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 a great carry if you don't like the feeling of ruck straps over your shoulders or if you have a little one who is a leg-straightener. With passes that come under baby's legs, this carry prevents your baby from losing their seat while wiggling. My daughter also loves to snooze in this carry because it's so secure. This demo shows baby wrapped with arms out, but wrapping with arms in is also an option. The wrap used in this demo is a size 4 Didymos Orient, 100% cotton.
Hiking at Vail Pass
Okay, this one is a little more challenging! When I finally learned this carry it opened a whole new world to me. This is a super supportive shorty carry. I always keep a set of sling rings in my diaper bag just in case. We actually had to use this carry on a 3 day backpacking trip because E was FED UP with the frame pack we were using. I had packed an emergency shorty and rings and thank goodness I did! It would have been a loooooong hike without the extra support I was able to get from DHDR.
Our first tutorial! Now don't be disappointed that it's just a simple ruck. Getting this carry down pat is a great foundation for all other back carries. It especially takes practice to get a good deep seat and a nice high baby. I suggest trying this over a bed or couch until you feel really comfortable. Happy wrapping!