The T.I.C.K.S. Rule
The English abbreviation T.I.C.K.S. indicates 5 rules for carrying a baby that will ensure a comfortable wearing experience for the mother, and meet the baby's healthy developmental requirements.
T is for Tight: Your wrap should be tight, with your baby held close against your body. Loose fabric or buckles can allow your baby to slump, which can make it difficult for it to breathe. A loose wrap can also strain your back.
I is for In View At All Times: You should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing down. The fabric of a wrap should not close around them so you have to open it to check on them. In a cradle position your baby should face upwards and not be turned in towards your body.
C is for Close Enough To Kiss: Your baby should be positioned as high on your chest as you find comfortable. If you tip your head forward, you should be able to kiss its forehead or the top of its head.
K is for Keep Chin Off The Chest: Your baby should not be in a position where its chin is forced onto its chest as this can restrict breathing. Make sure you can put at least one finger between chin and chest to keep it safe.
S is for Supported Back: Your baby's back should be supported in its natural position so it isn't bent or twisted. Place a hand on the back and gently press. It should not uncurl or move closer to you. For a healthy hip position, make sure that the pouch or base of your carrier is wide, with your baby's legs supported to the knees. This will create an M shape, where its bottom is the middle trough and its knees rest above its hips as the peaks. This position is particularly important if you have a newborn, or if your baby has hip dysplasia or other hip problems. In these cases, your baby's legs should never hang straight down.
Important! Keep for future reference! Safety Instructions:
• Constantly monitor your child and ensure the mouth and nose are unobstructed
• For pre-term, low birthweight babies and children with medical conditions, seek advice from a health professional before using this product.
• Ensure your child's chin is not resting on its chest as its breathing may be restricted which could lead to suffocation.
• To prevent hazards from falling, ensure that your child is securely positioned in the sling.
• Do not use the wrap if it is damaged.
• Think of risks in your home environment (e.g. heat sources, spills of hot drinks). If you cannot avoid the problematic situation, take your baby out of the wrap for the moment.
• A wrap with a baby inside can affect your balance. Be careful when bending or leaning forward or sideways.
• This wrap is not suitable for use in sports activities (e.g. jogging, cycling, swimming, or skiing).
The Minu Wrap is developed according to the PD CEN / TR 16512, Guidelines for the safety of children's slings. However, it is always your responsibility to use this product as recommended by the safety guidelines and to keep your child under control at all times. Minu Baby is not responsible for any injury or damage due to misuse or careless babywearing.