Keeping your baby or child close in a carrier is a great way to bond with, soothe and reassure them in a way that is comfortable, portable and safe. To make sure that you have your little one in a safe position, follow these simple guidelines.
Remember your TICKS for safe babywearing
T.I.C.K.S is the universal safety acronym for babywearing, it stands for Tight, In view at all times, Close enough to kiss, Keep the chin off chest and Supported back. It covers all the important aspects of keeping your baby safe when being carried in a wrap, and is easy to remember.
TICKS used with permission of the UK Sling Consortium, please credit when used.
Supporting baby's hips when babywearing
It is particularly important to support your baby's hips in a safe way whilst carrying them. To do this, make sure they are always in the 'froggy' position as below.
For more information on carrying safely, please visit the British Association of Babywearing Instructors