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Okay, so this post is way over due. Secure high back carry (SHBC) is one of the most common beginner carries; one of the first carries you’ll try when you start wrapping. It can be done with a base size as well which makes it even more perfect. It has a nice stopping point thanks to the half knot so if you find yourself winded and baby is getting upset, it’s a great time to stand up a little and soothe baby.
I admit this isn’t a favorite of mine though. I find that it is difficult to get everything nice and even so that the rails of the wrap aren’t cutting into you and depending on your chest size, the knot may irritate you. With that said, practice will help with all of these issues. You learn to use the rails (the long hems on each side of the wrap,) and tighten them to what’s comfortable and you’ll learn just how tight to pull on the chest knot. I will say that it is a very quick multilayer pass and it does have a lot of variations so you can really customize it to your liking.
So for the tutorial I used a size 6 beautifully dyed “DIY” wrap. You could use a smaller wrap, you may just have to adjust where you start the carry on your baby’s back, like a couple inches off to one side but because of the nature of the passes, you will need just enough to tie in the front.
|Someone was kind enough to capture my goof up!|
“over, over” thing really helped me remember. So again, the pass over your shoulder goes over the pass under your arm and then you pull it up through and knot. If you want your shoulders capped, I’d try to cap your shoulder now otherwise it’ll be difficult to loosen it to pull it over your shoulder later.
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