General tips for carrying in a woven wrap (includes a ring sling)
- Make sure you get a good seat – this is what will take the weight.
- Make sure the child’s knees are higher than his bottom – push up on the feet to get a better seat.
- The rule of thirds – one third of the width of the wrap forms the seat, one third goes up the back and another third makes a cushion at the top. For a newborn, that cushion forms neck support. For an older arms-out child, that extra third should be pulled right up to the armpits and forms back support.
- Get the top rail tight – if the child can lean back it will pull on your shoulders.
- Don’t let the child slump in the wrap - make sure it is tight across the whole length of the back.
- Always make sure a newborn is tummy to tummy, preferably upright.