The first 4 month baby should be upright on your upper chest for optimal brain and skeletal development. You can sense any distress quickly. Cradle carries are to be avoided. A cradle carry is a forced position where baby is gravitating to the lowest point in the carrier and does not have the muscle tone to work against gravity should the airway be compromised. Wrapped tight upright is the best and safest. Please refer to a certified babywearing educator with any questions on positioning or call us.
Newborn wrap with inner pouch in Leo red Storchenwiege baby sling (possible from day one)
Crossed Carry in Leo red Storchenwiege baby sling (possible from day one if head is supported by fabric. Advised from 6 weeks on) There are several variations on tying this crossed Carry. It can also be done as a cross waist carry.
Diaper Free Babies: This is perfect for parents practicing natural infant hygiene. Babies used to the EC (Elimination Communication) can be easily popped in and out of this hold. For the natural infant hygiene or elimination communication the Storchenwiege baby sling works the best. The fabric stretches around your baby and embraces your baby but is "poppable" and silky and allows you to slide your baby in and out quickly for those elimination communication needs right away. This is also a great hold for running errands as it can be left on and nicely stays in place.
Back Carries are best learned with a certified babywearing educator. It is worth the investment of a private consultation. Your baby will thank you being safe and securely snuggled up next to you.
Backpack carry with extra shoulder support in Leo red Storchenwiege baby sling.(4 month on)
Simple backpack carry with Leo red Storchenwiege baby sling. (4 month or older)
Simple backpack carry with Inka pattern Storchenwiege baby sling. Great with a toddler and because of the special weave, still comfortable as it distributes the weight evenly on your shoulders and supports your child better than other slings on the market. Does not stretch enough to constantly having to retie it like other wrap slings on the market. This makes it the perfect choice for a one sling family 4 month-5 years old.
Hip carry with Leo red Storchenwiege baby sling. Possible with newborn up to ...whenever they get to heavy for you.
Hip carry with newborn in Ulli pattern Storchenwiege baby sling. Some mother's favorite position to nurse in. Good upright position for a newborn.
Crossed backpack carry with Storchenwiege Inka baby sling. (4 month on up to 5 or 6 years old, depending on the weight of your baby and your strengths).
Hip carry using a longer Storchenwiege baby sling with slide knot (possible from day 1)
kangaroo carry (newborn on, great to support baby's natural development, best learned with certified babywearing educator)
Back carry with spread out fabric in front(4 month on)
Back carry with shoulder support crossed under baby's bum (4 month on)
Wiggle back carry. For the children who like to wiggle a lot and push up on your hip to see over your shoulder. (4 month on)
Nursing in a wrap
Nursing in a Wrap is a dream. No other baby carrier or baby sling can give you the variations and comfort when nursing your baby securely. Remember to monitor your baby at all times! When baby is done actively nursing, immediately bring baby upright again (no exceptions!) and re-tie the wrap!
The Storchenwiege baby sling works great for twins and multiples as well. We suggest getting two slings. Probably a 4.6 and 4.1, depending on your size and hopefully your partner's size depending on the willingness to wear babies too.
Using the waist cross carry for the baby in the front and a Rucksack Carry for baby in the back seems to be the favorite of twin mothers. This way each baby can be removed separately without waking up the other, and nursed or changed as needed.
Unfortunately our twins are already to big to be carried in a sling, both are adults and have children so what you see is one twin with a child and dolls. Although we had twins in every generation as far back as it has been documented, we have not had twins in this generation yet. If we do we'll be sure to take better pictures.
Two hip carries, one sling. Waist cross carry.
Two waist cross carries will allow you to remove each baby separately. Tricky to get babies in though.
using 2 slings