A word about safety
At Chimparoo, your baby’s security is our priority. We constantly strive for improvements in our manufacture and public outreach with this goal in mind. The use of baby carriers is encouraged and is safe when used appropriately. Rest assured that baby carriers remain one of the safest accessories for your child. As with any other product you use with your child, please be careful. Please pay attention to the following recommendations and warnings!
Feel safe with all Chimparoo carriers. They are:
- Conform to the standards:
- ASTM F-2236-13 Soft Infant and Toddler carrier standard,
- ASTM F2907-12, Consumer Safety Specification for Sling Carriers,
- EN-13209-2, European norm for soft baby carrier.
- Following all Government of Canada recommendations;
- Tested by certified third-party testing labs;
- Made with non-toxic materials and then also pass the inflammability test;
- Resistant's to mechanical tests;
- Conform to the labeling and instructions requirements;
- Followed by a registration system that insure all customer that they will be joined in case of a recall or any problems happens;
- Supported by a team of expert in babywearing and many associations and specialists that are accredited.
Chimparoo is a proud member of the BCIA, Baby Carrier Industrie Alliance.
The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) exist to advance the well-being, growth and interest of baby carrier manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers and educators and is aware of research supporting the overwhelming benefit of baby carriers.
In may 2013, Health Canada and the Baby Carriers Industry Alliance (BCIA) launched “Visible and Kissable,” an educational campaign for parents and caregivers to promote the safe use of baby slings and soft infant carriers.
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards.
We invite you to register your information's and the details on the carrier you bought on our registration system online. This way, if any problem appear, we will be able to contact you. You can read the Chimparoo privacy policies.
Check also our safty tips page for safe utilisation of your baby carrier.
Links of interest
The naturally ergonomic baby carrier from birth to early childhood.
Meets all your baby wearing needs:
- Accommodates baby from birth to when he is independently walking
- Up to 5 carrying positions
- uitable for all body types of wearers
- Great for any occasion, indoor or outdoor
Chimparoo baby carriers adapt to all ages and stages, providing adequate support for the head and legs from knee to knee. Appropriate for newborns starting from 7 lbs. Weight limit for the mei-tai and stretch wrap is 35 lbs; for the TREK and MULTI 45 lbs. The woven wrap and ring sling do not have a weight limit and can be used for as long as the wearer is comfortable.
5 carrying positions for the wraps
4 carrying position for the Mei Tai and the MULTI 2.0
3 carrying positions for the TREK
All Chimparoo baby carriers are adjustable and adaptable for the comfort of the wearer, no matter the body type. The tying technique used with a woven wrap determines its weight distribution. Thus, people of different sizes may use the same wrap, as certain carries use more fabric than others.
The TREK, MULTI and mei-tai shoulder straps are long enough to give the wearer the choice between crossing them or wearing them rucksack style. The waistbelt adjusts between 50 cm and 200 cm.
- Aids in the attachment bonding process between mother and baby
- Facilitates multi-sensorial stimulation for baby as an active participant in his environment, with the comforting sound of the wearer’s voice
- Assists in proper muscle and joint development of baby and wearer; ergonomic positioning of baby and uniform weight distribution on shoulders and back of wearer
- Lowers risk of plagiocephaly, or flat head
- Increases survival of newborn
- Makes caring for baby easier; breastfeeding, comfort and warmth all within reach!
- Leaves your hands free to eat, write, take care of your other children, catch up on housework or arts and crafts
- Boosts your mobility – stairs, narrow aisles and uneven terrain are no longer obstacles
- Reduced risk of post-partum depression
- And more…
Consequences for the child: Increased sense of confidence in his parents and life in general. Healthy joint and muscle development. Multi-sensorial stimulation. Shared values of warmth and affection.
Impact for the parent: Increased self-confidence and parental competence.
Love, confidence in life passed down from parent to child...
Reinforcement of the parent-child bond is the most important reason to keep your baby close. A parent that is able to maintain the usual routine of daily life while keeping baby happy builds up self-confidence, and is thus more content and affectionate towards baby. In turn, baby is easier to care for and remains a happy baby. It’s as simple as that! A baby that is worn is a happy baby. Constantly reassured, baby sleeps better, digests better and benefits from multi-sensorial stimulation. Baby senses confidence, well-being and affection for the wearer and for life in general! This is the secret of happiness! Long live babywearing!
- Respects the scientifically-approved position that favours healthy joint development of baby from birth
- Adequate support of leg, spine and pelvis in a proper spread-squat position
- Designed by an occupational therapist and approved by health care professionals
- Permits symmetric distribution of weight on shoulders, spine and hip of wearer
- Very comfortable for long periods of use on a daily basis
Recommended positioning for baby
The first 6 months are critical in the spine and hip development of a baby. Supporting baby in a spread-squat position, whether in-arms, or in a carrier with baby’s arms and legs free or swaddled, favours healthy development of the hip joint.
Baby’s spinal column needs to be supported in a c-shaped curve while he is worn in an upright position in order to promote normal spine development. The legs will be in a spread-squat position, with the pelvis tilted forward and knees higher than the bum, forming an M shape, in order to maintain the spine in its c-shaped curve.
When baby is seated upright, his bum and his legs up to the knees are supported by the wearer’s body. The head will naturally lean forward, since the back is curved in a c-shape. Thus, a newborn with little tonus who is placed in a spread-squat position will have the freedom to move his head and legs, strengthening them in the process.
Improper positioning can lead to number of important consequences for baby.
When the legs and pelvis are not accommodated in a spread-squat position, there can be a compression of blood vessels leading to impaired circulation in the legs.
When the hip joint is in extension, a lack of support to the legs can lead to a dislocation of the head of the femur with the hip socket, with the head of the femur coming out slightly from the hip socket. This will aggravate any existing hip dysplasia.
The spinal column lacks support and stability when the hips are not in flexion and the pelvis is tilted downwards. Not only is the spine not in a c-shaped curve, but it may be forced to arch back abnormally. Baby’s weight alone can be enough to cause compression and deformity at the base of the spine, which is mainly cartilage at this point.
(For further details, read FAQ Which baby carrier is the most comfortable?)
Impact of improper positioning on the comfort of the wearer: A baby that is not worn in a spread-squat position will have its centre of gravity shifted away from the wearer. This increased tension on the lower part of the body generates additional strain on the shoulders of the wearer.
A baby worn in the physiologic M position favours healthy joint development, good circulation and ensures comfort for both baby and wearer.
- Hipdysplasia Institute
- Article paru dans le magazine grossesse hiver 2013