Putting on the Rookie Revolution is quick and easy. Please watch our video anyway and follow the instructions below.
You can also download the manual here.
For newborn babies, always use the waist belt. If your baby is younger than four weeks or lighter than 4.5kg, you should also flip the waist belt inwards twice, as shown in the video from minute 3:35.
The special features of the Rookie Revolution
The Rookie Revolution can be worn on the front of the chest or on the back. You can also completely remove the waist belt for older babies or when carrying on the back. This allows you to put your baby on even faster.
Overview of the video
You are looking for very specific information and don't want to watch the whole video? Then our overview will help you. You will quickly find the right instructions for you and your child.
00:00 Rookie Revolution instruction
03:25 Headrest instruction
04:40 The 5 most important take aways from the video
06:23 What to do with my baby's arms?
06:50 Rookie Revolution for newborns
09:49 Carrying the Rookie Revolution on your back without the waist belt
- Make sure that your baby's head always looks to the side, i.e. your baby's nose is not pressed against your chest.
- Always keep the Velcro clean.
The shoulder straps come off - what can I do?
- First of all lay the shoulder straps loosely over your shoulder (with plenty of webbing).
- Then reach over your shoulder, grab the buckle and close it.
- Then pull both straps of the shoulder straps simultaneously. You will notice that the buckle slides a little deeper into your back.
- Then adjust the buckle if necessary (the length of the strap; bigger or smaller). From experience one can say that the buckle is adjusted very large for men (i.e. a long distance from the buckle to the straps; for women the distance is smaller so that the shoulder straps are closer together).
- You also have the possibility to change the position of the buckle on your back in advance (higher or lower) or your partner can help you. For men you should set the buckle lower, for women a little higher.
- All Rookies grow with your baby. This means that the baby carrier settings have to be changed if there is a pinch, so when putting on the hip belt, make sure that the carrier sits in the middle (i.e. not shifted to the right/left) and preferably a bit too high, i.e. too low.
- The velcro of the hip belt should be completely closed.
- Adjust the bar so that it extends from the back of your baby's knee to the back of the knee.
- Make sure that your baby's bottom slides slightly into the carrier so that the back of the knees are slightly above the bottom (M shape).
- Do not tighten the straps too much. The aim is a slightly rounded back for your baby. Your hand should still be able to reach between your baby's back and the carrier in a relaxed position.
- You can adjust the headrest to different sizes by attaching the lower buttons to the upper "button plugs". Usually it is sufficient to close two of the six buttons.
- If you carry your baby on your back, make sure that your baby's legs pass through the loops of the shoulder belt when you put it on.
- Caution: If the hip belt "sticks out", it is not properly fastened. Fold the Rookie as shown at the beginning of the video.