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Old 11-25-2013, 09:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I made my own woven wraps and have been using them for front, and very rarely hip, carries for a few months now- but my baby's getting bigger (7 months, ~19 lbs) and a back carry would be more comfortable. I tried it last night- I needed my partner just to wrap the thing (basically I stood there and tried to help while my partner did most of the work), when my baby would squirm into a bad position, I had to ask my partner for help, etc. I liked how it felt- but I have no idea how to do it on my own!

 

Can anyone give advice on how to wrap it on my own? I've seen the videos and I just can't figure out how to juggle holding a squirmy baby in place while correctly wrapping it. Trying to wrap from behind is so clunky... 

 

Also, does anyone have advice on making adjustments while the baby's on? I imagine I could just figure it out as I go, but I had problems.


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I love babywearing Faith's videos. She explains things well. Two things help me a lot:
1) I tuck the bottom rail into baby's pants to create the seat before I even get her up there.
2) as soon as she's up, I pull the top rails tight so she can't lean away and pin them under my chin while I get set for the next step. I always keep the top rail tight and when I switch hands to wrap with the other tail, whichever part I'm not using is firmly pinned under my chin/between my knees.
I hope that helps. Keeping tension while you wrap is very important but it can be tricky! Good luck!
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What carry are you trying? I found a ruck the easiest to learn since it has only one pass over baby it's fast.

Lots of people like secure high back carry since you tie a half knot to pine the baby in place after the first pass but I find that carry less comfortable than a ruck.
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I love babywearing Faith's videos. She explains things well. Two things help me a lot:
1) I tuck the bottom rail into baby's pants to create the seat before I even get her up there.
2) as soon as she's up, I pull the top rails tight so she can't lean away and pin them under my chin while I get set for the next step. I always keep the top rail tight and when I switch hands to wrap with the other tail, whichever part I'm not using is firmly pinned under my chin/between my knees.
I hope that helps. Keeping tension while you wrap is very important but it can be tricky! Good luck!

 

Thank you for that suggestion! My biggest problem is keeping the top rail in place over baby's back. If I can get someone to lift it into place after I'm done, I can otherwise do it myself fine- but without someone to do that, my baby leans away and it gets uncomfortable and feels dangerous (I've never left it long enough to find out if it is or not- and don't plan to!). I'll definitely try that to see if it helps.

 

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What carry are you trying? I found a ruck the easiest to learn since it has only one pass over baby it's fast.

Lots of people like secure high back carry since you tie a half knot to pine the baby in place after the first pass but I find that carry less comfortable than a ruck.

 

 

 I've been using the cross-wrap. http://www.wrapyourbaby.com/backwrapcrosscarry.htm I like having it distributed across my chest, so I'll look into the secure high back carry, but if I'm still having trouble with that I'll try going with the ruck until I get the hang of it better, as he gets heavier I think I'll need the weight distributed but for now the ruck would probably be alright. Thank you for the advice!


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You could try tying Tibetian on your ruck, that would get some of the weight to your chest as well.
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Maybe try a double hammock. Because the one side is shorter it's easy to keep tension with your knees, and the tight rail going over your shoulder keeps the baby glued down really well.

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