The science behind babywearing

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 1

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Neve Spicer profile picture - wearing baby

By Neve Spicer

Editor’s note: Neve Spicer has created this infographic about the benefits of babywearing for both babies and parents, which provides a visual summary of the evidence on this topic. There is also a link to the T.I.C.K.S. rule for safe babywearing after the infographic.

Babywearing infographic

© Neve Spicer. Adapted from wetheparents.org/babywearing-benefits-evidence

You can find the T.I.C.K.S. rule for safe babywearing here1, used with permission of the UK Sling Consortium.


Author Bio: Neve Spicer is the founder and chief-editor of WeTheParents, the pregnancy and parenting guide. As the mom of three wild but wonderful children, she shares her hard-won experience and know-how with her fellow parents in the hope it will make the ride less bumpy.


1 babyslingsafety.co.uk


AIMS supports all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaigns for a system which truly meets the needs of all.

The AIMS Journal spearheads discussions about change and development in the maternity services. From the beginning of 2018, the journal has been published online and is freely available to anyone with an interest in pregnancy and birth issues. Membership of AIMS continues to support and fund our ability to create the online journal, as well as supporting our other work, including campaigning and our Helpline. To contact the editors, please email: editor@aims.org.uk

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