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May 04, 2022
When you place your little love into your Nalakai ring sling, you’ve created a snug, secure, and cozy environment where they are comforted by the beating of your heart. But some moms—especially those who are using a ring sling for the first time—worry they won’t get their baby properly placed in the sling. Have I done this correctly? Is there a way to ensure proper placement?
The truth is, with a little help, you can ensure your baby is seated perfectly in their sling. There are just a few things to look for, so we thought we’d share them with you today so you can feel confident that your baby is safely tucked up close to your heart…right where they belong.
The optimal position for both front and hip carry styles is the "M", or "froggy" position. Baby should be seated in a deep squat with knees bent higher than their bottom. This ensures your baby’s hips are well supported and encourages their spine to form a “C” shaped curve which is comfortable and safe for their carry and their growth and development.
To help achieve this deep-seated carry in your Nalakai Slings, ensure the bottom rail of the sling is up and under baby’s bottom and reaching from the back of both knees. It is also desirable to have some fabric from the bottom rail up and in-between both baby and your body, forming a nice deep pocket seat which your baby will “sit” into naturally.
If you are a visual learner, have no fear! You can watch our video tutorials for more information.
It is always important to adhere to the T.I.C.K.S. guidelines for safe babywearing. And if you missed our recent blog post about these important safety guidelines you can read it by clicking here.
Nalakai Slings designs also offer an added head and neck support with 3 easy steps to transform your carry:
The journey you take with your child is an amazing one, and we are so honored to help you on your way by providing a carrier that keeps your baby close to your heart. And we think you’ll find that, with the help of this blog, our informative videos, and just a little practice, you’ll be carrying your baby confidently, closely, and securely in no time.
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