- Frequently Asked Questions
- Instructional Videos
Pupsik baby pouches are all made from stretchable cotton sateen that is soft and comfortable to use. Our stylish pouches come in 4 different sizes to suit the person using the pouch. The same size can be used on the same baby from birth till toddler (professionally tested up to 16kg). You will be changing the carry position of baby in the pouch to suit him as he grows.
Finding your pouch size
Please find your pouch size using the chart provided below. You should choose a size based on the weight range of the person carrying the baby. If you are currently pregnant, please choose a pouch corresponding to your weight before you got pregnant.
Do note that the recommended size is just a suggestion as most people can wear 2 different sizes depending on whether they prefer a tighter of looser fit.
- Although a baby pouch is a safe way to carry your baby, please take all the same precautions that you would if you were holding him in your arms and exercise common sense. Here are some suggestions:
1. Always check the seams and fabric for any wear and tear before using.
2. Always ensure that baby is resting securely within the fold of the pouch before letting go.
3. Always make sure that baby’s face is visible and there is no fabric covering his/her face when inside the pouch. If your baby seems too small for the pouch and there seems to be a lot of fabric over his face, you can try placing a receiving blanket under baby's upper back to prop him up to the semi inclined postion (approx 45 degrees angle to the horizonal) in the pouch.
4. Always check that baby's chin is not pressed against his/her chest when placed in the cradle carry position as this may restrict airflow. Baby should be lying back in a natural inclined position (approx 45 degrees angle to the horizontal) similar to the position he would be if being cradled in your arms. You should be able to put 2 fingers under baby's chin.
5. While a sling is safe to carry newborn babies, we recommend that you start using the sling only when your baby is above 3.5kg.
6. Always support your baby when leaning or bending over.
7. Practice wearing your baby in a pouch on a soft surface, such as a bed, when he/she is in a good mood.
Exercise common sense caution at all times when wearing your baby as you are ultimately responsible for his/her safety. The manufacturer and any of its distributers/retailers will not be responsible for any accidents that may occur from improper use of the pouch.
One of the strongest threads in the market is used to sew the carriers and the seams have been tested by a professional body and certified strong enough to carry weights of up to 20kg. We hope that with the proper knowledge of selecting and using a good quality pouch sling, you will be able to reap the benefits of babywearing like many parents and babies have.
1. Why should I choose a fitted pouch carrier?
So many people just love the simplicity and comfort of a good fitted pouch carrier. Here are just a few more good reasons why you should choose a pouch carrier:• Simple one-piece design. Sleek!• Made-to-fit you so there is no need for further adjustments with rings and buckle. Hurray!
• Easy to use. Just pop baby in the pouch and you are on your way!
• Comfortable. The wide and slightly stretchable fabric distributes weight evenly across your back.
• Leg padding design to cushion baby's knees. Comfy!
• Extremely compact and lightweight.
• Fits easily in any diaper bag or handbag.• 3-5 carrying positions to meet baby's needs as he grows fro being a newborns to a toddler.
2. Why do so many people love our pouches?
Pupsik pouches are made with high quality cotton fabrics with a slight stretch for comfort. Combining fashion with function, our stylish pouches come in versatile colours and designs to coordinate with your wardrobe. We also offer many sizes that are specially made to fit smaller Asian frames. Our pocket feature allows you to place little loose items such as a diaper or burp cloth when you are out and about. Tested strong enough (by TÜV SÜD, an established and internationally recognised testing body) for carrying weights up to 20kg.
Can I make one myself at home? Yes, you can. But make sure you use a fabric that is strong enough to hold the weight of your baby. Most lightweight cotton fabrics with beautiful prints often used for crafting and tops are not strong enough to withstand the stress that a pouch carrier usually undergoes. It is also very important to use strong and good-quality thread. The seams of our Pupsik pouches are all triple-stitched with one of the strongest high quality thread in the market.
