Ellaroo Baby Carriers & Slings Wearing - Baby Carrier Wearing Instructions

Front wrap-Cross (Wrap)

From birth

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Front position (Mei Tai)

1. Tie the waist straps very snugly around your waist, with the body hanging down in front of you. Secure with a double knot.

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Front position (Mei Tai)

2. Hold baby in front of you with one hand and bring the Mei Tai body up behind baby to create a seat. Very young babies should have their feet “froggy-style”, entirely in the carrier. Older babies can sit straddling your body.

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Front position (Mei Tai)

3. Holding baby’s weight with one arm, bring one shoulder strap up over each of your shoulders toward the back.

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Front position (Mei Tai)

4. Holding baby’s weight with one hand, reach around your back. Grab both shoulder straps. Reach around with the other hand. Take one shoulder strap in each hand. Cross the straps behind your back. Pull them taught to snug baby securely into the seat.

Wrapping Instructions Step #5 for Front position (Mei Tai)

5. Bring the straps back around to the front of your body, and cross them under baby’s bum. (You can tie the straps behind baby’s back at this point, if you like.)

Wrapping Instructions Step #6 for Front position (Mei Tai)

6. Bring the straps under baby’s legs and tie them in a double knot behind your back.

Wrapping Instructions Step #7 for Front position (Mei Tai)

7. The straps should be tied across the side openings of the carrier, for security. The headrest is shown in the up position.

Wrapping Instructions Step #8 for Front position (Mei Tai)

8. Baby should be sitting above your waist, close to your body.

Safety Precautions

Safety Precautions

When wearing a baby on your back, the most secure position for the fabric is pulled up to the armpits (arms out) or neck (arms in), depending upon the mood of your baby. A baby carrier is not meant to be a safety restraint in the car or airplane. Always be aware of your baby’s position in the Mei Tai. Do not use the carrier with an uncooperative child.

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Back position (Mei Tai)

1. Place the Mei Tai on a soft seat with the short (waist) straps at the bottom and all straps spread out

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Back position (Mei Tai)

2. Sit baby on the Mei Tai about one quarter of the way from the bottom of the Mei Tai body.

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Back position (Mei Tai)

3. While sitting in front of baby, tie the waist straps securely around your waist. Bring the shoulder straps up over your shoulders to the front of your body and pull baby snugly toward your back.

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Back position (Mei Tai)

4. With one hand supporting baby’s weight and the other hand holding the shoulder straps, stand up.

Wrapping Instructions Step #5 for Back position (Mei Tai)

5. You can cross the straps in front of your body . . . 6. . . . or you can bring the straps straight down in front of your shoulders toward the back of your body.

Wrapping Instructions Step #6 for Back position (Mei Tai)

6. or you can bring the straps straight down in front of your shoulders toward the back of your body.

Wrapping Instructions Step #7 for Back position (Mei Tai)

7. Cross the straps under baby’s bum and bring them under her legs and back around to the front of your body

Wrapping Instructions Step #8 for Back position (Mei Tai)

8. Tie the straps in a double knot.

Wrapping Instructions Step #9 for Back position (Mei Tai)

9. The straps should be tied across the side openings of the carrier, for security. Baby should be sitting above your waist, close to your body.

Safety Precautions

Safety Precautions

When wearing a baby on your back, the most secure position for the fabric is pulled up to the armpits (arms out) or neck (arms in), depending upon the mood of your baby. A baby carrier is not meant to be a safety restraint in the car or airplane. Always be aware of your baby’s position in the Mei Tai. Do not use the carrier with an uncooperative child.

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Reversing (Mei Hip)

1. Your Mei Hip arrives threaded for the left hip, which feels natural for most people. The print/contrasting fabric will be visible on the outside, in this configuration (shown above). *Note: Waist buckles are optional. You can remove them and tie the waist straps around your hips with a double knot. If you will be sharing the Mei Hip, this is the fastest way to switch back and forth.

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Reversing (Mei Hip)

2. The first step in reversing the Mei Hip is to remove the three strap buckles. The picture above shows the buckles removed, but lying in the normal position. 3. Flip

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Reversing (Mei Hip)

3. Flip the Mei Hip over, so that you see only the solid color fabric, which will now be the outside of the carrier. The picture above shows the buckles placed where they should now go. *Please refer to the “Proper Buckle Threading” instructions, above. Your child’s safety depends on your threading the buckles correctly

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Reversing (Mei Hip)

4. Thread the buckles onto the straps. The Mei Hip is now properly threaded for the right hip. *Remember that the short shoulder strap will always be located in front of your body. This will help you determine which way to position the Mei Hip on your body.

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Hip position (Mei Hip)

1. Buckle (or tie) the waist straps snugly around your hips. A snug waist strap will prevent baby’s rear from dropping down lower than desired. Make sure the buckles CLICK INTO POSITION and then PULL BACK ON THEM to make sure they are indeed closed securely.

