Health Tip: Using a Baby Carrier

By on November 30, 2010

Baby carriers can be comforting for baby and keep your hands free. But you should take care to prevent carrier-related injuries, especially from falls.

The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions for infant carrier use:

  • Framed carriers should only be used for babies who are at least 4 months or 5 months old. But don’t use one as a car seat, since it can tip over unexpectedly.
  • Make sure all restraining straps are properly fastened.
  • When you want to lean over the carrier, bending your knees rather than bending at the waist will help prevent baby from falling from the carrier.
  • Inspect the carrier frequently to check for loose fasteners or torn seams.

Source: HealthDay

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