important! keep instructions for future use.

All Season Vented Carrier
TM
Owners Manual
Instructions
IMPORTANT!
KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
Read all instructions before assembling and using your carrier. Failure to follow
each instruction can result in serious injury or death to your baby. Keep instructions
and review them before attempting new carrying positions.
8lbs - 25lbs (3.6kgs - 11.3kgs)
Instruction manual available in additional languages at:
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This box contains: 1 - Carrier Body 1 - Strap Assembly 1 - Detachable Hood
*The photographs shown in this manual may vary slightly from the actual product.
WARNING
FALL AND SUFFOCATION HAZARD
FALL HAZARD - Infants can fall through a wide leg opening or out of carrier.
• Adjust leg openings to fit baby’s legs snugly.
• Before each use, make sure all fasteners are secure.
• Take special care when leaning or walking.
• Never bend at waist; bend at knees.
• Only use this carrier for babies between 8 lbs (3.6 kgs) and 25 lbs (11.3 kgs).
SUFFOCATION HAZARD - Infants under 4 months can suffocate in this product if face is pressed tight against your body.
• Do not strap infant too tight against your body.
• Allow room for head movement.
• Keep infant’s face free from obstructions at all times.
WARNING
• Follow instructions for use. When fastening shoulder straps, keep one hand on baby at all times.
• Baby must face toward you until he/she can hold their head upright to avoid possible neck or
back injury.
• This carrier is not intended to carry a baby in the backpack position.
• Premature infants, infants with respiratory problems, and infants under 4 months are at greatest
risk of suffocation.
• NEVER use a soft carrier when balance or mobility is impaired because of exercise, sporting
activities, drowsiness, or medical conditions. It is intended for use by adults while walking or
standing only.
• Your balance may be adversely affected by your movement and that of your baby.
• NEVER use a soft carrier while engaging in activities such as cooking and cleaning which involve
a heat source or exposure to chemicals.
• NEVER wear a soft carrier while driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle. DO NOT use
this carrier as a child restraint in a motor vehicle. This type of carrier will not properly restrain your
baby in the event of a crash.
• NEVER leave baby unattended in this carrier.
• ALWAYS check to ensure that all buckles, snaps, straps, and adjustments are secure before each
use. Make sure baby is properly placed in the carrier, including leg placement, before each use.
• This product is subject to wear and tear over time. Check for ripped seams, torn straps or fabric
and damaged fasteners before each use.
• NEVER lean against baby.
• DO NOT use this product if deterioration or problems are detected.
• NEVER place more than one child in this carrier.
• DO NOT wear more than one carrier at a time ever.
• DO NOT use in showers, pools or any water environments.
2.
Helpful Hints:
* The All Season Vented™ Carrier is designed to be comfortable and convenient for both you and your child, and to allow more physical contact between the two of you.
* Before placing baby in the carrier, correctly fit the straps to your body.
* How do you know if your baby is riding at the right height? - You should be able to tilt your head forward and kiss the top of your baby’s head.
* Facing-In Position - Baby Facing Toward You - Until your baby is able to hold his/her head
upright, this is the correct position. Since there is no material between you and your infant, it affords him or her lots of close physical contact and attention, while leaving your hands free. In this position, you can entertain and bond with your baby by talking, touching, playing or just making eye-contact.
* When placing your baby in or taking them out of the carrier, sitting down will make the procedure easier. Until you are familiar with the placement of baby, it is also recommended to do so over a soft surface.
* It is best to limit the use of your carrier to 10-20 minutes until you and your baby are both completely comfortable in it together.
* For babies between 8-11 lbs (3.6-5.0 kgs), the leg loops must be adjusted to make the leg hole smaller and to avoid a potential falling hazard.
* Facing-Out Position - Baby Facing Away From You - Once your baby is able to hold his/her head up, your child is ready for a new adventure. In this position, he or she can visually explore their surroundings while maintaining a secure, close contact with you.
* Wearing the carrier closer to your body and higher up on your chest will minimize the stress to your back and shoulders from prolonged use.
Care Instructions:
Remove Hood from carrier. Machine wash cold on gentle cycle. Drip dry only. Do not iron. NonChlorine Bleach when needed. Wipe clean with a cloth or sponge between machine washings.
3.
Instructions:
Carrier Body Front:
1
Refer to these parts when reading the instructions.
Head Support
Buckle/Tightener
Head Support Area
Detachable Hood
Carrier Use for an Infant: Facing-In Position
* Until your baby is able to hold his/her head upright, this is the correct position.
Hood Attachment
Square: Facing-In
(inside carrier body)
1.
Put on the carrier straps (like a vest). The Infantino
“i” logo will be visible on the right strap. The shoulder
strap buckles should be facing down.
2.
Hold the carrier body by the buckle pocket, upside
down with the outside (the side with the leg loop
buttons) facing toward you.
3.
Connect the two shoulder strap buckles located
on each shoulder strap to their mates in the buckle
pocket of the carrier body. You will hear ‘click’ when
buckle is secure.
Side Closure
Buckle
Hook & Loop
(inside carrier
body)
Leg Loop Button
Hood Straps
Shoulder Strap Buckles
(inside pocket)
Buckle Pocket
Carrier Straps Front:
Infantino “i” logo
Shoulder Straps
Carrier Body
Back Strap
Adjuster
Head Support
Buckle
Hood Attachment
Strip: Facing-In (on
top of strap)
Leg Loop
Hook & Loop
(on shoulder
Side Closure
Buckle
Back Strap
Adjustment
Loop
Shoulder Strap
Buckle
Shoulder Strap Adjuster
Shoulder Strap End
4.
