One of my readers, Yanna, messaged me on Facebook that she was having the same dilemma as I did with Basti. Her baby Sahaya, was no longer comfortable with the kangaroo carry in the SaYa, but wasn’t taking well to a pouch or a ring sling. She asked for advice on another position to carry Sahaya in the SaYa. (Sahaya in the Sa-ha-Ya. Ok ah. Just saying… wala lang. Carry on!)
I do a front-carry with Basti when he lets me (our record for the front-carry is 20 minutes) and here’s how I do it with the SaYa. (Please don’t mind The Painter taking his pre-painting nap on the sofa behind. Hee hee!)
First, put on the SaYa. I explained my style in a previous post.
With your baby in burping position, slip your hand under the lead sling…
And thread your baby’s leg through it.
Spread the fabric of the lead sling across your baby’s bottom and back to come up with something like this.
Next, get the support sling and thread your baby’s other leg through it…
Before bringing the fabric up to cover his bottom.
Then, just like in my previous demo of the SaYa Kangaroo Carry, put your arm through the support sling on your side…
And slide it over your shoulder.
Again.. SaYa Success!
Here’s a side view of the SaYa front carry.
Basti doesn’t really like this position very much as of now, but I think he’s getting used to it. Hope this helps!