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FRONT CARRY - straps over shoulders – “over/under” X across bum
1. Hold baby in front of you, tummy-to-tummy, with baby’s legs straddling your waist. (You may either do this from a sitting or standing position. I usually stand.)
2. Find the center of the strap of the podegi and place it behind baby’s neck/upper back. Let the body of the podegi hang straight down, making sure it is centered behind baby’s back.
3. Put the straps over each shoulder, and let them hang over your back.
4. Use one hand to hold the baby and the podegi in place. Use the other hand to reach back, grab both straps, and tighten.
5. Then cross the straps to create an “X” across your back. Bring the straps back around front.
6. Cross the straps, to form an “X” over your baby’s bum. Then bring the straps under baby’s legs and back around to your back. (This also provides a supportive seat for your baby to sit in, but it can be done with shorter straps than the lexi-twist.)
7. Tie a secure double or square knot at your waist.
FRONT CARRY - straps over shoulders – tied with “lexi” twist
1-5. Follow the same process as for the first 5 steps above.
6. Twist the straps around the mid or lower part of baby’s back. Then bring the straps under baby’s legs and back around to your back. (This is called a “lexi” twist. It provides a supportive seat for your baby to sit in.)
7. Tie a secure double or square knot at your waist.
**We always recommend having a helper when you are first learning BACK CARRIES, for safety. If a helper is not around, please practice over a couch, bed, or other soft surface.**
BACK CARRY – straps over shoulders – “rucksack” – tied at waist
(This carry is meant for babies/toddlers with good head control.)
1. Lay the pod flat on a couch or chair, with the straps out to each side and place baby on center of blanket.
2. Bring the straps around baby, under his/her arms, and hold both straps, tightly, together in one hand. (This is how you will pick up baby to put over your shoulder.)
3. Using the other hand to support baby’s lower body, bring baby and pod over your shoulder in a “Santa toss”. (Like you are hoisting a bag of toys or laundry over your shoulder, onto your back.)
4. Lean forward, like a tabletop, so baby is resting on your back.
5. Carefully move one of the straps over to the other shoulder. Baby is still being supported by the straps around back and under his/her arms. *Make sure to MAINTAIN TENSION in the straps!*
(I favor my right hand in the process, so I hold the straps in my right hand, toss baby over right shoulder, and then move left strap over to left shoulder.)
6. Tuck straps tightly between knees and make sure blanket is straight and centered. You can tuck some of the blanket under baby’s bum if you like.
7. Now that everything is straight, go ahead and bring the straps under your arms, and around to the back, one at a time. (Like backpack straps.)
8. Cross the straps, to form an “X” over your baby’s bum. Then bring the straps under baby’s legs and back around to the front. Now you can stand up straight again.
9. Tie a secure double or square knot at your waist.
BACK CARRY – straps over shoulders – tied “Tibetan” to create a chest strap (no straps around waist)
(Tibetan tie is great for pregnant mamas, if you have a wiggly kid, or if you have problems with ruck straps sliding down your shoulders.)
1-8. Follow the same process as for the first 8 steps above.
9. Tuck one strap securely between your knees. Take the other strap and bring it up, diagonally across chest, and thread it thru the opposite shoulder strap.
10. Take the other strap from between your knees and repeat step 9 on the other side.
11. Tie the 2 tails snugly at the chest.
Note: It is important, for both safety and comfort, that the baby is in a SEATED position. Baby’s knees should be higher than his bum.
SAFETY DISCLAIMER: Safety, for you and your baby, is our HIGHEST priority! Please exercise caution EVERY TIME you wear your baby. But when you are learning a new carry, please be EXTRA careful and practice over a bed or couch, or have a helper to spot.
By purchasing and using a TWILLI PIE baby carrier you assume full responsibility for the safety of your child. TWILLI PIE DESIGN shall not be held liable for any accidents.
Please carefully examine your carrier before each use and discontinue using if it appears to be damaged in any way.
Many TWILLI PIE podegis are made with a combination of fabrics. Some, like silk or suede, typically call for dry cleaning. However, we have found that you can care for your Twilli Pie pod without spending money at the dry cleaner.
It is easy to keep your Twilli Pie podegi nice for a long time. You may wash your pod in the washing machine, in COLD WATER. It is advised to put the pod into a zipper-pillowcase* or zipper-lingerie bag. (This prevents the straps from getting tangled in the machine.) *I prefer the satin zipper-pillowcase. It seems more sturdy.
Hang to dry! We recommend that you do not dry your pod in the dryer. This will keep the fabrics from fading.
Once dry, PRESS with iron set on “HIGH”. You may use steam if you like.