TIPS FOR OLDER BABIES
TAKING BABY OUT
THE T.I.C.K.S. RULE FOR SAFE BABYWEARING
Keep your baby close and keep your baby safe.
When you're wearing your wrap, don't forget the T.I.C.K.S
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Your wrap should be tight enough to hug your baby close to you as this will be most comfortable for you both. Any slack/loose fabric will allow your baby to slump down in the wrap which can hinder their breathing and pull on your back.
You should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing down. The fabric of the wrap 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.
Your baby’s head should be as close to your chin as is comfortable. By tipping your head forward you should be able to kiss your baby on the head or forehead.
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.
In an upright carry a 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 wrap is too loose they can slump which can partially close their airway.