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:

Baby Wrap and Ring Sling

WARNINGS

  • Constantly monitor your child and ensure the mouth and nose are unobstructed.
  • For pre-term, low birthweight babies and children with medical conditions, seek advice 
from a health professional before using this product.
  • Ensure your child’s chin is not resting on its chest as its breathing may be restricted 
which could lead to suffocation.
  • To prevent hazards from falling ensure that your child is securely positioned in the sling.
  • Only use this carrier with children weighing between 3.2 kg/7 lbs. and 20 kg/44 lbs.

SUFFOCATION HAZARD
Babies younger than 4 months can suffocate in this product if face is pressed tightly against your body. Babies at greatest risk of suffocation include those born prematurely and those with respiratory problems.

  • Check often to make sure baby’s face is uncovered, clearly visible, and away 
from caregiver’s body at all times.
  • Make sure baby does not curl into a position with the chin resting on or near baby’s 
 This position can interfere with breathing, even when nothing is covering the 
nose or mouth.
  • If you nurse your baby in carrier, always reposition after feeding so baby’s face is not 
pressed against your body.
  • Never use this carrier with babies smaller than 8 pounds without seeking the advice of 
a healthcare professional.

FALL HAZARD
Leaning, bending over, or tripping can cause baby to fall. Keep one hand on baby while moving.

  1. Always use common sense when wrapping.
  2. Read and follow all printed instructions and view instructional videos on the Artipoppe website. Ensure that the baby is safely positioned in the sling carrier according to these instructions.
  3. Never leave a baby in a wrap that is not being worn.
  4. Check on the baby often. Ensure that the baby is periodically repositioned.
  5. Never use the sling when balance or mobility is impaired.
  6. The sling carrier is not suitable for use during sports activities e.g. running, cycling, swimming and skiing.
  7. The carer should be aware of the increased risk of your child falling out of the sling as it becomes more active.
  8. Never place more than one baby in a wrap or wear more than one wrap at a time.
  9. Never wrap while engaging in activities which involve a heat source or exposure to chemicals, such as cooking and cleaning.
  10. Always make sure your child is able to breathe freely.
  11. Always wrap your child facing your body.
  12. Always wrap tightly and make sure your child is adequately supported by the wrap, make a good seat and tuck enough fabric under its bum.
  13. Always wrap your child in “frog” position, make sure the knees are at the same height or higher than the hips.
  14. Always make sure you can kiss your child at the top of his or her head if front carrying.
  15. Always tie with a reef-knot.
  16. Before each use, check you your wrap for any damage, ripped seams, torn straps or fabric, and damaged hardware. If found, stop using it and ask Artipoppe for advice.
  17. Always check to ensure that all knots and adjustments are secure.
  18. Always make sure your child’s head is supported.
  19. 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 to these facts.
  20. Do not drive a vehicle, ride a bike or be a passenger in a motor vehicle when using a wrap.
  21. Be aware of hazards in the domestic environment, e.g. heat sources and spilling of hot drinks.
  22. Keep the wrap away from children when it is not in use.
  23. Only use back carries after adequate practice, over a soft surface or with someone to help.
  24. Always start practicing one carry (preferably Front Wrap Cross Carry). If you master this carry you can go on and practice more. A little help from a baby wearing consultant is a good idea.

