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