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1. Put on the waist belt of the baby carrier. The baby's bottom should settle on the height of your belly button. When carrying a bigger child, you can lower the waist belt to your hip so that the child's head will not come in front of your face. Usually the weight may feel lighter if you position the child as high as possible. Tighten the straps of the belt.
2. Fasten the buckles of shoulder straps to the straps at the each side of the body part and tighten them to suitable length for you. Adjust the straps so that the buckles do not settle under your armpit. Notice that the buckles can be adjusted in both directions. The chest strap is narrower than the shoulder straps and should sit across your upper back between the shoulders. Open the buckle of the chest strap and move both strap pieces to a suitable height (it's advisable to place the strap so up that you reach to fasten it). Tighten both slide buckles so that both strap pieces stay in place.
3. Pick up the baby and hold her facing you, with the child's legs on both sides of your waist and her legs apart. Support the child with one hand and lift the body part of the baby carrier all the way up to the child's upper back with your other hand.
4. Put the shoulder straps over your shoulders. You can change the hand so that you will get another shoulder strap more easily to its place. Hold your baby with one hand until both shoulder straps are secure.
5. Fasten the chest strap at your upper back and tighten as needed. The shoulder straps can be repositioned by adjusting the chest strap. For instance, if the edges of shoulder straps press under the armpit, tightening the chest strap can help.
6. Make sure that your child sits in the middle of the carrier body and adjust as needed. Make sure that the child sits in the pouch formed by the baby carrier. Pull the top of the carrier body or shoulder straps up and hop a couple of times so that the child's bottom settles naturally into the pouch. However, do not draw the carrier body too tight because this could place an uncomfortable strain on your shoulders. You can also lift the child's legs upwards from under the knees. This will help her to settle in the frog-leg position: the knees higher than the bottom.
7.Tighten both shoulder straps finally by pulling the strap ends forward and downwards. The baby carrier is fitted tightly enough when the child is close to your chest and does not swing sideways or fall forward. However, leave enough room for your child to move her hands inside the baby carrier. The baby carrier will feel more comfortable if it is tightly fitted than if it is too loose. The baby carrier is too tight if breathing is difficult for you or the child. If the straps must be loosened, it is simply a case of pushing the strap back inside the buckle.
8. Taking the child off: unfasten the chest strap first in your neck and take off the shoulder straps one at a time. Hold your baby with your free hand. Open the buckle of the waist belt only when the child is out of the baby carrier! If you use the baby carrier a lot in this position, you don't have to loosen or open the shoulder straps at all, and it is always ready to use next time.