Babywearing of Hampton Roads

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Carry of the Month: Jordan’s Back Carry

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Please read our disclaimer before trying this carry. 

Jordan’s Back Carry is a favorite of many babywearers. It utilizes your base size wrap and offers multiple cross passes. This makes it a great carry for those wiggly, seat popping babies and toddlers. I know that’s a problem I’m always trying to find a solution for.

Base size varies from person to person depending on the size of the person. A size 6 (4.6m) is the most commonly used base size; however, a size 5 (4.2m) or size 7 (5.2m) are also common. In this tutorial, VBE Helena is using a size 6 woven wrap. Now onto the carry: 

1. To start, find your middle marker and put it centered on baby’s back.
2. Get baby onto your back using your preferred method. Don’t have one? Check out this link here.
3. Now make your seat. First pin the top rail. Then bring the bottom rail up between you and baby and knee to knee.

4. Now that baby is positioned on your back, bring one side down under your arm into a rebozo pass. 
5. Take the tail you just brought under your arm and flip it up over the same shoulder.
6. Grabbing the rail closest to your neck, spread the pass across baby’s back
7. Reinforce your seat from knee to knee.
8. Now pass the tail under baby’s leg, creating a cross pass. Store the tail away between your knees.

9. Now grab the inner rail on the opposite side.Bring it down under your arm. Make sure to keep the inner rail on top. This will create a flip in the wrap.
10. Spread the wrap across baby’s back, making sure to reinforce the seat knee to knee. This pass will go over baby’s leg.
11. Grab both tails and tie off with a double knot.

And that is how you do a Jordan’s Back Carry (JBC) using a long woven wrap. Enjoy!
We hope this helped and please do not be afraid to ask questions!
You can email questions to our Education chair at
Education (at) BabywearingHamptonRoads (dot) Org any time.
Photo tutorial not doin’ it for you? No worries. Check out Babywearing International of Hampton Roads’s YouTube channel for more information and tutorials!

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