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  • Tummy-to-Tummy (newborn)
  • Tummy-to-Tummy (young babies)
  • Facing-in Position
  • Facing-out Position
  • Hip Carry
  • Back Carry

Carrying is a very personal thing and with all the different carriers and wraps out there you have many different choices and ways to carry your baby. Much of it will depend on your body size and shape, your baby's weight and age, the activities you both do together, and the amount of time you'll typically be wearing. Of course, these are just general suggestions and you should always make sure that your specific carrier is appropriate for the position you choose.

Suitable for 0-4 months or until baby can hold head up on their own. This holds baby upright while facing you, with baby's tummy touching your tummy, while their legs remain in the spread squat position. Wraps, Mei Tai and ergonomic carriers can accommodate this position while keeping the baby's back and head properly positioned and supported.

When your baby can hold their head up by themselves, you can switch to one of these more upright positions. The tummy-to-tummy position is one of the most popular, giving great security and comfort as well as closer contact and interaction with baby. Baby is still in the spread squat position but now their legs will be out of the carrier and the seat will be positioned right under their knees. Works well with wraps, Mei Tai and ergonomic carriers.

The facing-in position is one of the most popular, giving great security and comfort as well as closer contact and interaction with baby. Works well with soft structured carriers, such as the wrap, Mei Tai or ergonomic.

Once past the newborn stage, when your baby can hold their head up by themselves, they can ride in this facing-out position. Baby's back will lie directly against Mom's tummy. This position should only be used with front carriers that are designed for facing-out positions.

This is a popular position that fits the body very naturally, letting baby simply straddle one of your hips in a seated, facing-in position. It's also a comfortable position for baby because they can see out and look around while also being able to see your face. Baby can easily snuggle into you and sleep in this position with their head resting on your shoulder. The hip carry can be used with wraps, Mei Tai and some ergonomic carriers.

When baby can sit up on their own, you can use a backpack carrier for this position. Wraps, mei tei carriers, framed backpacks and convertible front carriers also allow you to flip the carrier around and carry baby on your back, in a backpack-style position. This can help change up the load on your body and free up your arms to give your babywearing experience a more active approach.