Around the first of each month, we will feature a “Carry Of The Month” (COTM). This featured carry will typically be one completed using a woven wrap (although a few non-woven carries may show up here and there!). If you are one of our local babywearers, please feel free to join us on our Facebook Group’s COTM thread to be entered in our drawing at the end of each month for participating!
An important thing to remember (besides nice, snug passes and a good knot) is to get good positioning and a good seat – knees above bum and fabric spreading from knee-to-knee. For those teeny newborns, also make sure you have good head support – you can either tuck their head into one of the cross passes or roll up a blanket or burp rag and tuck it behind baby’s head/neck spread between the two cross passes to provide more support for their head (once you’re all wrapped up).
Safety: If this is your first time using a wrap, or even this particular carry, please be sure to practice wrapping your baby over a soft surface such as a bed or a couch. You can even practice with a doll or stuffed animal first until you feel comfortable with making a “seat” and securing the passes and tying the wrap. Working near a mirror or reflective surface is also helpful so that you can better see how your baby is positioned in the carry and whether or not you have their knees above their bum and fabric spread from knee-to-knee.
“TASK” Rule for Safe Babywearing!
Two fingers can be placed under baby’s chin
Always able to view baby’s face – even while nursing
Snug and Supported
Kissable – able to kiss the top of baby’s head easily
COTM #1: FWCC / PWCC / FWCC Variations
Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC), Pocket Wrap Cross Carry (PWCC), and FWCC Variations
COTM #2: FCC / SCC & SCC Variations
Front Cross Carry (FCC), Short Cross Carry (SCC), and SCC Variations
COTM #3: Hip Carry Series (HCC, HWCC, RHC, PHC, & CHCC)
Hip Carry Series – Hip Cross Carry (HCC), Hip Wrap Cross Carry (HWCC), Robin’s Hip Carry (RHC), Poppin’s Hip Carry (PHC), and Coolest Hip Cross Carry (CHCC)
COTM #4: Kangaroo & Hip Kangaroo
COTM #5: Back Wrap Cross Carry (BWCC) & Secure High Back Carry (SHBC)
COTM #6: Rebozo & Front Torso Carry
COTM # 7: Ruck and variations