Baby Sling and Carrier Safety

Many parents carry their babies in slings for ease and comfort.  However care must be taken when using baby slings and carriers because there are currently no Australian Standards for the manufacture of these products sold in Australia.

Please note, baby slings and carriers can be dangerous if not used correctly or if the wrong size or type is used.  

Kidsafe South Australia's Baby Sling and Carrier Safety video (click here) provides instruction on how to use baby slings and carriers safely. It also provides information on purchasing a sling or carrier, and identifies the characteristics that might put babies at greater risk of suffocation when in a sling or carrier. Step by step guidance is given to ensure baby is positioned safely.

For more information on Baby Slings from the Kidsafe SA website please click here.

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