After you have secured your baby safely, use the T.I.C.K.S. checklist to make sure you are using your sling or carrier correctly:
T is for Tight: Slings should be tight enough to hug your baby close to you
I is for In view at all times: You should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing down
C is for Close enough to kiss: By tipping your head forward you should be able to kiss your baby on the head
K is for Keep chin off chest: A baby should never be curled so that their chin is forced onto their chest as this can restrict their breathing. As a guide, you should be able to fit 1 – 2 finger widths between baby’s chin and chest.
S is for Supported back: Your baby’s back should be supported in a natural position so their tummy and chest are against you.