For the safety of your baby, we recommend only using the sling once he or she is at least 4 months old and able to hold their own heads up.  

Please use the T.I.C.K.S rule as a general guideline to a safe way of carrying your baby. 

Please always read the instructions first. It may take a few times to feel completely comfortable with your sling. 

 

The T.I.C.K.S Rule of Babywearing

 

Tight . In view at all times . Close enough to kiss . keep chin off the chest . Supported back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIGHT

Slings should be tight enough to hug your baby  as this will be the most comfortable way for both of you. Any slack/loose fabric will allow your baby to slump down in the sling which can hinder their breathing and pull on your back. 

 

 

IN THE VIEW AT ALL TIMES

You should always be able to see your baby's face by simply glancing down. The fabric of the sling should not close around them so you have to open it to check on them. In a cradle position your baby should face upwards not be turned in towards your body. 

 

 

 

CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS

Your baby's head should be close enough to your chin as is comfortable. By tipping your head forward you should be able to kiss your baby in the head of forhead. 

KEEP CHIN OFF THE CHEST

A baby should never be curled so their chin is forced onto their chest as this can restrict their breathing. Ensure there is always a space of at least a finger width under your baby's chin. 

 

SUPPORTED BACK

In an upright carry position your baby should be held comfortably close to the wearer so their back is supported in its natural position and their tummy and chest are against you. 

If a sling is too loose they can slump which can partially close their airway. 

A baby in a cradle carry in a sling should be positioned carefully with their bottom in the deepest part so the sling does not fold them in half pressing their chin to their chest. 

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