Foldable Hipseat Carrier Instruction Manual Face-in Cuddling When using this product for more than 3 years, materials may deteriorate causing unexpected danger. Do not use it to avoid any unexpected accident. Face-out Cuddling Back Carrying CAUTION ● Please thoroughly read this manual place for ease of future reference. before use and use the product ● If you pass this product to others, accordingly. Misuse may injure baby. please make sure to attach this ● Please keep this manual in a convenient manual to the product. Before use Before use Thank you for purchasing Combi Foldable Hipseat Carrier. Before use, please read “Name of components” on P.4 and examine the parts accordingly. Read all instruction before assembling and using the hipseat carrier. ■ Age reference for applicable baby Baby's body size may vary according to different growing speed. Carrying style Face-in cuddling Neck muscle Neck muscle developed (0 month) (4 months) Age reference 6 months Neck muscle developed 24 (7 months) months Weight 36 months After neck muscle developed ~ 24 months ● Some large babies may not fit the carrier in winter months when wearing thicker clothes. ● Please choose clothes for baby carefully before using the carrier. Up to 13kg Face-out cuddling After neck muscle developed ~ 24 months Up to 13kg Back carrying After neck muscle developed ~ 36 months Up to 15kg For safe use of our product Caution about safety The caution items mentioned here are about how to use the product properly and safely so as to prevent any possible injury to user and baby and any damage to the product. Moreover the caution items are categorized according to the degree of injury and damage to the product which are indicated as “warning” and “caution” respectively. Caution and usage conditions mentioned are very important. Please read and follow accordingly. 1 WARNING CAUTION Improper operation may directly cause death, severe damage on injury. Improper operation may cause injury or damage to the product. Details of the caution item is written inside the frame (P.2~3) This sign indicates there is a warning or caution item. This sign indicates there is a prohibited action. It might lead to an unexpected accident such as falling out from an opening, or suffocation. Please adjust and secure all the components (belt, buckle, ect). Seat or unseat baby at a safe place to ensure the baby cannot fall from the carrier. When the carrier is in use, please do not run, jump, lean forward more than 45 degrees, or lean to the side. Otherwise, baby may accidentally fall from the carrier. When you do action such as picking up a thing, support child by hand and please kneel down so that child's head does not turn down. In cuddling or back carrying position, the waist pad should be under the baby’s legs. Otherwise, it may press against baby’s legs. Please do not put any sharp things into the pocket. Baby might bear an injury. In cuddling position, always support baby with your hands. The baby’s unexpected movement may cause it to fall from the carrier. Pay attention if baby's face is too close to user's body, or it is pressed by user's chest, or baby's neck is bent, this may affect baby's airway and makes it difficult to breathe. Do not re-modify or improper repair the product. Otherwise, it may damage the product and may cause accident. In cuddling or back carrying Please do not use it on position, if baby’s armpit presses vehicles other than train, bus against the carrier sheet, adjust the and high-speed railway. baby’s position. Otherwise, unexpected burden or injury may be inflicted to baby. Cuddling and back carrying is not applicable to baby whose neck muscles are not yet developed, otherwise the baby may become tired, exhausted or cause injury. Before use WARNING When doing the housework, pay enough attention not getting hurts from the kitchen knife, burns from the stove and falls from bending forward. 2 Before use 3 CAUTION Do not use the carrier continuously for more than 2 hours, or within 30 minutes after feeding. Otherwise, the baby or user may experience discomfort. Check baby’s conditions regularly, stop using the carrier at once if any abnormal facial expression from baby is seen. In the event that any damage to the product is found, cease using the carrier immediately. Do not leave the carrier near fire or outside. Otherwise, buckles or other fabric parts may be deteriorated by heat or rain which may in turn become cause of accident. Stop using the carrier immediately if you experience pain or discomfort. Do not use this product for the purposes other than those stated in this manual to avoid any damage to the product. When using in the cuddling position, please watch your step. Do not let the baby place their fingers into an unfastened buckle as they may become stuck and cause injury. Please fasten the buckle even if you are not using the product. Name of components Shoulder belt (Left and right) Hold buckle Name of components Sleeping hood Support buckle Side belt Belt loop band Support Plate Zipper Waist buckle Appendant hip pad Plastic part Fastening tape Waist pad 4 How to use for face-in or face-out cudding How to use for face-in or face-out cuddling 1 Fasten waist belt buckle. Fasten the waist belt buckle until a “click” sound is heard. Point : To reduce the burden, it is recommended to wear the waist pad at the lower waist around the hip. User should adjust it to his/her comfortable position. 