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Carry of the Month: Soft Structured Carrier (SSC) Part IV (Back Carry)

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Please read our disclaimer before trying this carry. Make sure you are using your carrier in compliance with the manufacturers directions.

SSC back carry with a toddler

Lower toddler onto your back from superman toss or have your child climb onto your back. I usually say, “Hold” or “Hug mommy.”

Reach for shoulder straps and bring the carrier’s panel up and over baby’s back. Pull shoulder straps up to remove any slack under your baby’s bottom. Clip chest strap and adjust clip strap and shoulder straps by tightening them or loosening them as necessary for a secure and comfortable fit.

SSC back carry with a baby

Please use your best judgment in attempting this carry with your baby. We generally recommend back carries only be tried with older babies who can sit on their own, exhibit good head control, and by experienced babywearers. If you aren’t ready for back carries in an SSC, please read our COTM posts for front carries in an SSC or hip carries in an SSC.

After clipping your carrier onto your waist, place your baby on your hip. From there, scoot your baby towards your back while maintaining a firm hand on your baby’s bottom for safety. If this is your first time, practice hip-scooting over a bed or couch or have a second person as a spotter.

With one hand on baby’s bottom, use your other hand to draw and/or flip the carrier’s panel up towards your baby’s back. Next, use one hand to hold the panel and baby’s bottom, and with the opposite hand reach for one shoulder strap and draw it up and over the baby’s back. Insert that arm into the shoulder strap. Repeat the previous steps for the opposite shoulder strap.

Pull both shoulder straps up to remove any slack under the baby’s bottom. Clip the chest strap. Adjust clip strap and shoulder straps as necessary.

Happy Babywearing!

One thought on “Carry of the Month: Soft Structured Carrier (SSC) Part IV (Back Carry)

  1. Hi I see this is a couple of years old but I am hoping you can tell me what is the make of the carrier please?

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