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- Duct Tape
- 3 Cotton Knit Tshirts
- Long Sleeve Shirt
- Bed Sheet
- Beach Towel
Jilliane and Eliana were quite comfortable in this make-shift K’tan carry! Jade cut two cotton knit shirts at the armpits and created essentially pouches out of the shirts. When you put them over your shoulders like a sling, they create two passes for you to situate your baby into. Then the scarf comes into play by acting as a horizontal pass to protect the cross passes from sliding down baby’s back. Flipping the shoulders like Jilliane did in the photo made for a better fit for Jilliane’s petite frame.
The strap carry is probably the most unusual looking carry we tried out of the bunch. It looks unsafe but it’s quite secure and comfortable. It’s essentially a ruck with no seat but baby is kept arms out. Carmen (4 years old) used to love her arms in so this was a tough carry for her but she could tell that the pass was keeping her up as well. There are different ways to finish this off but this is generally done with a bed sheet which doesn’t always offer a lot of length so tying it under baby’s bottom is what’s most commonly done.