Buckle Tai Front Carry

First, take your carrier and hold it in front of you upside down with the print facing towards your knees. For the front carry, I unbuckle the shoulder straps.

Buckle it at your waist(not on your hips), behind your back, and tighten it by pulling on the webbing. The waist should be comfortably snug, not too tight.


Hold your baby against your chest.

While holding your baby, pull the carrier up over your baby’s back.

Put both shoulder straps over your shoulders.

Reach behind and grab one of the shoulder straps. Buckle it to the opposite side and tighten by pulling on the webbing. Repeat this with the other shoulder strap.

This is how the straps should look from behind.

Front and side view of the carry.


Tips and Tricks

If you are having difficulty adjusting both shoulder straps, try having one tightened and clipped before putting the baby in. Then just buckle the other strap and tighten it. As I’m tightening the straps, I like to give a little bounce to get the baby down into the carrier. If you are carrying a young baby, you might need to froggy their legs, instead of having them either side of the carrier.

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Buckle Tai Back Carry

First, take your Dream Carrier and hold it upside down with the print facing towards your knees. For the back carry, I leave the shoulder straps buckled. Buckle the waist so that the carrier is behind you, and tighten the webbing.


Start with your baby on your hip.

Then scoot your baby onto your back. Always keep a hand on your baby.

While keeping a hand on your baby, pull the carrier up and over the baby with your other hand.

Then slide your arms through the shoulder straps, just like you would put on a backpack.

Now just tighten the shoulder straps by pulling on the webbing. Then you are all ready to go. You can use a chest belt for a back carry.

If you were going to use a chest belt you would have each shoulder threaded through one section of the chest strap. Once the shoulder straps are up, you clip the chest belt together and tighten it by pulling on the webbing.

Some tips and tricks

After I get both shoulder straps up, I like to give a little bounce as I’m tightening the webbing. That will get your baby settled deeper into the carrier and you will get a tighter fit and will have to do less adjusting as you wear them. Once you get used to the carrier, you will probably leave the shoulder straps at the length you need them. I rarely have to adjust my straps. I just put her on my back and slide the straps on and we are all set to go. As for the placement of the waist buckle, I like it right above my hips. And because it is worn apron style, I find it sits well there without having to have the waist strap super tight. If it is uncomfortable, it is too tight!

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