Back Carry

Buckle the carrier around your waist.
The center padding of the waistband should be against the center of your back

Before placing the child in the carrier, fasten both shoulder straps and adjust length to fit loosely over your shoulders.
Slip one arm through the shoulder strap on that side

Place the child on your hip, holding securely.
Using your free arm, guide child around your body and into the seat of the carrier.

If you feel you cannot adequately support your child while placing them in the carrier, ask for assistance.

Slip your other arm through the second shoulder strap.
Tighten the shoulder straps to support the child comfortably. Fasten the chest belt.

Front Carry

Buckle the carrier snuggly around your waist.

Before placing the child in the carrier, fasten both shoulder straps and adjust length to fit over your shoulders

Hold your child securely against you with their head facing you.
Place the child in the carrier so that the carrier body is between his legs. Make sure baby is centered in the fabric seat of the carrier.

If you feel you cannot adequately support your child while placing them in the carrier, ask for assistance.

Supporting the child's body with one hand, use your other hand to bring the body of the carrier up over the child's back.
Still holding your child securely, slip your free arm through the shoulder strap so that it is over your shoulder.
Slip your other arm through the other shoulder strap and make sure your child is properly seated.

Reach behind you and fasten the chest belt Tighten the straps to hold child securely.

*SUFFOCATION HAZARD Infants under 4 months can suffocate in this product if their face is pressed tightly against your body.

*The shoulder straps may be crossed behind the wearer's back and buckled in a front carry without using the chest belt.

Tightening Your Shoulder Straps

1.Standard straps
2.Straps which cinch to a smaller size
3. Chest belt set up
4. Waist belt position

A picture is worth 1000 words. The shoulder straps on a Kanga buckle carrier are a little bit different than other carrier brands. Here's how to correctly wear your straps and cinch them to the smallest setting.

The webbing of the shoulder strap, if properly adjusted, should not cause any distortion or buckling of the padding in the strap. The pictures below will guide you through properly adjusting your shoulder straps if this is happening.

Please note, your Kanga will be most comfortable if the buckle is able to be worn within 3 inches of the point at which the webbing is sewn into the carrier. If you find that you need to let out your buckles past this point, a longer length of shoulder strap may be more comfortable for you.

Standard Length Shoulder Straps

1. First, unbuckle. Push the male half of the buckle underneath the loop.
It may be tight, but it will fit. Cinch the male half of the buckle up to the end of the webbing. Now, you are ready to rebuckle.

2. Slide the female half of the buckle underneath the loop and rebuckle.

3.Now your Kanga is correctly fastened at the smallest setting. For carriers with the "cinch to a smaller size" option, there will be 2 loops.
See below for details on these carriers.

"Cinch To a Smaller Size" Shoulder Straps

The "Cinch to a Smaller Size" option allows for the shoulder straps of a carrier to fit one size smaller than the padding length.
To accomplish this, the webbing is sewn into the shoulder strap 2 inches higher than normal. This allows the wearer to tighten (or "cinch") the carrier tighter than it normally would.
For example; a Kanga with "standard cinching to petite" shoulder straps would have the same padding length as a standard, but would also fit a petite wearer.
An "X-Large cinching to standard" would have the same length padding as a normal X-large, but would also fit a standard wearer.
This can be customized by emailing me if you need larger or smaller sizes.

Although I have made Kangas which cinch between three or more sizes (XL to petite, for example), it is recommended to limit it to two sizes since this can make it akward to adjust, and the curve of the strap may not sit correctly for either wearer.

For carriers with the "cinch to a smaller size" option, there will be two loops at the end instead of one.

1. For the smallest size, simply slide the female half through the top loop for the smallest setting - the bottom loop is for the larger setting and will not be used when cinched to the smallest size.

2. To cinch to the largest size, unbuckle and thread the male half of the buckle and webbing through the top loop.
Thread the female half of the buckle through the bottom loop.
If you need more length, you may thread the male half through both loops.

3. This picture shows the carrier correctly fastened in the largest setting. You may need to thread the male half of the buckle and webbing through both loops if you need extra length.


Chest Belt
The chest belt for the Kanga is removable for those who prefer to cross the straps in a front carry.  When using the chest belt, please make sure it is installed correctly. The loops should encircle the padding of the shoulder strap, not the webbing.  Installing the chest belt incorrectly may damage your carrier.

Kanga Waist

The waist of a Kanga carrier sits at your natural waist instead of on your hips.  The back padding of the waistband should be flush against the small of your back.  There are some people who are more comfortable wearing the carrier lower, however, and that's okay, too, although wearing lower than at your waist will usually require you to have longer than standard shoulder straps since the straps are sized for wearing higher.

Return Policy/Order Cancellation

After purchasing a carrier, you may cancel your order within 24 hours. There is a $10 cancellation fee which will be removed from your total purchase price. After this day, the order will be treated as a return (see below).

Custom carriers are NOT RETURNABLE. Pre-order carriers without custom sizing (standard shoulder strap length) and pre-made instock carriers may be returned in like-new condition within 7 days minus a $25 restocking fee. Fees based on labor or custom options, such as printed hoods, paneling, and applique's are non-refundable. Shipping fees are not refundable. For wrap conversions, please make sure of the sizing of carrier you need before you send your wrap to be cut. No reimbursement for wraps used on returned WCs will be given. No warranty on carriers not property of original owner, however I happy to help with trouble-shooting on second-hand carriers.

Please allow 5-6 weeks for delivery of custom and semi-custom carriers since I will be making your carrier from scratch and may need to order materials.
After your carrier is completed, you will have 7 days to pay the remainder of the balance. If you need more time, let me know. As always if you should have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Because the Kanga is made from 100% natural cotton canvas, the lifespan of the carrier itself will be determined by the extent to which it is subjected to several environmental factors including, but not limited to; UV light (both sunlight and fluorescents) , air pollution, mildew, machine washing, and high atmospheric humidity. All of these factors actively weaken cotton fibers over time. Any carrier older than 3 years or which has significant fading from UV-exposure or repeated machine laundering or discoloration from chew or suck marks should be used with care.