- Ensure the infant’s face is above the fabric, visible, and free from obstructions at all times.
- Babies at greatest risk of suffocation include those born prematurely, those with respiratory problems, and those under 4 months of age.
- Ensure the baby does not curl into a “C” position with the chin resting on or near the chest. This position can interfere with breathing, even if nothing is obstructing the nose or mouth.
- Leaning, bending over, or tripping can cause baby to fall. Keep one hand on baby while moving.
- Read and follow all printed instructions before use.
- Failure to follow instructions can result in death or serious injury.
- Before each use, check that the fabric of your wrap is intact and without tears, holes, or broken threads. Due to the nature of weaving, certain irregularities may be present and are part of the character of your wrap.
- Before each use, ensure baby is safely positioned in the wrap according to the instructions.
- Never leave a baby in or under a wrap that is not being worn.
- Check on baby often. Ensure the baby is periodically repositioned.
- If using a wrap while breastfeeding, always move the baby’s face away from the breast after the baby is done feeding.
- Never use a wrap while cooking over or near a heat source.
- Never use a wrap while cleaning with chemicals.
- Never wear a wrap while operating or riding a moving vehicle. Baby carriers are not safe restraints in the event of an accident.
- Never use a wrap when balance or mobility is impaired due to exercise, drowsiness, or medical conditions.
- Never place more than one baby in the wrap.
Every time you place your child in the wrap, ensure they are:
- Are kissable (You should be able to dip your head down and kiss the top of their head).
- Are visible (Ensure that your baby’s face is above the fabric, visible, and free from obstructions at all times).
- Maintain a clear airway (You should be able to fit two fingers in between the baby’s chin and chest at all time. Ensure the baby does not curl into a “C” position with the chin resting on or near the chest. This position can interfere with breathing, even if nothing is obstructing the nose or mouth.
- Maintain hips in a squatting “M” shape with knees above bottom.