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Beginner – Pocket Wrap Cross Carry with a Stretchy Wrap (Moby, Boba) and a Newborn
Beginner – Front Wrap Cross Carry with a Stretchy Wrap (Moby, Boba) and a Newborn
Intermediate – Hip Wrap Cross Carry (HWCC) with a Stretchy Wrap
Woven Wrap Front Carries
Beginner – Front Wrap Cross Carry with a Newborn, including Nursing and Repositioning
Beginner – Front Wrap Cross Carry Tied under the Bum with a Newborn
Intermediate – Hip Kangaroo with a Newborn
Intermediate – Kangaroo Carry with a Newborn
Advanced – Front Double Hammock with a Newborn
Woven Wrap Back Carries (all back carries are considered advanced)
Double hammock Tied under the Bum
Double Hammock with tips for a snug chest pass
Double Hammock Tied at Shoulder with Tips for getting the second pass high on baby’s back
Ruck Tied in front with a leg straightening wiggly baby!
Ruck Tied Tied Under the Bum
Reinforced Ruck with tips for spreading the cross passes
Ruck Tied Tibetan
Short Ruck Tied at Shoulder
Double Rebozo with shoulder flip tips
DRS2S aka Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder
How to do a Torso Carry with a Beach Towel
Half Jordan’s Back Carry with Candy Cane Chestbelt
Secure High Back Carry
Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry
This video shows how to do Pocket Wrap Cross Carry (PWCC) with a stretchy wrap. This carry works well with any stretchy wrap (moby, boba, wrapsody, ergo, etc).
This video shows how to do Front Wrap Cross Carry with a newborn and a stretchy wrap. This carry works well with any stretchy wrap, but the one shown in the video is a Boba wrap. The video also shows how to nurse in this carry.
This video shows how to do a safe, supportive hip carry with a moby wrap and a heavier baby/toddler. Hip wrap cross carry is basically the same as front wrap cross carry, just shifted to the hip.
This video shows how to do a Front Wrap Cross Carry with a water wrap. It also shows how to nurse the baby in the wrap and re-position baby after nursing. The wrap in the video is a Wrapsody Duo Wrap, but this works with any water wrap.
This video shows how to do Pocket Wrap Cross Carry with a water wrap. The wrap in the video is a Wrapsody Duo Wrap. Pocket Wrap Cross Carry is a poppable front carry that you can easily pre-tie and then pop your baby in and out of as needed.
This video shows how to do a Front Wrap Cross Carry with a newborn. It also shows how to lower baby to nurse and re-position baby after nursing.
This video shows how to do Front Wrap Cross Carry Tied under the Bum with a newborn. It gives tips for tying the knot under the bum and positioning it so that it holds in place well. This is one of my favorite carries for a newborn and I find it works best with a thinner wrap. The wrap in this video is a size 3.
This video shows how to do Hip Kangaroo as a front carry for a newborn. It includes tips for tightening and for holding a newborn while wrapping around them. The wrap in the video is a size two wrap woven by Robbins Nest Weaving.
This video shows how to do a Kangaroo Carry with a woven wrap. It includes tips for how to flip the shoulder as well as for tightening.
This video shows how to wrap a Front Double Hammock (FDH) with a newborn. FDH is an incredibly comfortable front carry that has two rebozo passes and includes a shoulder flip just like a Kangaroo Carry. This is an advanced carry and it helps to be proficient with wrapping Kangaroo before trying this carry.
This video shows Double Hammock Tied under the Bum, which is a comfortable back carry to do while pregnant. The video gives tips for tying a knot under the bum and making sure the seat is pinned in place by the knot. I didn’t do a great job of tightening the chest pass though, so check out my regular DH video for chest pass tips!
Double Hammock – Including tips for getting the chest pass nice and tight (L-pull and strand by strand tightening) and tips for dealing with a chest pass that is too loose (tucking and adding a chestbelt).
