How to tie a baby sling
This wrap style is ideal from newborn, until your baby grows out of the wrap!
Ideal from newborn to approx 15kg/33lbs, once tied there are many ways you can position baby. You can tie your wrap at home, put the baby in the car seat, then pop him into the sling when you reach your destination. Keep it tied to use as a breastfeeding cover, then pop baby back in when your ready to leave! Print our on the move step by step PDF guide or view our tutorial below.
How to use your AmaWrap
Legs and Hip Positioning
If your baby is a newborn then he may feel more comfortable with his legs tucked into the wrap. You will know within a couple of weeks that he is ready to keep his legs out when you can feel him stretching!
“The International Hip Dysplacia Institute recognises that AmaWrap has developed products that consider the importance of healthy hip development during infancy. This is especially important during the early stages of hip development in the first few months after birth.”
You can keep baby in the wrap for as long as you need. When baby is in the womb he is naturally curled up, and he finds this position comfortable. Remember that you will still be taking him out for nappy changes and feeding, which is ample time for him to get a good stretch in!
If you’re especially worried about how to best support your newborns head, there are a couple of ways to do so. If your baby prefers to sleep facing forward, then roll a muslin into a log shape and roll it into the top of the front panel, so that it supports the back of baby’s neck. Ensure that your babys breathing is not compromised.
If baby has his head to the side, resting his cheek on your chest, then simply place the shoulder panel over the back of his head to support.
Breastfeeding your baby in the sling
Carrying twins in your baby sling
- Keep the sling nice and taut- too much fabric and the baby will not be totally supported, or their heads could end up resting on their chest, which may compromise the airway. Too tight and baby will not get enough fresh air circulating across their face. You should be able to put two fingers between the babys chin and chest.
- Baby should be high enough for you to be able to kiss her head.
- Take care when walking as babys head may obstruct the view of the floor directly in front of your feet- be aware of any clutter, stairs, other children etc.
- Do not cook or iron with baby in sling due to the risk of accidents.
An easy way to remember the safety guideline is by using the acronym TICKS: