Buying a baby sling or carrier

Buying a baby sling or carrier


When buying a baby sling or carrier, you should look for the following:

  • Make sure the product comes with clear and detailed instructions for use.
  • Take your baby with you and ask a staff member to show you how to fit the sling to you correctly.
  • Make sure the product you buy is a good fit for all of the people who will be using it – it should be able to be safely adjusted to fit each person.
  • The sling should not cover your baby’s face or put them in a foetal position.
  • Avoid slings that mention being womb-like or cocoon shape.
  • Be careful when buying or using second hand slings or buying online because it will be harder to check the quality and how the product fits you.
  • Check the material, stitching and fastenings to make sure they are good quality and in good condition.

     
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