Choosing Safe Baby Products: Carriers Babies love and need close contact.

Check the carrier to look for loose fasteners or ripped seams periodically.. Choosing Safe Baby Products: Carriers Babies love and need close contact, and baby carriers are ideal for nestling them against their parents. Most accidents that take place with these carriers derive from falls. Two types of carriers can be found: one is pouch-like, and the additional has a frame. What to search for: The carrier should have straps that stop your baby from crawling or falling out in clumps. Search for firm, padded head support. Try to match your baby’s size and excess weight and make sure there is enough depth to support the back and that the leg openings are small enough to prevent your baby from slipping out.This article is republished with kind authorization from our close friends at The Kaiser Family members Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Health Policy Record, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of health policy developments, debates and discussions. The Kaiser Daily Wellness Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free program of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Plank Kaiser and Company Family Foundation.