1 Locate the shoulder piece that is nearest your body. Open seams to create a pocket for baby.
2 Place baby on the shoulder opposite from the piece of fabric closest to you.
3 Slide baby down your chest and into this pocket. The baby's legs will remain in the fetal position.
4 Spread the fabric over the baby's body including the shoulders, back and bottom.
5 Locate the opposite section of fabric and spread over baby's body.
6 Find the logo tag and pull this section of fabric up and over baby.
- Newborn babies with colic, gas or acid reflux often prefer being carried in an upright position.
- If baby doesn't like being in the wrap, gently take baby out and try again later.
- A baby can sense a wearer's hesitance when using the wrap. Babies who "don't like being wrapped" actually enjoy it (and fall fast asleep) when carried by an experienced babywearer. Keep practicing!
- Babies will cue you when they are ready to be out of this position by starting to stretch their legs. At this point, you may put baby's legs through the fabric as instructed in the Hug Hold
The vibration of a man's Adam's apple can be soothing to an upset baby. Try having Dad or Grandpa hold the baby in this position and walk around humming or singing to soothe a crying infant