WE RECOMMEND THE "TICKS" PRINCIPLE FOR SAFE BABYWEARING!

 

 

TIGHT –YOUR CARRIER SHOUD BE TIGHT ENOUGH TO HUG YOUR BABY CLOSE TO YOU, WITH NO SLACK OR LOOSE FABRIC.  THIS WILL KEEP YOU BOTH COMFORTABLE AND WILL ENSURE BABY DOESN'T SLUMP DOWN IN THE CARRIER.

 

IN VIEW AT ALL TIMES - YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE ABLE TO GLANCE DOWN AND SEE YOUR BABY'S FACE.THE FABRIC OF THE CARRIER SHOULD NEVER COVER BABY'S FACE, NOSE OR MOUTH.

 

CLOSE - YOUR BABY'S HEAD SHOULD BE 'CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS', MEANING CLOSE ENOUGH TO YOUR CHIN THAT YOU CAN EASILY KISS THE TOP OF IT.

 

KEEP CHIN OFF CHEST - A BABY SHOULD NEVER BE CURLED SO THEIR CHIN RESTS ON THEIR CHEST AS THIS CAN RESTRICT THEIR BREATHING.  ENSURE THERE IS AT LEAST A FINGER WIDTH BETWEEN BABIES CHIN AND CHEST.

 

SUPPORTED BACK - BABY SHOULD BE CARRIED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION, COMFORTABLY CLOSE TO THE WEARER SO THAT THEIR BACK IS SUPPORTED IN ITS NATURAL POSITION AND THEIR TUMMY AND CHEST ARE AGAINST YOU.  

 

PRACTICE SAFE BABYWEARING!

 

WHEN DONE PROPERLY, A BABY CARRIED IN A CARRIER CAN BE SAFER THAN A BABY CARRIED IN YOUR ARMS!  BUT, AS WITH ANYTHING CONCERNING BABIES, GOOD SAFETY PRACTICES ARE OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE! WHILE NO SET OF GUIDELINES CAN ANTICIPATE EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE, WE RECOMMEND ADHERING TO THE SAFETY GUIDELINES DETAILED BELOW.  WE ALSO ADVISE THAT YOU BECOME FAMILIAR WITH SAFE BABYWEARING PRACTICES BY VISITING THE LINKS BELOW.

 

KEY SAFETY GUIDELINES

 

THIS CARRIER IS FOR USE WITH BABIES AND TODDLERS UNDER 35LBS.  FOR BABIES SMALLER THAN 8LBS, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING THIS OR ANY CARRIER.

 

ALWAYS FOLLOW THE USER DIRECTIONS AS DETAILED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED WITH THE CARRIER AND AS DEMONSTRATED IN OUR LEARNING VIDEOS.

 

ALWAYS ENSURE THAT BABY HAS CHIN OFF CHEST, FACE VISIBLE AND AIRWAY UNOBSTRUCTED WITH NO FABRIC COVERING THEIR FACE.  NEVER ALLOW BABY TO BE CARRIED IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEIR CHIN IS CURLED AGAINST THEIR CHEST.

 

THE CHILD SHOULD HAVE THEIR WHOLE BACK COVERED BY THE CARRIER, WITH BOTTOM & THIGHS SUPPORTED IN A SEATED POSITION.

 

DO NOT USE THIS CARRIER TO WEAR CHILDREN ON YOUR BACK.  WE DO NOT RECOMMEND FACING BABY OUTWARD IN THE CARRIER.  ALWAYS HOLD YOUR BABY CLOSELY UNTIL PROPERLY POSITIONED IN THE CARRIER.  NEVER REMOVE ANY PART OF THE CARRIER UNLESS YOU ARE SUPPORTING YOUR BABY SAFELY.

 

CHECK THAT YOUR CARRIER IS SECURE BEFORE EACH USE AND INSPECT YOUR CARRIER REGULARLY FOR WEAR AND TEAR.

 

NEVER LIE DOWN, JUMP OR DO ANY ACTIVITY THAT SUBJECTS YOUR BABY TO A SHAKING OR BOUNCING MOTION AS THIS CAN INJURE BABY. TAKE CARE WHEN LEANING FORWARD, CLIMBING STAIRS OR BENDING OVER WITH BABY IN THE CARRIER.  A GOOD RULE OF THUMB IS THAT IF YOU WOULDN'T DO IT WHILE PREGNANT BECAUSE OF ENHANCED RISK OF INJURY, YOU SHOULDN'T DO IT WHILE WEARING YOUR BABY.

 

LIKEWISE, IF YOU SHOULD WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR WHILE PERFORMING AN ACTIVITY, YOU SHOULDN'T DO IT WHILE CARRYING YOUR BABY. BABY CARRIERS DO NOT PROVIDE HEATING PROTECTION, EYE PROTECTION OR PROTECTION FROM PROJECTILES SUCH AS ROCKS FLUNG FROM A LAWN MOWER, PROTECTION FROM FUMES, DUST OR HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS, OR PROTECTION FROM FALLS.

 

NEVER USE YOUR CARRIER WHILE RIDING IN/ON OR DRIVING ANY KIND OF MOTORIZED VEHICLE.  A CARRIER IS NOT A SAFETY DEVICE AND DOES NOT REPLACE A SAFETY SEAT.

 

BE AWARE OF WHAT YOUR BABY CAN REACH AND BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS WHILE  WEARING YOUR BABY.

 

REMEMBER!

ALWAYS BE AWARE OF BABY'S MOVEMENTS AND POSITION WHILE IN ANY CARRIER.  MAKE SURE YOUR BABY CAN BREATHE AND HAS AIRWAY UNOBSTRUCTED AT ALL TIMES.  WHILE OUR CARRIERS ALLOW THE FREEDOM TO BE HANDS-FREE, YOUR LOVING ATTENTION AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN MONITORING YOUR CHILD IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.  

 

 

OUR CARRIERS HAVE BEEN SAFETY TESTED TO THE HIGHEST INDUSTRY STANDARD. 

PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY DIRECTIONS INCLUDED WITH THIS OR ANY CARRIER.

SAFETY FIRST!