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1. Put on the waist belt on your back. The baby's bottom should settle approximately on the height of your belly button. When the baby carrier has been placed to a suitable height the weight of the child will be divided evenly between your back and the shoulders. Fasten the buckles of shoulder straps to the straps at each side of the carrier body and tighten them to a suitable length. Make sure that the buckles do not sit under your armpit.
2. The child can be lifted to the back in several different ways. Stay forward bent so long that the baby carrier body fabric is over the back of the child and the shoulder straps are on your shoulders.
2a) Lift the child to your hip and move her under your arm..
.. and to your back. This can also be done so that the child will be transferred to the back, feet first. At the same time bend forward so that the child will stay in the back. Always hold onto your child with a free hand.
2b) Lie the child on her back on a bed or set her to sit facing towards you. Grasp the child by her upper arms with your hands crossed: with your left hand from the child's left upper arm and with your right hand from the child's right upper arm. Raise her over your right shoulder and to your back (or over your left shoulder if you prefer). Bend forward and slide the child to a suitable position in your back. Always hold onto your child with a free hand.
2c) Set the baby carrier, for instance over a sofa, with the inside of the carrier body upwards. Seat your child on the carrier body. Sit in front of the child, on the edge of the sofa, and attach the waist belt to your hip. Take hold of the shoulder straps with both hands and pull the child to your back. It helps, if you bend backwards while doing this. Stand up, bring the shoulder straps on your shoulders and settle the child in a better place in your back. If necessary, move the waist belt higher from your hip to your waist but do not open the buckle!
3. If you used methods (a) or (b) above, lift the carrier body over the child's back and bring the shoulder straps to your shoulders. Now you can stand up.
4. Hold on to the shoulder straps, pull them directly upwards and at the same time hop a couple of times so that the child settles deeper into the baby carrier. However, do not have 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.
5. Tighten the shoulder straps by pulling the strap ends towards the front; you can also tighten them in the opposite direction (ends backwards) if you prefer. Hop a little at the same time when you tighten, so that the child's weight is not on the strap; this can also make it easier to slide the strap through the buckle.
6.Fasten the narrow chest strap over your chest and tighten it. The chest strap keeps the shoulder straps in place and distributes the weight on your upper body more evenly. By adjusting the strap, you can change where the shoulder straps sit on your shoulders.
7. Check finally, by feel (or with a mirror), that the child is well in your back: her feet come out at the right places, comfortably positioned, the hands are free (sometimes the hands can stick under the side straps) and the clothes are not badly wrinkled. Now you are ready to go!
8. Taking the child off: open the chest strap, bend forward, take off the shoulder straps and draw the carrier body down. Always hold onto your child with a free hand. Make sure that baby's feet are not tangled in any part of the carrier or the straps. Slowly move the child from your back, under your arm and to your hip. If you prefer, you can remove the baby carrier next to a bed and can lie the child down. Another way is to sit on the edge of the bed, open the chest strap, put down the shoulder straps and lie the child down with the baby carrier on the bed. Lean backwards while doing this. Open the buckle of the waist belt only when the child is out of the baby carrier!