Simple Backpack with a pouch as a clip:
Spread your sling on a stable, level surface (e.g. changing table, desk or floor) and position your baby in the center of it. Pull the top edge up to the top of your baby's ears. The lower sling edge covers the knees. The excess material should be between bum and knees or like a diaper pulled up to the belly button.
Bagging (for younger babies): Gather the two cloth sides starting from bottom to breasts height of your baby. You hold one sling strand in each hand now.
Now take both sling strands in a hand on one side.
Tighten both strands.
Put both strands on one side.
Sit in front of your baby and position it carefully on your back. The baby`s head should lay on your arm with the free hand. Just lift your baby over your shoulder, feet first.
Bring both sling ends forward over your shoulders and “rappel” the baby down.
Bend a little bit over and secure the baby with your free arm under its buttocks. You should stay in this horizontal stance until you have finished tying the sling. If you are less proficient, you should use a chair or bed with the assistance of a second person to practice.
Before you take the hand from under the bum of your baby, make sure that the fabric strands keep it safe. Pass a strand over your head. Then tighten the sling edges, lying on your shoulders, strand by strand. Pay special attention to the bottom sling side (bum edge) and make sure that it does not slip.
When everything is tightened up, gimp the strands.
Lead a strand to your back. Cover up your baby's knee with a strand and support his bum with your hand.
Lead the second strand under your armpit to the back, across the knee of your baby. Both hands should meet under the bum of your baby.
Lead the strands back forward under your armpits and under your baby’s legs. This way you secure the bottom edge of the sling.
Tie both ends of the sling in front of your belly with a double or flat knot.
Correct your baby’s sit by pushing its thighs and gently upwards. The knees musst be higher than the bum (spread-squat position). If the fabric slips towards the back, pull it back under the knees by hopping lightly up and down while you fix the fabric under the sling cross tightly.
The sling is tied correctly if you don`t have the feeling that you have to balance your baby’s weight by bending over. If your baby is older, it may take the arms out of the sling. Pay attention: The pouch must reach up to the armpits of your baby to provide stability.
Untie the knot and bend a little bit over.
Let your baby slide down gently over your hip.
This is what the Simple Backpack looks like from behind.
Fidella® wishes: Happy Babywearing!