2 By adjusting the waist belt, make the seat facing to the front. Excess length of waist belt can be folded and tied using the belt loop band as shown in the illustration. click Buckle Belt loop band Waist belt 3 Seat your baby on the hipseat. WARNING Carry out and place a baby in a safe place such as sofa, bed or the floor, always support with hand and putting down in low posture. 5 Face-in Face-out 4 Have the shoulder belt (left & right) on the shoulder while supporting the child. WARNING Should support the child by hand when wearing. Otherwise, the child may fall down. 5 8 Place your arms through each shoulder belt loop and then secure support buckle on user’s back, a “click” sound should be heard. Check point Support buckle Ensure support buckle are secured. Otherwise, baby may fall from the carrier. Secure the hold buckle. Until “click” sound is heard. WARNING Ensure hold buckle are secured. Otherwise, baby may fall from the carrier. 7 Hold buckle Side belts (left and right) Waist buckle click ● About baby Isn’t the baby’s armpit pressing against the carrier’s sheet? Hold buckle Isn’t the baby’s thigh pressing against the carrier’sheet? Isn’t the baby’s leg under the waist pad? WARNING Adjust the length of left and right side belts of shoulder belts to fit user’s body. Make sure the above points, otherwise, baby may be chocked, scratched or injured. WARNING Ensure support buckle are secured. Otherwise, baby may fall from the carrier. Check the carrier is correctly fitted by checking these points in a mirror. ● Securely fastened? ● Tight enough to fit user’s body? WARNING 6 Check the carrier is fitted correctly. How to use for face-in or face-out cudding How to use for face-in or face-out cuddling CAUTION Side belt Ensure your visibility is not impaired by the position of the baby's head. Please mind your step as it may be difficult to see your feet. 6 How to release for face-in or face-out cudding How to release face-in cuddling or face-out cuddling 1 Release support buckle, and remove shoulder belts. While sitting in a safe place, support baby with one hand and release support buckle, then remove shoulder belts. Shoulder belt 2 Lay down the baby at a safe place and release hold buckle. 3 Remove baby’s arms and legs from carrier, and unseat baby. WARNING Hold buckle Please put down the baby at a safe place such as sofa, bed or floor, with a lower posture while supporting it by hand. Support buckle CAUTION As the shoulder belt may come off suddenly. When removing the support buckle, please remove it with caution. 7 4 Release waist buckle. How to use for back carrying Take out the hold cover 1.1 Place the child on the seat, and pass the hold belt through the hold cover as shown in diagram. 1.2 Clip the hold buckle, and adjust the length of the belt. Hold Cover WARNING Storing Pocket Seat baby into carrier at a safe place. Seating or unseating baby at an unsafe place may cause baby to fall from the carrier. Ensure hold buckle are secured. Otherwise, baby may fall from the carrier. 2 Carry baby Fasten support buckle Adjust the length and height of support belt. CAUTION Adjust the height of support buckle, if you feel pain or discomfort. If you still experience pain or discomfort, stop using the carrier immediately. 4 click Fasten the waist belt buckle. Fasten the waist belt buckle until a “click” sound is heard. Waist belt buckle WARNING The waist pad should be under the baby’s legs. Otherwise, it may affect the blood circulation to baby’s thigh. When standing up with a baby carried on back, securely hold the end of shoulder belts where it joins the carrier body. ※ It is recommended to have another person assist the operation. 3 How to use for back carrying 1 From the hold cover storing pocket Please hold the end of shoulder strap where it joins the carrier body. 8 How to use the back carrying How to use for back carrying How to release back carrying 5 1 2 Adjust the side belts of shoulder belt to fit user’s body. Adjust side belts such that left and right belt ends are the same length. 6 Check the carrier is fitted correctly. WARNING Fail to ensure the check points may ● cause the baby to fall from the carrier. ● impact the baby’s breathing,or other injuries. ● impact the blood circulation to the arms or legs. 9 Unload baby from the back. ※ It is recommended to have another person assist the operation. Hold the end of shoulder belts where it joins the carrier body. Are the belts tightly Check the carrier is correctly fitted by the fitted to the user? following points in a mirror. 