The T.I.C.K.S OF AP­PROVAL

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Life style & Shop -

It’s es­sen­tial to know the rules around safe baby­wear­ing, so you and your part­ner can make sure your baby is sup­ported and breath­ing freely. Fol­low the T.I.C.K.S Rule for Safe Baby­wear­ing when your baby is in a sling or car­rier:

TIGHT:

Slings and car­ri­ers need to be tight enough around your back to en­sure your baby is close enough to you and baby feels se­cure. If your sling or car­rier isn’t tight enough, your baby is at risk of slump­ing down and not be­ing able to breathe as freely as pos­si­ble, as well as pulling on your back, which can lead to a mus­cle strain or ache.

IN VIEW AT ALL TIMES:

When your lit­tle one is in a sling or car­rier, it is vi­tal that their face can be seen at all times, es­pe­cially as you glance down. Make sure when you have po­si­tioned her into the sling that no ma­te­rial is covering baby’s face. If in the cra­dle po­si­tion, make sure that your bub is fac­ing up­wards and is not turned in to­wards your body.

CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS:

If you’re un­sure about how high to hold your baby in a car­rier, re­mem­ber this tip as a rule of thumb: Your baby’s head should be as close to your chin as you’re com­fort­able with. When you tilt your head for­ward, you should be able to kiss your lit­tle one on the fore­head with­out any trou­ble.

KEEP CHIN OFF THE CHEST:

A baby’s breath­ing can be com­pro­mised if their head is curled into your chest. Make sure there is al­ways a space of at least a fin­ger­width un­der your baby’s chin.

SUP­PORTED BACK:

In an up­right car­rier, bub’s back should be sup­ported in their nat­u­ral po­si­tion and their tummy and chest should sit against your body. A baby in a cra­dle car­rier or sling should sit with their bot­tom in the deep­est part of the sling, so it doesn’t make baby want to roll into your body.

i-An­gel ‘Rain­bow 2 Hipseat’ Car­rier, $264.99

Child­care Baby Car­rier, $59.99 Man­d­uca Baby Car­rier, $189.99

Er­gob­aby ‘All Po­si­tion Omni 360’ Car­rier, $269.99

Hug-a-bub Or­ganic ‘Pocket’ Wrap, $99.99

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