Because I didn't start wrapping E until she was around 6 months old, I don't have a ton of front carries in my everyday repertoire. With a new squishy on the way, I figured it was time to brush up on front-carrying skills. This video is sort of long, but covers three different front carries that can be done with a shorter wrap. Most of my wraps are size 4s and it's good to know I don't have to add more to my stash in order to accomplish a front carry.
This is the ultimate newborn carry! Three passes over baby give lots of support and snuggles. This is the same basic carry that most people use with a stretchy wrap like the Moby or Boba wrap. This tutorial is with a long size 4, but would probably be most comfortable with a size 5 or 6.
This isn't a carry I use often, but others swear by it for babies who are wiggly, pop their secure seat, or who are leg-straighteners. This demo is with a size 3 wrap, but it can also be done with a size 2.
Our ring sling is one of our most versatile carriers. It's so simple and yet, it's lasted us from infant to toddler stages easily. It's a breeze to nurse in, easy to put on, even while seated, and fits in any bag.
This tutorial goes over a standard hip carry as well as a front carry for newborns. It was a little tough to demonstrate the newborn carry with my toddler, but hopefully you get the point! We'll have a new squish to play with soon.
Welcome back! It's been a busy holiday season here and we are excited to get back to posts and tutorials. This video shows a great, supportive back carry that can be a little tricky to master. Getting the chest belt nice and tight has taken a lot of practice for us. Don't give up if your first attempt is a loose, sloppy mess. It gets better!
Arrrrgh matey! This is probably one of the carries we use the most. It's fairly quick, supportive, and useful with a short wrap. This demonstration is with a size 3 wrap, it can also be done with a size 2 and finished with a rebozo knot. This variation is finished with a candy cane chest belt (CCCB).
This is one of my favorite carries for being out and about. It's great for sitting down at church or in a restaurant and nursing E when she gets fussy. She's comfy and can look around all while having a snack! It's also adds great versatility to a size 3 or 4 wrap. Two passes over the shoulder adds great support and more stability than a simple rebozo carry.
The slip knot, or rebozo knot, is an essential part of learning the art of babywearing and wrapping. It's a great tool for easily lowering baby to nurse, getting baby out of the wrap quickly, and adjusting tension. As with everything, practice makes perfect, and this is a skill you can practice even without your baby.
Braiding is a really simple way to break in or store your wraps. It also can keep them compact in your car or diaper bag. Check out this simple tutorial on how to braid a woven wrap. The wrap used in this demo is a size 4 Kokadi Firescales, 100% cotton. Special guest appearance by E :)
This was one of the first carries I learned with a short wrap. The wrap in this video is a short size 3 (3 meters instead of 3.2 meters) Hoppediz Katmandu. This wrap was great to learn with because the two sides are so different as you can see at the end of the video. This carry involves tying a slip knot. Check out the tutorials tomorrow for detailed videos on slip knots and braiding a wrap!