How to Use a Baby Wrap
With many baby carrier types on the market, figuring out what will best suit your needs can feel as confusing as trying to put on your new wrap.
You want support, but you also want comfort. With many carrier types, you may find you’re sacrificing one for the other. Not with Tushbaby’s products. Designed to provide the ultimate support AND comfort, you’ll be ready to tackle the day while keeping your baby close.
Many parents opt for baby wraps due to the comfort but often find they lack true support, resulting in sore backs, shoulders, and arms. And not to mention, figuring out how to use a wrap baby carrier can be, well, overwhelming to say the least. That’s why Tushbaby has designed The Snug baby wrap/hip seat carrier combo. The first of its kind on the market and easy to use, you’ll be ready to cut ties with your complicated baby wrap once you see how simple (and functional) The Snug baby carrier is. All while providing you proper support for your body, and your baby’s too. Keep reading as we talk baby wraps and how The Snug is the best option for your next soft baby carrier.
How to Use a Baby Wrap Carrier Properly
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How to use a traditional baby wrap carrier
Traditional baby wraps are long pieces of fabric that are intended to be wrapped and tied around the wearer, creating a soft structured carrier for the baby. While often chosen for comfort, baby wraps can be challenging to get on for some wearers, and may not always provide the best support. In order to keep your baby safe, it’s critical to master putting on your baby wrap successfully before putting your baby in. Because every wrap can be designed differently, it’s important to check the manufacturer instructions and spend some time practicing before using it with your baby. In this next section, we will review some of the common steps for how to use a baby wrap:
- Find the center of the wrap and place below breast line: The center of the wrap can typically be indicated by a tag or the manufacturer brand logo. Use this as your marker and place the center right below your breast line.
- Wrap around your back and cross: Take the wrap around your back and cross the two ends of the fabric over one another in an ‘x’ position.
- Bring the long pieces of wrap over your shoulders: Now, take the two ends of the fabric and bring them up and above your shoulders.
- Tighten and smooth out the fabric panels: Be sure the fabric is smoothed out and fully covering your two shoulders.
- Cross long panels of wrap in front of you: With the two fabric ends, you’re now going to need to cross the wrap on your front side.
- Wrap long panels behind your back: Take the fabric once more behind your back and wrap it around to your front side.
- Tie long panels in front of you: Now that you’ve wrapped your heart out, it's time to secure the contraption. Tie the long panels in front of you to secure the pocket where you will put your baby in.
- Carefully put your baby inside the wrap: Support your baby fully until you are sure that your wrap is secure. We highly recommend practicing a few times before putting your baby in a wrap carrier. Being confident in your ability in how to use a wrap for a baby is key for babywearing safety and success.
How to use a wrap carrier/hip seat carrier combination
If you read the above steps and thought, ‘this seems complicated,’ we couldn’t agree more. Being a parent is complex enough as it is without the need to master origami in order to get in and out of your baby wrap. That’s why we designed The Snug. Tushbaby’s hip seat/wrap carrier combination, The Snug, has changed the game for baby wearing when it comes to wraps. The first of its kind, The Snug isn’t like your traditional wrap on the market, it’s better.
The Tushbaby hip seat and Snug wrap work as a combo, and the Snug is easy to use and get on and off with its simple buckle design - no more human pretzeling. To put on your Snug wrap, buckle the hip seat high and tight around your waist. This will provide your lower back some much needed support that you wouldn’t get from a traditional wrap. Next, the soft fabric wrap has two straps that wrap around the shoulders and buckle on each side.. Once buckled and tightened, you and your baby will be ready to go! Easy right? An added bonus, the hip seat pockets of the Tushbaby can be used to store your baby necessities, keys, phone, wallet, and more. Again, a bonus feature that you wouldn’t get from a traditional baby wrap alone.
The Snug makes for the perfect carrier for getting things done with a baby, like grocery shopping! Grocery shopping with a baby using your Snug allows you to free up your hands while having your baby (and your stuff) close by so you can keep an eye on them. Most babies find being worn very soothing, which makes for a calm baby and parent in the grocery store. With The Snug and Tushbaby Hip Seat Carrier on nice and snug, your body will have much more support, so your arms don’t feel like they’re going to fall off from lugging your kid through the grocery store when they refuse to sit in the cart. Pro tip: next time you head to the store, bring your Snug along to make your trip a bit easier.
Mastering how to use a baby wrap carrier has just been simplified with The Snug! With its easy-to-use design and functional pockets, The Snug baby carrier is the best carrier for active parents. Looking for functional storage but not the fabric/wrap? Tushbaby’s original hip seat carrier may be just what you need! Designed to suit the needs of your baby as they grow, Tushbaby is the only carrier that supports your children’s changing needs from 0-3. Check out our variety of products designed to simplify life with a baby.