Facing-In Position - Baby Facing Toward You - Until your child is able to hold his/her head upright, this is the correct position. It affords your baby lots of close physical contact and attention, while leaving your hands free. In this position, you can entertain and bond with your newborn by talking, touching, playing or just making eye-contact. For Facing-In Position, smaller babies, 8 lbs to 15 lbs, use the narrow seat. Larger babies and children use the wide seat. The wide seat allows a larger child to ride in a comfortable seated position with their legs wrapping around you. Facing-Out Position - Baby Facing Away From You - Once your child is able to hold his/her head up, your baby is ready for a new adventure. This position allows him/her to visually explore their surroundings while maintaining close contact with you. Always use the narrow seat position when carrying in the baby facing-out position. Backpack Position - Child Facing Towards You - When your little one can fully sit up on his/her own, putting them on your back allows you to carry the child comfortably for longer periods of time. In this position your baby is free to check out what is going on around them and still know that you are right there. For Backpack Assisted Position, always use the wide seat. When placing your baby in or taking them out of the carrier, sitting down will make the procedure easier. Until you are familiar with the placement of baby, it is also recommended to do so over a soft surface. It is best to limit the use of your carrier to 10-20 minutes until you and your baby are both completely comfortable in it together.