Wearing Instructions - Sling

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Threading Your Sling

Gather the end of the tail. Put the tail of the sling through both rings.  Open the rings.  Put the tail back over the first ring and under the second.  Make sure the fabric is not twisted as it goes through the ring.

Putting on Your Sling

Hold the sling with the tail in front.  Put your arm though the sling, bring it over your head, and rest the rings in front of your shoulder.  The rings should be high.  The inner rail is pulled up to create a hammock for your baby. The tail is pulled through the rings until the hammock is almost the right size for your baby.

Snuggle Hold (Birth to about 3 months)

Some babies prefer to be carried in an upright position.  This is an excellent way to do so.  Start by setting up your sling for the newborn carry except that you will have the inner rail a little lower and the outer rail a little higher.  Carefully support your baby as you put him/her in the sling.  Baby's legs should be in a frog position inside the sling.  Tighten the sling as you did for the newborn carry.  The upper rail is high enough a snug enough to provide head support.

Kangaroo Carry (For babies with head control — about 3 - 12 months)

Start by setting up your sling as you would for the newborn carry.  Cross your baby's legs and ease him/her into the sling.  Tighten as before.  Make sure the outer rail is high enough and snug enough to keep baby secure.

Hip Carry (For older babies that have outgrown the kangaroo carry — about 6 months and up)

Ease your baby into the sling making sure not to get his/her feet caught in the fabric. Your baby should be straddling your hip, tighten as before. The fabric should be up to his/her shoulders/upper back and out to his/her knees.  Baby's bottom is a little lower than baby's knees.

Removing Baby From Sling

Support your baby with one arm while you pull the top ring away from your body.  This will loosen the sling enough to gently slip the baby out while still supporting him/her.

Please note: We are no longer teaching or recommending a cradle hold carry in any carrier. This carry compromises baby's airway and it is difficult to properly position baby in this carry. We recommend a tummy to tummy (upright) position that allows their knees to be higher than their bum, in a frog position, their spine to be slightly rounded, and baby's head tilted back with face uncovered for proper airflow. Baby should always be carried high and close enough to kiss. Please contact us if you need help learning how to use your carrier safely.