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Wrapping instructions for baby wraps and carriers

Instructions, tips and tricks all about how to wrap a baby sling. Instructions for back carry, front carry and hip carry as well.

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Information about the - Mermaid Carry

  • Age: from sitting age
  • Sling size: from size 6 - 460cm

The Mermaid Carry is a super sexy baby wearing technique for the Double Hammock.

You need a Ring Sling for this wrapping technique.

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Schritt 1

Step 1

Find the midpoint of your FidellaŽ baby wrap.

Schritt 2

Step 2

Spread out the sling across your baby’s back. The midpoint should be on neck height.

Schritt 3

Step 3

Slide your baby over your hip, underneath your armpit, onto your back.

Schritt 4

Step 4

Bring your baby into the spread-squat-position by pushing the excess sling fabric between its bottom and knees.

Schritt 5

Step 5

Lead both strands underneath your armpits to the front of your chest.

Schritt 6

Step 6

Now, you need a Sling Ring.

Schritt 7

Step 7

Pass both sling strands through the Sling Ring ...

Schritt 8

Step 8

... and keep the ring under tension on chest height.

Schritt 9

Step 9

Tighten both fabric ends individually, strand by strand, through the ring.

Schritt 10

Step 10

Clamp one fabric strand between your knees and start tightening the other one.

Schritt 11

Step 11

Grab one of the strands, bring it underneath your armpit,

Schritt 12

Step 12

across your baby's back, up to its neck, and tuck the excess fabric between you and your baby`s bum.

Schritt 13

Step 13

Lead the strand under tension over your shoulder and clamp it between your knees again. If necessary, tighten this strand again.

Schritt 14

Step 14

Do the same with the other strand as well.

Schritt 15

Step 15

After that, you can tighten both strands, hanging over your shoulders, again.

Schritt 16

Step 16

Twist both strands evenly.

Schritt 17

Step 17

Lead them backwards, underneath your armpits, across the baby's legs ...

Schritt 18

Step 18

... and cross the fabric strands under the baby’s bum.

Schritt 19

Step 19

Then, lead them back again to the front and put them underneath your baby’s legs.

Schritt 20

Step 20

Tie both ends of the sling in front of your belly with a double or flat knot.

Schritt 21

Step 21

Fan out the fabric over your breasts.

Schritt 22

Step 22

Put your baby in a squating position into the pouch by pushing its lower legs gently upwards.

Schritt 23

Step 23

This is what the Mermaid Carry looks like from the front …

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Step 24

… and from the back.

Schritt 25

Step 25

FidellaŽ wishes you: Happy Babywearing!

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