Whatever sling you choose it is important to make sure you are babywearing safely.
T.I.C.K.S for safe babywearing
We talk about TICKS when mentioning sling safety - these rules apply to front carrying in any sling.
T - Tight sling
I - Baby in view
C - Close enough to kiss
K - Keep chin off chest
S - Supported back
See the picture on the right for an example of newborn babywearing safely.
By making sure you are safely using your sling, both you and your baby are more likely to feel comfortable and enjoy the connection of babywearing.
We also have a short video to go over T.I.C.K.S in front carry
Click here for the video
For more support come and join us at one of our babywearing sessions, information can be found here
Back carrying safety
Obviously some of the T.I.C.K.S cannot apply. You still want your sling tight and secure. Then following should be followed
The higher up your back the better
Fabric up to their shoulder blades at a minimum/the top of their neck maximum
Fabric knee to knee, particularly until walking
This little one is a good example in the photo on the left.