10 rules for safe babywearing
- Tighten the wrap properly.
So it provides the back and the neck of the child with the right support. When wrapping, please follow our tutorials
and read more here
- Never cover the face of the child with a cloth.
Make sure it has sufficient supply of fresh air. The chin of the child should never touch its chest; the child should be able to breathe freely. Here you can find more information on horizontal position
or on babywearing
- Pay attention to proper development of hip joints.
It is important for the knees of the child to be higher than its bum. The wrap should support the child from one knee to the other. Legs create an “M” shape, the back of the child is slightly rounded and creates a “C” shape. Here you can read more about vertical babywearing
- Always check the temperature of your child in a wrap or carrier.
The wrap is another layer of clothing; you also warm your child with your own body – keep this in mind when dressing up your baby. In colder weather an adequate protection of the head and legs is sufficient. During hot summer months protect your child from strong sunlight. Watch your child and be careful if it’s not too hot or too cold. Read more about dressing
children during babywearing.
- Finish each carry with a double knot.
And double check its security. If you are uncertain about your carry, do not hesitate to contact us or a local babywearing consultant.
- Train the wrapping first.
If you are uncertain with the tying process, try it over a soft pad, in a presence of another person.
- Do not use hip carries for longer than about half an hour.
Longer babywearing in a hip carry can damage your back. In case of need, change sides frequently.
- Avoid potentially dangerous activities.
When babywearing do not perform activities like cycling, skiing, skating and other risk activities.
- Do not let children play with a wrap without a supervision of an adult.
They may endanger their lives (with suffocation, slipping, etc.) or damage the wrap.
- Always take care of your wrap according to instructions.
Information on washing and drying of the wrap can be found on the label situated on the inclined hem of the wrap and in this section