6.1 Is the baby’s armpit pressing against the carrier’s sheet? 6.2 Is the baby’s thigh pressing against the 6.1 carrier’s sheet? 6.3 Is the baby’s thigh under the waist pad? 6.2 6.4 When back carrying, check baby’s condition every half an hour. In back carrying position (especially for 6.3 younger babies), as user is unable to see the baby, please try to unload baby every 30 minutes and check its condition. Release support buckle, and waist pad. 3 Place baby on a safe place and release hold buckle and hold cover. Hold Cover 6.4 Storing Pocket Waist Belt 4 Remove the baby’s arms and legs from the carrier and unseat baby. How to use the sleeping hood Using the sleeping hood Please use the sleeping hood properly while face in cuddling and back carrying. Installing When installing, push and fasten from the top of hood buckles to shoulder belt of hood buckles until "click" sound is heard. Detaching To loosen the top by pressing the release buttons of the left and right hood buckles. Hood buckle Sleeping hood Face in cuddling Back carrying How to adjust the length of the sleeping hood belt According to a child growth, please adjust the length of the hood belt. ● To shorten, pull out the excess of belt. ● To lengthen, lift up the buckle and pull back the belt. How to use the sleeping hood When using face in cuddling, back carrying always support the child's head in case of falling asleep. It can also be used as a windbreak or a sunshade. ※ Do not use the sleeping hood if face out cuddling is being used. WARNING ● Pay attention to the baby in case of the sleeping hood is being used. The airway may be blocked to cause suffocation. ● Please stop using the sleeping hood in case it is too tight to be used. ● Baby may get injured if put an unexpected burden on the body. When not using the sleeping hood Store the hood at the upper part of pocket. When the belt is hard to pull, lift up the buckle and pull down as shown in diagram. 10 How to folding hipseat carrier How to folding hipseat carrier 1 When installation 1.1 Open and unzip to the end of pocket. 1.2 Put a support plate to the inside pocket and fixed it with fastening tape. 1.3 Install the plastic part on the support plate as shown direction, and it is completely wrapped. (The side of plastic part with hole is upward.) For detaching, please perform steps conversely of the installation. Support Plate Plastic part 2 11 Flip the carrier to opposite side and spread it out. 3 Use a head cover to wrap both shoulder straps, then fold once to hipseat direction. *For excess length of belt, use a rubber band wrap and fix it. Zipper Fastening tape 4 Flip and turn flat the carrier to reverse direction as the plastic part fold inward toward the body direction. How to folding hipseat carrier Use the waist belt to wrap the folded carrier. Buckle up the waist belt and pay attention it is not pleated. (An appendant hip pad to be used according to your figure.) 7 Fasten the snaps after store the carrier into the bag. How to folding hipseat carrier 5 Appendant hip pad Appendant hip pad The Combi Foldable Hipseat Carrier extension belt was developed to widen the range of the users. It is a supplementary device to extend the waist to allow the users with the waist of more than 86 cm to use the hipseat carrier. 6 Pull out the storage bag as shown. Storage bag 12 Caution for Using Caution for Using Maintenance ● In case of the use, please confirm whether there is no frayed spot, a cut or a scratch of the product, as well as no damage of the parts (buckle, etc). WARNING When you found even one of the above, please stop use immediately. It might cause failure or an accident. ● Please do not do any remodelling or repairing of the product by self. It might lead to an unexpected accident. ● When using the product and found that there is damage, abnormality, deterioration of the cuddle string, any necessity of replacement or repair of the parts, please stop using. Otherwise, it might lead to a serious accident if insist to use it. ● The colour or specification of the parts is subject to be changed without notice. Maintenance Daily maintenance ● Press washing the carrier in cold or warm water, reshape the carrier, and dry flat in shade. ● Use a damp cloth to wipe off small stains. Caution about washing ● Wash carrier separately from other colored items to prevent color degradation. Do not soak carrier in water for an extended period. ● Do not use bleach or fluorescent brightener as they may cause skin irritation. Recommend a neutral detergent for washing. 13 ● Do not put carrier into washing machine, spinning machine, or drying machine, all of which may cause damage to the buckle. ● Refer to the washing label attached to the product for the appropriate washing methods and carrier composition details. CAUTION If fabric is wet from baby’s saliva, please clean it as soon as possible to avoid the fabric from becoming hardened. Hardened fabric may inflict discomfort to the baby.