Babywearing Safety

While babywearing offers a number of benefits, it is important to ensure that you are carrying your child safely. Please keep the following things in mind when wrapping and wearing your child:

  1. Always use common sense when wrapping.
  2. Read and follow all printed instructions and view instructional videos.
  3. Never leave a baby in a wrap that is not being worn.
  4. Check on the baby often.
  5. Never use a wrap when balance or mobility is impaired because of exercise, drowsiness or medical conditions.
  6. Never place more than one baby in a wrap or wear more than one wrap at a time.
  7. Never wrap while engaging in activities which involve a heat source or exposure to chemicals, such as cooking and cleaning.
  8. Always make sure your child is able to breathe freely.
  9. Always wrap your child facing your body.
  10. Always wrap tightly and make sure your child is adequately supported by the wrap, make a good seat and tuck enough fabric under their bum.
  11. Always wrap your child in the “frog” position, make sure the knees are at the same height or higher than the hips.
  12. Always make sure you can kiss your child on the top of his or her head, if front carrying.
  13. Always tie with a reef-knot.
  14. Always check your wrap for damage before using, if there is any, stop using it and ask Artipoppe for advice.
  15. Always make sure your child’s head is supported.
  16. Always be aware of your child’s body heat. The wrap provides extra layers of fabric and you share each other’s body heat, so adjust clothing accordingly.
  17. Do not drive a vehicle or ride a bike when using a wrap.
  18. Only use back carries after adequate practice, over a soft surface or with someone to help.
  19. Always start practicing with one carry (preferably Front Wrap Cross Carry). If you master this carry you can go on and practice more. A little help from a babywearing consultant is a good idea.

Visit our babywearing guide where you can find more information on sizing, blends & care and babywearing in general.