Category Archives: instructional video

Front Carry and Side Carry with your Next9 Baby Sling

My favorite carry is the front carry.  I like it because it was easy for me to just lower the sling and let my baby nurse.  I had special slings made for some occasions.  This is one that I had specially made for the 50th birthday party of S’ uncle.  

Looking at it, I realize I should have worn K higher, his butt level to my waist.  And also the rings should be higher (perhaps the shiny fabric rode down my body because it was slippery.  Note to self:  choose better fabric!).

I miss babywearing and I wish I had more pictures to go back to!  But I digress.

One of the first positions you’ll learn with a ring sling is the tummy-to-tummy or the front carry.  This is done with babies from new born till they’re bigger.  You can also put them in the side carry (both legs to one side, using the sling like a hammock) to nurse them.  Claude’s picture HERE shows the side carry.

Check out our video to show you how! 😉

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Threading and Fixing the tail of your Next9 Baby Sling

I realize that the best tip I have for anyone who wants to use a sling would be this:  master the THREADING of the sling from the get go.  The fabric has to be spread well on the rings to allow the user to adjust only a certain part by tugging the fabric on that side of the sling.

Here are the two videos to help you go through it step-by-step:

This shows where to tug if you want to adjust the outer rail/top rail or the inner rail/bottom rail.  It also shows how to use the sling as a nursing cover.

Parts of your Next9 Baby Sling

Sometime last July, we finally updated the Next9 Instructional Video.  It’s taken us more than 5 years to do so, so we had time to gather inputs from everyone!  🙂

And one input we had was to break down the video into segments so people can just choose what part they need to watch!  So this is exactly what we did.

But first, here is a still picture of Mommy Claude who wore the sling in the correct way!  So I’m using this picture to illustrate the parts of a Next9 Baby Sling:

And here is the video: