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#1 of 5 Old 07-22-2004, 06:19 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm new to the babywearing board. You ladies seem so informative. I have a 6 month old that loves to be carried around on my hip. When she was an infant, I carried her all the time in the tummy-to-tummy and cradle carry, that was the first few months. Then she went through a period were she didn't want to be carried in the sling ( I have a Maya wrap and a lightly padded Babymoom sling). Now she is going through another very clingy period and I am figuring out the hip carry. I have the basics down, but where are the rings supposed to be? Can they be very high? Right now they tend to slip down and squish my boobs. Any suggestions? And any other good tips about it would be so helpful. Maybe suggestion on the back carry too?

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I always start with the rings on my shoulder - like way up - and then I pop my kiddo in, and as I tighten the sling, the rings will move down right into place at the 'corsage area.'
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The main thing I've seen people do that brings the rings down is that they put the baby more on their front, tighten the sling, then slide the baby and sling over. I agree that starting with the rings high can help. Then make sure you have the baby on your hip where you want her to be. bring all the slack around from behind you and use the arm supporting the baby to kind of pin the fabric in place around her. Then all the slack should be up near the rings so it's easy to tighten. Also, starting with the pouch depth about where you want it will help, since you should mainly just need to pull the edges of the tail to tighten the rails. Hth!
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I think it's very helpful to start with as little extra fabric as possible - have the sling adjusted almost to where you want it before you put the babe in. Then the rings don't really move. Also, if you pull kind of up-and-forward on the tail to tighten, rather than straight down, or down-and-sideways, it will help the rings not move as much. Hip carry is the only way to go, I am frantically trying to learn some back carries in a wrap, but my son and I both just love the hip carry so much that it's hard to learn new tricks, lol...
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