The T.C.K.S. rule for safe babywearing
English abbreviation T.I.C.K.S. of babywearing are 5 rules to be followed in order to enjoy comfortable babywearing and to meet baby's healthy development requirements.
T is for Tight Your wrap should be tight, with your baby held close against your body. Loose fabric or buckles can allow your baby to slump, which can make it difficult for him to breathe. A loose wrap can also strain your back.
I is for In view at all times you should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing down. The fabric of a wrap should not close around them so you have to open it to check on them. In a cradle position your baby should face upwards not be turned in towards your body.
C is for Close enough to kiss Your baby should be positioned as high on your chest as you find comfortable. If you tip your head forward, you should be able to kiss his forehead or the top of his head.
K is for Keep chin of the chestYour baby should not be in a position where his chin is forced onto his chest as this can restrict his breathing. Make sure you can put at least one finger between his chin and his chest to keep him safe.
S is for Supported back Your baby's back should be supported in its natural position so it isn't bent or twisted. Place a hand on his back and gently press. He should not uncurl or move closer to you. For a healthy hip position, make sure that the pouch or base of your carrier is wide, with your baby's legs supported to the knees. This will create an M shape, where his bottom is the middle trough and his knees rest above his hips as the peaks. This position is particularly important if you have a newborn, or if your baby has hip dysplasia or other hip problems. In these cases, your baby's legs should never hang straight down.
Important! Keep for future reference! Safety Instructions:
• Constantly monitor your child and ensure the mouth and nose are unobstructed
• For pre-term, low birthweight babies and children with medical conditions, seek advice from a health professional before using this product.
• Ensure your child's chin is not resting on its chest as its breathing may be restricted which could lead to suuffocation.
• To prevent hazards from falling ensure that your child is securely positioned in the sling.
• Do not use the wrap if it is damaged.
• Think of risks in your home environment (e.g. heat sources, spills of hot drinks). If you cannot avoid the problematic situation, take your baby out of the wrap for the moment.
• A wrap with a baby inside can affect your balance. Be careful when bending or leaning forward or sideways.
• This wrap is not suitable for use in sports activities (e.g. jogging, cycling, swimming, or skiing).
The Minu Wrap is developed according to the PD CEN / TR 16512, Guidelines for the safety of children's slings. However, it is always your responsibility to use this product as recommended by the safety guidelines and to keep your child under control at all times. Minu Baby is not responsible for any injury or damage due to misuse or careless babywearing.