Carrying your baby in a Wrap Carrier can be a great way to bond with your little one and keep them close while you go about your day. However, if you've never used a Baby Wrap Carrier before, it can be a bit daunting to figure out how to put it on properly. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the steps to put on a Baby Wrap Carrier safely and comfortably.
Step 1: Find the Center of the Wrap
Start by finding the VIXSA center of the Wrap, this is the brown triangle VIXSA logo.
Step 2: Position the Wrap on Your Body
Position the center point of the Wrap on your chest, just under your breasts. The rest of the wrap should hang down beside you.
Step 3: Cross the Wrap Behind Your Back
Take the two ends of the Wrap that are hanging down beside you and cross them behind your back. Bring the ends back to the front of your body.
Step 4: Tuck the Wrap under VIXSA Tag
Take both ends in one hand and tuck them under the section with the VIXSA logo while keeping the tension.
**TIP** Pull down nice and firm, making the Wrap nice and firm fitting, this is how we keep baby sitting nice and high and firmly in the Wrap, it will also be the baby's seat/pouch where their bottom will go.
Step 5: Wrap & Knot
Take the two pieces, keeping the tension, and wrap them around your waist where you can tie a them in a double knot on your back, or if you have extra fabric you can bring to the front and tie and double knot there.
Step 6: Position Your Baby
Take the first layer closest to your chest, pull open and carefully slide baby's legs under the shoulder piece. Spread the bottom of the fabric under baby's bottom from knee to knee. Repeat with second shoulder piece.
Step 7: Secure Baby Into Wrap Carrier
Pull the piece with the VIXSA logo up and over your baby's bottom to the back of baby's back. This creates a secure space for your baby to rest in. Make sure your baby's face is visible and not covered by the Wrap.
Step 8: Adjust the Wrap & Do TICKS Check
Now that your baby is in the carrier, you can adjust the wrap to make sure they are snug and secure. Make sure the fabric is spread evenly across your baby's back and bottom, and that their legs are supported in the "M" position (with their knees higher than their bottom). Perform the TICKS checklist:
I- In View
C- Close Enough to Kiss
K- Keep Chin off Chest
S- Supported Back
Read more about the TICKS Checklist here
Step 9: Enjoy Your Wrap Carrier
Once you've adjusted the wrap to your liking, you're ready to go!
Remember to check on your baby frequently to make sure they are comfortable and secure in the Wrap Carrier.
In conclusion, putting on a Wrap Carrier can seem intimidating at first, but with a little practice and patience, it can become a quick and easy way to keep your little one close and comfortable while you go about your day and enjoy the many benefits of baby-wearing!
If you are more of a visual learner, we have many videos available on our Social Platforms to help you or checkout our Instructional Video on how to put your Baby Wrap Carrier on here.