The practical alternative: variation on the hip carrying position
Have a long sling and want to carry your child on your hip? Then the variation on the hip carrying position is perfect for you. It serves as a practical alternative to the hip carrying position for slings in size 4 and above. The variation on the hip carrying position also boasts a comfortable fit, as the fabric layers are doubled up over your shoulders. The knot and the cross also support your child’s bottom.
If the variation on the hip carrying position isn’t totally comfortable, then you can adjust it afterwards simply by undoing the knot and feeding the fabric in strands, that is in several fabric layers, from one edge of the sling to the other.
Where’s the baby? Sideways on your hip
From what age can I carry her in this way? from ten weeks onwards
Suitable for slings: size 4 and above
Our tying instructions for the Variation on the Hip Carrying Position are also available as a videos