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Using Your Carrier

Looking for information about choosing a great baby carrier for your family?  Need tips on getting comfortable or troubleshooting your carrier?  Find it all in our Expert Advice library!

To get started, click on one of our three main categories to see all the articles we've written for you.

Babywearing 101 - basics about babywearing and different carrier types

Choosing Your Carrier - all about different type of baby carriers and how to choose.  Comparison charts galore!

Using Your Carrier - tips, troubleshooting and advice on getting comfy in your baby carrier - it's all here!

 

Using Your Buckle Carrier
When Can I Back Carry My Baby?

Babywearing back carries can open up a whole new world for you and your baby!  Once you've learned how to back carry, you can chop vegetables without little hands trying to help yo...

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The T-shirt Method: How to put on a buckle carrier by yourse...

So you have a new buckle carrier but even though the model makes it look so darn easy in the instruction booklet, you just can't figure out how in the heck you are supposed to clip...

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Perfect Fit Adjustors (PFAs) 101: what they are and what the...

Perfect Fit Adjustors (PFAs) are a nifty little feature on some buckle carriers that allow you to further customize the carrier for your needs.  They also simplify breastfeeding.  ...

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Chest Clip 101: that little strap can make a big difference ...

If your buckle carrier isn't comfortable for you, check the placement of your chest clip. The chest clip is such a little piece and yet it is absolutely helpful in getting your car...

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Fit Check: Is your buckle carrier comfortable? This checkl...

A buckle carrier is easy! they said.  It's the most comfortable carrier ever! they said.  You'll love it! they said.  And yet for some reason, when you put yours on, it just isn't ...

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9 Tips for Getting Comfy in your Buckle Carrier - Do's and D...

Need help troubleshooting your buckle carrier?  We love buckle carriers because they are quick to put on, and relatively easy to figure out.  Carriers like the Tula, Beco, Pikkolo ...

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How to Use your Boba 4G - Video Instructions

Looking for a instructions on using your Boba 4G carrier?  This set of video instructions covers all the Boba positions, including how to use the removable infant insert, how to fr...

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Using Your Onbuhimo
Fit check! Quick tips for wearing your Onbuhimo

Onbuhimo are awesome carriers which many wearers love, especially for quick ups with kids who want up and down a lot and want to see the world.  Little ones love that they ride hig...

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Using Your Ring Sling
When Can I Back Carry My Baby?

Babywearing back carries can open up a whole new world for you and your baby!  Once you've learned how to back carry, you can chop vegetables without little hands trying to help yo...

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Ring Sling Troubleshooting - solutions to common problems!

We love ring slings because they are fast and easy to put on, and because they can be worn from birth to toddlerhood with ease!  Learning how to get comfy in your ring sling can ta...

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Washing a silk ring sling so that it get buttery soft and st...

Silk is one of the most amazing fabrics for ring slings - it's light, supportive, breathable and beautiful all at the same time.  One of the most common questions we get asked, tho...

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8 Tips for Getting Comfortable in your Ring Sling

We love ring slings because they carry baby in a natural and comfortable hip carry, are super fast to put on and take off, have great "poppability" and can be shared by babywearers...

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Using Your Pouch Sling
Tips for getting comfy in your pouch sling

Having Trouble Getting Comfy? Troubleshooting Your Pouch Size matters! Make sure your pouch is correctly sized for you. Without a doubt, the most common mistake we see with...

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Instructions for Using a Pouch

Putting on Your Hotslings Fitted Pouch Fold the pouch into itself to make a 2 layer tube. Find the curved-seamed end. This will be at your hip and toward the front. No matter what...

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Using Your Wrap
When Can I Back Carry My Baby?

Babywearing back carries can open up a whole new world for you and your baby!  Once you've learned how to back carry, you can chop vegetables without little hands trying to help yo...

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How to Wrap a Baby - Beginner Wrapping Instructional Videos

When learning any new carrier or wrapping technique,  always have another person available as a spotter when you are first starting out.  Practice over a bed or other soft landing ...

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How to Wrap a Baby - Advanced Wrapping Instructional Videos ...

Back carrying in a wrap is definitely advanced babywearing.  If you are new to wrapping, please be sure that you have already mastered and are comfortable with front carries in you...

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Checklist for Getting Comfortable in Your Baby Wrap

Looking to get comfortable in your new baby wrap? Suffering from an achy back or a sore neck? Does your child fuss or seem uncomfortable in your wrap? Trying a new wrap po...

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Using a Baby Carrier While Pregnant
Best baby carriers to use while pregnant; carry your toddler...

Yes, it really is possible for most people to wear a baby or toddler while you are pregnant! While pregnancy is not a time to add new stressors to your body, if you have already be...

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Using a Baby Carrier with a Newborn
Help! My baby hates my carrier! Tips for helping your baby ...

"My baby hates the carrier" or"My baby doesn't like to be worn", I hear these statements frequently through my work as a babywearing educator. During the first two years of life, y...

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Correct Positioning for the Safety And Comfort of Your Newbo...

This article was written in September 2006 by M'Liss Stelzer, RN and edited by Holly McCroskey. This article was an early effort to educate babywearers on the important of proper p...

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Using Your Carrier in Different Weather & Climates
Hot weather guide: How to wear your baby in summer

Wondering how to wear your baby in hot weather?  Unfortunately, no one has yet invented a baby carrier with an air conditioner feature but when they do, we'll be the first ones to ...

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How to wear your baby in cold weather and winter

Yes, it's cold outside, but that's no reason you can't wear your baby! In fact, using a baby carrier in cold weather is a great way to keep both you and your baby warmer when the t...

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