How to use baby wraps and ring slings

Using a baby wrap or sling for the first time can seem intimidating but don't worry, with our baby sling instructions, it'll be second nature before you know it!


Woman on the beach about to wrap her baby

All our slings arrive with a printed, full-colour instruction manual with advice and photo tutorials showing you how to do the basic carries. We've added tutorials here for quick reference too. Please have a good read before you get started.

There are also some great video tutorials online - if you'd like us to recommend one, or have any questions about carrying your baby, don't hesitate to contact us through here or on our Facebook page

Woven Wraps

Before you start wearing your new sling, please ensure you read these baby sling safety recommendations carefully. 

Click here to view cotton wraps in our shop. Prices start from £36!

Ring Slings 

Your ring sling will arrive with an instruction booklet, please take the time to have a look through before using your sling. 

Before you start wearing your ring sling, please ensure you read these baby sling safety recommendations carefully.

How to use a ring sling baby carrier:

Click here to view cotton ring slings in our shop. Prices start from just £42!

Top tips for your child’s position in a baby sling

When your child is in the baby wrap, she should be sitting at “kiss-level”, you just need to tilt your head forward to kiss her forehead. No matter what type of baby sling you use, her bottom should not be lower than your navel. If she is too low, your back will ache.

The baby sling holds the baby in a sitting position, not hanging down by the crotch - her legs shouldn’t be dangling down. She sits in a frog-like position; her knees higher than her bottom. That way, there is no pressure on her spine. The baby carrier transfers the baby's weight to your body.

The baby wrap needs to be tied fairly snug, more than you would expect. Calin Bleu baby slings are made of fabric that has enough ’give’ in itself to mould around the baby and you. If your back is aching or if you find the baby is sliding down, it is probably not tight enough.

There are many positions you can use to carry your baby or toddler. We've provided step-by-step instructions for some of the easiest, most popular and comfortable carries you can use to carry your child on your front, hip and back. Start with front carries for young babies, hip carries for babies older than 4 months with head control and back carries for older babies and toddlers.