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Wearing baby in a wrap, sling, or carrier is a sweet way to keep your baby close, to promote bonding and keep your hands free whether at home or out and about. The TICKS guidelines apply to all baby carriers including carriers, wraps and hybrids and are the best way to ensure both you and your little one are safe, comfortable and well supported when babywearing. 

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Babywearing Safety "TICKS"


Baby should always be snug and supported with their body held against the wearer - just like you would when you're holding your baby in your arms!

If you feel like you need to hold a hand against your baby it's likely there is slack somewhere in the fabric or straps that needs to be adjusted.

A tight and properly adjusted carrier will feel comfortable and firm with  even weight distribution. Ensuring there is no pulling or slack fabric and straps. 


Keeping your baby in view at all times simply means when look down you should be able to see your baby's face - so you can see their mouth, nose and eyes - and you can monitor their breathing and cues. 

Even when supporting baby's head with one side of the wrap or the hood on a baby carrier you should still be able to keep an eye on your baby.

As baby grows and you transition to carriers that offer back wearing positions, you should still be able to look over your shoulder or in a mirror to keep an eye on baby.


Being close enough to kiss means without straining you should be able to kiss the top of your baby's head. This sweet little safety check is one of the quickest and easiest way to ensure your baby is positioned high enough in their carrier to be safe and supported. 

So just give your baby a quick kiss each and every time they're in their wrap or carrier! 


A baby should never be curled so their chin is forced onto their chest as this can restrict their breathing. Ensure there is always a space of at least a finger width under your baby’s chin.

Sometimes baby will snuggle their face into the parents’ chest. In this case we recommend that you gently turn baby’s head to one side or the other. 

When forward facing if your baby shows signs of tiredness or falls asleep it's important to turn them around right away. 


Baby should always be held in an upright position, close to the wearer so their back is supported in its natural position and their tummy and chest are against you. If a sling is too loose they can slump which can partially close their airway.

For optimal positioning, baby should be in a M position with their knees above their bottom. This will help support baby’s hips and spine and is an ergonomic position. 


How do I wash my LILLEbaby carrier?

All ELEVATE™ carriers are machine washable - just toss it in a cold cycle with a gentle detergent and hang to dry!

What are the weight limits for the LILLEbaby carriers?

LILLEbaby Elevate and LILLEbaby Complete carriers can be used with infants and toddlers 3.2kgs to 20.4kgs 

Can I wear the straps crossed at the back? 

Yes! All LILLEbaby carriers may be worn with the straps crossed or parallel.

What are the LILLEbaby carriers made from?

How do I put on the LILLEbaby Carrier? 

Do I need an infant pillow for a newborn? 

All LÍLLÉbaby 6 in 1 carriers are able to carry a newborn (from 3.2kgs) without the Infant Pillow. The LÍLLÉbaby Infant Pillow is an optional extra that is sold separately for parents who would prefer to carry Baby in the "fetal carry position" with their legs inside the carrier, rather than in the regular legs out carry position.

For more information about the LILLEbaby infant pillow, including when and how to use this optional extra follow the link below:

LILLEbaby Infant Pillow Guide

What are the 6 carry positions? 


How do I wash my Moby Wrap?

 Machine wash your wrap with gentle detergent using cold water and the gentle or delicate cycle. Hang dry or use the lowest dryer setting.

Your Moby wrap may shrink slightly in the dryer, but will stretch out again after being worn. Washing instructions are located on the back of the Moby tag sewn into your Moby Wrap.

How to put on the Moby Wraps & Hybrids. 

MOBY Video Instructions

Can I wear a Moby Wrap in summer/a warm climate?

Yes, you can. Wearing a baby in any carrier will create extra heat, so we recommend dressing yourself and your baby lightly and keeping exposure to high temperatures to a minimum whenever possible. Go with a lighter coloured wrap or the Moby Evolution Wrap, which has been designed with a more breathable fabric.

Can I wear a Moby Wrap with a baby under 3.6kgs?

Wrap and sling style baby carriers are required to be labeled with a minimum starting weight of 3.6kg (8lbs). For babies under this weight, please check with your healthcare provider to get the okay before using a Moby Wrap. Many hospitals use Moby Wraps in their NICUs and Moby wraps have been beneficial for families practicing skin to skin contact with their premature babies. For low birth weight babies and preemies it is especially important to be vigilant about checking babies positioning and paying close attention to baby’s breathing and sounds. No matter baby’s size, make sure baby is always visible and kissable with no fabric covering baby’s face.

How long can I wear my baby in a wrap?

All day if you are comfortable, especially if you have a baby that needs to be held 24/7. Just remember to do regular safety checks and make adjustments to the carrier throughout the day if you’re feeling pressure anywhere.

How do I choose which wrap is right for me?

Firstly - try not to over think it. All Moby Wraps are the same length, work the same way, do the same thing. The key differences in the Moby Wrap range is the fabrics:

Elements Wrap - Poly/cotton blend. Lightweight. More Affordable.

Classic Wrap - 100% cotton. Natural and breathable. A little thicker/more supportive material. 

Evolution Wrap - Cotton/Viscous Blend. Natural and lightweight. Softer and more premium.

Another way to choose the right wrap is simply picking the colour you prefer. Check out our guide to choosing your Moby colour. 

Which carrier is right for you?

There's no one wrap or carrier that will be absolutely perfect for ALL bodies, lifestyles or budget. What's important is finding the right wrap or carrier for YOU!

You might want to consider the climate, how long you plan to use a baby carrier, what carry positions you prefer and if you're planning to share the carrier with another parent (or if you'd prefer two different styles!)

Choosing your LILLEbaby Carrier

Choosing a MOBY Wrap Colour

Stretchy Wraps 

Single piece of long stretchy fabric. 

Age: Perfect for Newborns.

Pros: Feels like wearing a T-shirt.

Consider: Can take practice to wrap. 

Baby Carriers

Buckle carriers with adjustable straps.  

Age: Newborn to toddler

Pros: All carry positions.  

Consider: Bulkier and cost more.  

Hybrid Carriers

Semi-structured with soft fabrics. 

Age: Newborn to infant

Pros: Combines wrap and carrier.

Consider: Not able to back-carry. 

FAQs with Babywearing Expert
 Babywearing Expert Rachel answered some of our frequently asked questions. To contact Rachel directly for a personalise "fit check" or any...
FAQs with Babywearing Expert
 Babywearing Expert Rachel answered some of our frequently asked questions. To contact Rachel directly for a personalise "fit check" or any...
FAQs with Babywearing Expert
 Babywearing Expert Rachel answered some of our frequently asked questions. To contact Rachel directly for a personalise "fit check" or any...
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