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Ideal for outings with your child: rucksack carrying position



Your baby’s gradually getting bigger and you won’t be able to carry her across your stomach or on your hip for much longer? Then why not give the rucksack carrying position a try! It takes the strain off your back, even for hours at a time, and enables you to hold your child in an ergonomically healthy way. It also gives your child a perfect all-round view when you’re on an outing or a walk.

Tying your carrier in the rucksack position takes a bit of practice, so you can try it out a few times first using a teddy bear, a doll, or a cushion. If you have a sling in size 4 or above, you can tie the fabric ends around your stomach once your child is sitting securely on your back, for even greater carrying comfort.


Didy tip

Do you have long hair? Then we recommend tying it up before using the rucksack carrying position. This will stop your child getting ideas about pulling your hair in the first place.


Where’s the baby? On your back

From what age can I carry her in this way? From 4 or 5 months onwards, provided your baby can hold her head properly

Suitable for slings: size 3 or, even better, size 4 and above


The illustrated PDF tying guide for the rucksack carrying position is available here.

Please read the safety instructions before tying the baby wrap sling.


Our tying instructions for the Rucksack Carrying Position are also available as a videos