T.I.C.K.S. Safe babywearing
The Consortium of UK Sling Manufacturers and Retailers has drawn up the T.I.C.K.S., a list of rules for practicing babywearing safely.
We see them below
- TIGHT - CLOSE TO THE BODY
The band and baby carrier should be tied tightly to be comfortable and to prevent the baby from collapsing inside with the risk of affecting the air passage.
- IN VIEW AT ALL TIMES
- CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS - AT KISS HEIGHT
Your baby's head should be as close as possible to your chin and you should be able to kiss it.
- KEEP CHIN OFF CHEST - CHIN AWAY FROM THE CHEST
At least one finger should pass between the baby's chin and her chest to ensure that the air passage is free.
- SUPPORTED BACK
Adherent body and back supported in its physiological position helps keep the air passage open.