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For our products in stock our processing time is 3 to 5 working days

For special order the processing time is currently 2 weeks

 

*Does not include delivery times.

**Please note that Babysize, Toddler & Preschool sizes are made to order only, which may result in some delay in delivery.

The majority of our shipments are made with Purolator.

For deliveries to more remote areas, we may use Canada Post as a carrier. At the time of finalizing the order, the choice of carrier can be made in the "Delivery" section.

Although the fabrics are pre-washed before starting the manufacturing process, the manufacturing process is not complete until the fibre, once processed, has had the opportunity to swell and take up all the space it needs.
Therefore, not washing a Gustine before first use weakens the weave and increases the risk of fibre shifting, thread shifting, which can damage your sling and interfere with its safe use.

You MUST therefore wash your Gustine before using it for the first time.
* It is strongly recommended that you wash your Gustine by hand and avoid the washing machine.
* Wash by hand in cold water with mild soap.
* Be sure to rinse the soap well if you don't use a no-rinse soap.
* Wring out your Gustine well and make sure the padding on the straps is wrung out too.
* Spread to dry (no dryer).
* Avoid exposure to large sources of direct heat.

**Mild soap = No optical brightener (bleaching agent), no fabric softener.

We do not recommend baby soaps or powdered soaps.
To get the maximum amount of water out of your Gustine, the sushi technique is ideal:
* Spread your Gustine on the floor, on a good size towel.
* Wrap your Gustine in the towel, creating a roll that looks like sushi.
* Press the roll to remove excess water, paying attention to the padding of the belt and shoulder straps.
* Lay flat, avoiding folds, in a well ventilated area.

You will be amazed at how much time you will save with this method!

Although the fabrics are pre-washed before starting the manufacturing process, the manufacturing process is not complete until the fibre, once processed, has had the opportunity to swell and take up all the space it needs.
Therefore, not washing a Gustine before the first use weakens the weave and increases the risk of fibre shifting, thread shifting, which can damage your sling and interfere with its safe use.

You MUST therefore wash your Gustine before first use.
Hand wash, using the same method as mentioned for Gustine preforms.
You can also put our slings and ring slings in the washing machine.

For optimal efficiency and good protection of the fabric of your scarf, we recommend washing in this way:
* Delicate cycle
* In cold water
* With a mild soap without optical brighteners
* Dry flat
* For the ring sling, we suggest you put a stocking on the rings, to protect the drum of your machine and minimize the noise.

All our baby carriers can be used for face-to-face, hip or back carrying.

It is not possible to carry "face to the world" with our baby carriers. For the curious little ones, we suggest you opt for a hip-carry.

Hip carrying is recommended from 4 to 6 months of age, when the child has developed good tone in the trunk and neck.

It is also important to ensure that the wearer's hip does not force the natural spread of the baby being carried.

It is recommended that you wait until your child is able to move from lying to sitting position without assistance.

This step demonstrates sufficient upper body tone for the child to be able to stand up on his or her own in the event of slumping and is intended to prevent the risks associated with positional asphyxia in babywearing.

There is no specific age for this stage, but rather criteria to be met.
* The child must have a minimum weight of 15 pounds (6.80 kg)
* The seat of the baby carrier must not exceed the hollow of the knees. The legs must be able to bend freely.
* The natural spacing of the child must not be forced by the seat of the baby carrier.
* The height of the apron must not exceed the nape of the neck (or earlobes) of the child.
* The head must be completely clear of the baby carrier at all times.

The clips are designed to facilitate the adjustment when carrying a newborn baby on the belly, when the baby weighs between 8 and 15 lbs (3.68kg to 6.80kg).

It is recommended to discontinue their use when the adjustment of the apron causes the fabric on the belt to begin to cover them.

The Evolution gustine is safe as soon as baby reaches the weight of 8 lbs (3.68 kg).

You must also consider the natural spacing of the child, the height of the apron and the general adjustment of the sling to your child's morphology.

The stated weight is a general guideline. For the safety of the child, it is essential to consider all these parameters.

The Babysize is recommended from 4 months AND 12 lbs (5.44 kg), with the booster seat.

Good upper body tone is required.

In fact, you have to change when the apron on the babysize is no longer safe.

As long as the apron goes high in the back (see photo) AND the wearer and wearer are comfortable, there is no emergency.

When the child begins to be less comfortable because of the height of the apron or the width of the seat, a change can be considered.

In general, the Toddler is optimal around 2 years of age, around 32 inches (81-82 cm) in height and around 25 lbs (11.34 kg).

 

Despite all these clues, it is strongly recommended that a Gustine Toddler be tested to validate that the adjustment and installation is safe and that the deck is at the correct height.

The Preschool is designed for older children, with a minimum weight of 30 lbs (and a maximum of 65 lbs) (13.61 kg to 27.21 kg) It is perfect for preschoolers (hence the name), who still like to be carried and wish to rest their legs from time to time ;).

The Preschool is large enough for good weight distribution and optimal comfort with children aged 4 and over.

It generally fits around 38 inches (96-97 cm), and a minimum weight of 30 lbs (13.61 kg).

To start in a scarf, it is strongly suggested to start with its so-called basic size.
This is the size with which the wearer is able to tie a cross wrap (FWCC) with a double knot in the back, without having to use the spikes, nor too much fabric left over from the knotting.

As a general rule:
* A person wearing an extra small or small waist will have a base 5.
* A person who wears a medium or large size will have a base 6.
* A person who wears a large or extra large waist will have a base 7.

If you hesitate between two sizes, we suggest you choose the larger one.
A scarf that is too long can be cut, but a scarf that is too short will not lengthen!
This information is only indicative. It is quite possible that you will be more comfortable with a different size than your base. Otherwise, longer or shorter, it will only be your knotting options that will change!