The baby in this picture is 9 months old. I have been carrying him using this technique since he was 1 month old. As he grew, my back got stronger!
Step 1: Find a rectangular cloth
Step 2: Put the cloth at your waist
Step 3: Baby goes on the back
Step 4: Cover baby's bottom and back
Have the person assisting you adjust the bottom edge of the cloth so that it fits underneath the baby's bum. The baby's legs (from the knees down) must not be covered.
The top part of the cloth will go up to the baby's shoulders (older babies can leave their shoulders uncovered, younger babies need more support).
Take the right side of the cloth and put it over your right shoulder.
The left side goes under your left armpit.
Step 5: Tie in front
tie it twice and slowly come out of your leaning position.
Step 6: Done!
Do not worry; he will not fall down. He MIGHT start slipping if the cloth is not tight around him, but this will not happen all of a sudden.
It takes a while to get used to the sensation... You are going to think the baby is just going to slide down and fall. If you are feeling nervous, try walking around the house with someone following you and checking on your baby.
Step 7: Variation
lean forward, raise your left arm and slide your baby towards the left so that he comes back and around you. the knot will move towards the top of your right shoulder.
This is a good carry if you are going to sit down and lean back. It is also a better carry for younger babies that do not yet have good head control.
In this carry, the baby's legs wrap around the side of your waist.