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Ubuntu Baba Baby Carriers | South Africa

The International Hip Dysplasia Institute acknowledges the Ubuntu Baba Stage 1 Carrier as one of their listed “hip-healthy” products for newborns.

T.I.C.K.S safety checklist
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Our Stage 1 baby carrier is quick and easy to use. Make sure you’re following these safety and comfort tips to make the most of your babywearing experience.

✨ Tight: Baby is tight but not too tight (baby has wiggle room).
✨ In view: Your baby is in view, and you can monitor their breathing.
✨ Close enough to kiss - can you easily kiss the top of their head?
✨ Keep chin off chest: Baby’s chin is off their chest - can you fit your finger underneath your baby’s chin?
✨ Supported back: baby’s back is supported and not slumping down into the carrier.

Also make sure -

✨ Baby’s legs are out of the carrier.
✨ The hood is rolled and tucked for neck support when not in use. 
✨ The drawstring is correctly tied, so your baby’s legs form the ergonomic “M” shape.
Weight limit:
  • We recommend a weight limit of 12kgs for our Stage 1 carrier.
  • We recommend a weight limit of 20kgs for our Stage 2 carrier.
Safety tips:
  • Always keep one arm tightly around your baby while putting on your carrier.
  • Always inspect your carrier for wear or damage before use.
  • Never use a carrier with any sign of defect or damage.
  • Maintain a clear air space for baby to breathe at all times.
  • Never allow your baby’s chin to drop onto their chest as this can restrict their airway.
  • Always be aware of baby’s breathing.
  • Avoid babywearing in situations where it would not be safe to carry an infant in-arms.
  • Take special care when leaning, never bend at waist, bend at knees.
Suffocation hazard:
  • Babies under 4 months can suffocate in this product if face is pressed tight against your body.
  • Do not strap baby too tight against your body.
  • Allow room for head movement.
  • Keep baby’s face free from obstructions at all times.
  • We recommend that you always follow the T.I.C.K.S. rule for safe babywearing.