Safety and Security when using a baby wrap

Please note that Weaverbirds is not responsible for the use of your baby wrap. Read the safety and security instructions of your wrap carefully before use. Your baby’s safety is your own responsibility. 

– Check on your baby frequently
– Use common sense when wearing your baby
– Check your wrap/ carrier before every use. If you see signs of damage do not use it before it has been checked out by a professional baby wearing consultant.

Always remember:

Visible and Kissable: Your baby should always have a clear source of air and you should always be able to kiss your babies forehead when he is on the front.

To ensure a good seat for your baby you tuck a good amount of fabric up under the bum and ensure the fabric is spread from knee pit to knee pit. To provide optimal positioning for knee and hip joints your baby should always be in an M-position with the knees higher than the hips.

Ensure that the wrap is tied so the baby’s back is supported and not slumped or curled into a ball. Untie and retie if necessary.

To avoid your baby’s face pressing into your chest gently turn the head to the side so the cheek rests against your chest.

Safety:

• Read all instructions before using the wrap
• Always use common sense: your baby’s safety is your responsibility
• Check your wrap for wear and tear before each use. If you notice any damage stop using it immediately
• Make sure there is sufficient ventilation for the baby at all times. Your baby’s face should be free of obstructions and their chin should never rest directly on their chest
• Be aware of your baby’s body heat when using a wrap and avoid overheating. The extra layers from the wrap create extra warmth for you and your baby but you might want to cover your baby’s legs and feet
• The baby’s head should always be supported
• The wrap should always be tied with a double knot
• To provide optimal positioning for knee and hip joints your baby should always be in an M-position with the knees higher than the hips.
• Never engage in activities such as cooking and cleaning with chemicals where your baby could come to harm
• Do not operate machinery, drive a vehicle or ride a bike while using a wrap
• We do not recommend back carries until your baby has good head control
• Never place your child in a carrier so that their body is facing away from you.
• Be aware when learning forward – always support your baby’s head and bend at the knees

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