Product Use and Safety
The MEMEENO belly band is not a medical device. Its primary intended use is to warm and protect your baby's belly while also offering a sense of security and soothing feeling to your baby. Used in combination with other calming techniques, the MEMEENO belly band will help comfort and soothe your baby so you can get back to connecting.
Wash and Care
The MEMEENO belly band and bloomer are made from organic cotton and organic water-based dyes. It's design to withstand spit ups, blow outs and leaks! To maintain the quality, color and shape of the band, we recommend hand washing and laying flat to dry. It dries pretty quickly.
Product Safety Certified
At MEMEENO we take infant safety very seriously. That’s why our apparel products are designed in accordance to the American Academy of Pediatric's (AAP) guidelines for Safe Sleep. To ensure the safest fit, design and materials, the MEMEENO baby belly band has undergone various tests to meet all voluntary and mandatory safety regulations in third-party labs certified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The MEMEENO band uses certified organic cotton and organic water-based dyes in all its dyes.
The MEMEENO band has also been evaluated and approved by doctors, nurses, doulas, sleep consultants and so many parents like you. We continue to seek expert advice and consultations to better improve all of our products.
MEMEENO Belly Band Safety Tips & Precautions
The MEMEENO baby belly band is not a medical device. It is a baby accessory intended to warm and protect the belly to help soothe your baby. The band is not intended for use on babies with any underlying medical conditions (i.e. GERD, reflux, hernia, etc.). Results may vary as no one product can guarantee a complete solution to a baby’s fussiness, gas and colic. All babies respond differently to various soothing methods and where one product may work for one baby, it may have no such effect on another. It often takes a little trial and error to find the right safe solution or combination of methods to help soothe a baby with colic or gas.
- Spread band on bed, lay baby on top and fasten in front. Spread band on a safe, flat surface, lay baby on top of band and pull the left flap under the arms and over the belly and then pull up the right flap and gently fasten on top. Fasten the band snug but NOT too tight. There should be space for one or two fingers to easily slip underneath. See our online video to demonstrate how to wear the band.
USE to keep belly warm and protected or when baby is fussy/struggling to pass gas/constipation. Observe baby and learn her cues to know when best time to fasten. Keep on until your baby finds relief and then feel free to remove the band.
- If the touch fastener is exposed on a side, slide the band so that it is towards the baby's back.
- Place the band ONLY underneath the arms and around the belly area so that it stays secure, otherwise it could pose a strangulation and suffocation hazard. NEVER let the band go over arms or over mouth and nose.
Wait about 20 minutes after feeding and after thoroughly burping before fastening the band.
DO NOT use with restraints such as car seats, strollers, or swings, etc.
DO NOT use if your baby is sick, has a cough, fever or has any other underlying medical conditions.
- If baby spits up, cries repeatedly while wearing the band, discontinue use.
- While sleeping, it should be worn UNDERNEATH light fabric pajamas/onesie or sleep sacks. Avoid dressing your baby in thick, warming (i.e. fleece) garments or sacks to prevent overheating. Keep room at a cool temperature between 68-72 degrees F. Baby should not be hot to the touch.
- Use during the day and monitor your baby at all times while wearing the band.
- This product is designed to be used with the AAP sleep practices.
- Always be sure to follow safe sleep practices.
- Changes or modifications to the product or method of use not provided in the manual are not approved by the manufacturer.
- Consult your doctor to see if this band is suitable for your child.
Safe Sleep Practices
- Place your baby on his back to sleep.
- Let your baby sleep in a crib in your room for six months to one year.
- Use a flat & firm sleep mattress. Don’t let the bedding come loose.
- Keep your baby’s crib empty. No stuffed animals, bumpers, small or large pillows, inclines.
- Pacifiers may help at nap time and bedtime to reduce the risk of SIDS.
- Don’t co-sleep. Your baby is at a much higher risk of SIDS, suffocation, or strangulation
- Don’t allow your baby to become overheated. Signs of being too hot include sweating or feels hot to the touch.
- Keep the room cool.
- Dress your baby in no more than one extra layer.
- Don’t keep any cords or electronic devices within your baby’s reach.
- Don't smoke or expose your baby to smoke.
- Caregivers are responsible for a baby’s safety.