The science behind babywearing

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 33, No 1

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. AIMS does not give medical advice, but instead we focus on helping women to find the information that they need to make informed decisions about what is right for them, and support them to have their decisions respected by their health care providers. The AIMS Helpline volunteers will be happy to provide further information and support. Please email helpline@aims.org.uk or ring 0300 365 0663.

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