Wear your sling with the padding on the outside. Holding your baby over your shoulder as though you are burping them, slide them in feet first. Turn their body so they are seated sideways to your chest. Make sure your baby is resting with both sides of the sling evenly on either side of their body for safety. Always ensure that your newborn is positioned so they have a good air supply. Older babies can be held with their head and arms out.