This week we will talk about getting a good seat. Whether you use a wrap, a ringsling, a Mei Tai or a soft structured carrier we often use the term getting a good seat in the carrier. It means making sure that your child has the bum lower than knees position and ideally has the carrier covering and supporting knee to knee. I will be using our lending library’s SBP’s wrap conversion ringsling, our Wrapsoday hybrid stretch wrap and our Action Baby Carrier soft structured carrier.
With the ring sling I make sure the bottom half of the material is knee to knee and well tucked up between me and my child’s body. You can see that the top half of the fabric is flat and not bunched around his back.
You can see the bum lower than knee position here again.
Here shows how the fabric is tucked up between his legs and my stomach/side.
In a wrap I will pull the bottom of the wrap straight down and then pull from between his legs and up between us.
I make sure that I pull that material up along my back and knee to knee on his body.
In a soft structured carrier I make sure the waist band is flat against my back without any gaps. I then bring the fabric up and over this bottom so that he sits about half way over the waist band.
I would do the same with a Mei Tai as I do with a soft structured carrier. As a final check with any carrier that I am using is to make sure his position is correct by lifting up on his heels which pushed his bottom into that nice deep seat.