Caboo (urban definition to be close to someone) is the new name for the close baby carrier. It seems a long time ago when a Caboo first made its way into the world, and it has been one big hug ever since. . . To Caboo is as simple with your new born as it is with your nipper, whenever, wherever or however you use it.
Caboo is made from Certified 100% Organic cotton and is only dyed using Oeko-tex standard dyes that contain no harsh or harmful chemicals.
Caboo is simply and easy to use by yourself, it goes on quickly and easily and can adjust to fit all wearers by simply pulling the fabric through the rings. Your baby will be held high and close to you heart providing natural reassurance and a feeling of security for you both.
When you Caboo, your baby is fully supported from the top of their head to the base of their spine and to behind the knees less strain on developing hips. They will sit in a ‘frog legged position’ which is a very natural position for a baby and naturally places less weight and strain on their developing hips.
The Caboo is supremely comfortable for you too, the soft wide straps spread the weight of your little one evenly over both shoulders the fixed cross provides excellent back support and will help reduce the strain on your shoulders.
Is Caboo easy to put on? Can I do it alone?
Yes and yes! The Caboo Baby Carrier is designed to be easy to put on, on your own. Once you have the hang of it takes less than 30 seconds to put on with your baby safely positioned inside. It looks a little like an octopus when you first take it out the bag, but is accompanied with an illustrated instruction brochure and a free DVD, so learning how to use it couldn’t be easier. In fact it’s simpler than learning to tie a shoelace! Simply pop it on over your head like a t-shirt.
What age / weight is the Caboo suitable for?
You can use your Caboo Baby Carrier from birth with a small premature baby right up to 32lbs toddler.
What size does the Caboo fit?
The sling is fully adjustable and as such will fit and adjust to a ladies size 8 to a ladies size 20. It can also fit men up to approx 6ft 4in
What positions does the Caboo offer?
There are 5 main positions available with the Caboo. You can carry the baby facing upright facing in, upright facing out and also in a nursing position. Once your baby gets older, the carrier can be adjusted to carry a heavier older toddler comfortably. All the positions are explained thoroughly on the instructions and on the DVD.
Will this sling support my back?
The carrier is designed to be anatomically correct for both the baby and the wearer. This carrier will not cause back problems, as it is specifically designed to carry over both shoulders with wide soft cotton straps with fixed lumber support to evenly distribute your baby’s weight. Because your baby is held so Close, he or she will have the same centre of gravity which is essential in preventing back problems. However if you currently suffer from back problems, please consult your chiropractor or doctor and they will be able to help you with your specific situation
Can I carry my twins in the Caboo?
No, you cannot carry twins in this carrier at the same time, however being able to carry one of the twins allows you to have your hands free to look after the other at the same time, and you can swap over regularly too.
Can I carry my baby on my back?
The Caboo does not allow for the back carry position due to its structure. It has been designed for one person ease-of-use and as such is fixed at the back.
Can I carry my baby on the hip?
The Caboo does not currently allow for a hip carry position.
Can it be adjusted for my growing child?
Yes, your Caboo can be adjusted as your baby grows and will fit snugly a baby as small as 5 lbs and as large as a 32lbs toddler.
Can I breastfeed in the Caboo?
When can my baby start facing forward in the outward position?
You can wear your baby facing out as soon as he / she can support their head properly. Usually around the 4 – 6 month mark.
When can I start using my Caboo?
From birth! The Caboo can carry a premature baby
How long can my baby stay in the Caboo Baby Carrier?
Your baby can stay in the Close Baby Carrier for as long as you or they want. There is no limit at all and will ensure that your baby feels safe, secure and bonded. It will also give you hands free time knowing your baby is okay.
Is my baby’s head supported if he / she falls asleep?
Yes. This is an excellent and, in our opinion, essential feature of the Caboo. The wide cotton strap that goes over your shoulder can be gently placed over the back of your baby’s head to support it when your baby is asleep.
What should I do with the long straps that hang down?
As the Caboo is one size fits all, smaller sized people tend to find that there is excess material which hangs down once the baby is in. These can be tied underneath the baby’s bottom to tidy them away
Is it more comfortable than contemporary / active carriers on the market?
Yes, most certainly. Just by trying it you will see. But first try to imagine how uncomfortable it is to be hung by a crotch strap, much like a parachute harness! The Caboo is made of 100% organic soft cotton jersey that envelops you cradles your baby all the way along their body. Mmmm, soft, comfy and cosy J !
Will it make my child clingy?
Wearing your baby in a carrier will not make him or her clingy. In fact the opposite is true. Fulfilling your baby’s needs while you continue with your everyday tasks hands free is exactly what your baby requires. He or she will move away independently as soon as her need to be Close to you has been satisfied!
Do I have to use clip/buckles?
There are no clips of buckles on the Caboo. It simply slips straight on over your head like a t-shirt and is adjustable with the clever ring system.