With the utmost importance placed upon your baby’s safety, the padded hipseat is securely attached to the carrier portion with the highest quality YKK zipper while two outlying connecting velcro fasteners operate as a redundant safety mechanism. The fully adjustable padded shoulder and waist belts operate in conjunction to redistribute the baby’s weight to your hips and provide a comfortable fit. The velcro waist belt (has a small pocket) is made wide with an additional safety buckle to help stabilize the hipseat so you can confidently move with your baby. The carrier portion has a zip away four season chest cover that can be used during colder seasons and taken off during warmer seasons to reveal a mesh lining for maximizing air circulation and coolness for your baby. The sleeping hood snaps to the shoulder belts to help shield your baby from the elements (i.e. sun, wind, rain, snow). The organic cotton teething pads fasten to the shoulder belts to help soothe any biting or teething tendencies.