Once upon a time, learning your ABCs meant unlocking the key to a world of literary possibilities. Today, it can mean unlocking the keys to safe babywearing. Babywearing International has put together a graphic with a new form of ABCs: the ABCs of safe babywearing.
A stands for Airway: Is child’s chin off her chest, is she visible and kissable, is air circulating around that sweet little face?
B stands for Body Positioning: Does the carrier support baby in a developmentally-appropriate manner? Especially for younger babies, ideal positioning includes a well-supported child whose knees are higher than her bottom.
C stands for Comfort: Are YOU comfortable wearing and using your carrier? Don’t be afraid to use a spotter until you can safely and confidently execute the carries you want to use. Does your carrier fit well for your body type and needs? There is a large variety of carrier options, so don’t give up your search for the perfect one for you!
Now that YOU know your ABCs–again–save yourself a copy of our handy infographic showing this quick assessment.