Baby Carrier Safety: Guidelines & Tips
Follow these safety guidelines (along with T.I.C.K.S) to enjoy safe, comfortable babywearing while using your Marsupi baby carrier.
Marsupi Safety Tips
These guidelines are specific to all Marsupi Baby Carriers
Marsupi is designed and tested for babies between 3.5-15kg.
Marsupi is designed for front and side carry only. It is not suitable for forward facing or back carry.
You should be able to tilt your head down to see baby’s face. Keep their mouth and nose uncovered and chin off their chest.
Baby should sit in an ‘M-position’, legs spread, knees bent and level with their belly button, with a C curve shaped spine.
Use the newborn tether to reduce the width of the carrier base. The snap fastened head support can provide extra head support to very young or sleeping babies.
The waist strap should sit snugly around your midsection, above your belly button. For a newborn, the waist belt needs to be even higher (under your bust). The Marsupi logo should be clearly visible.
Ensure the velcro straps are clean, with at least 12cm of each strap attached to the carrier body. Always support your baby with one hand while securing or adjusting the straps.
Take extra care, especially when bending or leaning forward. Your balance may be impacted by yours and your child’s movements. Don’t attempt sporting activities while using your carrier.
Always remove your baby from the carrier before opening the waist belt.
TICKS is a set of rules created to help parents babywear safely.
T.I.C.K.S. stands for:
- In view at all times
- Close enough to kiss
- Keep chin off chest
- Supported back
T is for tight
I is for in view at all times
C is for close enough to kiss
K is for keep chin off the chest
S is for supported back
Warning: All baby carriers come with a fall hazard and suffocation risk. Follow all guidelines and only use as intended.