This is our basic carrying safety guide. We take you through simple checks to ensure safety.
High priority carrying safety checking: ABS
Carer is attentive and responsive
Carer can easily monitor child
Free air circulation
Chin off chest
Hands on until secure
Adjust with care
Support bottom & back
General safety cautions
These aspects are general cautions to ensure safety but they are not specific to carrying.. They are relevant when carrying and using slings, and at all times when caring for a child.
A note about carrying safety and optimality
You will notice that we don’t talk much about hips, spines and position here. That is because those are about comfort and development. They are really important, but not directly about carrying safety. Below you will find a link to our guide to optimum carrying, which includes comfort and developmental considerations. There are also links to manufacturers instructions and to downloads of ours and others’ safety guides.