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Follow the above video for our how to guide for Inward Facing babywearing. Or read our text guide here.
Note, there are multiple other ways to babywear: World Facing, Baby Back Carry & Side Carry. We recommend wearing your baby Inward Facing / chest to chest, until your infant is 6 months of age.
For an online consult on the additional babywearing positions, please email email@example.com
Remember to always follow the T.I.C.K.S guidelines for safe babywearing.
TIGHT – slings and carriers 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 carrier which can hinder their breathing and pull on your back.
IN VIEW AT ALL TIMES – you should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing down. The fabric of a sling or carrier 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 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.
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 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 a sling is too loose they can slump which can partially close their airway. (This can be tested by placing a hand on your baby’s back and pressing gently - they should not uncurl or move closer to you.) A baby in a cradle carry in a pouch or ring 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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NB: The labelled age on your carrier should be used as a guideline, and if you are world facing, there is only one setting. World facing is only for infants over 6 months, or a baby who has a strong neck to support their head.