Safety Instructions

Please use common sense when carrying your baby!

The UK Sling Consortium made a babywearing safety list called TICKS

✓ Tight

✓ In sight

✓ Close enough to kiss

✓ Keep chin off the chest

✓ Supported back

TIGHT – Slings should be tight enough to hug your baby close to you as this will be most comfortable for you both. Any slack/loose fabric will allow your baby to slump down in the sling which can hinder their breathing and pull on your back.

IN SIGHT – You should be always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing down. The fabric of a sling should not close around them so you have to open it to check on them.

CLOSE ENOUHG TO KISS – Your baby’s head should be as close to your chin as is comfortable. By tipping your head forward you should be able to kiss your baby on the head or forehead.

KEEP CHIN OFF CHEST – A baby should never be curled so their chin is forced onto their chest as this can restrict their breathing. Ensure there is always a space of at least a finger width under your baby’s chin.

SUPPORTED BACK – In a upright carry a baby should be held comfortably close to the wearer so their back is supported in it’s natural position and their tummy and chest are against you. If a sling is too loose they can slump which can patially close their airway. (This can be tested by placing a hand on your baby’s back and pressing gently – they should not uncurl or move closer to you.)

A baby in a ring sling should be positioned carefully with their bottom in the deepest part so the sling does not fold them in half pressing their chin to their chest.

Do not operate machinery, drive a vehicle or ride a bicycle or any animal while wearing your baby.

Do not use a sling as a replacement for a car seat or bicycle seat.

Do not leave your sling unsupervised around your child.

Do not dress your baby too warm to avoid overheating.

Do not wear your baby while intoxicated.

Always check your sling for wear and tear before wrapping. Immediatly stop using it if you notice any damage and ask Maisaa for advice.

By using our slings you assume responsibility for the safety of your baby. Maisaa cannot be held liable for any accidents that occur as a result of the misuse of your sling.