Carrier and Baby safety

Baby carriers and slings have many benefits! Although there are many modern variations, historically parents and caregivers have been using carriers for thousands of years. There is some basic information that should be followed though in order to keep your child safe.

A well fitting baby carrier or sling will imitate the natural upright position obtained when holding your baby. There are two helpful mneumonics that can be followed for sling safety which are shown and explained below. If you attend a meet you will also be provided with a safety information leaflet.

For further information and reading we recommend visiting Dr Rosie Knowles' website which can be found at