- Avoid placing baby in a C-like position, as this can push his chin to his chest and constrict the oxygen intake.
- Airway should be clear and open.
- The safest position for a young baby is tummy-to-tummy and upright. This can be accomplished in wraparounds, ring slings, pouches and mei tais and soft structured carriers.
- Avoid baby carriers in which baby is intended to be placed in the C-like position.
- For infants, the baby carrier should fully support his bottom, back and neck.
- For older babies worn with legs out, the baby carrier should support from the back of his knees to his shoulders.
- Baby should be carried with his bottom at or above your belly button.
- Baby should be visible to you while worn.
These guidelines and more babywearing information is available in our Babywearing 101 handout.