Zeitgeist Baby Carrier

WARNING: FALL AND SUFFOCATION HAZARD

FALL HAZARD

  • ALWAYS CHECK YOUR CARRIER FOR DAMAGE BEFORE USING, IF THERE IS ANY, STOP USING IT AND ASK ARTIPOPPE FOR ADVICE.
  • TAKE SPECIAL CARE WHEN LEANING OR WALKING.
  • NEVER BEND AT WAIST, BEND AT KNEES. TAKE CARE WHEN LEANING FORWARDS OR SIDEWAYS.
  • WHEN USING A BABY CARRIER, YOUR BALANCE MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY YOUR MOVEMENT AND THAT OF YOUR CHILD.
  • THE CARRIER SHOULD NOT BE USED DURING SPORTING ACTIVITIES.
  • ONLY USE THE ZEITGEIST BABY CARRIER FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 3.2 KG AND 20 KG (7 LBS – 45 LBS). 
ONLY USE THE ZEITGEIST TODDLER CARRIER FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 7 KG AND 20 KG (15 LBS – 45 LBS).
  • WHEN USING THE ZEITGEIST BABY CARRIER FOR A NEWBORN BABY, MAKE SURE YOUR BABY’S NECK IS PROPERLY SUPPORTED.
  • ADJUST LEG OPENING TO FIT BABY’S LEGS SNUGLY.
  • TO PREVENT HAZARDS FROM FALLING ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD IS SECURELY POSITIONED IN THE CARRIER.
  • THE CARER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE INCREASED RISK OF YOUR CHILD FALLING OUT OF THE CARRIER AS IT BECOMES MORE ACTIVE.
  • INFANTS CAN FALL THROUGH A WIDE LEG OPENING OR OUT OF CARRIER.

SUFFOCATION HAZARD

  • ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD CAN BREATHE FREELY. INFANTS UNDER 4 MONTHS CAN SUFFOCATE 
IN THIS PRODUCT IF FACE IS PRESSED TOO TIGHT AGAINST YOUR BODY.
  • CONSTANTLY MONITOR YOUR CHILD AND ENSURE THE MOUTH AND NOSE ARE UNOBSTRUCTED.
  • ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S CHIN IS NOT RESTING ON ITS CHEST AS ITS BREATHING MAY BE RESTRICTED WHICH COULD LEAD TO SUFFOCATION.
  • DO NOT STRAP INFANTS TOO TIGHT AGAINST YOUR BODY.
  • ALLOW ROOM FOR HEAD MOVEMENT.
  • KEEP INFANT’S FACE FROM OBSTRUCTIONS AT ALL TIMES.
  • KEEP THIS CARRIER AWAY FROM CHILDREN WHEN IT IS NOT IN USE.
  1. Always use common sense when baby wearing.
  2. Keep instructions for future use.
  3. Before assembling and using the carrier, read and follow all printed instructions and view instructional video’s on Artipoppe website.
  4. Check to assure all buckles, straps, and adjustments are secure before each use.
  5. Check for ripped seams, loose buttons, torn straps or fabric and damaged fasteners before each use.
  6. Never leave a baby in a carrier that is not being worn.
  7. Check on the baby often.
  8. Never use a carrier when balance or mobility is impaired because of exercise, drowsiness or medical conditions.
  9. Premature infants and infants with respiratory problems are at great risk of suffocation.
  10. Child must face towards you until he or she can hold head upright.
  11. For low birthweight babies and children with medical conditions, seek advice from a health professional before using the product.
  12. Do not use the Zeitgeist Toddler Carrier with children that are unable to hold their head upright. The Zeitgeist Baby Carrier can be used with children that are unable to hold their head upright. Make sure to position the neck cushion correctly.
  13. Never place more than one baby in a carrier or wear more than one carrier at a time.
  14. Always carry your child facing your body.
  15. Ensure proper placement of child, including leg placement.
  16. Always carry your child in a ‘frog’ position, make sure the knees are at the same height or higher than the hips.
  17. Always make sure you can kiss your child at the top of his or her head when front carrying.
  18. Always be aware of your child’s body heat. The carrier provides extra layers of fabric and you share each others body heat, so adjust clothing to those facts.
  19. Never use a carrier while engaging in activities that involve a heat source or exposure to chemicals, such as cooking and cleaning.
  20. Never wear a carrier while being a driver or passenger on a vehicle.
  21. Do not ride a bike when using a carrier.
  22. Only use back carries after adequate practice, over a soft surface or with someone to help.

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