Hip Position (text)

A child is ready for the hip carry after he can sit.

Put on sling and lift baby to the shoulder opposite the rings. In a baby this will be the burp position.

Tuck the child’s legs through the sling, then bring the sling fabric up the child’s back and down the child’s legs.

Supporting the child’s back, bring her knees up until she is sitting in the sling, with her knees higher than her bum, one leg in front and one leg behind you.

Tighten sling while still supporting the child. The child’s bottom should be around your navel, or higher.


Variation: back of the hip

When the child is on your hip and you have an activity that you do not want him to reach, simply swing the child to the back of your hips, behind your arm.


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