Discover how to use your baby carrier, toddler carrier or wrap in the safest possible way using the TICKS babywearing as well as advice from babywearing expert, Emily Williamson. You can also view our wrap and carrier fitting guide page for more information.
When using your Izmi we always recommend you follow our T.I.C.K.S rules of babywearing. This checklist will make sure you’re carrying your baby safely while keeping you both as comfortable as possible.
Please feel free to download the Ticks PDF checklist and read more about T.I.C.K.S below.
When fitting your carrier, check that:
You can use your carrier head-rest, or wrap fabric to stabilise your baby’s head and neck. You could also support behind their neck using a rolled up muslin square, or other padding if your baby needs additional support.
Never cover your baby’s face, nose or mouth with fabric and always check you are using your carrier in line with the babywearing TICKS above.
IMPORTANT: Babies born prematurely and/or with a low birth weight are at greater risk of suffocation. Take extra care, and seek advice from a health and/or carrying professional before using your carrier.
The guideline age-ranges for Izmi carriers may not be realistic if your baby/babies were born prematurely. Check your baby’s level of postural control for each carrying position, and do not use the carrier if you are concerned for your baby’s safety.
Izmi carriers all have a recommended minimum weight; this is the minimum weight we recommend for using the carrier without professional supervision by an appropriately qualified and insured Carrying Consultant or Medical Professional.
We are aware that both the Izmi Baby Carrier and the Izmi Wrap may be very safe and suitable for carrying lower weight babies, and have been used under professional supervision in hospital settings with premature babies.
If your baby is under 7lb / 3.3kg in weight and you would like to try an Izmi carrier or wrap, please visit a trained Carrying Consultant, who will be able to check that the carrier is suitable and safe for you to use with your baby.