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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:

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Butt below knees

I am so happy to see more slinging moms and dads (even if they’re on photos only — I hardly see any at the mall!) now, whether or not they use our product. To me, wearing your baby in the right way, with the right carrier, is a wonderful opportunity to bond with them.

I have received so many pictures of parents wearing their babies and am happy to see them. A lot of them do say as well, that they’re not fully hands free. And from the pictures, I realize why.
So I thought it important to share with all of you how to wear your baby correctly, to allow you to be hands free. So, aside from —
  • adjusting the sling to make it snug (this is obvious, I hope!)
  • use the shoulder cap properly to cover entire shoulder (so the sling won’t creep up your neck)
  • baby’s butt should be waist level so your upper body takes the weight
You should also remember this one super duper important tip: BUTT BELOW KNEES. 
Please take a look at the picture below. JC’s butt is below his knees so that (dad) Jouie can be hands free. And believe me, this is works and is not just for pictures only.
Try it! And send me your pictures at info[at]next9.org.