5.
4.
The round back strap adjuster should fit
comfortably in the middle of your back. If necessary,
pull the adjuster down by using the back strap
adjustment loop.
5.
Bring the carrier body up from the hanging position.
While supporting the baby with one hand, close the
open leg hole by attaching the hook & loop and
fastening the buckle. You will hear a ‘click’ when
buckle is secure.
9.
Support the baby’s head by attaching the two head
support buckles above each arm. You will hear a
‘click’ when the buckle is secure. Adjust size of the
head support by pulling both of the head support
tighteners.
* IMPORTANT! Always make sure there is enough room around your baby’s face to provide a clear source of air.
6.
7.
Attach the side closure assembly on the side you
wish to close, first by pressing the hook & loop
inside the carrier body to the hook & loop on
the shoulder strap flap then by fastening the side
closure buckle. You will hear a ‘click’ when the
buckle is secure. This step will create a leg opening
on the closed side.
With the carrier open on one side and the baby
facing you, carefully slide the baby into the carrier by
fitting his/her leg through the opening on the closed
side of the carrier.
10.
Attach the leg loops to the leg loop buttons on
BOTH SIDES of the carrier. (For babies over
11 lbs or 5 kgs, this step is unnecessary.)
* IMPORTANT! For babies between 8-11 lbs, the leg loops must be attached to make the leg hole smaller and to avoid a potential falling hazard.
To adjust how high the baby rides on
your chest, lift the baby slightly and pull
the shoulder strap end forward, first on
one strap, then on the other. When the
baby is properly positioned, you should
be able to tilt your head forward and kiss
the top of your baby’s head.
11.
* IMPORTANT! Keep one hand on the baby until all buckles and straps are properly fastened.
* Make sure your baby’s leg goes through the opening on the closed side of the carrier.
6.
7.
2
Carrier Use for an Older Baby: Facing-Out Position
* WARNING! The baby must face toward you until he/she can hold their head upright to avoid possible neck or back injury.
* Once your baby is able to hold his/her head up, your child is ready for the Facing-Out Position.
* When the baby is carried in the Facing-Out Position, the attachment of the leg loops is UNNECESSARY, regardless of the weight of the child.
1.
2.
3.
Repeat steps 1-6 of 1 Carrier Use for an Infant:
Facing-In Position.
4.6
While supporting the baby with one hand, close the
open leg hole by attaching the hook & loop and
fastening the buckle. You will hear a ‘click’ when
buckle is secure.
5.
Attach both head support buckles, making sure that
the head support area remains in the folded-down
position. You will hear a ‘click’ when each buckle is
secure. To ensure that the head support stays folded
down, check that the webbing of the head support
strap does not have a twist in it. If it does, unfasten the
buckle, remove the twist from the strap, and refasten
the buckle. Check the strap on the other side of the
carrier as well.
6.
To adjust how high the baby rides on your chest, lift
the baby slightly and pull the shoulder strap end
forward, first on one strap, then on the other. When
the baby is properly positioned, you should be able
to tilt your head forward and kiss the top of your
baby’s head.
Ensure that BOTH head support buckles are
unfastened, then fold down the head support area.
With the carrier open on one side and the baby
facing away from you, carefully slide baby into the
carrier by fitting his/her leg through the opening on
the closed side of the carrier.
* IMPORTANT! Keep one hand on the baby until all buckles and straps are properly fastened.
* The baby should NEVER be leaning forward in the carrier.
* PLEASE NOTE: The arms of smaller babies should be positioned below the head support buckles. Larger babies’ arms should be above the buckles, and rest comfortably over the folded down head support.
* Make sure your baby’s leg goes through the opening
on the closed side of the carrier.
8.
9.
Removing Baby from the Carrier: Facing In/Out
* IMPORTANT! Keep at least one hand on the baby until he/she is safely removed from the carrier.
1. If fastened, release both leg loops.
2. Keeping one hand securely on your baby, release the two head support buckles.
3. Still keeping one hand on your baby, release the side closure buckle on one side. Put one hand on your baby inside the carrier, holding him/her to your chest.
4. Release the side closure buckle on the closed side of the carrier. With both hands, lift your baby and place them in a safe location. You can now remove the carrier from your body.
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How to use your Detachable Hood:
* IMPORTANT! Baby’s air flow should not be obstructed at any time. ALWAYS make sure there is enough room around your baby’s face to provide a clear source of air.
1.
Follow instructions for 1 Carrier Use for
an Infant: Facing-In Position.
2.
Attach hood to carrier body by securing the
hook and loop squares at the base of the
hood to the corresponding hood attachment
squares on the inside of the carrier body.
Designed with
in California
© 2013 Infantino, LLC
4920 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite 200 | San Diego, CA 92121 USA
www.infantino.com
Complies with safety requirements of ASTM F2236-13.
10.
BEFORE USING THIS CARRIER: Review and save the Instruction Manual for future reference. Please call Infantino at
1-800-840-4916 (for US or Canada) with any questions or visit our website www.infantino.com. Made in China.
11052013