BabyRoo Baby Slings – Okotoks, Alberta


Baby Slings: Okotoks, Alberta

Tummy to Tummy: Infant to 3-6 mo

You will have to support baby's neck in this hold until she is old enough to support her own or pull the sling up over the back of baby's head. Ensure that baby is upright and that her chin does not touch her chest. This is the only way to safely carry a baby in a sling until he or she gains control of their neck muscles.

Eventually, baby will want to straighten his legs in this hold. This may be a cue that it is time to try a different carry.

Seated Cradle: 3 months – 2 years

Baby's back will rest partly against the sling and partly against your chest.

Joey Hold: 3 months – 2 years

In this hold, babys back will rest against your chest. If baby doesnt care for this hold try the seated cradle.

Hip Carry #1: 4mo – 50 pounds

Carry baby on your hip as soon as she has outgrown the cradle and tummy holds and as soon as she can splay her legs on either side of your hip.

Hip Carry #2: 4mo – 50 pounds

Don't forget to create a deep seat so babys knees are higher than her bum. This distributes weight on the bum instead of the legs.

Hip Carry #3: Walking – 50 pounds

If you find that the sling is hurting your back or shoulder, check that it is the correct size. A sling too large strains the back.

Back Carry: 8 months – 50 pounds

Legs out Cradle

Place baby along the seam of the sling with her head opposite your slinged shoulder and legs hanging out the opposite side.

Criss Cross: Birth – 2 yrs

Fantastic hold for fit mom classes, long walks or activities that require lots of bending.

Twins Hip Carry

Follow the instructions for the hip carry but place a sling on each shoulder and a baby on each hip. You may need help putting the second child in the hip carry.

Twins Front & Back

Place one child on a back carry then put another sling on either shoulder and follow the instructions for hip carry #2.

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