The sling can be used as long as the mother or father and the baby enjoy it. The baby will give clear signs when he or she has had enough close contact. The amount of babywearing can vary from day to day. There are times when a child wants to be carried more (e.g. during growth spurts and illness) and times when there is hardly any need at all.
Even if the father would like to carry his baby, his clothing size is one thing which decides the length of the sling. In this case, a 4.6-metre-long Storchenwiege® baby sling is usually also enough. You can find more information on baby sling lengths in the lengths section.
A small baby can easily be worn under a jacket, kept at the ideal temperature by their mother's or father's body. The baby can be carried in the clothes he or she wears at home. The baby should always wear warm socks or tights, a small scarf around their neck and a hat. When the child is carried over a jacket, or when larger children are carried on your back, they must be warmly dressed to stop them getting cold. We recommend to wear a Babywearing Jacket or a Babywearing Cover.
In the summer it is also important to protect your baby well against sunlight. For this, you can use light cotton clothing which covers her body and a sun bonnet.