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Mother's 3rd Arm A Great Gift!
No more propping bottles on pillows or blankets; no more dropped or thrown bottles or Sippy Cups and no more trying to care for your child when there are other children or things that have to be cared for as well.
This is what it means to have Mother’s 3rd Arm!
Here are basic instructions on how to install your Mother’s 3rd Arm
Congratulations on getting your own Mother’s 3rd ArmTM
“The Extra Hand Whenever You Need One!”
Introducing Child to Mother’s 3rd Arm TM
(1) It is very important to first patiently introduce Mother’s 3rd ArmTM to your child by letting them hold it and even play with it before attaching it to anything. This can be done while they are in their crib, stroller, coach or elsewhere. Do this when your child is rested and fed.
(2) Without you child, attach the Bottle Holder to proper surface of Stroller, Car Seat or elsewhere (See details for mounting below).
(3) It is best to introduce the Bottle Holder during your child’s feeding time while they are hungry. This will make the introduction quicker. Otherwise your child may reject it at first, but as long as you keep their milk or other favorite beverage held in it, once they are hungry they will begin to use it and the rest will be history.
Setting Up Universal Baby Bottle and Sippy Cup Holder
One must develop an eye for finding the right places to mount the Mother’s 3rd ArmTM. It is best if you have one bottle holder permanently attached to your child’s car seat, another one attached to stroller and a third one that you carry around for restaurants and elsewhere. This way the mother does not have to bother with removing it once it is set up firmly in place. However, you can switch it multiple times per day for different uses, but it is not advised, as there will be times that there will be no time to attach it before driving or strolling off. It is designed to attach on most surfaces less than 3 inches in diameter that are either flat, round, square or even oblong. It attaches to most strollers, car seats, booster seats, high chairs, regular chairs, tables or other things. Once securely mounted, Mother’s 3rd ArmTM is used to firmly hold baby bottles, Sippy cups, food cups and drinking cups. It grows with your child. It then transitions to, or doubles as, a craft caddy, holder of paint, coloring pencils, bubble liquid, pacifier, toys and more.First, let’s learn its design, parts and functionality.
The Mother’s 3rd ArmTM Baby Bottle and Infant Sippy Cup holder has three main sections. There is the holder itself, attached to the Flexible Arm which attaches to the clamp which itself will attach to numerous surfaces. See diagram here:
Advised Technique For Tightening Clamp Screw
In order to firmly and securely mount your bottle and Sippy Cup holder so it does not come off unless you wish to take it off. It is best if you use one hand to turn the Clamp Screw clockwise while using the other hand’s Index Finger and Thumb to pinch the clamp mount close as you turn to tighten it. At the same time you should softly wiggle the clamp (otherwise move it back and forth) as you turn clockwise until clamp mouth is fully tightens.
See the following example:
Squeeze Clamp’s Mouth While Turning To Tighten Clamp onto Surface
General Types of Mounting Surfaces
Mother’s 3rd ArmTM Should always be mounted in a way so that the child’s container can be positioned comfortably for child to feed. In general, for baby bottle feeding the clamp should be mounted/attached above the eye level of the infant. For Sippy Cup or other feeding, it should be at arm or lower level of child. There are exceptions depending upon the type of car seat or stroller you have.
There are many types of Strollers, car seats, booster seats, high chair and other things on the market. Yours may have a flat, round or irregular, thin or thick shaped surface. Many have straightforward plain surfaces; others
May have more creative surfaces. If you have plain surfaces to mount the Mother’s 3rd ArmTM on, it shall be simple. If you have a more creative surface, then you will also need to be creative in determining how best to mount the Clamp. Here are some tips on how to best attach Mother’s 3rd Arm to your baby accessory.
Attaching Mother’s 3rd Arm to car seat
Infant Car Seat Attachment:
Many car seats will have a clear square, or block-like place to screw the Mother’s 3rd ArmTM clamp to, others will not be so simple or clear. You must first look for a place to mount on the side of the car seat (unless you have an armrest on the car seat itself as Minivans have). Anywhere else it can mount. Initially you may have to try different mounting surfaces until you find the right one that both attaches firmly and places bottle holder in child’s reach. If you do not see a clear simple surface then it would be time to get creative as follows:
Mother’s 3rd ArmTM can be attached to difficult infant car seat in one of two more creative ways.
