1. To start, locate the middle marker. Place the marker at the center of your chest.
2. Bring one side up across your back to the opposite shoulder. Be sure to keep the fabric smooth over your back.
3. Repeat with the other side of the wrap.
4. The wrap will form an X on your back. It should be free of twists. There should also be some slack in the front pass.
5. Now grab your baby.
6. Place baby by your shoulder and slide them down between you and the wrap. Baby should be upright and tummy to tummy
7. Tuck the bottom rail up between the two of you, forming a seat.
8. Working with each side, strand by strand tighten the wrap, starting with the top and bottom rails. Store the side you are not working with between your knees to maintain tension.
9. Bunch both side. Pass each side over the closest leg and under the far leg. This will form a cross under baby’s bottom.
10. Tie off behind your back. Always double knot for safety.
11. Baby should feel secure, have a fully supported back, and be close enough to kiss. The airway should be open and clear. If baby feels loose, go back and work all the slack out from the front pass towards the knot.
12. The wrap should lay flat across your back without any twists.
13. For added support, spread the bunched passes across baby. Pull the inside rail across baby’s back on each side. Retighten as necessary.
14. The spread passes should lay smoothly across baby’s back and sit knee to knee.