Remember when tying the Boba Baby Wrap it is not necessary to leave any extra room in order for your baby to fit inside. The wrap should be tied tight. There should be no bulges or wrinkles and there should be no part of the wrap that is loose or hanging from your body. If anything, when pulled away from you the material should actually bounce back against your body. It obviously shouldn’t be tied so tight that it is uncomfortable or that you can feel pressure anywhere. Aside from tying it tight, it helps enormously for the fabric (the “x” that is created with the wrap) to be pulled to the back of your little one’s knees. With a wider base it helps to keep your baby in place and better support your baby’s entire back, bottom, and legs. When the wrap is snug against your body and the fabric is pulled to the back of your baby’s legs, your baby will be carried high on your chest and will be more comfortable for the both of you.
Another thing that you can do, especially when you are carrying a heavier baby is to be sure that you cross the wrap high on your chest. In step 5 of the basic tie, when you cross the two pieces of fabric to create the “x” that your baby is supported in, the pieces should cross each other above your sternum (where your ribs meet). Basically the higher the “x” is, the higher your baby will be carried. Some moms have written in that it helps to untie the wrap and actually tie the knot under your baby’s bottom for additional support. You should be able to climb a mountain without your baby sagging. Please visit our page for more information.