Infant Car Seat Side-Arm Mount
Step 1: Small & Limited Sized Surface
If the thickness of mounting surface is less than one inch, it is best to widen it with rubber strip, which can be added to your purchase for little cost. Place the rubber strip to the arm of the infant car seat. (Your car seat may look different. Look for the best place to attach mouth of the Clamp).
Turn the Clamp Screw counterclockwise until Clamp mouth opens enough to fit around the mounting surface then turn the Clamp Screw clockwise with right hand while wiggling clamp with left hand until it is tight enough so the clamp does not move or slip off. If is slips off you must remount or find a more suitable surface. Most Fire House Stations have personnel competent for attaching this to car seat. Once done it is advised to not take it off.
Infant Car Seat Base Mount
Step 1: Very wide & Odd Shaped Surface
Place the rubber strip to the base of the infant car seat. (Your car seat base may look different. Look for the best place to attach Mother’s 3rd Arm TM)
Since the sides of most infant car seat base is hollow, it is best to place this rubber strip to give you a better platform to mount Mother’s 3rd Arm.TM
Turn clockwise with right hand to tighten clamp while wiggling clamp itself with left hand until it is firmly tight.
Toddler / Child Seat Attachment:
Many toddler seats will have surfaces that you can readily see where to mount clamp. Others will require you to be creative. If you have one that requires more attention, be prepared to try it in different ways until you finally get the right position that your child loves. Here is an odd but suitable surface.
Toddler / Child Seat Mount
The Clamp Mouth can be attached to the side indentation of the toddler seat without requiring anything else. Just open Clamp Mouth enough to fit it firmly onto the side, and then tighten until clamp is firmly mounted and cannot slip off.
Toddler / Child Seat Mount
Here the seat is covered in fabric material. In order to ensure firm hold, place the rubber strip over the cloth covering in the side of the toddler car seat arm-base area (Your toddler seat may look different. Find the best place to attach clamp). Turn Clamp Screw clockwise until fully tight.
Toddler/Child Booster Seat Mount
Booster seat mounts are normally clear.
Since the child is either going to be feeding from a Sippy Cup or Cup the mount is OK at waist level, but more importantly, the shape of the surface makes attaching the clamp simple.
Booster Seat Attachment:
Booster Seat Arm-Mount
A common Booster Seat mount for this Sippy Cup holder is to attach it to the right or left arm of the seat. Simply turn the Clamp Screw counter clockwise until the Clamp mouth is able to fit over the area. Now turn clockwise with your right hand while squeezing clamp as instructed above and softly wiggle clamp while tightening it until firmly attached and does not slip off.
Booster Seat Cup-Mount
Some Booster seats come equip with a cup holder of its own; however, the child inevitable ends up by dropping or throwing their cup. You may find mounting Mother’s 3rd Arm as shown to the left is an excellent way to mount the Sippy Cup holder for your child, only now they cannot drop or throw their cup.
Regular Car Seat Attachment:
Regular Minivan Seat Arm Mount
Typically all Minivans have arm rest and this is another excellent area to mount Mother’s 3rd Arm. Just be sure to follow the instructions above on squeezing the Clamp’s mount with your index and thumb fingers while you tight the Clamp Screw.
• Follow Installation instructions on box and below carefully in order to properly mount Mother’s 3rd Arm.TM
• The Mother’s 3rd ArmTM does not contain lead, BPA, Palates or other known harmful chemicals.
• The : Mother’s 3rd ArmTM should be used with children who have the coordination to either move their heads away from nipple once they have mouth full of milk or able to push and pull holder on their own – on average 6 months and older are able to do this, but each parent or caretaker must determine the child’s ability
WARNING: DO NOT CLEAN WITH ALCOHOL OR OTHER TOXIC CLEANER IF BEING USED FOR CHILDREN