Let’s Begin!:

Wear the carrier like a sash by placing the tacked edge on the shoulder and the large curved seam midway between your navel and your hip. (Fig. 1)  Make sure the fold is at the bottom and the fabric opens to form a pouch. (Fig. 2)
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First, the folded edge of the carrier must be at the bottom with the opening at the top to form pouch for baby. (See Fig. 2)

Then, to place baby in carrier: (Fig. 3)

  1. place the baby’s bottom inside the carrier along the curved seam;
    (Fig. 4)
  2. then lower shoulders and head into carrier; (Fig. 5)
  3. then adjust fabric to open carrier to allow legs to be enclosed in carrier; (Fig. 6, 7)
  4. finally, adjust sling fabric across your back for comfort and support.
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Fig 3 Fig 4
Fig 5 Fig 6
Fig 7

[NOTE: I preferred being seated to lift newborns out of carrier.  Also, if baby is sleeping, you may slide the sling over your head and place baby and carrier into the car seat or to another person.]

For breastfeeding, once baby is in pouch, lower inner fabric of sling and adjust clothing to provide access to the breast.  Use the outer fabric to shield baby & breast from public. (Fig. 7)

Nursing Positions:
“Cradle Hold”:
To nurse your baby in this position, follow steps above and Fig.1 thru Fig 7.

“Football Hold”:

To change breasts, rotate sling and baby from “cradle hold” position to “football hold position”.  Simply lift sling fabric at the shoulder while cradling baby and reposition baby to other breast.  Follow Fig. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

Fig 8 Fig 9
Fig 10 Fig 11
Fig 12 Fig 13

Toddler, Tummy-to-tummy:
See Fig. 13.

[Note: For slightly older (avg. 4 months) babies with neck control.]

First, position the seam so it’s in line with your navel (and your baby’s navel, once baby is in the pouch).

Then, to wear the baby “kangaroo” style,

  1. hold baby’s back to your chest; (Fig. 14)
  2. open sling with free hand and lower feet and legs inside sling as you slide the baby down your body into pouch; (Fig. 15)
  3. adjust legs and feet so that the baby is crossed-legged or kneeling. (My baby likes sitting with the soles of his feet together a.k.a. “Cobbler’s Pose” or “Butterfly”).
  4. You can also wear your baby with the baby’s bottom nestled into the curved seam with baby’s back against the “short” side of the carrier and baby’s legs outstretched. (See Fig. 16, 17, 18)
Fig 14 fig 15
Fig 16 Fig 17
Fig 18

NOTE:  Always be aware of the baby!!  Be sure to support baby with your arm if you lean forward or bend down.

[Note:  Great for babies who can sit unaided and for toddlers.]

*Tummy-to-tummy, legs inside carrier, [avg. 4months +]

Position sling so the seam is between your hip and navel.  Hold baby facing you, on your upper chest above the seam. (Fig. 19)  Slide baby down into sling. (Fig. 20)

[Note: baby’s spine should line up with curved seam. (Fig. 21, 22)]

Fig 19 Fig 20
Fig 19 Fig 20

*Tummy-to-tummy, Front Hip, [toddler]
Follow step above and view Fig. 23.  Then, lower baby’s legs between you and the sling. (Fig. 24)  Place the innermost fabric in the bend of baby’s knees (Fig. 25, 26) and draw outermost fabric up baby’s back. (Fig. 27, 28) (Again, be sure baby’s spine lines up with the curved seam.) 

[See also Fig. 13 for nursing in this position.]

Fig 23 Fig 23a
Fig 24 Fig 25
Fig 25a Fig 26
Fig 27 Fig 28
Fig 28a

Exiting Tummy-tummy:

*Tummy-to-tummy to Back Hip, [18 months +]

Move arm from behind baby by swinging arm over baby to in front of baby.  (Fig. 29, 30) Then, slide the sling with baby in it to your back hip. (Fig. 31, 32, 33)(This position is great when chopping veggies!)
Again, always be aware of baby!!

[Note: For back hip position, baby should be able to hold onto sling for balance.]

Fig 29 Fig 30
Fig 31 Fig 32
Fig 32b Fig 33


**Newborns, sleeping, and nursing babies will need the support of the wearer’s arm underneath as to keep the baby’s head from tilting too far forward into its chest. 

**Be sure that baby’s airflow is never restricted due to baby’s head/neck position or any material that could obstruct airways, especially when sleeping.

**Never put baby on stomach in carrier.

**The sling acts like a layer of clothing for the baby.  Make sure baby doesn’t become too hot while in sling.  (In the summer, my baby often wore only his diaper while in the sling.)

**Always be aware of baby.  Be sure to support baby with your arm if you lean forward or bend down.

**Do not use carrier if there are holes or tears in the fabric.

**Wearer assumes all responsibility for baby’s safety in sling.

*Please enjoy wearing your baby up to 35 lbs!

*Twins can be worn in the same carrier, facing each other, up to 15 lbs. each.

TIPS for Success:

*Practice using your carrier while seated. 

*Use a doll or teddy bear to get a feel for moving through the babywearing steps.

*Allow at least one week for practice with your baby.

*Babies enjoy going on walks in the sling.  If possible, nurse your baby while walking.