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
Carry Position #1
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.
Carry Position #2
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.
Carry Position #3
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.