|Slings can be used starting the day your baby is born! Here is a picture of Angela holding her two-day old daughter in a home-made sling.
||One-week old Emmett with his father Mark
A close-up of Emmett.
||Lynn holding 2 month old Alaina in a Maya wrap.|
If your baby doesn't like having her face covered, you can try the snuggle hold, as demonstrated by Vicki and Emily, who are using a Maya wrap.
|Cathi and 6 week old Shea in an Over the Shoulder Baby Holder.|
Amy and Ian, 16 months old.
|Celia even manages to play the clarinet while Fox sleeps in his sling!|
Another great position for older infants is the Kangaroo carry, which allows them to look out at the world around them. Jeannine and Iliana (5 months) are happily using a Maya wrap in this position.
|Jackie and Carter (3.5 months) are also wearing a Maya wrap in the kangaroo carry.|
Janessa and four-month old Ford in a Nojo sling.
|If you've been wondering why we call it the "kangaroo carry," Jeannine and Iliana should make it all clear!|
Once your baby has mastered head control, you may find you both prefer the hip carry. Lolly and Elliot have mastered this position. The kitten is optional.
|This position is ideal for toddlers, like Paige's daughter Brigid, 21 months.|
Jen and Kylie in their Maya wrap.
|Removing the Sling|
And when your little one has drifted off to sleep, simply lay them down, loosen the sling and slip it over your head.
|Jackie's son Carter, sleeping in his Maya.|
Susan's daughter Susanna (18 months), sleeping on her OTSBH.
You just may find that your baby needs a sling of her own!|
|Johanna's 2 year old daughter Emily carrying her doll in a child-size sling.|
Jen's daughter Kylie uses a