Make sure the sling is tight, with your baby positioned high and upright with his head supported.
IN VIEW AT ALL TIMES
You should be able to see your baby’s face simply by looking down. To avoid the risk of suffocation, ensure your baby’s face, nose and mouth remain uncovered by both the sling and your body.
CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS
Following on from the recommendation to keep your baby positioned high, this section of the recommendations suggests that you should easily be able to kiss the top of your baby’s head just by tipping your head forward.
KEEP CHIN OFF THE CHEST
Your baby’s chin should be kept up and away from their body, and never curled so that his chin is forced onto his chest, as it can restrict breathing. You should also regularly check on your baby, because they can become distressed without making any noise or movement.
A baby’s back should be supported in his sling, with his tummy and chest against you. If you need to bend down, do so from the knees, not the waist, and use one hand to support your baby’s back while you do so.