It's getting difficult to use my toddler as a sling model! The best place I have to take photos is outdoors and as soon as my soon feels the fresh air he wants to get down. He could spend all day exploring outdoors if he could!
But it actually helps me to get more interesting photos as I have to keep him amused. Here my son is exploring a plum tree with me. I love the colour in this sling by the way. So tempted to keep it! There are more photos here.
Here he is trying to flip out of the sling so he can get down. I'm glad he couldn't manage it. I had to let him have a play in the backyard after this though!
An angled strap pod feels a little different to wear than the straight strap version - it feels like a cross between a mei tai and a wrap (whereas the straight strap feels more like a wrap with training wheels to me). There are not as many tying positions as the straight straight (you can't do a torso carry for example) but some people prefer the feel of an angled strap in a rucksack carry so if that is mainly what you would like to use a pod for it's a good option. However it will tend to put more weight on your shoulders if not positioned correctly (higher is better), so if your shoulders are picky you may prefer a straight strap pod (for a torso carry option).
Hold your baby with one arm and place the carrier over your baby.
Bring the straps over your shoulders, cross them and bring them around to the front again over your baby's legs.
Cross the straps and bring them under your baby's legs and tie in back. Check that your baby is in a good seated position with knees higher that bum.
This method shows a hip scoot which can be used with a baby who is sitting well. For smaller babies I like to use the santa toss method to get baby on my back. You can find instructions for this in the straight strap podaegi instructions.
Put your baby on your hip and scoot your baby onto your back.
Pull the straps over your shoulders and pull one strap so there is no slack. Put the strap between your knees and repeat for the other side.
Tuck some of the podegi blanket under your baby's bum and knees.
Bring the straps back behind you (or alternatively cross them over your chest).
Cross the straps over and then under baby's legs and bring back around to the front.
Tie in front or tie tibetan style (see next series of pictures).
Tibetan variation: Hold one strap between your knees. Bring the other strap across your chest and under the shoulder strap.
Repeat on the other side.
Pull both straps to get out any slack and tie in front with a square knot.
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