Baby wearing is an excellent bonding experience for you and your little individual. But there are a lot of ways to do it incorrectly that may lead to injuries. So we here is a simple code we can follow to remind us the proper way of baby wearing. Always Remember the T.I.C.K.S. RULE for a safe baby wearing experience.
the sling should be tight with your baby positioned high and upright with head support. Any loose fabric may cause your baby to slump down, restricting his or her breathing.
In view at all times
you should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply looking down. Ensure that your baby’s face, nose and mouth remain uncovered by the sling and/or your body.
Close enough to kiss
your baby should be close enough to your chin that by tipping your head forward you can easily kiss your baby on top of its head.
Keep chin off chest
ensure that your baby’s chin is up and away from its body. Your baby should never be curled up so that its chin is forced onto its chest as this can restrict his or her breathing. Regularly check your baby. Babies can be in distress even without making any noise or movement.
your baby’s back should be supported in a natural position with its tummy and chest against you. When bending over, support your baby with one hand behind its back and always remember to bend at the knees, not at the waist.
So always remember when baby wearing to remember T.I.C.K.S. (Tight, In view at all times, Close enough to kiss, Keep chin off chest, Supported Back) at all times to ensure a safe and enjoyable bonding experience for you and your little individual.