Health Tip: Using a Baby Carrier11/30/10
(HealthDay News) -- 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
- 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
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