Using Your Baby Sling

Our patented design allows for comfortable all day wear and easy breast-feeding access. No-slip safety strap, perfectly sized pouch and padded rails make our baby sling the safest for you and your baby. Important safety information is available on our Safety page. Specific information about the fit of our slings is available on our sizing page.

As your baby grows, you will use the variety of carrying positions all in the same baby sling.

Instructions for using your baby sling are only a click away!

The Basics
Adjustable Baby Sling
Step One: Preparing the Adjustable Sling
Before you put on your baby sling, make sure your sling is folded in half. Adjust the length by pulling or loosening the strap. Make sure the clasp is securely fastened.

Step Two: Wearing the Adjustable Sling
Hold your sling in one hand with the brown Peanut Shell label facing the shoulder the sling will rest on. Slip the pouch up and over your head, putting the opposite arm through the sling, keeping the black safety strap behind you.

Step Three: Proper Placement of the Adjustable Sling
Before you put baby in the sling, make sure the fabric of the pouch is spread across your shoulder, NOT up or around your neck, and smoothed across your back. Your Peanut Shell should fit snugly and hit no lower than the top of your hip bone to give you the most comfortable carry.

Tip: No matter which position you are using, your baby's bottom always goes on the seam.

Click to Download: Adjustable Sling Instructions

Classic Baby Sling
Step One: Preparing the Classic Sling

Before you put on your sling, make sure your sling is folded in half with pocket facing out and padded rails on the inside.

Step Two: Wearing the Classic Sling

Hold your sling in one hand with the curved seam pointing toward the ground. Slip the pouch up and over your head, putting one arm through the sling, and let it rest on the opposite shoulder.

Step Three: Proper Placement of the Classic Sling

Before you put baby in the sling, make sure the fabric of the pouch is spread across your shoulder, NOT up or around your neck, and smoothed across your back. The seam should be positioned over your belly button. Your Peanut Shell should fit snugly and hit no lower than the top of your hip bone to give you the most comfortable carry.

Tip: No matter which position you are using, your baby's bottom always goes on the seam.

Click to Download:  Classic Sling Instructions

Heirloom Baby Sling
Step One: Preparing the Heirloom Sling

Before you put on your sling, make sure your pouch is folded in half with pocket upright and easily accessible.

Step Two: Wearing the Heirloom Sling

Hold your sling in one hand with the seam pointing toward the ground. Slip the pouch up and over your head, putting one arm through the sling, and let it rest on the opposite shoulder.

Step Three: Proper Placement of the Heirloom Sling

Make sure the slimmest portion of the sling is spread across the ball of your shoulder, NOT up and around your neck, and that the sling pouch is folded in half. Align the curved seam of the sling with your hip.

Tip: The seam should align over your hip. No matter which position you are using, your baby's bottom always goes on the seam.

Carrying Positions - All Baby Slings
Cradle Carry

Babies that are NOT able to support their head
(Approximately: Newborn – 6 months)

Step One

With the baby sling on, hold baby in seated position above the sling, against your body (baby should be sideways against you). Open your Peanut Shell pouch outward with one arm while you are supporting baby with the other. Pull outside layer of fabric away from your body to make room for baby.

Step Two

In seated position, begin to lower baby into the baby sling, bottom first (baby's bottom should be in line with the seam). Tuck in baby's legs; then, open the pouch enough to allow baby's head to rest back against you comfortably.

Step Three

Pull fabric up on both sides and be sure baby is supported by the sling before you release your hold.

Kangaroo Carry

Babies that ARE able to support their head
(Approximately: 4-9 months)

Step One

Hold baby with baby's back toward you but resting or sitting above the sling. Pull the bottom of baby's feet together and knees out, like a little yoga baby (alternatively, you can cross the baby's legs).

*Alternately, you may hold baby facing toward you. This is known as 'Tummy-to-Tummy' carry.

Step Two

Open the pouch away from your body by taking the outer layer of fabric and pulling out. Begin to lower baby bottom first into the baby sling.

Step Three

Adjust the fabric to be sure baby is supported and that baby's legs are comfortably crossed in front.

Hip Carry

Babies that ARE able to sit upright without support
(Approximately: 6 months +)

Step One

With sling in place, put baby high onto unslinged shoulder. Move sling completely over baby's legs by tucking them into the sling and against your body.

Step Two

Lower baby onto your hip. (Tip: Baby's bottom should be lined with the seam). Find inside layer of the pouch (the padded edge). Pull INSIDE fabric layer down and under baby's bottom to create the deep seat.

Step Three

Pull fabric up on baby's back for added support and comfort. Do not release your hold until baby is supported. Be sure the fabric is all the way to the back of baby's knees to create a deep seat. Baby's bottom should be below baby's knees.