Babywearing safety in a woven wrap or ring sling

SAFETY COMPLIANCE - Bijou Wear carriers are compliant with the United States' CPSIA and CPSC, where applicable. Additionally, every effort has been made to be compliant with the regulations for baby carriers that are expected to be passed in the U.S. in 2017. What does that mean? Baby carriers do not go out the door unless they meet or exceed U.S. standards.

For more details on compliance, please see this article by the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance. 

WEIGHT LIMIT - Use this carrier with children weighing between 8 and 35 pounds. Check for ripped seams, torn fabric, and damaged hardware before each use. If found, stop using carrier.

SETUP - Always check to ensure that all knots and adjustments are secure. Ensure that the baby is safely positioned in the sling carrier according to the manufacturer’s instructions for use.

POSITIONING - Check often to make sure baby’s face is uncovered, clearly visible, and away from caregiver’s body at all times. If you nurse your baby in the carrier, always reposition after feeding so baby’s face is not pressed against your body. Make sure baby does not curl into a position with the chin resting on or near baby’s chest. This position can interfere with breathing, even when nothing is covering the nose or mouth. 

SUFFOCATION HAZARD - Never use this carrier with babies smaller than 8 pounds without seeking the advice of a healthcare professional. Babies at greatest risk of suffocation include those born prematurely and those with respiratory problems. Babies younger than 4 months can suffocate in this product if face is pressed tightly against your body.

USE - Never leave a baby in a sling carrier that is not being worn. Check on the baby often. Ensure that the baby is periodically repositioned. Never use a sling carrier when balance or mobility is impaired because of exercise, drowsiness, or medical conditions. Never place more than one baby in the sling carrier.

CAUTION - Never use/wear more than one carrier at a time. Never use sling carrier while engaging in activities such as cooking and cleaning which involve a heat source or exposure to chemicals. Never wear sling carrier while driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle.

FALL HAZARD - Leaning, bending over, or tripping can cause baby to fall. Keep one hand on baby while moving.

HAVE FUN! If babywearing is not comfortable for you or the child, then something is not right. Try again and reach out for information and support if necessary. One place to ask is the Bijou Wear brand Facebook group Bijou Buzz. Wrapping should be easy and fun, not painful or unpleasant! 


Bijou Wear LLC is not responsible or liable for the misuse of our products or any injuries or accidents. Consult the instruction manual that accompanies your purchase. 

Bijou Wear is a proud member of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance.

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