guide the tail thtough both rings and then loop it back through
the bottom ring.
2. Put on
With ring in the front pass the sling "loop" over head
and one arm, rest the shoulder pad on your shoulder. Pouch portion
will be under the opposite arm with the tail hanging down.
Sling rings should end up in corsage position under your shoulder,
so it helps to overcompensate and have them high on your shoulder
before you put baby in, as putting baby in often pulls the rings
Sling can be put on in a handy way by holding baby in one arm
and use the other hand to pass the sling loop over baby. Or, lift
baby to burping position and slip into the sling.
To prevent slipping problem, make sure the tail fabric is not twisted or bunched up going thru the rings, and the tail fabric comes out of the ring buckle the direction it goes in, forming "zero "angle. When the tail is "angled", the fabric won't have enough clutch to buckle tight.
The sling tail buckles up when sling bearing weight. To adjust
the sling to a tighter position, lift baby with one hand to "unlock"
the rings and pull down on tail with the other hand. To enlarge
the sling, lift up on bottom of upper ring and pull down on pouch
portion with other hand. Railing batting doesn't limit cinching
up of the fabric since padded is "lite"
4. Comfortable height
No matter what carrying position you are using, make sure the sling is tighten up to having the baby on your waist for your comfort and back health. In hip straddle position, she will be sitting on your waist. In cradle positions, she will be snuggling to your chest and belly, not the lower abdomen.
5. Loose the loop
Sling can be loosed while putting a child in or taking her out, but not necessarily come completely undone.Putting a child down to sleep without waking heris made possible by simply lying the baby down and backing out of the sling.
Also by loosing the loop you can Put a standing child into the sling smoothly.Pull the adjustment handle to snug tight when he is in position
Tips: * Sling tail buckles tight when two rings
are in a parallel position. Sling tail comes loose when you angle
* Two railings can be adjusted seperatly to snuggle up at different
* Putting the Sling around the neck is not as comfortable as
with the shoulder pad in place. As your baby growing it's important
to minimize the strain on your back by spreading out the fabric
over your shoulder and transfer the weight to a wider load bearing
* Try to switch shoulders even if you will be settled into one
Newborn likes to be carried in reclining position.Rest her HEADS on the OUTSIDE RAIL so she doesn't get chin-chest crunched.
Craddle hold has a slew of variations from "football"
hold to upright, semi-right, lying down,etc. These positions are
very comfortable for infants which allow babies to recline or
lie down thus promote healthy spine development Craddle hold can
be used up to 1 year old.
1.Football hold 2.Lying down 3.Full coverage nursing 4.Infant Craddling
When using the upright positions, form a pocket shape by pulling
one side of the sling up against your chest to create a deep,
Open the pouch with one hand and, while supporting your baby's
head and weight, set your baby in with the head on either side.
If baby is reclining, wrap the sling around both sides of baby's
body, NOT HEAD. Pull on the tail to tighten up to a snuggle fit. Make sure
sling is tight enough and the baby is secure.
* Very young babies like to be swaddled.When holding in upright position, you can cross baby's legs
first like in the womb.
Once the baby has head control, he will probably want to see
Put on your Sling and open the pouch . Cross your baby's legs
and place your baby in sitting up. Your baby's head rests against
the centre of your chest and he should ride at your waist or higher.
While supporting your baby's weight, pull on the tail to tighten
the Sling.This position works best with younger babies who have
As the baby grows the position as described above may no longer
be comfortable, but a variation of reclining position may work
well. Place the baby in the sling facing sideways. Be sure the
bottom fabric comes out to his knees. For a restless child, the
top fabric should also cover his shoulders. Tighten the sling
until he is secure.
The baby can face "tummy to tummy" with parent. Little
infants can put legs in the pouch, while larger babies can put
the legs out. Tighten the tail snug. Lite-on-Shoulder’s
“pouch seat” design provides a perfect grip for the
baby’s hip. You can be assured of no slipping problem when
holding in this position
Put baby in burp position on your shoulder opposite the rings
and slide baby into the sling, feet first.
Adjust the height for latching-on, this position can be very
convinient for nursing.
Toddlers can ride with legs closed.
Most parents let older babies straddle on the hips when carrying
them around, while with a little assistance of the sling,life
can be made even easier.
The bottom of the Sling should extend out to your child's knees.
The top of the Sling should come up to his arms. If your child
is restless, pull the top of the Sling over his arms. Tighten
the Sling until he is secure.
Baby can be hold in sling with this position for the longest
period of time, i.e, from 4 months when he can hold up the body
upright, till 3 or 4 years old. When he is getting heavy, use more hip to share the weight on shoulder.
Saddle Ride is the ultimate slip proof position for squirmy toddlers.It feels a lot like using a "one shoulder" wrap carrier, except that she can ride on your side or in the front and doesn't have to be centered .
Raise the baby's one leg over the fabric and let the crutch sit on the sling fabric. Spread the fabric out so his weight will be sitting on the hips and thighs instead of crotch.
The baby can ride at any hieight. Unlike hip carry , you don't need to get her ride at certain sweet spot to get maxium comfort for your back.
The piggyback ride position is recommended for children who are
at least one year old.
Put your Sling on with the rings slightly behind the shoulder.
Place your child in the sling in the hip carry position with your
child's arms covered. Carefully slide him around to your back.
It is recommended to have someone else check your for security.
Bear in mind that since the child is not tied in, piggyback ride
should only be used with a cooperative child.
Sling can be easily utilized to assist the baby walking. Thread
the tail through both rings, and wrap the loop around the chest.
Thread the tail into a small loop, and tie on your wrist.This
makes a gripping´ handle. Thus Lite-on-Shoulder is converted
into a good walker when he is learning walking, also a ergonomic
leash while the toddler is cruising around . Sounds like pet leash?
It can be a life-saver on a shopping trip.
When wearing in craddle hold positions, make sure you fold the sling into a pocket shape first, i.e. pull the two railings up, and retain a pocket during wearing.
in front holding position, be very carefull balancing your body, especially when walking at a fast pace. Avoid wearing heels. Your falling over can hurt your baby more than a simple dropping.Although same thing happens when holding a baby with bare hands, people tends to pay less attention to the extra weight on the front when they are using gear.
How to avoid shoulder straining
Spreading out the fabric on shoulder and back can dramatically reduce the feeling of straining, as weight is distributed to a wider range of the torso. A sewn on shoulder pad can help to keep the fabric spread out.
Switching shoulder once in a while. Try not to get used to carry on certain side.
*Avoid steam clean or high heat drying .
* Fold the sling up and place it in a laundry bag is recommended when machine cleaned.
* keep the adjustment handle part threaded in the rings can reduce clangs of rings banging on the tank.
* Darker color cotton normally fades color during first several washings,so be sure to separate it from whites and some salt can help to stabilize the color dye and reduce fading.
*Until you are comfortable using the sling
please do so only with assistance or while
sitting on a soft surface.
*Take the baby out or protect him with both hands when he gets squirmy
*Allow good airflow to baby's face.
*Baby's head and neck should not
be curled forward pushing chin to chest as
this can restrict breathing. A folded receiving blanket under baby's back can help prop him into the correct semi-reclined position.