Safety and Liability
TICKS Rule For Babywearing
T - TIGHT Your wrap should be tight enough to hug your baby close to you as this will be most comfortable for you both. Any slack/loose fabric will allow your baby to slump down in the carrier which can hinder their breathing and pull on your back.
I - IN VIEW You should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing down. The fabric of a sling or carrier should not close around them so you have to open it to check on them. In a cradle position your baby should face upwards not be turned in towards your body.
C - CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS Your baby’s head should be as close to your chin as is comfortable. By tipping your head forward you should be able to kiss your baby on the head or forehead.
K - KEEP CHIN OFF CHEST A baby's head should never be curled so their chin is forced onto their chest as this can restrict breathing. Ensure at least a one finger width space under your baby's chin.
S - SUPPORTED BACK In an upright carry a baby should be held comfortably close to the wearer so their back is supported in its natural position and their tummy and chest are against you. If a wrap is too loose they can slump which can partially close their airway. (This can be tested by placing a hand on your baby’s back and pressing gently - they should not uncurl or move closer to you.)
Reference: "TICKS" UK Sling Consortium
When purchasing please keep in mind the proper steps to do a basic carry such as a Front Wrap Cross Carry, demonstrated by Wrap You in Love, please watch demonstrations and join Geek Wrappers on Facebook.
It is important to ensure your baby remains safe when wearing your wrap. Always wear your baby according to the instructions included with your purchase to ensure your little one is safe and supported at all times.
Never wear your baby facing outwards. Do NOT wear your baby on your back if you are not comfortable placing them on your back. ALWAYS practice wearing over your bed or with someone helping you.
• Do not fall asleep while wearing your baby
• Do not bend from the waist
• Avoid stoves and hot surfaces
• Do not swim or shower while wearing your baby
You should never wear your baby while doing any activity that you would not be comfortable holding them in your arms.
By purchasing any products from Honey Bee Woven, you agree to release Honey Bee Woven & its members and/or retailers from any and all liability for any injury which might result from the use of a wrap. The wearer is responsible for using the wrap safely and correctly. Please use all materials listed and sent with your wrap in order to properly wear your baby.