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How to use baby wraps and ring slings

Using a baby wrap or sling for the first time can seem intimidating but don't worry, with our baby sling instructions, it'll be second nature before you know it!

Mother using a baby wrap to carry her toddler on the beach

All our babywearing products arrive with a printed, full colour instruction manual with advice and photo tutorials showing you how to do the basic carries. You can download these below, and we've added tutorials here for quick reference too. Please have a good read before you get started.

There are also some great video tutorials online - if you'd like us to recommend one, or have any questions about carrying your baby, don't hesitate to contact us through here, our Facebook page or Twitter

Woven Wraps

Download the Woven Wrap instructions here >

...or use quick links on the left hand menu

Before you start wearing your baby carrier, please ensure you read these baby sling safety recommendations carefully.


Calin Bleu cotton wraps only £39!

How to use a baby wrap: including - FWCC (Front Wrap Cross Carry), PWCC (Pocket Wrap Cross Carry), Simple Cross Carry, Hip Wrap Carry, Tips for Getting Baby onto Back for Back Carries, SHBC (Secure High Back Carry), Rucksack Back Carry.

Front carries Hip Carry Backpack style carries
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Ring Slings 

Your ring sling will arrive with an instruction booklet, please take the time to have a look through before using your sling. 

Download the Ring Sling instructions here >

...or use quick links on the left hand menu

Before you start wearing your ring sling, please ensure you read these baby sling safety recommendations carefully.

Calin Bleu cotton ring slings only £39!

How to use a ring sling baby carrier:

Threading Diagonal Carry Tummy to Tummy Hip Carry
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Top tips for your child’s position in a baby sling

When your child is in the baby wrap, she should be sitting at “kiss-level”, you just need to tilt your head forward to kiss her forehead. No matter what type of baby sling you use, her bottom should not be lower than your navel. If she is too low, your back will ache.

The baby sling holds the baby in a sitting position, not hanging down by the crotch - her legs shouldn’t be dangling down. She sits in a frog-like position; her knees higher than her bottom. That way, there is no pressure on her spine. The baby carrier transfers the baby's weight to your body.

The baby wrap needs to be tied fairly snug, more than you would expect. Calin Bleu baby slings are made of fabric that has enough ’give’ in itself to mould around the baby and you. If your back is aching or if you find the baby is sliding down, it is probably not tight enough.

There are many positions you can use to carry your baby or toddler. We've provided step-by-step instructions for some of the easiest, most popular and comfortable carries you can use to carry your child on your front, hip and back. Start with front carries for young babieship carries for babies older than 4 months with head control and back carries for older babies and toddlers.