A baby sling provides a convenient way of transporting
a baby. But, to make sure the product is used safely, it
is best to follow the advice below when using a sling
indoors or out and about. Our advice for using slings, in
particular for a baby under four months, is:
• mothercare slings are designed to be used for full
term healthy babies. For babies under the care of a
paediatrician, seek advice before using.
babies should be carried in slings in the same position they
would be in if you cradled them in your arms;
• baby should be carried at carer's chest height and no
lower than the waist. Adjust the sling to fit the size of the
carer and ensure sling fits securely for the carer and the
baby's face should be visible at all times and not covered
by body or by fabric. Ensure baby's face is pointing
outwards with plenty of ventilation. This also means baby
should be carried on the carer's front, not back.
• regularly check that the baby remains in the correct position.
• be particularly vigilant when using a sling with a young
baby, or a baby with a heavy cold.
• always read and follow the instructions and product
labelling for the sling. These are designed to inform you
how to use the product safely. Remember that all slings are
designed to have slightly different features.
please also remember-
when you first use a baby sling please ask someone to
help you so that you can practice putting the sling on and
off etc. Check the sling on a regular basis to ensure no
parts are worn or broken.
take care not to let baby get too hot or cold when using
a sling. Remember your body also creates warmth for
baby. Layered clothing for baby is ideal, so layers can
be removed or added depending on the environment
and when moving indoors to outdoors. Be aware that
the thickness of the sling fabric can also affect baby's
always keep one hand free when using a baby sling to
protect you and baby should you suddenly need support.
take care of your back. As baby grows consider their
weight. If baby gets too heavy, swap to another
for further information
please approach our retail staff for assistance or
contact customer care department at 6513 3270/
email: [email protected]
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