Carrying Safely: Check your Baby Carrier regularly to ensure it is secure and retighten if necessary.
The BCIA (Baby Carrier Industry Alliance) have produced the following useful checklist for using a carrier: http://babycarrierindustryalliance.org/babywearing-safety/consumers/
Some quick babywearing reminders:
Ensure you follow the T.I.C.K.S. Rule (below). A copy of these is provided with every East Sussex Slings/Eastbourne Sling Library Hire.
Here’s a fantastic article from Rosie Knowles at Sheffield Sling Surgery, about Summer Slings and Keeping Safe in the Sun (click on link above – opens in a new tab):
This handout from Connecta also provides useful info on carrying in the summer and heat:
An interesting and balanced article on baby’s developing hips and carriers, written by a Babywearing Consultant who is also a GP and a Mum (click on link above – opens in a new tab):
Optimal Positioning by Age of Child
Thanks to the lovely people at Babywearing International for producing these Optimal Positioning Cards and allowing us to share them with you all. We think they’re fab! (You can also see them on their website here)
(the different types of carrier are shown on each card)
Optimal Positioning by Carrier Type
(all three ages of child are shown on each card)
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