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Hip position (Mei Hip)

2. The Mei Hip will come to you threaded to be worn on the left hip. You can reverse the buckles and wear baby on the right hip, as shown above. Regardless of which hip you prefer, the long shoulder strap should always be toward the back and the shoulder buckle in the front.

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Hip position (Mei Hip)

3. Bring the long shoulder strap under your arm, behind your back, and over the shoulder opposite the seat. Make sure the fabric is not doubled up or twisted across your back.

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Hip position (Mei Hip)

4. Holding baby with one arm, position him into the carrier seat. Pull the seat up behind his back so he’s sitting all the way in the bottom of the seat. Buckle the shoulder strap. Make sure the buckles CLICK INTO POSITION and then PULL ON THEM to make sure they are secure.

Wrapping Instructions Step #5 for Hip position (Mei Hip)

5. For maximum comfort , the shoulder strap fabric should be spread wide across the back and should cup your shoulder, as shown above.

Wrapping Instructions Step #6 for Hip position (Mei Hip)

6. Tighten the shoulder strap until baby is pulled securely into your center of gravity. The easiest way to adjust the buckle is to lift baby’s weight with one arm, while tightening the strap with your other hand

Safety Precautions

Safety Precautions

Be sure that the buckles are threaded correctly and clicked securely closed each time you use the carrier. The most secure position for baby is to have the fabric of the seat pulled up to the armpits(arms out) or neck (arms in), depending upon the mood of your baby.

A baby carrier is not meant to be a safety restraint in the car or airplane.

Keep an arm around baby when bending over.

Always be aware of your baby’s position in the Mei Hip.

Do not use the Mei Hip with an uncooperative child.

Do not use your Mei Hip while cooking.

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Buckle (Mei Hip)

1. When the buckle is lying flat, the middle bar should be raised off the table. If the middle bar is touching the table, flip the buckle over. Fold the strap to fit the width of the buckle

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Buckle (Mei Hip)

2. Pass the strap under the middle bar, and bring the strap up through the slot closest to the buckle prongs.

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Buckle (Mei Hip)

3. Bring the strap over the middle bar and thread the strap down through the slot farthest away from the buckle prongs

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Buckle (Mei Hip)

4. When the strap is threaded properly, the middle bar should be hidden by the fabric.

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Hip Carry (Ring Sling)

1. Take baby over your non-dominant shoulder.

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Hip Carry (Ring Sling)

2. Open the pouch of sling to form a seat, and slide baby's bottom down into the seat. Tighten sling by pulling tail through the rings.

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Hip Carry (Ring Sling)

3. Adjust the inner rail to baby's kneesand outer rail to baby's armpits(for comfort and security).

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Hip Carry (Ring Sling)

4. Tighten each rail by pulling them through the rings until baby is supported snugly and close to your center of gravity.

Wrapping Instructions Step #5 for Hip Carry (Ring Sling)

5. Make sure the rings are sitting at corsage level, and that baby is sitting upright , rather than learning away from your body.

Safety precautions

Safety precautions

You should hold the baby in the position that you and he prefer, and tighten the Ring Sling around him until you can remove your arms without losing the position.

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Kangorro Carry (Ring Sling)

1. You may find it most comfortable to switch the sling to your non-dominant shoulder.

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Kangorro Carry (Ring Sling)

2. Face baby away from you, on your non-dominant shoulder, with legs folded in front of her body.

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Kangorro Carry (Ring Sling)

3. Open pouch of the Sling with your free hand and slide baby into sling, bottom first.

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Kangorro Carry (Ring Sling)

4. Tighten the rails through the rings so that baby is supported in the desired position, with the outer rail snug up to the arms.

Safety Precautions

Safety Precautions

Be sure that the fabric of the Ring Sling creates a pocket that baby can settle into, with the rails pulled snug.

Always be aware of baby's position in the Ring Sling. In particular, make sure that baby's chin is not pressed into her chest and her airways are clear.

If she needs more support under her back, you can fold a receiving blanket and place it underneath baby's back in the Ring Sling.

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Getting started (Ring Sling)

1. Gather the tail in one hand, while holding the rings in the other hand. Make sure the fabric isn't twisted.

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Getting started (Ring Sling)

2. Pull the tail up through the middle of both rings.

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Getting started (Ring Sling)

3. Double back and thread the tail over the outside ring and through the middle of the inside ring.

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Getting started (Ring Sling)

4. Make sure that the fabric of the tail is spread evenly through the rings, and both rails are accessible for adjustments.

Wrapping Instructions Step #5 for Getting started (Ring Sling)

5. With the rings toward the front, take the rings in your dominant hand and place your other arm through the Sling.

Wrapping Instructions Step #6 for Getting started (Ring Sling)

6. Bring the Sling over your head and place the shoulder pad on your shoulder.

Wearing Tips

Wearing Tips

The most comfortable and secure position for baby is above your waist, snug against your body. If baby is hanging too low, you will most likely feel some pain in your back.

