CHECKLIST FOR SAFE BABYWEARING
TIGHT - IN VIEW AT ALL TIMES - CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS - KEEP CHIN OFF THE CHEST - SUPPORTED BACK
The wrap should sit very tight so that you can hug your baby. This is most comfortable for both of you
If the wrap is too loosely tied, your baby can slip down in the wrap. This can interfere with the baby´s breathing and cause you back pain. A tightly tied wrap ensures a high and strong hold.
IN VIEW AT ALL TIMES
You should always be able to see your baby´s face when looking down.
The fabric of the wrap should never cover the infants face. Ensure your child’s chin is not resting on its chest as its breathing may be restricted which could lead to suffocation.
CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS
Placed in an upright position you should be able to lower your head and kiss the top of babies head, if you are unable to do this, then it’s advised you re-position your child higher.
KEEP CHIN OFF THE CHEST
If your child is tight in an upright position and spine is curved with legs in the squat position the likelihood of the chin dropping is unlikely. This is the most optimum position for safety, development and comfort. The rule of thumb is a child should have a gap of roughly 2 fingers width underneath their chin.
In an upright carry a baby should be held comfortable close to the wearer so their back is supported in its natural position and their tummy and chest are against you.
Please make sure that you wear the wrap correctly and that your baby is fully secured.
Also make sure your baby's airways are clear at all times and never cover the baby´s face with the fabric.
Remember that you are responsible for the safety of your baby and you use this wrap at your own risk.
To ensure safe carrying, always check the wrap for possible holes, cracks or other damage before each use.
YOU SHOULD REMEMBER THAT AS WELL
- No usage during sports, in the water or while driving a car -
- No usage while you are sleeping -
- No usage when cooking / Avoid hot surfaces and liquids -
- Always wear your baby facing inward -
-Don't bend forward from the hip but bend down your knees -
- Do not use if you feel dizzy or if you are taking strong medications -
- Always wrap tightly and make sure your child is adequately supported by the wrap,
make a good seat and tuck enough fabric under its bum -