Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in a Carrier10/11/13
(HealthDay News) -- Baby carriers can help busy parents stay
hands-free for a while, but it's important to use them
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these safety tips for
- Check the weight limit to be sure the specific carrier is
appropriate for your baby.
- Make sure the carrier provides good support for baby's neck and
head, and avoid those that curl baby up.
- Weigh the features and comfort against price, and consider how
much you are willing to pay.
- If baby falls asleep in the carrier, make sure the head and
neck are straight, and the face isn't covered.
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