Meh Dai - Newborn Carry

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Newborn Front Tie: Practice age-appropriate baby wearing!  This position is intended for children weighing at least 8 lbs. until such time he or she can easily wrap his or her legs around you without force, which usually occurs around 3 - 4 months.

Step 1:  Tie the shorter straps around your waist in a secure double knot with the pattern you want seen by other people to be against the back of your legs. The carrier should look like an apron hanging down your legs, and it should hang to your knees (approx). 

Step 2:  Hold the baby so that he or she can wrap his or her legs around your waist.

Step 3:  While supporting the baby, pull the body of the carrier up and over his or her back.

Step 4:  Pull the straps straight up over your shoulders.  We recommend doing a little hop while you pull on the straps because it helps to ensure that the child is nestled into the carrier.

Step 5:  While supporting the baby with one hand, use the other to grab both of the top straps that are now over your shoulders and hanging down your back.

Step 6:  Cross the straps across your back while making sure you are pulling them tight enough to support the baby.  You can also do another little hop and pull to make sure the slack is completely out of the straps and the body of carrier.

Step 7:  Bring the straps back around the front of your body and tie a secure double knot at the height of the top of your baby's diaper

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Newborn Twist Tie: Practice age-appropriate baby wearing!  This position is intended for children weighing at least 8 lbs. until such time he or she can easily wrap his or her legs around you without force, which usually occurs around 3 - 4 months. 

Step 1:  Tie the shorter straps around your waist in a secure double knot with the pattern you want seen by other people to be against the back of your legs. The carrier should look like an apron hanging down your legs, and it should hang to your knees (approx). 

Step 2:  Hold the baby against your chest with his feet up in the spread squat position (this is the natural position that newborns hold their legs in).

Step 3:  While supporting the baby, pull the body of the carrier up and over his or her back.

Step 4:  Toss the top straps over your shoulders and position baby deep into the carrier by pulling any slack out of the carrier. His or her head should be completely supported by the headrest.

Step 5:  While supporting the baby with one hand, use the other to grab both of the top straps that are now over your shoulders and hanging down your back

Step 6:  Cross the straps across your back while making sure you are pulling them tight enough to support the baby.

Step 7:  Bring the straps back around to your front and twist them together, interlocking them at the height of the top of baby's diaper.

Step 8:  Wrap the straps back around your body and tie them in a secure double knot behind your back.