- + Baby Carriers
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- Tutorial DidyKlick 4u
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- Tutorial DidyFix
- Tutorial DidySnap 4u
- Tutorial Didy Meh-Dai (DidyTai)
- Tutorial Didy Onbuhimo
- Tutorial DIDYMOS Chest Belt for Back Carries
Tutorials Baby Wrap Sling
- Wrap Cross Carrying Position
- Variation on the Wrap Cross Carrying Position
- Kangaroo Carrying Position
- Cross Carry
- Double Cross Carrying Position
Hip Carrying Position
- Variation on the Hip Carrying Position
- Poppins Hip Carry
- Hip Cross Carrying Position
- Kangaroo Hip Carrying Position
- Rucksack Carrying Position
- Back Wrap Cross Carrying Position
- Double Hammock
- DIDYMOS Video Tutorials at a Glance
- Tutorial Jersey Sling
- Tutorial DidySling
- Tutorial BabyDos
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- + About DIDYMOS
The traditional carrying position: on the hip
For parents, carrying their child on their hip is a completely natural and almost automatic thing to do. This is also true for the child, whose reflex is to clamp on with her legs. By carrying your child in the traditional hip position in the DIDYMOS sling, you’re also supporting your health. It’s the best way to distribute your child’s weight between your hips and shoulders, making it more comfortable for you to carry her for longer, even when she is older and heavier. It provides even support for your baby’s back, which is particularly important when she can’t yet sit up unsupported.
If you have a sling in size 4 or above, you can simply gather the long fabric ends at the front, as in the variation on the hip carrying position, and tie them together under your child’s bottom. That way, they won’t irritate your back. Alternatively, you can roll the ends into the top edge of the sling to create a head support for your baby which still allows her to turn her head to the right and left.
It’s also important in this carrying position to pull the sling up to your baby’s head when she is still small and feed the fabric in strands, that is in several fabric layers, from one edge of the sling to the other. This ensures that your child is held securely from all sides.
Where’s the baby? Sideways on your hip
From what age can I carry her in this way? from twelve weeks onwards
Suitable for slings: size 2 and above
The illustrated PDF tying guide for the hip carrying position is available here.
Please read the safety instructions before tying the baby wrap sling.