A downloadable copy of these wearing instructions are available here and ringsling instructions are available here or by emailing alighthandwoven@gmail.com

Wrapping Instructions

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Wrapping and Ringsling instructions for safe carrying practices. If you need help finding a babywearing educator or local babywearing chapter, Alight Handwovens would be happy to help!

Photography provided by Charles Merry Photography … if you are in the Charleston, SC area, book a session with him! He also has a Facebook page!

Wrapping instructions for Front Wrap Cross Carry Tied Under Bum

Photo ID: a blond white momma is looking down at the wrap she holding, it’s a dark rainbow with pooling and they are outside.

Photo ID: a blond white momma is looking down at the wrap she holding, it’s a dark rainbow with pooling and they are outside.

Find the Middle Marker on the wrap.

 
 
 
 
Photo ID: a blond white woman is wrapping with a dark rainbow wrap standing outside.

Photo ID: a blond white woman is wrapping with a dark rainbow wrap standing outside.

The Empty Carrier should look like this. Pull the top and bottom rails tighter so the middle marker stays in the middle of your chest and there is not much slack

 
A blond white woman is wrapping her white baby boy in a moody rainbow, they are standing outside.

A blond white woman is wrapping her white baby boy in a moody rainbow, they are standing outside.

Once a secure seat has been made, tighten the ends of the wrap that are over your shoulder strand by strand, alternating one hand holding the baby securely while tightening with the other hand. The end that has been tightened can be secured with the hand holding the baby

Photo ID: a blond white woman is wrapping with a rainbow wrap outside.

Photo ID: a blond white woman is wrapping with a rainbow wrap outside.

Wrap the empty carrier around your body keeping the middle marker in the middle in the center of your chest

 
 
 
Photo ID: a blond white woman is wrapping her white baby boy in a rainbow wrap outside.

Photo ID: a blond white woman is wrapping her white baby boy in a rainbow wrap outside.

Always holding your baby securely, place them over your shoulder as if you would burp them and with one hand carefully get their feet into the the pocket on your chest and out the bottom of it putting their leg structure into a sitting position hugged against you

 
Photo ID: a blond white woman is tightening the rail of her rainbow wrap with her white baby boy on her front.

Photo ID: a blond white woman is tightening the rail of her rainbow wrap with her white baby boy on her front.

With both sides tightened and the proper seat secured under the baby, take the ends of the wrap and make a double knot under the baby’s bum, keeping sure it stays securely there through carrying.

Photo ID: the back of a blond white woman with a rainbow wrap spread across her back.

Photo ID: the back of a blond white woman with a rainbow wrap spread across her back.

Cross the sides of the wrap behind you to make an x on your back with them and put the ends back over your shoulders

Photo ID: a blond white woman os creating a seat in the rainbow wrap for her white baby boy outside.

Photo ID: a blond white woman os creating a seat in the rainbow wrap for her white baby boy outside.

Slowly and gently settle them into the carrier making a knee to knee seat with the fabric pulling up between baby and you a bit if needed while always holding onto them securely.

 
Photo ID: a blond white woman is tying a knot under her white baby boys bum with a rainbow wrap outside.

Photo ID: a blond white woman is tying a knot under her white baby boys bum with a rainbow wrap outside.

 
 
Photo ID: a smiling blond white woman is standing sideways with her baby boy wrapped in a rainbow wrap.

Photo ID: a smiling blond white woman is standing sideways with her baby boy wrapped in a rainbow wrap.

Always check the baby’s head and body position and breathing during wearing and follow all the instructional literature and be aware of the correct and incorrect positions. Happy Wearing!

Ring Sling Carry Instructions

A special thanks to Ashley for getting these beautiful photos!

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Before putting on the ringsling, thread the end of the carrier through the rings for a secure hold. First through both rings, then back through just one ring. Check there is no slipping when pulled taut.

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Always holding your baby securely, place the baby on your shoulder as if you were burping them and gently get their legs into and down through the bottom of the pocket you have made on your chest with the sling—paying careful attention the baby is chest to chest with you and the legs are in an M position mimicking a seat. Slowly and gently settle them into the carrier making a knee to knee seat with the fabric pulling up between baby and you a bit if needed while always holding onto them securely.

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Put the empty ringsling on so the rings sit almost up on the shoulder and the other side is under the opposite arm and pull the excess tail threaded through the rings tighter so there is only a little space in the sling

 
 
 
 
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Make sure there is a nice seat for the baby to sit on before tightening

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Here is a back view of how the sling will look on

 
 
 
 
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While holding the baby securely with one arm, tighten the sling tail on the ring side strand by strand making sure there is no slack and the carrier is securely around you and the baby.

 
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Always check the baby’s head and body position and breathing during wearing and follow all the instructional literature and be aware of the correct and incorrect positions. Happy Wearing!

Additional Instructions and Precautions:

  • Read and follow all printed instructions and view instructional videos if needed before use

  • Checked for ripped seams, torn straps or fabric, and damage before each use.

  • Always check to ensure that all knots buckles, snaps, straps and adjustments are secure

  • Ensure that the baby is safely positioned in the sling carrier according to instructions

  • Never leave a baby in a sling carrier that is not being worn

  • Check on the baby often. Ensure that the baby is periodically repositioned

  • Never use a sling carrier when balance or mobility is impaired because of exercise, drowsiness, or medical conditions

  • Never place more than one baby in the sling carrier. Never Use/Wear more than one carrier at a time

  • Never use sling carrier while engaging in activities such as cooking and cleaning which involve a heat source or exposure to chemicals.

  • Never wear sling carrier while driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle.

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