Babywearing Safety

The practicalities of having your baby with you ‘hands free’ simply goes without saying.  It’s a life saver at times.  However, there are some Beauden the Label ground-rules that we highly recommend you adopt in order to ensure all is safe and well with your baby.

Please consider the following when cradling your child in your Baby Carrier:

Warning: Fall and Suffocation Hazard

Fall hazard

  • Our baby carriers are designed to be robust but needless to say that if dragged through a hedge backwards they can pick up the odd scuff or tear.  Always check your carrier for any damage prior to use.  If there is any reason to believe that the integrity of the carrier might be compromised, do not use the carrier and seek advice from our extremely eager customer service team.
  • While the odd token yoga class or pull-up session might be very tempting with added baby weight, we ask you to avoid partaking in any sporting activities beyond the realms of traditional baby care. In fact, we would go as far as to say, for the well-being of your baby’s limbs, to not bend at the waist or knees and to take care when leaning forwards or sideways.  Avoid use if suffering from symptoms of tiredness, drowsiness or any other medical conditions pertaining to a reduction in physical and mental well-being.
  • Beauden the Label baby carriers are designed for infants between 3.5kg and 15kg.
  • For new born babies, ensure that the baby carrier is providing sufficient support to your infant's neck.  See our adjustment guidance for how to adapt the baby carrier accordingly.
  • The leg openings are designed to be adjustable and should be snug but not uncomfortable for your baby.  Ensure that your infant’s legs are located correctly either side of the base of the carrier fabric.  Their feet should be able to hang loose with their legs freely pivoted at the knees.
  • Ensure that the carrier is tightened sufficiently such that your baby is comfortable but equally thoroughly secure in the cradle.
  • Naturally as your baby becomes increasingly active, you should be aware that the risk of your infant falling out increases.  Infants can fall through a wide leg opening or out of the carrier if the straps are not fixed sufficiently.

Suffocation hazard

  • Premature infants or infants with respiratory problems are at greater risk of suffocation.  Use of the baby carrier is prohibited in these instances.
  • Infants that haven’t yet developed the strength in their neck to hold their head (typically up to 4 months) are at risk of suffocation in this product if their face is pressed too tight against the body. Therefore ensure that the straps are not so tight that they’re restricting the baby’s breathing.  There should be sufficient room for the infant’s head to move.
  • It is your responsibility to constantly monitor your child and ensure their mouth and nose are both unobstructed.
  • This includes checking that your infant’s chin is not resting on its chest as this can lead to restricted breathing which could lead to suffocation.


Common Sense Advice

  1. Always apply common sense first.  If you have any reason to believe your baby carrier is causing your infant discomfort, then remove them and address the issue with them out of harm's way.
  2. Familiarise yourself with our instructions prior to use and feel free to contact us if you require advice on how to wear your baby carrier and ensure the safety of your infant.
  3. Ensure that all necessary buckles, straps, and adjustments are secure before placing your infant into the carrier.
  4. Check for damage to the baby carrier prior to use, in particular paying attention to any parts that provide functionality in securing your baby such as damaged or failing buttons, ripped seams, torn straps or any distressed elastic or fabric.
  5. Only ever have the baby in the carrier while the carrier is fitted to you.  Do not leave your infant in the carrier while unfitted.
  6. The infant must be front loaded at least up to the point that he or she can hold their head upright by themselves.
  7. The infant should resume a position with their knees resting at the same height or higher than their hips.  This protects them from any undue stress on their limbs.
  8. Be mindful of the additional heat that your own body and the carrier fabric will provide your infant.  Make sure you dress your baby appropriately with this in mind, particularly giving consideration to the fact that the baby's arms, legs and head may be at greater exposure to the elements than the rest of their body.
  9. Do not carry your infant in the carrier while cooking or cleaning; or on a more general level in the presence of a significant heat source or chemicals.  This is to avoid fire risk or exposure of your baby to harmful substances.
  10. The carrier is not a viable form of travel safety such that the carrier must never be worn while driving or being driven as a passenger.
  11. Keep this carrier in a dry safe place, away from children when it is not in use.