How to Wear

Cradle Hold NB-3months

  1. Place Sling over head and rest on opposite shoulder, as if wearing a sash.
  2. Ensure the curved seam is at the bottom, near your naval, this is where baby’s bottom will rest.
  3. With Sling on non-dominant shoulder and baby in your arms, legs crossed in your hands, place baby’s bottom in curved seam of the pouch.
  4. Postion baby’s head touching the outer seam.  Baby should always be diagonal in the sling NOT lengthways as this can affect their breathing, always check to see there is a gap between baby chest and chin, if there isn’t reposition baby by putting your hand under their bottom until they are in a more diagonal position.
  5. Pull the fabric on the inside of the pouch along your chest to get the pouch in the perfect position
  6. Turn fabric over shoulder to expose Merino lining. This distributes weight evenly over your back.
  7. ALWAYS check that baby’s bottom is on the curved seam, head it touching the outer seam, good clear gap between chest and chin.

Hip Carry/Front hold (When babe can hold head up)

  1. Place Sling over head and rest on opposite shoulder, as if wearing a sash.
  2. For this hold, wear on dominant shoulder.
  3. Ensure seam is positioned slightly to the front of you, place baby up on your shoulder and slide into pouch.
  4. The pouch fabric should be right under baby’s bottom and legs, ensure baby’s knees are up, the pouch fabric should be as far up baby’s back as possible to give good support.  The seam should be in the centre of baby’s back.
  5. Turn fabric over shoulder to expose the Merino lining. This distributes weight evenly over your back.
  6. Nestling advises wearer to maintain one arm underneath baby’s.

Wearer is ready to go when…

  • Baby’s back is inline with the centre seam
  • Pouch fabric pulled up as far as possible to support baby’s back.
  • Baby’s legs and knees are up and well supported.

Nursing Babies

To nurse, slide your baby close to the breast you are nursing with. Pull the inside carrier fabric down to expose your breast and help your baby latch on. Smaller babies (or while you are getting the hang of it) will probably need the support from one of your arms. For additional privacy while nursing or sleeping, place your baby toward the inside of the wide strip of fabric to cover your baby and breast.