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Frequently Asked Questions About the Tucker Sling

How do I put my baby into the Tucker Sling?
My baby doesn't seem to like the Tucker Sling. What can I do?
My baby wakes up when I put him in the Tucker Sling. Are there any tricks to get him back to sleep?
What is the difference between the Tucker Wedge with Sling, the Tucker Crib Sling, and the extra Tucker Wedge Slings?
How do I get insurance to reimburse me?
My baby is only 2 pounds below the next size - should I size up?
How do I clean the Tucker Sling?
Is The Tucker Wedge returnable if my baby doesn't like it?
The Tucker Wedge came slightly folded over in the box - is it ruined?
How do I prop my crib mattress if I am using the Tucker Crib Sling?
What is the angle of the Tucker Wedge?
Can my baby sleep on his stomach or side in the Tucker Sling?
Will the Tucker Wedge fit in my bassinette or co-sleeper?

Please note I refer to baby as a "he". I just happen to have sons!


How do I put my baby into the Tucker Sling?

Tucker Designs has a brief photo tutorial so you can see it in action.

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My baby doesn't seem to like the Tucker Sling. What can I do?

The older a baby is the greater the odds that he will resist being put on the wedge. Younger babies generally adapt to it almost instantaneously but others require a period of getting used to the wedge. Try putting your baby on the wedge during the day when he is in a good mood and it is not time for him to sleep. Place the wedge on your bed or the ground and lie or sit with your baby, using this as interaction time. You can also place the wedge on the floor near a window so he can look out while you prepare dinner close by. Once he is used to being in the wedge then you can shift it to the crib and use it for sleeping as well as just hanging out.

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My baby wakes up when I put him in the Tucker Sling. Are there any tricks to get him back to sleep?

By waking your baby slightly when you put him down to sleep you are actually teaching him to self-soothe to sleep (which you will be very grateful for forever after!) When you lay your baby on the wedge, continue to lean over him for several minutes, softly shooshing if he is awake. Once he settles then you can stand up and move away. If he escalates then pick him up and resettle him as you did before, repeating the process. This is actually a very gentle form of sleep training. For more information visit www.ElizabethPantley.com, author of the No Cry Sleep Solution endorsed by Doctor Sears.

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What is the difference between the Tucker Wedge with Sling, the Tucker Crib Sling, and the extra Tucker Wedge Slings?

The Tucker Wedge with sling is just that - a foam wedge with a fabric sling (harness) for attaching the baby so he does not slide down the wedge. The Tucker Crib Mattress Sling is only the sling itself - no foam wedge. The Tucker Sling slips over your existing crib mattress and you prop your mattress up at one end to create the incline. The nice thing about this is if you are chemically sensitive and have a special mattress there is no foam involved. It also allows you to control the incline where the Tucker Wedge is fixed at 30 degrees. The extra Tucker Wedge Slings are designed to fit over the wedge you received when you purchased your Tucker Wedge with Sling. You can buy extra of the same size or the next size up.

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How do I get insurance to reimburse me?

See insurance reimbursement for reflux products. If you still have questions feel free to phone us during business hours.

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My baby is only 2 pounds below the next size - should I size up?

The short answer is the manufacturer recommends buying the correct size for your baby. In reality it depends on how your baby "wears his weight." A baby who is long and thin will be able to stay in one size much longer than a baby who is round in the middle. It is possible to swaddle or dress a baby very warmly and take up any extra slack in the harness in that manner, but always be sure your baby is not overdressed for your environment. Overheating is one of many uncertainties thought to be a potential contributor to SIDS.

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How do I clean the Tucker Sling?

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Is The Tucker Wedge returnable if my baby doesn't like it?

Due to FDA restrictions, none of the sleeping wedges are returnable. However, there are special circumstances where we have taken back unopened boxes. Please contact us if this applies to you.

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    The Tucker Wedge came slightly folded over in the box - is it ruined?

    It is not. Shipping costs are horrendous on large bulky items like these but believe it or not they would be even higher in a box the exact size of the wedge. Simply unfold the wedge and it will flatten out as soon as there is weight on it.

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    How do I prop my crib mattress if I am using the Tucker Crib Sling?

    Place a safe and sturdy item under one end of the mattress, propping it to the degree of incline you wish. You can use rolled up bedding or order a custom wedge from a local foam shop. Some babies require more incline than others. Always be sure the top of the mattress is not less than 4 inches from the top rail of the crib.

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    What is the angle of the Tucker Wedge?

    The Tucker Wedge is a 30 degree angle, although you can increase it slightly by propping the crib mattress and then placing the wedge on the mattress. This should only be done slightly since the wedge will not be secured to the mattress.

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    Can my baby sleep on his stomach or side in the Tucker Sling?

    The Tucker Sling and Tucker Wedge are designed so your baby can sleep on his tummy, side or back.

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    Will the Tucker Wedge fit in my bassinette or co-sleeper?

    The Tucker Wedge is sized for a crib so it will not fit in a bassinet but it will fit in a regular size co-sleeper like the Arm's Reach ones.

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