Putting on the Rookie Ring Sling is quick and easy. However, watch our little tutorial to get some tips.
You can also download the manual here.
- Place the rings on a shoulder of your choice. The rings should be on top of your chest and slightly below your collarbone. Place the fabric around your upper body and make sure the fabric is not twisted.
- Place the fabric over a large area of your back to distribute your child's weight evenly. Grasp the fabric. Make sure the fabric is not twisted.
- Pull the fabric with the Rookie label through both rings. Make sure that the rings are always on top of your chest and don't slip down.
- After you have pulled the cloth through both rings, pull it through the lower ring. Fan the cloth between the rings so that the cloth is not twisted and lies evenly between the rings.
- Put your baby on your free shoulder. Secure it with one hand and hold its head. Now slide your baby into the ring sling so that he sits in the sling with his legs raised. The bottom should be low. This supports the healthy squatting and spreading posture (M-position).
- Place your baby in the natural M position. If necessary, adjust the M position of the legs. The knees should be higher than the bottom and the back should be slightly rounded. Use one hand to support your baby and the other hand to pull the fabric over the baby's back.
- Use one hand to support your baby and the other hand to pull the fabric over the baby's back. There should be enough fabric under the baby's bottom to support her and "sit" in the ring sling. The fabric should reach from back of the knee to back of the knee.
- Finally, pull on the fabric protruding from the rings toexcess material. Collect the excess fabric on the back and underside and pull it tight.
- To secure the fabric to the top of your baby's back, pull the appropriate panel of fabric parallel to the top layer of fabric (pull over your baby's upper back).
- To secure the fabric to the underside of the baby's bottom, pull the appropriate panel of fabric parallel to the panel below (pull down).
- A deep seated position should be maintained. Do not pull the fabric on the back too tight, but make sure your baby is supported at all times. For comfortable support, spread the fabric wide across your back. The fabric on your shoulder should be away from the neck and evenly distributed over the shoulder to the upper arm.