Babywearing Safety

WARNING

Failure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions can result in death or serious injury.

SUFFOCATION HAZARD

  • Ensure the infant’s face is above the fabric, visible, and free from obstructions at all times.

  • Babies at greatest risk of suffocation include those born prematurely, those with respiratory problems and those under four months of age.

  • Ensure the baby does not curl into a position with the chin resting on or near the chest. This position can interfere with breathing, even if nothing is covering the nose or mouth.

FALL HAZARD

Leaning, bending over, or tripping can cause baby to fall. Keep one hand on baby while moving. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended weight range when using this carrier. Never use this carrier for a preterm infant without seeking the advice of a healthcare professional.

Correct Incorrect
Upright (optimal) Baby is too low;
Chin up, face visible face covered and pressed
Nose and mouth free tight against wearer


  • Read and follow all printed instructions and view instructional videos (if applicable) before use.

  • Check for ripped seams, torn straps or fabric and damaged hardware before each use.

  • Ensure that the baby is safely positioned in the sling carrier according to manufacturer’s instructions for use.

  • Never leave a baby in a sling carrier that is not being worn.

  • Check on the baby often. Ensure that the baby is periodically repositioned.

  • If using the sling while breast feeding, always move the baby’s face away from the breast after the baby is done feeding.

  • Never use a sling carrier when balance or mobility is impaired because of exercise, drowsiness, or medical conditions.

  • Never place more than one baby in the sling carrier.

  • Never use/wear more than one carrier at a time.

  • Never use sling carrier while engaging in activities such as cooking and cleaning which involve a heat source or exposure to chemicals.

  • Never wear sling carrier while driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle.