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This page has links to instructions for most of the Library carriers (and more!) If you’re interested, also browse the relevent manufacturer’s site for more detailed and comprehensive information. Another great place to look for carrier and sling instructions is YouTube – try searching for your carrier by name, or in the case of woven wraps, search for the name of a particular tying method to find videos.
For those carrying a very young baby, this document clearly explains how to position your newborn safely in different types of sling: Correct Positioning for the Safety and Comfort of your Newborn
Woven Wrap Instructions
These two sites have excellent picture and video instructions for a wide range of woven wrap carries and techniques:
Though each brand of woven wrap will have its own instructions, the quality and clarity of these varies massively. In the main list below I’ve linked each brand that has some online anyway, but would advise you to search on Natural Mamas or the sites I’ve linked above for better and more comprehensive instructions.
Ring Sling and Pouch Instructions
There’s a great selection of instruction videos for Ring Slings and Pouches arranged by age and position on the Zolowear website here: How to Wear your Sling or Pouch
The following Youtube playlist from Slingababy is also very useful: Ring Slings
Stretchy Wraps & Hybrids
Asian Style Carriers (Meh Dai)
Bara Barn Ring Sling
Didymos Ring Sling
It’s Not Spaghetti Ring Sling
Hoppediz Ring Sling
Instructions for Other Carriers (in alphabetical order by brand):
Didymos Woven Wrap Tying Methods and a useful table showing what carries you can do with each wrap length
Ellaroo Wrap Instructions
Hoppediz Woven Wraps: The Art of Carrying – These photo instructions are very useful and cover a wide range of woven wrap carries. There’s also further information about babywearing on the Hoppediz website.
Natibaby Woven Wrap Carrying Methods
Oscha Slings Woven Wraps How To Carry – a clear and concise set of instructions for the main basic wrap carries.
Storchenweige Woven Wrap Tying Instructions
- Includes the option of a front facing outwards carrying position – we don’t recommend you use these carrying positions regularly or for long periods. See Outwards Facing Carry Positions for more information.
Instructions for Accessories
Sling Rings: Threading a no sew ring sling