This is a tip for both you and your baby—wide back is for you, high back is for your baby. How’s that for two for the price of one?

When you put on your sling, take the time to make sure that the back is spread out nice and wide across your back. Here’s how to do this:

1. Put the sling on, then put your hand down into the pouch of the sling.

2. Keeping your hand in the pouch, move your hand around to your back, straightening out the fabric and spreading it wide across your back.

3. Once it feels right—-that is, not bunched or narrow, but flat and wide—take your hand out and put in your child!

4. If this sounds like alot, just try it. Once you’ve done it a few times, it should take about 2.5 seconds. No joke. We promise.

The high back part is just as easy. Simply make sure that the fabric comes up high on your child’s back. If the fabric only comes up to your child’s waist or lower back, take the child out of the sling, reopen the pouch with your hand to make sure that you have the sling on correctly (snug and tight against your body, and with enough fabric on the outside rail), and put your child back in.

Wide back, high back, and you’re good to go!