4. How do I know if I have the right size?
Can I request for an exchange if I feel that I have the wrong size? For a good fit, the bottom of the pouch should generally be anywhere between 1-3 inch under your belly button. A pouch that is too small for you will feel uncomfortably tight and very difficult to get baby in and out. A pouch that is too big will often slip off your shoulder. You may also find yourself arching back to support your baby in a big pouch which may cause your back to start aching after a while. It is very important to us that you are perfectly happy with your new pouch carrier. Please contact us for an exchange within 3 days if you feel that your pouch is not the right size for you. For mommies who are still pregnant, we would be happy to extend the exchange period for you until you are ready to try on your pouch. Just let us know your estimated due date (EDD) upon purchase.
5. There seems to be a lot of excess cloth when I carry my baby in the front/hip carry.
Is my pouch too big? Usually, when you first shift to the front/hip carry position at 4 months, you might find the pouch a little roomy. Don't worry as your baby will soon grow into it. Meanwhile, you can try the method of flipping the top layer of the fabric on your shoulder down over your shoulder to pull the baby towards you.
6. Is my baby safe in a pouch?
If your baby is properly positioned, your pouch will keep her secure. A pouch carrier is as safe as carrying your baby in your arms. Please refer to our recommended safety tips and exercise common sense at all times. PUPSIK, and any of our distributors, will not be responsible for accidents that may arise due to improper use.
7. Why is there a padding on your pouch?
Most of our pouches are offered with leg padding to cushion and support your baby's thighs when in the hip, back, or tummy to tummy carries. The padding is also useful as a handle for you to line the seam when popping your baby in the pouch or for your baby to grab on to when in the front carry position.
8. What is the age and weight limit of your pouch?
Do I need to get a larger pouch as baby grows bigger? No! The best thing about a fitted pouch is that is it made to fit you, not your baby. The same size fits from the time your baby is born through toddler hood (the seams of our pouch have been professional tested to be able to withstand weights of up to 20kg). You change the carry position of the baby as he/she grows. i.e. The cradle carry will be the main carry position for newborns up to 3 months. As soon as baby is strong enough to support his own head, you switch to the kangaroo position with baby facing out. When baby grows bigger, his/her legs would be placed outside the pouch in the front/hip carry position.
9. How do I care for my pouch?
We suggest hand/machine washing cold and line drying to help extend the life of your pouch.
10. Can I breastfeed in a pouch?
Yes you can although you might find that you might prefer to use a nursing cover since the compact design of a pouch may not give you the coverage you need.
11. My baby looks cramped inside the pouch in the cradle carry.
Will using the pouch affect my baby's growth? Many newborn babies love being cradled in the cradle carry position in the pouch as it is similar to the fetal position when in your womb. As such they feel very secure and comfortable in this position as there is no pressure exerted on their lower spinal area compared to other types of carriers that carry baby in the sitting position too early. Around 3-4 months, you will find that it is time to move baby to the front carry position as he/she is ready to sit up and support his/her own head.
Just bought a Pupsik pouch and want to learn how to use it?
• Pupsik Pouch is designed to fit you and not the baby. As baby grows, the pouch size remains the same, what changes is your baby position - from cradle carry for newborns to sitting position starting from 4 months onwards
• Each position comes with its own sequence of steps - please watch video instructions below and you should be able to carry your baby in no time
• Make sure the fabric is distributed evenly across your back and shoulder. This will help you avoid neck pain.
• The pouch should fit tightly once the baby is in. Larger size pouches might be easier to use (more space to put in the baby), but put extra load on your back and may cause back pain.
How to put your baby in a CRADLE CARRY position inside the pouch. Suitable for 0-3 months:
How to put your baby in a KANGAROO CARRY position inside the pouch. Suitable for 3-6 months:
How to put your baby in a FRONT/HIP CARRY position inside the pouch. Suitable for 4 months onwards:
Alternatively, you can follow guidelines in figure below, which can also be found on the insert inside your pouch bag.