keep baby close + keep baby safe
Your wrap should be tight enough to hug baby close to you, keeping you both comfortable + supported. Any slack in the fabric will cause baby to slump down in the wrap, which can hinder their breathing and strain your back.
You should be able to see baby’s face by simply glancing down. You shouldn’t need to pull the fabric away from their face to check on them.
Baby’s head should be as close to your chin as is comfortable. By tipping your head forward, you should be able to kiss baby on the head or forehead—and inhale that intoxicating newborn smell!
Baby should never be curled so their chin is forced onto their chest, which can restrict breathing. Ensure there is always a space of at least a finger width under baby’s chin.
In an upright carry, baby should be held comfortably close to the wearer so their back is supported in its natural position and their tummy + chest are against you. If the wrap is too loose, baby may slump or curl, which can obstruct their airway.