You will want your base size wrap for this carry. A base size wrap is a size that will work with most multi-layer carries. This size will differ based on the wearer’s size and the baby’s size. In this tutorial, I’m using a size 6 wrap that measures about 4.6 meters and I am using a newborn baby doll (I can still accomplish this carry with my 2-year old but prefer a size 7 and I’m about a dress size 8/10 or shirt size M/L.
Now, simply tie a knot above your bust on your chest. Ready for a break? If you need one, hold onto the knot (it has the potential to loosen) and take a good, deep breath. If you have grumpy baby, take this time to calm them, distract them with treats, whatever!
Ready again? Now we’re going to start those passes that go over the shoulder. I like to start with the top of the knot. The first pass has mostly secured your baby. As long as your seat is deep enough, your knot and wrap are snug, and you stay leaning forward, you may work with both hands BUT stay in touch with your baby at all times. Spread your pass out really wide and have hold of both rails.
Flip the pass onto your shoulder. Keeping it as high possible and your hand turned up. You’re going to sort of “push” the wrap to the back and hand it to your other hand. Once you make the pass you are going to spread it up as high as possible onto your baby’s back. If you’re working with a new wrap, this may be tough; it could be “grippy” and get stuck in some places. Just keep pulling and working with it. It will get better in time as it gets broken in.
Photo tutorial not doin’ it for you? No worries. Check out Babywearing International of Hampton Roads’s YouTube channel for more information and tutorials!
We have really tried to accommodate everyone by using a couple of methods of teaching. Explanation, picture tutorial, and video tutorial. We’d love feedback on what helps you, so please leave a comment if you have any questions or tips!