FAQ + SAFETY
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The mumsie is a whole new concept in #babywearing and #toddlerwearing so you might have a few questions about how they work! Reach out if you can't find the answer you are looking for.
Can I wear my mumsie whilst travelling?
The mumsie is perfect for travelling. No more fussing with a baby carrier at security check points. Some customers have been able to waltz straight through security checkpoints without having to take out their baby once they pointed out they weren't wearing a carrier, just wearing their baby in their overalls. Once you jet with a mumsie, you'll never fly any other way.
I'm not sure what size to buy, how can I be sure?
The classic styles (baby queen, allnighter, baby blue) are quite generous, stick to your usual size for a comfortable fit or go down a size for more fitted.
The slim fits (easy rider, caramella, pepper, jetset, night fever) are more fitted so stick to your usual size.
The dress styles are true to size. If you like them to be a bit more casual and fit on the hips, go up a size.
How do I tie the sling?
There are many ways to tie the sling but we recommend three ways depending on the size of your angel tot. Please watch our 'how-to' videos to learn more about tying the sling.
I have a newborn, can I still use the mumsie?
We recommend waiting until your baby has developed head movement until you start using your mumsie. Please read the instructions page for more detailed information.
Can you wear the mumsie when pregnant?
Absolutely! You can loosen the shoulder straps and the hip buckles, wear the waist lower as your tummy grows. The classic is particularly good for pregnancy as it super stretchy and supportive.
Can my mumsie be dried in the clothes drier?
We recommend cold washing with like colours and line drying. The mumsie can be finished off in the drier on a low heat but please make sure the buckles are fastened to prolong their life and always check the buckles before each use.
Can I wear my mumsie without baby?
Well yes! That's the beauty of the mumsie. They are designed to look great with and without baby.
Can I use my mumsie without the sling?
We recommend using the sling at all times when your baby is younger to add extra security for baby wearing. Once you get used to wearing the mumsie and feel comfortable popping your baby in without the sling with extra care, you can remove the sling. When you're using your mumsie when you baby is older than 12 months and you just need your hands free for a moment, then it's possible to wear the mumsie without the sling. When wearing the mumsie in this way be mindful that their weight is supported but they are not tightly strapped in.. especially when leaning or bending. Please read the full safety instructions and use the mumsie at your own risk.
Can I use my mumsie when my baby is heavier than 14kg?
The mumsie has recommended weight of up to 14kg, however the shoulder clips we use have been weight tested up to 70kg each. For using the mumsie with heavier babies, take care, experiment with the shoulder pads and different sling tie methods for comfort and always use your best judgement for safety when using the mumsie. As your baby grows then you will find the use of the mumsie may change. When your baby is young you might find you wear them for longer periods of snuggletown, when they get older, heavier and more active you might find you wear them for shorter periods but more frequently. Out and about at the shops, travelling, kindy drop off, anywhere when your toddler wants to be on your hip but you need your hands free.. the mumsie comes in very handy! I still pop my toddler in my mumsie when I need to and she is now 22 months old.
Is the mumsie safe for my baby's hip placement?
Although the mumsie looks like any pair of overalls when you’re not wearing baby, the bib portion of the mumsie has been designed to support the shape of your baby. The structure of the bib encourages baby’s knees to sit higher than their bottom particularly for younger babies, and encourages the "M" position to help support healthy hip development. The jersey sling adds another layer of soft comfort support for baby around their legs, holding them close behind their back and snuggling them in close to your chest.
We recommend researching more about healthy hip development from the international hip dysplasia institute 👉
Has the mumsie been tested to meet Australian standards?
There are no safety standards set out by the Australian government for baby carriers, however the mumsie has been carefully designed adhering to many different recommendations for safety with international baby carrier regulations. The mumsie has been independently tested to meet the strict regulations set out for the USA safety standards.
All mumsies are made with top quality fabrics and made with the utmost care to ensure safety and durability. We pride ourselves on quality and if you're not 100% happy with the quality of your mumsie, please contact us so we can either replace or repair your mumsie (within reason).
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept PAYPAL, Credit Cards and AFTERPAY.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes we ship to most international countries.. standard, tracking and express shipping options are available and calculated at checkout. The Mumsie is not responsible for local import taxes charged by your country. For more information please read our terms of service at checkout.
Is the mumsie registered?
The mumsie® is a registered trademark, and has patent and design protection.
The mumsie is strong and has been designed to carry baby. The shoulder buckles are very strong and made from the best quality acetal to maintain utmost strength and durability. The manufacturer of the buckles has weight tested them up to 70kg.
As with all baby carriers on the market, the mumsie has a special safety warning. When using any product with your precious child, you must take care and use your best judgement to make sure you are using the product safely for the wellbeing of your child.
MAKE SURE YOUR BABY IS SECURE: Use your best judgement when using this carrier to make sure your infant is secure. Infants can slip through the side leg opening. Always take the time to carefully secure your infant, making sure they are safe.
With every use, make sure the fasteners are in working order and secured.
Carefully secure the ties behind the baby when tying, making sure they are firm, secure and safe yet your infant has enough room to wriggle and turn their head. Be careful when moving around, leaning forward or walking. Place your hand behind baby when leaning. Carefully bend using your knees and not at your waist. Not recommended for infants over 14kg. Extra care recommended for infants younger than 4 months or smaller than 5kg. Smaller and younger babies can suffocate in baby carriers. When securing your infant, make sure their airways are clear, they aren’t pressed against your skin so as to not be able to breathe, make sure their head is close enough to touch with your lips. Make sure they have enough movement to turn their head, they are clearly visible and their face is free from obstruction at all times.
When breastfeeding in the carrier, constantly monitor your infant’s breathing and return them close to your upper chest as soon as they have finished feeding. Never let your infant sleep at the breast whilst wearing a carrier.
Not recommended to carry an infant in the outward facing position. Do not carry baby in this carrier without the sling attached and without the baby safely secured.
Follow the TICKS guide to baby wearing. This information is from this link: ACCC
Remember and follow the TICKS rules:
T—Tight: Slings should be tight enough to hug your baby close to you.
I—In view at all times: You should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing down.
C—Close enough to kiss: By tipping your head forward you should be able to kiss your baby on the head.
K—Keep chin off the chest: A baby should never be curled so that their chin is forced onto their chest as this can restrict their breathing.
S—Supported back: The baby’s back should be supported in a natural position so their tummy and chest are against you.
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Constantly monitor your infant when wearing them in your carrier. Always make sure the fasteners are in good working order before each use and take special care when tying the sling. Any accidents from falling or suffocation are at the peril of the adult using the carrier.