Use with great care. Ultimate responsibility for the safety of the child is held by the
person using the sling. The child could fall out. Always keep a hand on the baby and
keep fabric from covering his/her face. And make sure that newborns are resting
with their heads back and that their chins are not resting on their chest.
Place the sling over your head like a sash. Hold your baby football-style in the arm opposite of the shoulder your sling is hanging on. Gently, place the baby in the sling
being very careful not to let any fabric press against or cover thier face.
If you find that your newborn curls into a ball when in
the sling, you may fold a small towel and place
it under the baby from their bottom to their heads so that their chins are not resting on their chests.
This will help support them and position them safely
until they are old enough to support themselves.
It is important that newborns are positioned lying back with their heads back so their
airflow is not restricted. Very young babies can be at risk of positional asphyxia. This is a
type of suffocation that happens when their body is put in a position that restricts airflow.
This can happen when a smal baby's chin is pushed down against their chest.
Do not allow your baby's nose or mouth to become covered or pressed against anything soft
such as blankets, pillows, towels, your body or anything that could affect their ability to
get air. This is especially important when your baby is sleeping.