Are there any risks when carrying your baby and the coronavirus?

We received a question from a concerned mother. She had bought a babycarrier cover from us and saw on the packaging "made in China". She was startled. She told us that her son has many lung problems and had just been hospitalized for a few days. That is precisely why she wanted to be able to carry her son a lot, in all weather conditions. The babycarrier cover she bought is very suitable for this. She wanted to know from us whether there are any risks of infection because this carrying cover is made in China.

We keep a close eye on the news about the virus and it was soon known that the virus cannot survive on objects. The following is said about this:

Coronaviruses spread through humans and animals. They cannot survive well outside the body. Certainly not on cardboard, packaging material or other items. Other coronaviruses do not spread in this way and there is no reason to believe that this is different for this new coronavirus (COVID-19).

That is the rational answer. We can very well imagine that a question like our customer had, comes to mind when you want to carry your baby. We also contacted the supplier (from Finland) because we were curious about their answer. We asked about the production date and the relationship with the manufacturer in China. We immediately received a comprehensive answer. The supplier also indicated that the virus cannot spread through objects. The cover was produced at the end of the summer, just before the start of the season for these products. The virus first appeared in December, when this cover was already in our warehouse. In short, the supplier also saw no danger. Our customer was also very reassured.

We are happy that we were able to help the customer. We even believe that wearing your baby facing you protects against the virus. By wearing your baby you can keep your little one close to you. The coronavirus is transmitted through coughing and sneezing. You protect your little one against this by carrying them in a baby carrier.

We also recommend that you follow the general hygiene advice

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cough and sneeze in the inside of your elbow
  • Use tissue paper
  • Do not shake hands

If you have any questions about carrying your baby, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Are there any risks when carrying your baby and the coronavirus?