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How to cross shoulder straps on a buckle baby carrier

crossed straps in a buckle baby carrier
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Many brands of baby carrier feature the ability to cross shoulder straps. This can be a brilliant feature, especially for the more narrow shouldered and petite parents out there. However, sometimes people end up with crossed carrier straps positioned in ways that aren’t comfy.

Crossing the shoulder straps in your baby carrier

When crossing shoulder straps on your baby carrier we suggest you do it like this:

  1. put shoulder strap over your shoulder on the bony part away from your neck
  2. push all the slack over your shoulder
  3. reach behind you with the opposite hand and pull the shoulder strap DOWN towards floor
  4. still pulling down, bring strap diagonally across your back and clip it in
  5. tighten buckle to ensure baby is held securely
  6. repeat for the other shoulder strap

If you simply pull the shoulder strap diagonally across your back the strap will sit on your neck. This can become painful after a while. Ideally your shoulder strap will sit in the middle of your shoulder and the cross on your back will be roughly level with the bottom of your shoulder blades.

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We hope you have found this guide to crossing shoulder straps in your sling or baby carrier helpful. If you’d like any help, at any point on your sling journey, why not get in touch by email, or call us on 01133 206 545? You can book a FREE 15 minute phone consultation or a longer phone or video consultation. We can help you find the right sling for your situation.

Meanwhile you can find out more about slings, carriers and carrying in the carrying section of our Knowledge hub. The ‘Caring for your sling’ section has videos and articles on many topics; washing slings, checking their condition, rethreading a buckle and much more. If there’s an issue that we haven’t covered yet, then just let us know. We are happy to cover common queries and make carrying your little ones less confusing!

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