Unbox, Hang, & Adjust Height
*Try to maintain a loop length of ~4.5ft or more for maximum comfort, especially if using over a bed.
*If using on the floor, hang so that the hammock loop falls to WIDEST PART OF YOUR SHINS and then check to see if this height works for you. Get on hands and knees and place the fabric over the belly like a rebozo, as shown in the education kit video. If it doesn’t feel appropriately supportive, have a buddy slide the fabric through the webbing ‘choke'(where webbing meets fabric) to change the height. Need to be able to adjust the height without standing on a stool or chair? Simply hang the webbing at a height where the choke is overhead but still within reach.
Launder & Reassemble
To clean your Airbella Birthing Hammock fabric, remove the webbing loop and launder on cold. High spin (to remove as much water as possible) and air dry or put in dryer on low/NO HEAT. After washing, reattach your webbing loop via this video.
Download a PDF example of a hospital’s reprocessing instructions.
Prevent & Mend Holes
Exposing to heat will degrade the strength of your fabric and can cause holes and tears to form. Tell mom to remove any rings with grommets. Avoid clothing with outside zippers. If you see a small hole form you can treat it with a bit of nailpolish to prevent it from running further. If it is in a “high traffic” that receives weight, it still may get bigger and you will want to purchase a replacement.