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Introducing the Close Parent Caboo

The Caboo from Close Parent is a popular purchase for new parents and for good reason! It combines the wonderful snuggly qualities of a stretchy wrap with the ease of a more structured carrier. Many people who like the idea of a stretchy wrap but not the length of fabric are drawn to the ease of the Caboo.

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Features and functionality

Using the Close Parent Caboo

Using the Close Parent Caboo

Simply slip the Close Parent Caboo over your head, and tighten using the rings at your hips. Sit in the cross formed by the main part of the carrier and the third layer is tied over the top. The final result has the same structure as a stretchy wrap, and carries you baby in the same way. 

Using the Caboo with a newborn or small baby

Small babies are often very curled up and you may find that sitting in the cross with one leg in either side seems to have too much fabric between their legs. Babies this small may benefit from a slight adjustment in technique. The video below shows using the Caboo in a way where both of the crosses act as hammocks instead, allowing baby to be as curled up as they need to be.

Where should the cross at the back of the Caboo sit on me?

The main part of the  Close Parent Caboo consists of a stitched cross on your back and crossed fabric loops on your front. For optimum comfort ensure the cross sits in a comfortable position on your back. Ideally this is around shoulder blade height, and central on your back. This helps to distribute the weight of your baby evenly across your back and shoulders.

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My baby slides lower in my Caboo: what should I do?

The most common complaint with the Caboo is that the baby will slowly slip down whilst wearing. The most common reason for this to be the case is that the carrier was not tight enough! Before putting your baby in the carrier needs to feel snug around you. 

A great way to test if the carrier is tight enough is to do a test with your hands.

Slide your hands into the two sides of the cross and bring them together out the top of the cross. Pull down with your hands, stretching the fabric down and away. Where your hands end up is where your baby’s bottom will end up! If it’s too tight or too loose, adjust the fabric through the rings and test again.

Feeding in a Close Parent Caboo

One of marketing points of the Close Parent Caboo is the ability to chestfeed/breastfeed in it. 

However, like any carrier, learning to feed comfortably in it can take perseverance. Our articles on feeding in slings may offer more information. 

Feeding is usually not totally handsfree and you always need to be aware of your baby’s safety, especially their ability to breathe when feeding your baby in a sling.

Returning to an upright position after feeding in a Close Parent Caboo

After feeding in a sling it is important to know how to return to an upright position where you can be sure that your baby’s airways are clear and they are well supported by the sling.

How can I try a Close Parent Caboo?

We have Close Parent Caboo carriers available to hire. Simply search “Caboo” in our online sling library to see them all. 

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