Whether you're a new mom or seasoned mom, one tip that never fails is finding a great baby carrier to help relieve you of constantly carrying your baby in your arms and at the same time, help you function to get other things done with your baby latched onto you. If you decide to go with a baby carrier of any kind, there are definitely some general babywearing safety guidelines you should follow to ensure the best possible outcome for you both.
Once you really dive into the world of babywearing, it's easy to see there are tons of different ties, positions, and more, depending on the carrier you go with. And in order to ensure everyone stays safe, it's a good idea to make sure you're following the most basic babywearing safety rules to ensure that baby's airway stays open, they're correctly supported, and your carrier is up to the proper standards – along with a few other helpful safety tidbits. Although this may sound a little overwhelming, it's actually not as scary as it may sound. Truth be told, if you're truly worried, there are a ton of babywearing support groups on Facebook you can follow, YouTube tutorials to help you along, and even your lactation consultant, doula, or pediatrician that can keep you heading down the safest path.
If you're just starting out with figuring out how you can tot your baby around or need a refresher, here are the major points of safety for babywearing that you should definitely follow.