LiveBag Information, Q&A

What is the LiveBag for?

The LiveBag is a carrying system for transporting your sleeping baby. The LiveBag is intended for short journeys to make your everyday life easier.

The LiveBag is a carrying system for transporting your sleeping baby. The LiveBag is intended for short journeys to make your everyday life easier.


Example from my everyday life.

We live on the 3rd floor in an old building apartment. That means lots of stairs and no parking space in front of the door, which is often a challenge. While I get the 2 big ones ready for daycare, I put the mini one directly on the LiveBag. Most of the time he falls asleep there and I can just throw him over my shoulder when we leave. The great thing about it is that I still have both hands free for other things that you usually have to carry around with you as a mother.

Staircase: No problem!

Search for a car: No problem!

After the two big ones are safely in the car, I put the mini with the LiveBag in the car seat and buckle it up. When I get to the daycare center, I grab it again and hang it over my shoulder, bring the kids in and say goodbye. Then the game starts again, Mini in the car back home, up the stairs and put him down or hang him in the bassinet so he can go back to sleep. Now I have time to do my household chores or just have a relaxed coffee.

In addition, the LiveBag is an all-rounder. You always have a nursing cover or a crawling blanket with you and in the car you can fold up the LiveBag after buckling it up and use it as a swaddling blanket.

Did you know that a baby needs a lot of rest in the first few months because external influences and impressions can quickly become overwhelming?[6] In the LiveBag, your mini only sees you and quickly calms down.


How long can I use the Livebag?

The LiveBag can be used from birth and for at least the first 12 months. The earlier you start, the better, so that the baby gets used to it and the LiveBag can be used to its full extent. The LiveBag is a great alternative to carrying the baby seat, especially for mothers who have had a cesarean section, so that they can quickly become independent again. I speak from personal experience!

The LiveBag was tested at a product testing institute in Munich for a continuous load of 38 kg and 15,000 cycles of 9 kg each. Your Mini will only outgrow it before the LiveBag reaches its weight limits.

From a certain age, the legs and feet look out of the LiveBag, which corresponds to the same principle as the baby seat.


I don't carry my child in a bag.

The LiveBag is not a bag, but a carrying system. The carrying system is intended for short distances to transport the baby from A to B while sleeping.

For example: from the car to the apartment or vice versa.

If you forget that your child is in the LiveBag during this time and are afraid of banging it against a door because you handle it like a conventional bag, I would specifically advise against using the LiveBag! For those who handle the LiveBag and their baby carefully, the LiveBag is a game changer!


Is the LiveBag harmful to my baby's spine?

No, the LiveBag is NOT harmful to the spine! Quite the opposite! Due to the shape of the LiveBag, the baby lies in a C-shape, which corresponds to the position in the womb and, in contrast to the baby seat, the vertebrae in the LiveBag are not compressed.[1]


How is the head supported?

The head and neck area is specially lined to stabilize this sensitive area. In addition, the special cut of the LiveBag ensures stabilization as the tensile forces hold the stretcher in the required shape.


Why does the baby seat only belong in the car and should not be worn?

The baby seat should be used for a maximum of 2 hours as the baby's muscles are not yet fully developed.[3]

Unfortunately, this is often forgotten due to convenience, which is why the baby seat is still worn or clipped onto a sliding position so as not to wake the child. Long-term use of the baby seat often leads to compression of the spine and this can lead to health problems such as: disruption of the swallowing and sucking reflex, hyperextension of the spine and digestive problems in the baby.[1]

The LiveBag offers the solution for this! The baby can be taken out of the baby seat while sleeping and the ergonomic C-shape relieves the strain on the vertebrae.

In addition, the LiveBag is pelvic floor-friendly in contrast to the heavy, unwieldy baby seat. Especially in the first few months after birth, mothers should take it easy and not carry anything heavy. The LiveBag enables mothers to be independent more quickly because there is no additional weight when transporting the baby.[2]


How is the LiveBag worn correctly?

The LiveBag should be worn just above the hip bone. The adjustable shoulder straps allow you to adjust the LiveBag to your individual size. The design and the weight of the baby ensure that the LiveBag lies stable on the shoulder. If you still have concerns, there is a safety hook that holds both straps together and prevents one strap from slipping.


Where can I hang my Mini with the LiveBag?

Anywhere that is safe for your Mini. The spring cradle frame is particularly suitable for “hanging out”. You will quickly notice that there are more options than you currently realize.

