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Babywearing Safety

It is important to know the safety aspects of babywearing to avoid mishaps.

  • Ensure the choice of carrier is not a counterfeit piece as the original ones uses accessories and sewing method that has been tested and approved for weight bearing
  • Carriers that has aged do not have broken seams or thread at any part of the carrier
  • New carriers are in perfect condition, apart from the usual snubs that is common for handwoven carriers and those that are made of wool, silk, linen, and similar

When carrying baby, it is highly recommended to have baby positioned upright. Following the UK babywearing safety rules (click here to download T.I.C.K.S infographic)

  • Tight
  • In view at all times
  • Close enough to kiss
  • Keep chin off chest
  • Supported back

You can also refer to Babywearing International ABC guideline (click here).

  • Airway not blocked
  • Baby position is well supported; "M" shaped legs and bump with well supported back
  • Comfort: both baby and wearer

Carrying position for different age group

Carrying position in different carriers