Babyhawk Carrier Instructions

Instructions

Tips and tricks!

*When putting the carrier on you, tie the carrier upside down against your body, the pattern you wish to display will be towards your body in this position.
*Tie the straps behind the back of a younger baby for more support and under the bottom of a larger baby or toddler.
*Especially when have your baby on your back, when you walk past a window or car, check and make sure that everything looks to be in place and the baby still looks comfy.
*Use a square knot instead of a bow when tying for security, if you have enough tails left over; feel free to tie it in a bow
*You can tie the waist straps above or just under your breasts to get the baby higher on your body (this for back carries only and not recommended to wear the waist straps above your breasts in a front carry)
*It is safe for babies/toddlers to have their arms out over the top if that is what they prefer

Hip Carry

*Tie the carrier, so the panel hangs down on the hip that you want to carry the baby on.
*Put the baby on your hip and then pull the panel up between their legs. Pull up on the straps and do a little hop and pull to make sure they are deep into the carrier.
*While still supporting the baby with one hand, pull the front strap up and across your opposite shoulder (closer to the outside of your shoulder)
*Grab the front strap with the hand that was supporting the baby and take the back strap and either put it across the opposite shoulder crossing the front strap or put it under the arm.
*Tie under the baby's butt and be sure to give your little one a big kiss.

Front Carry

*Tie shorter straps around your waist with the side you want facing out against your body
*Hold the baby so that they can wrap their legs around you
*While supporting the baby, pull the body of the carrier up and over their back
*Pull the straps straight up and do a little hop to get the baby seated fully into the carrier
*Use one hand to support your baby and the other to grab both of the top straps that are now over your shoulders and hanging down your back
*Cross them across your back while making sure you are pulling them tight enough to support the baby, you can do a little hop and pull to make sure they are tight enough
*Bring them back around the front and tie them with a square knot either behind your baby's back or under their bottom

 

Back Carry with rucksack/backpack straps

*Tie shorter straps around your waist with the side you want facing out against your body
*Put your baby on your hip and scoot them around while leaning forward with your back flat like a table
*Make sure their body is centered on your back
*While holding on to the baby with one hand, pull the body of the carrier up between their legs and over their back
*Pull the straps straight up and do a little hop while you pull on the straps to ensure that the baby/toddler is nestled into the carrier
*Pull the straps over your shoulders and then back under your arms (like a backpack) and then back under to pull them around to your back
*Cross the straps over your babies legs and then under the opposite leg and bring back to the front and tie with a square knot
OR
*Tie under their bottom with a square knot and do not bring back to the front

 

Newborn front carry

*Tie shorter straps around your waist with the side you want facing out against your body
*Hold the baby against your chest with their feet up in the "froggy" position (this is the natural position that newborns hold their legs in)
*While supporting his body pull the body of the carrier up and over their back
*Pull the straps straight up so that the baby gets nestled deep into the carrier
*Use one hand to support your baby and the other to grab both of the top straps that are now over your shoulders and hanging down your back
*Cross them across your back while making sure you are pulling them tight enough to support the baby
*Bring them back around front and tie them with a square knot behind your baby's back.

Tibetan

*Tie shorter straps around your waist with the side you want facing out against your body
*Put your baby on your hip and scoot them around while leaning forward with your back flat like a table
*Make sure their body is centered on your back
*While holding on to the baby with one hand, pull the body of the carrier up between their legs and over their back
*Pull the straps straight up and do a little hop while you pull on the straps to ensure that the baby/toddler is nestled into the carrier
*Pull the straps over your shoulders and then back under your arms (like a backpack) and then back under to pull them around to your back
*Cross the straps over your babies legs and then under the opposite leg and bring back to the front
*Take the strap in your left hand and thread it through the backpack strap on your right shoulder
*Take the strap in your right hand and thread it through the backpack strap on your left shoulder
*Tie the two ends with a square knot