Using Your Wrap Carrier
Stretch wrap carriers are a great first step carrier for new wearers and newborn babies. This carrier is comfortable, easy to master and great for long wears.
Whether your babe wants in and out of the carrier or to be close to you on those cluster feeding days - your stretch wrap carrier is sure to add some convenience to your days.
Putting On Your Wrap
- Place your wrap around your waist (higher for a tighter fit) with the HBD tag in the center.
- Cross the fabric behind your back and over your shoulders. Make sure the fabric is not twisted and has some tension.
- Tuck both sides of the fabric behind the front portion pulling it snug.
- Cross fabric around your front and tie behind your back or wrap once more to tie it in the front.
Wearing Your Baby
- While supporting baby, using the layer of fabric closes to you (the ‘inner’ piece), tuck baby’s leg into the carrier and out the other side.
- Pull fabric across baby’s bum spanning from knee to knee.
- Repeat with the second piece of fabric on the opposite shoulder, also pulling fabric from knee to knee.
- Baby’s back and shoulders should be supported by the carrier fabric.
- Pull the piece with the logo up, over the baby’s back to the back of the neck. It is recommended to have legs out.
Taking Baby Out
- While supporting your baby with one hand, lower the front piece of fabric off of baby.
- Remove fabric from behind your baby’s back and remove legs once at a time.
- Place baby in a safe place before removing the carrier for your body.
Always follow TICKS for safety. This is a universal guide for keeping your children protected.
Tight – your sling should hold your baby close to your body with no slack
In View at All Times – the fabric of your sling should never cover baby’s face
Close Enough to Kiss – baby’s head must be close to your child, so you can easily lean in for a kiss
Keep Chin Off Chest – our baby’s chin should not be forced onto their chest in a curled position
Supported Back – baby’s bum must be in the deepest part of the sling with their back straight and secure