How to carry (videos)

I have made several videos for my clients, which you can browse on my  YouTube channel here. You can also click on the links below. Please note that these videos are to be used at your own risk. Always keep your child safe!

Sling

The ideal J shape position ( supported upper back with curved lower back and pelvic tilt inwards) can be easy to achieve even with small babies.

The J shape - supported upper back with curved lower back and pelvic tilt inwards

The J shape in a 12 day old

 

Here  is another picture from the JPMBB site to show optimum position in a see through wrap (please note I would recommend this baby to be a little higher – close enough to kiss).

JPMBB legs

Making a good seat when your baby is in the carrier can make a great difference to the feel and comfort of the carry, both for you and your baby. Tilting the pelvis inwards and raising the knees above the bottom into the M shape is important – here is how to do it. Making a good seat in a carrier.

Soft Structured Carriers

How to make a good seat with any carrier – the pelvic tuck

Front Carry with a Connecta

Newborn Carry with a Connecta (no padded waistband) with knees tucked and legs out of waistband) please note this is not endorsed by Connecta

FWCC style carry with Connecta (spreads the top edge of panel more widely and brings knees higher) please note this is not endorsed by Connecta

Hip Carry with a Connecta (or any cross strap full buckle carrier) – two methods please note this is not endorsed by Connecta

Front Carry with a Sleepy Nico, adjusting the panel if it is too tall or wide – please note this is not endorsed by Sleepy Nico

Putting on a rucksack strap carrier with the chest belt pre-clipped

 

Front Carry with a Mei Tai or Half Buckle

Front Carry with a Newborn in an adjustable waist Mei Tai (eg Hop Tye) video by Rachel from the North East Sling Library

Secure Hip Scoot and Back Carry with a Full Buckle method 1

Secure Hip Scoot and Back Carry with a Full Buckle method 2

Back Carry with the chestbelt done up (wrapyouinlove video) – ensure chest belt is strong and secure

Secure Hip Scoot and Back Carry with a Half Buckle (or Mei Tai) Tibetan tie finish

Hip Carry (Robin’s) with a Half Buckle or a Mei Tai

 

 

Wrap Carries with a Stretchy

Pocket Wrap Cross Carry with a stretchy wrap (Hana Baby, two way stretch)

Fixing a stretchy wrap that has sagged or sunk too low

JPMBB videos

Slingababy video of Front Double Hammock with a Moby (one way stretch)

Jody’s Close Carrier video

 

Here is a very useful Wiki of Woven Wrap Carries by size etc.

 

Wrap Carries with a Woven Wrap

  • Front carries

Semi FWCC with sz 2 woven wrap and slip knot

 

Front Wrap Cross Carry tied at side with a sz4 woven wrap

Front Wrap Cross Carry with a sz 6 woven wrap and a small baby, legs out and lexi twist

Front Wrap Cross Carry with a sz 6 woven wrap and a large toddler

 

FWCC with a toddler, flipping the rails for extra reinforcement (Sarah Condry)

 

Kangaroo Carry by wrapyouinlove (with a sz3)

Kangaroo carry with a small baby

Knotless Front Cross Carry  Slingababy

Front Cross Carry (unflipped shoulders – Wrapping Rachel)

Photo tute of the FCC

 

  • Back carries

Knotless Ruck with sz 2 woven wrap and a large toddler

Short Back Cross Carry with a woven wrap size 2

Reinforced Ruck – by Lindsey, with a woven wrap sz 3

Knotless Double Hammock with sz 4 woven wrap

Double Hammock with a sz 5 woven wrap (L Pull)  (yes she does fall asleep)

Ellevill Jordan’s Back Carry, good for leg straightener children, sz 5 woven wrap  (happy happy happy)

Ruck tied Tibetan with sz 6 woven wrap and large toddler

Back Wrap Cross Carry by Babywearing Faith

Secure High Back Carry by Wrapping Rachel

 

Beautiful video of a hip scoot into a knotless ruck with flipped shoulders

 

  • Hip carries

Robin’s Hip Carry with sz 4 woven wrap

Poppin’s Hip Carry with sz 4 woven wrap

Coolest Hip Cross Carry with Sz 3 woven wrap

Slip Knot Rebozo Hip Carry with Sz 2 woven wrap

Very useful Slip Knot photo tutorial from Sling Solutions

No no no no Hip Carry (no rings no sew) with Sz 2 woven wrap

How to thread a no sew ring sling (with two rings)  (external video)

 

Ring Sling Carries

Ring Sling prep and legs out Tummy to Tummy Carry with a newborn (creating rolled neck cushion)

Ring Sling prep and hip carry by Nicola from the West Yorkshire Sling Library

Slingababy‘s excellent ring sling preparation and hip carry  (with toddler)

Ring Sling front carry with rings on the back and a twist in the fabric

Back carry with a ring sling and a flipped shoulder to keep horizontal tension (French video)

Fixing a carry where the rings have slid across too far – from The Carried Baby

Other videos

Improving the seat of a narrow based carrier with a scarf

Other highly recommended videos that I like and use myself

Kangaroo carry (with a sz 4) by LewNay

Saltwater DH with knotless finish

Charlie’s Cross Carry with Ring Finish – other variants here

Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry by Wrapping Rachel

Wiggle Proof Back Carry with Sweetheart Neckline and ring finish

 

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