A TikTok video explaining how to do a baby sling is going viral with 1.5 million views.
Baby slings can be complicated, but this tutorial breaks it down step-by-step.
Expectant parents have applauded the video for decoding this tricky baby accessory.
Baby slings look like an awesome way to tote around your infant, hands-free. But, if you’ve ever seen one up close and personal, you know they can be complicated to figure out. And, ya know, using a baby sling properly is kind of clutch.
Luckily for new and expectant parents, one TikTok video is blowing up online because of how well it breaks down the sling-wearing process.
The TikTok, which was shared by @GlasgowSlingLibrary and has more than 1.5 million views, features mom Hannah Inman dancing her way through wrapping a sling around her body. She starts with a long sheet of fabric, wraps it around her back, pulls it across her chest, and then over her shoulder to create a shoulder wrap kind of look. From there, she pulls one end of the sling under the strip of fabric across her chest, criss-crosses it in the front, and pulls it to the back and the front, where she ties it in a knot. Finally, she puts the baby in the sling, smiling the whole time. And that is that.
People were all about the life hack in the comments. "As an expectant mom, thank you!" one wrote. "So I allllwayyyssss wanted these but I was so scared I was gonna mess it up and my kid would fall through," another said. And more than a few people joked that they planned to try this with their dog.
Gemma Hamilton, who created the TikTok, told the Glasgow Times that her group decided to create the tutorial because parents tend to get frustrated with baby slings. "So many people have received their baby wrap in the baby box, but have given up because they haven't got the support to use it properly," she said. "But when we posted the video, we had no intention of it getting as big as it has done, 1.5 million views is unbelievable."
Apparently, they underestimated how many parents have no clue how to do this... until now, that is.
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