Wearing your baby in a woven wrap is quite safe. You should always practice common sense when you wear your baby. If you ever feel unsure about baby wearing, reach out for guidance and support from your local baby wearing group or contact us. We are happy to offer advice or try to help you troubleshoot issues with wrapping, but ultimately, YOU are responsible for the safety of your child, both in and out of a woven wrap. Learn as much as you can about the proper ways to use your woven wrap before you begin to use it.
Always check your T.I.C.K.SKeep your baby close and keep your baby safe.
When you’re wearing a sling or carrier, don’t forget the T.I.C.K.S.
Please follow the safety advice below.
- First and foremost, Always inspect your woven wrap for structural integrity. Never wrap with a wrap that appears to be compromised in any way.
- The most important consideration for babywearing safely is to be sure your child has an open airway and is able to breathe freely.
- A baby should not be carried in such a way that his chin is curled against his chest as this position can severely restrict a baby’s airway. This is especially true for newborns who lack the necessary head and neck control to keep their heads elevated and airway open.
- Please make sure your baby is wrapped so that he is adequately supported, this requires facing baby inward on your front so that he is in an optimal natural position (as you would carry in arms) and so that his airway is visible and easily monitored. Failure to do so may cause positional asphyxia.
- Make sure that your child has access to good airflow. Do not cover your baby’s face so that he cannot breathe fresh air, obstructing your baby’s airway may also result in suffocation.
You and your baby risk injury or death if a fall occurs.
- Do not attempt to do anything while babywearing you would not do with an infant in arms.
- Never wear you baby in a motor vehicle under any circumstances. All children should be properly secured in a car seat.
- Never engage in high risk activities or sports while wearing your baby.