important safety guidelines

Your baby's head should be supported by the wrap until they are old enough to do so on their own (usually around 3.5 months). 

For carrying infants 3+ months, ensure the shoulder straps which go under their bum and legs support them from knee to knee.

Most importantly, listen to your baby! He or she will let you know when they are ready to come out of the wrap. 

The T.I.C.K.S . for Safe Babywearing

TIGHT:  Carrier should be tight enough to hug your baby close to you as this will be most comfortable for you both. Any slack/loose fabric will allow your baby to slump in the carrier which can hinder their breathing and pull on your back

IN VIEW AT ALL TIMES: You should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing at them. The fabric of a carrier should not close around them so you have to open it to check on them.

CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS: Your baby’s head should be as close to your chin as is comfortable. By tipping your head forward you should be able to kiss your baby on the head or forehead.

KEEP CHIN OFF CHEST: A baby should never be curled so their chin is forced onto their chest as this can restrict their breathing. Ensure there is always a space of at least a finger width under your baby’s chin.

SUPPORTED BACK: A baby should be held comfortably close to the wearer so their back is supported in its natural position and their tummy and chest are against you.

 

The T.I.C.K.S. for Safe Babywearing is a Universal Safety Checklist created by the UK Sling Consortium

 

Failure to follow these safety guidelines can be devastating so ALWAYS do your safety checks when baby wearing!!