Please read our disclaimer before trying this carry.
February definitely sneaked up on me and I apologize for the late Carry Of The Month post!
We did a Back Wrap Cross Carry and a Poppins Hip Carry, so I thought it was time for a simple front carry since we’re still working with some beginner carries. Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) is very similar to BWCC except that it’s on the front and you can do quite a bit of prewrapping, making it really ideal for beginners. The perfect cuddle carry!
What’s really great about FWCC is you can accomplish this with your stretch cotton wraps like Moby Wraps and Boba Sleepy Wraps! (Remember that stretchy wraps are not safe for back carries. Please do not use them for our back carry tutorials.) If your baby is starting to pack those pounds on in their 3rd of 4th month and you’re still using a stretchy wrap, FWCC gives you some extra support and it’s important to keep a hand on their bottom while wrapping them as well.
There aren’t a lot of cons to this carry. Some front carries can get hot and some can be inconvenient with really tall toddlers but is still doable when they ask for tummy snuggles! You should be able to easily nurse in this carry with some minor adjustments.
Okay, so we’re using a base size wrap again, which is anywhere from a size 5 to a size 7, depending on your size and baby’s size. Let’s get started.
Now we’re going to add our baby.
First make a pocket for your baby by grabbing the rail closest to you and bringing it down while holding onto the outside rail. You can tighten it up a little by tugging on the wrap over your shoulders. It’s nice to keep the bottom rail, or the rail closest to your tummy, a little tight so that when you slide your baby in, the wrap will have already made your baby a little bit of a seat. So now you’ll add baby by putting baby over your shoulder and sliding them in. Hold the top rail and glide it up baby’s back. When baby is about half way in, come under and reach for her toes to free them and then start to hammock baby in gently and tucking fabric between you to create a nice seat.
Almost done already!