- Make sure that you monitor your baby regularly when they are in the sling
- Ensure that the fabric of the sling is taut and not baggy or slack anywhere
- Position your baby upright, facing you and with the top of their head close enough for you to kiss.
- Make sure your baby’s chin is not on their chest so that their breathing is not restricted. You should be able to get two fingers under your baby’s chin and hear baby breathing normally. If you hear grunting or snoring sounds, this could be a sign that baby may be having trouble breathing so monitor airway carefully
- Ensure that your baby’s face is always visible and that it is not pressed up against the fabric or your body
- There should be a minimum of two layers of the wrap on your baby for basic safety, the third layer is ideal and provides optimal safety and support
- If you feel the need to support your child when they are in the sling, something is not quite right. Stop using the sling, retie it and try again
- If you are concerned, stop, seek some help and try again later