In our house, Little Q hangs on the fixed doorknob or stair railing almost every day so that I can dress the other kids while he continues to sleep. The Trip Trap is also ideal, which has already been confirmed to me by several customers. The coat hook is particularly clever. At daycare I use this to say goodbye to the other two mice. There are so many possibilities. Just make sure that the holding device can withstand the weight and is suitable for this. Test it in advance if possible.


Is the baby getting enough air?

Yes, the neckline and exposed head area ensures sufficient air supply. In addition, breathable materials were chosen.


How is the LiveBag produced?

The LiveBag is produced in Baden-Württemberg “Im Ländle”, near the Swabian Alb. For this purpose, we commission master tailors who produce according to DIN standards and are paid fairly by us.


What is the price of the LiveBag?

  • The prices are calculated fairly for the customer and are not excessive.
  • Looks are important to me, which is why I don’t use “standard materials”. This makes them more expensive in terms of manufacturing costs.
  • As a small company, I cannot purchase such large quantities of material that I can get particularly good conditions.
  • I say “Made in Germany (Baden-Württemberg)” on my products.
  • The LiveBag is not easy to sew; there are several production steps that have to be carried out by hand.
  • My master tailors are paid more than the minimum wage because fair pay is important to me.
  • I wash all of my fabrics with organic detergent before processing so that the LiveBag can be used straight away.
  • The investments for exams, certificates, patent attorneys, etc. do not generate any direct sales and of course have to be written off over the years.
  • And then there are the ongoing costs such as various fees, tax advisors, advertising materials, work equipment, etc.
  • So far, none of my products have my working hours taken into account.

The LiveBag is not too expensive, because quality is important to me and it has its price!

I would like to say something about the topic “the LiveBag is too expensive” because it keeps coming back to me.

I completely understand that for some people this is a lot of money and they can't or don't want to afford it. But I have absolutely no understanding when you have money for everything else and the LiveBag is “too expensive”. A wool silk bodysuit costs €20 – €30. Cuddly toys and toys for 30 – 50 € or you buy the umpteenth set of new clothes that have only been used for a few months. It's all a question of prioritization. The LiveBag makes everyday life easier for YOU every day for a period of at least 12 months. Either YOU are WORTH it or you are not.


Why doesn't the LiveBag need slots for the straps?

ZFirst of all, the LiveBag is a carrying system and not a simple wrapping blanket that remains permanently in the car. The statement that the LiveBag is unsafe because there are no slots for the straps is complete nonsense. The straps for the wrapping blankets are needed because the blankets are very thick and strapping them would not be possible any other way. If you were to put the thick blanket over your shoulders, the seat belt would have slack in relation to the body and would not fit perfectly, just like with a thick winter jacket[4]. Since the material of the LiveBag is many times thinner than a conventional blanket and no thicker than a sweatshirt, the seat belt can fit perfectly.


If I put the LiveBag between the baby seat and the baby, isn't that the same as a winter jacket?

No! The winter jacket creates space for the body, which can negatively affect the optimal fit of the seat belt. This creates belt slack[5], which leads to increased delays and injuries in the event of an accident. The material of the LiveBag is only a few mm thick, which means there is no room for maneuver comparable to that of a winter jacket.


How is the baby strapped into the LiveBag with a 5-point safety belt?

With the 5-point seat belt, you open the side snaps and then you can spread out the LiveBag. This means you have to fumble less. You place the straps underneath the straps on the sides.


I already have a LiveBag, but now I would like the inlay. Can I have rivets added to my LiveBag later?

Yes, that's absolutely no problem. I have created a separate article in the online shop specifically for this purpose. After ordering, you will receive a return label for your LiveBag from me. Ideally, you should order the inlay at the same time.


Where does the wool for the inlays come from?

The wool comes from our adopted sheep. The herd lives at the foot of the Swabian Alb in spring and summer (from April/May) and in a protected stable with free range in winter. As soon as the new lambs are old enough, they are returned to pasture. The sheep are sheared in June. The raw wool is then washed, spun and then woven/fulled.

3 kg of raw wool becomes 1.8 kg after washing and 1.5 kg after spinning. This then creates approximately 3.5 m² of woven wool, also known as wool fleece.

Yes, we have lots of sheep!


Sources

[1] Claudia Ulrich - Physiotherapie / Osteopathie

[2] Dr. med. Nejib Boushila - Facharzt für Frauenheilkunde

[3] Erste Autofahrt mit Ihrem Baby

[4] Don't drive a car with a thick jacket

[5] belt slack

[6] Babys und Reizüberflutung