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- Make sure your baby can breathe. Baby carriers allow parents to be
hands-free to do other things, but you must always remain active in caring for your child.
No baby carrier can ensure that your baby always has an open airway; that's your job.
- Never allow a baby to be carried, held, or placed in such a way that his chin is curled against his chest. This rule applies to babies being held in arms, in baby carriers, in infant car seats, or in any other kind of seat or situation. This position can restrict the baby's ability to breathe. Newborns lack the muscle control to open their airways. They need good back support in carriers so that they don't slump into the chin-to-chest position.
- Never allow a baby's head and face to be covered with fabric. Covering a baby's head and face can cause her to "rebreathe" the same air, which is a dangerous situation. Also, covering her head and face keeps you from being able to check on her. Always make sure your baby has plenty of airflow. Check on her frequently.
- As long as your babys chin is NOT touching their chest, baby is NOT snoring or making weasing noises, your baby is comfortable.
- Read and follow the instructions in this booklet and watch all video instructions online before use.
- SUFFOCATION HAZARD: Be mindful of your baby's airways. Do not allow your baby's face to become completely covered by the sling. Make sure newborn's chin is not pressed to her chest.
- Use common sense.
- Safe for babies 8lbs - 35lbs.
- Wear your sling high and tight. Wearing a sling too low can be dangerous.
- Please examine your sling each time you put it on for wear and tear.
- Do not take both hands off a squirming, uncooperative baby.
- Tripping and balance hazard. Take care when moving about with baby in carrier.
- Check all around the sling to be sure all the baby's appropriate parts are safely enclosed in the sling according to the instructions.
- Do not leave a sleeping baby alone on a surface (crib/bed/fl oor) entangled in a sling. Also, the sling should be removed before the baby is buckled into a car seat.
- Never jog, run, jump on a trampoline, or do any other activity that subjects your baby to similar shaking or bouncing motion. - "This motion can do damage to the baby's neck, spine and/or brain," explains the American Chiropractic Association.
- Never use a baby carrier when riding in a car. Soft baby carriers provide none of the protection that car seats provide.
BCIA Safety Brochure
* Neither Hotslings, Inc. nor its affiliates, distributors, or partners are responsible for accidents or injuries that occur from improper use.