Make sure that all the buckles have been clipped while your baby is in the carrier.
- Always inspect the carrier before each use.
- Never unbuckle the waist belt while your child is in the carrier.
- Your child should always be worn in the carrier facing towards your body.
- Always support your baby while adjusting the fit to your specification.
- Support your baby with your arms when leaning or bending over. Always bend at your knees.
- Please be aware of your surrounding while wearing your baby in the front or back position.
- Make sure there are no sharp objects, open flames, or hot liquids near you while your baby is in the carrier.
- This baby carrier is not intended for sports activities and should not be used in such manners.
- This carrier is not a substitution for a car seat. You should not wear your baby in the carrier while in a moving vehicle.
- This carrier should not be used in any task that is harmful or dangerous for the child.
- If your baby is struggling while being put into the carrier, please stop, take your baby out and try again at a later time.
- Make sure the panel is not bundled up with yours or your child's clothing.
- Make sure the shoulder straps or waist belt is not twisted or tangled when using the carrier.
Babywearing keeps your baby Visible and Kissable!The practice of babywearing keeps babies in the safest place possible -- a parent's arms, with baby's face visible to the carrying adult. Babies are vulnerable in their first four months of life. They require constant supervision, which is why babywearing is critical to the well-being of infants.
Baby carriers are meant to mimic in-arms carrying positions. Your baby should be in the same position in which you would hold him in your arms. Check your baby's position by embracing him after settling him into the carrier; his position should not shift significantly in your embrace.
When using any baby carrier, please keep the following safety tips in mind:
- Read and follow all manufacturer's instructions for use.
- Ensure you can see baby's face at all times. Do not let baby's face press into your body. Do not cover baby's face with a blanket, sling fabric, nursing covers, etc.
- Baby's head and neck must be gently and completely supported, with chin off chest. If baby's chin is pressed tightly to baby's chest, this can restrict baby's airway. Check to ensure you can slip your finger between baby's chin and chest to check for correct positioning.
- Consult an expert if your infant was born with a low birth weight, such as a preemie or twins, or if your infant has respiratory illness or other respiratory problems. Extra vigilance is required with these babies.
- After nursing in a carrier, remove baby from breast and return baby to proper carrying position with head above the breasts and face free of fabric and turned away from the mother's body.
- Attend to and check on baby often, especially those under 4 months of age.
The Following are Babywearing Safety Tips provided by The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA)