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How to: Using the CONNECT Carrier

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Watch our How-To videos and learn how to use your CONNECT™ Carrier.

What are the benefits of using the CONNECT Carrier?

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Using the CONNECT™ Carrier has a number of benefits for you and your baby: Three comfortable positions - Suitable for newborns from 3.2kg up to 15kg, the Connect offers three comfortable front-carry options, flawlessly transitioning between positions to adapt as your baby grows. Hip healthy - The CONNECT™ Carrier promotes healthy hip development and prevents hip dysplasia by positioning your newborn's legs in the M-position during their most critical development stage Ergonomic design...

What is the age range for the CONNECT Carrier?

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As all babies grow at different rates. Rather than ages, we refer to weights to guide the correct usage of the carriers. The CONNECT™ Carrier can be used for babies between 3.2kg to 15kg.  

Which safety standards does the CONNECT Plus comply with?

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Without safety or compliance requirements for baby carriers sold in Australia and as part of our commitment to provide our community with only the best in baby products, our CONNECT™ Plus proudly complies with the international baby carrier standard. (ASTM F2236-16a).

The carrier is too loose, even at the tightest setting, how do I adjust it?

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You can try the following suggestions: Cross back carry – Cross the shoulder straps over and then fasten the buckles at the side. Ensure shoulder and sides are fully adjusted. Ensure the waist strap is fully adjusted to the tightest setting – this involves overlapping the lumber support tab with the waist strap.

My baby is sitting very low in the carrier, how do I raise their body so they’re ‘close enough to kiss’?

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You can try the following suggestions: Ensure the baby is positioned correctly in the carrier by propping their weight upwards using your hands whilst still ensuring their legs are comfortably in the ‘M’ position. Position the carrier waist belt higher on your waist. Ensuring all straps are adjusted to support a higher seating position. Use the newborn configuration in the carrier. The recommended weight is 3.2 – 7kg for this configuration.

The carrier straps are very light and I’m finding it hard to put on, what can I do?

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The straps on the CONNECT Carriers have been designed to be as light and breathable as possible, removing all unnecessary bulk which is on other carriers. This means the straps have movement. Like all new products, it can take time to get used to using and becoming familiar with how it works. The more you use and practice with putting your CONNECT Carrier on and off, the easier you will find to align the straps correctly. As the shoulder straps on the CONNECT Carrier are fixed and not removab...

I can’t reach the rear strap adjuster to put the carrier on and adjust it for comfortable wearing. What do I do?

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We recommend adjusting the back buckle for comfortable wearing when setting up the carrier for comfortable wearing the first time you put it on. This can be done by adjusting the buckle and putting the carrier on to check for comfort, and then removing the carrier and adjusting and so on until you reach the desire setting. This will only need to be done the first time you put the carrier on and adjusted from time to time as your child grows. You can also have another person assist you once th...

The buckles are hard to move, is there a way to make them easier to use?

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The buckles have been designed to require a double action release. This ensures they do not accidentally become undone by knocking during movement or by your child. To release, press both sides of the buckle firmly and push downwards from the direction they are secured to unhook it from the fasteners. This can be done easily using two hands; One to hold the fabric with the fastener and the other on the buckle to support the downwards pressure.

What are the buttons in the waist band’s right-hand pocket for?

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Attaching accessories such as the Rain Cover, Storage Bag and UPF50+ Sunshade. These items can roll into themselves neatly and be hooked onto the buttons on the left-hand side. There are also small loops in the waist band’s left-hand pockets which can be used to secure keys to or other important items with a keyring.

CONNECT Accessories – How to use

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The CONNECT Thermo Layer buttons which CONNECT to the shoulder straps of the carrier are tight. How do I loosen them?

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The buttons on the CONNECT Thermo Layer will be a tight to start with. They will loosen the more the product is used. The tightness at the beginning of using the carrier has been purposefully designed to ensure they do not loosen over time and disconnect unintentionally.

The Rain Cover/ UPF 50+ Sunshade/ Teething Bib buttons which CONNECT to the shoulder straps of the carrier are tight. How do I loosen them?

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The buttons on the accessories will be a tight to start with. They will loosen the more the product is used. The tightness at the beginning of using the accessories has been purposefully designed to ensure they do not loosen over time and disconnect unintentionally.

Is the packaging on the CONNECT Collection of carriers 100% plastic free?

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We strive to use resources and make decisions that safeguard our planet for future generations. That is why our CONNECT™ Collection of carriers proudly use packaging that is 100% plastic free, making it fully recyclable and biodegradable yet high-quality to store and protect your carrier for future adventures. We have made a commitment to go plastic-free in all current and new product packaging by 2022.

How do I clean or wash the CONNECT Carrier?

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Please ensure you follow the regular maintenance and care instructions to keep your Redsbaby CONNECT™ Carrier in optimum condition: Cold machine wash with gentle detergent on gentle cycle (we recommend placing in a pillow slip to help protect the carrier during washing) Do not bleach or soak Do not spot clean Do not rub or wring Do not tumble dry or iron Do not dry under direct sunlight Do not use detergents with brighteners or whiteners  

CONNECT Carrier Comparison

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As our new collection of CONNECT Carriers have different features, we've created a comparison chart to try and help you decide which CONNECT Carrier is the right fit for your family.
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