1. Tie the carrier around your natural waist, but off to one side. Tie it snugly just like you would for the front carry.
2. Take the strap in the back and lift it up over your opposing shoulder. The strap int he front goes over the same shoulder. I know this may sound confusing, but the pictures should help. Tie it loosely so it stays put while you put the baby in.
3. Lift the baby in so that she is sitting on your hop. Remember, if the carrier is tied snugly around your waist, it won't actually put any pressure on your hip.
4. Once the baby is in the carrier, give a little jump while pulling firmly on the straps. Then tie the straps around the baby's back. Some babies like the side carry and some on them don't. Try it and see what you think.
This carry is good for babies from about 6 months old until either of you doesn't want to do it anymore. Again if the body of the carrier is too long, just roll it once and the baby should fit just fine.