Baby's back. Knit, 100% cotton wraps that only stretch lengthwise aren't ideal for Cradle Carries that need the fabric to stretch widthwise. This uneven stretch, and the fact that they are often quite narrow, makes them harder to use with a bigger Baby. The fact that the stretch comes from the weaving and not the fiber can lead to sagging when the wrap is used frequently with a heavier child.
The JPMBB wrap is very dense and can be used to wear children from birth up to 14kg, even on long periods of time. For big, tall children, we recommend back carries.
Care instructions: machine wash cold, air dry, hot iron, no bleach. No fabric likes tumble drying: treat your wrap as if it were your favorite shirt.
You can find more details about conformity and quality controls of JPMBB products in this page, also accessible via the footer.
The «stronger shoulder» is a pedagogical concept used to give the wrapper instructions when he first tries wrapping, all the while preserving the habits and reflexes he / she already developed when caring for Baby.
During our workshops, we ask parents to hold a weighed doll - spontaneously, without any further instructions. The shoulder on which they instinctively put Baby is the one we'll consider the «stronger» shoulder.
We noticed that it's easier to start wrapping this way.
When using carries that begin from Pre-Tied Advanced PWCC (Vertical / Seated Cradle or Front positions), the upper strap is on the stronger shoulder, so we begin with putting Baby on this shoulder and then we put him in the lower strap that's on the opposite side. The wrapper will find that it's easier and will be more confident trying these new moves.
This whole stronger shoulder concept is important for wrapping a newborn in Pre-Tied Advanced PWCC.
When using Hip Carries, people tend to get mixed up and think the stronger shoulder is on the side of the hip that Baby sits on, but that's not necessarily true. So attention must be paid to the hip we want the Baby to sit on, not only to the stronger shoulder. In this case, if using One-Shoulder Hip Carry (front PWCC), you may need to switch the side of the superior strap.
The wrap can support baby's head but doesn't have to cover it.
Before your baby reaches 4 months:
The wrap must support his head (in a Vertical / Seated Cradle Carry with a one month-old for example) from behind his neck, especially if you're walking and he's asleep.
In front carries, with his spine in a curve, his head is naturally supported as it lies against the wrapper (be careful to relieve tensions as it falls to his chest or turns to the side). Baby's airway should be clear at all times.
After 4 months, when baby has good head control:
As his neck becomes more mobile, he probably won't like having fabric on his head when he's awake, but you can try and put the wrap on his head when he is asleep.