Babywearing Safety

The safest place for your baby being held by a loving caregiver. With your baby securely in a baby carrier, you can easily monitor your baby, notice your baby’s cues, and sniff their sweet little head.

You can use this graphic to help you check your carry:

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I like to use the acronym TASK to check babywearing carries.

T- Two fingers under baby’s chin
In any baby gear (including car seats, bouncy seats, swings, and baby carriers) your baby should never be positioned with their chin against their chest. You should always be able to fit two fingers under baby’s chin.

Always Visible
Your baby’s entire head, face, mouth, and nose should be visible to you at all times. Your carrier should not cover the baby’s head. If you choose to breastfeed in the carrier, you should be able to see your baby’s face the entire time they are feeding.

Snug and Well Supported
You should feel like your baby is securely held by the carrier. The carry should feel “hands free.” If you feel like you need to keep a hand on your baby to keep them from falling, please see a babywearing educator or group to get help adjusting your carry.

Kissible
Your baby should be close enough for you to kiss or sniff their little head. This doesn’t mean that the baby needs to be so close to you that you can’t move your head or look down. The baby’s head should be on the flat part of your chest below your collarbone, where you can smell their sweet little baby smell or kids their sweet head.

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