Instructions

Getting Started

What if my baby is fussy?

  • Baby fussing in the sling? Get moving! Put the sling on and go for a walk, or vacuum or dust the house – move around until you’re both comfortable
  • Try a different position
  • A baby who can hold her head up might prefer to face out in the Kangaroo Hold (legs crossed)
  • Take a break and try again later
  • Babies can often sense a parent’s lack of confidence when first using the sling – boost your confidence by practicing with a doll or teddy first
  • Sometimes babies who “hate the sling” actually love it (and fall fast asleep) when carried by an experienced sling-user – so keep practicing!
  • Click here for an instructional video on threading a generic Ring Sling

 

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Tummy-to-Tummy (from birth)

This position is well liked by most babies and can be used from birth. It is a particularly good position to ease symptoms of colic and reflux or when burping after a feed.

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Click here for an instructional video with a generic Ring Sling

 

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Kangaroo Carry (3-6 months)

This is a great position for curious babies who have developed good head and neck control but are not yet sitting up and want a view out. It is recommended to use this position when baby is well rested to avoid over stimulation.

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Click here for an instructional video with a generic Ring Sling

 

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Hip Carry (6+ months)

This position may be used once your baby has developed upper body strength and can sit up unassisted, usually around 6 months.

Download step-by-step instructions

Click here for an instructional video with a generic Ring Sling