This video shows a short variation of double hammock that can be done with one (or sometimes two) sizes shorter than your base size and ties at the shoulder. This is the version that starts centered on the wrap. The video includes 3 tips for getting a high second pass (jump rope trick, towel trick, and elbow trick) and also shows how to tighten the chest pass and a few options for tying off (candy cane chest belt, knotless).
This video gives some tips for getting a deep seat and also shows how to hold a leg straightening baby’s legs in place while wrapping. This method of holding baby’s legs in place while wrapping works for all back carries, but is easiest in carries like ruck tied in front or secure high back carry which has a bunched second pass.
Ruck tied under the bum with a screaming, wiggling, leg straightening baby! The video includes tips for squirmy babies and shows how to tie the knot by pulling the tails tight and then just twisting to make the half knot before double knotting. This is an advanced back carry and is deceptively simply. Wait until you are good at making a deep seat and wrapping snugly before attempting this carry.
This video shows reinforced ruck, focusing on how to get the reinforcing cross passes high on your baby’s back. This also shows how to prevent sagging in the carry, how to get a nice deep seat, and how to do this carry if your baby likes to leg straighten while you’re wrapping.
This video shows ruck tied tibetan with the crosses spread over the chest for comfort. This is a comfy carry when pregnant or if you prefer not to have a waistbelt. In the video, I rushed a little and could have spread the chest a bit better and after tying, spread the shoulder to cup my shoulder.
This ruck tied at shoulder (ruck TAS) version can be done with a size 2 wrap and is a great alternative for ruck tied under the bum (RUB). The video shows a candy cane chest belt.
Double Rebozo is a quick short back carry that can be done with a size 2-4. The video also shows a candy cane chest belt and includes tips for doing a shoulder flip.
DRS2S or Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder is a comfy long back carry for a size 5-7 wrap. This video compares DRS2S to Double Hammock and gives a few tips for keeping the two carries straight. It includes tips for babies who leg straighten while you are trying to wrap and shows shows how to get baby down from this carry.
This video shows how to do a torso carry with a beach towel, using the traditional twist and tuck method of securing the carry. This is a secure and comfortable emergency carry that works with a baby who is able to sit unsupported, all the way through toddler-hood and beyond. In the video, I do the carry with my 5 year old who is about 50 lbs and 4 feet tall. This is a great emergency carry even for bigger kids.
Half Jordan’s back carry (Half-JBC) with a size 3 woven wrap and candy cane chest belt and a squirmy baby. Includes tips for wiggly babies. Great back carry because it protects against leaning and leg straightening.
Secure High Back carry (SHBC) is an easy first back carry and a favorite carry of many dads. The video shows how to make a good seat and how to get baby down from the carry.
Christina’s Ruckless back carry (CRBC) is a really comfortable back carry for people who don’t like ruck straps.
Taiwanese carry is an amazingly comfortable back carry, especially if you spread out the anchor points. It’s has one short tail and one long tail. All of the passes are done with the long tail wrapping around the short tail. There are two rebozo passes and one horizontal pass, but any of those passes could be modified to meet your needs. For example, if your baby leg straightens a lot, you could do two rebozo passes and end with a cross pass to protect against leg straightening. If you are cutting it short on length, you could make the final pass a bunched pass which tends to use a little less length. It has an interesting asymmetrical look in front, but is amazingly comfortable.
This video shows how to tie a slipknot with a woven wrap. It’s shown over the right shoulder first, then over the left shoulder.
This video shows how to adjust a slipknot with a woven wrap. It shows how to tighten the knot, raise and lower the knot, adjust strand by strand through the knot, and how to lock the knot in place if you don’t want it to slip.
This video shows an easy method for getting an older baby (who is at least able to sit unsupported) onto your back. It’s a variation of a superman toss that I learned from Ann Marie Rodgerson that doesn’t involve crossing arms and is easy to learn. This method makes it especially easy to be sure to hold baby’s whole torso (rather than just arms) while tossing. It’s also really easy to teach because the person can easily toss baby over either shoulder and there’s no need to figure out which way to cross arms or which shoulder to toss over.