Baby will acclimate to the Ring Sling much faster if you walk around while he's getting used to it.

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Cradle Carry (Ring Sling)

1. Cradle baby in your non-dominant arm.

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Cradle Carry (Ring Sling)

2. Open pouch of the Sling with your free hand and slide baby into Sling, bottom first, with feet crossed on top of baby's body.

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Cradle Carry (Ring Sling)

3. Pull the rails up around baby until baby is nestled into pouch.

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Cradle Carry (Ring Sling)

4. Tighten the rails through the rings so that baby is supported in the desired position, with head cradled by the outer rail.

Safety Precautions

Safety Precautions

Be sure that the fabric of the Ring Sling creates a pocket that baby can settle into, with the rails pulled snug.

Always be aware of baby's position in the Ring Sling. In particular, make sure that baby's chin is not pressed into her chest and her airways are clear.

If she needs more support under her back, you can fold a receiving blanket and place it underneath baby's back in the Ring Sling.

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Cradle /Hip (Wrap)

1. Place the middle of the Wrap on one shoulder, and tie a double knot at the opposite hip.

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Cradle /Hip (Wrap)

2. Move the knot to the middle of your back to create a pocket for baby at the front of your body.

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Cradle /Hip (Wrap)

3. Taking baby in one arm,slip baby into the pocket. Be sure there is a fabric pulled up between baby and your body.

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Cradle /Hip (Wrap)

4. Once baby is lying confortably in the pocket you can pull the fabric rail tighter by flipping the fabric at the shoulder. Once baby is sitting they can sit on your hip, legs out, instead of recline.

Safety Precautions

Safety Precautions

When wearing a toddler on your back, the most secure position for the fabric is pulled up to the armpits (arms out) or neck (arms in), depending upon the mood of your baby. Especially when using the rucksack position, be alert for arching of the back, wich can shift the bottom edge of the fabric into a less secure position.

Always be aware of your baby's position in the wrap.

Do not use the wrap with an uncooperative child.

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Rusack, using chair (Wrap)

1. Find the approximate middle of the Wrap.

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Rusack, using chair (Wrap)

2. Lay Wrap across chair, then sit baby in the center of the fabric.

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Rusack, using chair (Wrap)

3. Sitting in front of baby, bring one end of Wrap over each shoulder.

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Rusack, using chair (Wrap)

4. With one hand under baby's bum and the other holding the fabricin front of your body, pull baby into your back.

Wrapping Instructions Step #5 for Rusack, using chair (Wrap)

5. keeping a hand under baby's bum, pull fabric taught. Feel that fabric is pulled under baby's bum. You can stand at this point, if you like.

Wrapping Instructions Step #6 for Rusack, using chair (Wrap)

6. Bring each fabric strap down and back, crossing over baby's legs.

Wrapping Instructions Step #7 for Rusack, using chair (Wrap)

7. Cross the straps under baby's bum, then bring them back to the front, under baby's legs.

Wrapping Instructions Step #8 for Rusack, using chair (Wrap)

8. Tie a double knot in front of your waist. Fabric at the shoulders can be tucked and adjusted, if it feels loose around baby's head/shoulders.

Safety Precautions

Safety Precautions

When wearing a toddler on your back, the most secure position for the fabric is pulled up to the armpits (arms out) or neck (arms in), depending upon the mood of your baby. Especially when using the rucksack position, be alert for arching of the back, wich can shift the bottom edge of the fabric into a less secure position.

Always be aware of your baby's position in the wrap.

Do not use the wrap with an uncooperative child.

Wrapping Instructions Step #1 for Front wrap-Cross (Wrap)

1. Find the approximate middle of the wrap.

Wrapping Instructions Step #2 for Front wrap-Cross (Wrap)

2. Bring one end of the fabric under each arm, cross over your back, and back over your shoulders toward the front of your body.

Wrapping Instructions Step #3 for Front wrap-Cross (Wrap)

3. Starting with "burp position" slip baby down into the cumberbund piece of fabric in front of your body.

Wrapping Instructions Step #4 for Front wrap-Cross (Wrap)

4. Pull each shoulder strap until the fabric is secure around baby and across your back. The fabric should be spread from baby's head or arms all the way to baby's knees.

Wrapping Instructions Step #5 for Front wrap-Cross (Wrap)

5. Cross the straps under baby's bum, then pull them under baby's legs and toward your back.

Wrapping Instructions Step #6 for Front wrap-Cross (Wrap)

6. Tie a double knot behind your waist. You can then adjust the fabric at the shoulders for maximum comfort.

Safety Precautions

Safety Precautions

When wearing a toddler on your back, the most secure position for the fabric is pulled up to the armpits (arms out) or neck (arms in), depending upon the mood of your baby. Especially when using the rucksack position, be alert for arching of the back, wich can shift the bottom edge of the fabric into a less secure position.

Always be aware of your baby's position in the wrap.

Do not use the wrap with an uncooperative child.