Babywearing, or holding your baby with the aide of a carrier, enables caregivers to keep their little ones close. This helps your baby feel secure and promotes a bond between the caregiver and baby.

It is important to remember a few key safety points when babywearing and the TICKS guidelines are the best way to ensure safe babywearing.

Remember and follow the TICKS rules:

T— tight: Slings should be tight enough to hug your baby close to you.

I— in view at all times: You should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing down.

C— close enough to kiss: By tipping your head forward you should be able to kiss your baby on the head.

K— keep chin off the chest: A baby should never be curled so that their chin is forced onto their chest as this can restrict their breathing.

S— supported back: The baby’s back should be supported in a natural position so their tummy and chest are against you.

Here, the Bounty Editors reveal their favourite baby carriers.