Please read our disclaimer before trying this carry.
We have previously covered a Rucksack in April 2013, going over the commonly stressed practice of making a “seat” for baby. It is an excellent post and goes into great detail on the various methods of getting a child onto your back.
Getting a seat for baby is a point of stress for many babywearers, new and old. How it is frequently taught requires a bit of flexibility which can be frustrating if flexibility is not inherent to your limbs. This alternative method to a rucksack is a great option if you have a limited range of mobility. Below will mostly highlight these differences.
This carry can be done with a wrap that is 2 sizes smaller than your base size. 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 picture tutorial, a size 5 (4.2m) is used. My base is a size 6.
Now onto the carry:
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