Pinning Down and Wrapping Up a Wiggly Toddler

Back Wrap Cross Carry with rucksack straps

2.5 year old

first you find the middle

first you find the middle

 then you throw yourself over your kid after running around in the livingroom trying to catch him

then you throw yourself over your kid after running around in the livingroom trying to catch him

lift him by the arms

lift him by the arms

fly him up and TRY to put him on your back

fly him up and TRY to put him on your back

finally!

finally!

bend forward and spread the toddlers legs so that he wraps them around your back

bend forward and spread the toddlers legs so that he wraps them around your back

push the fabric under his bum all the way to the knees

push the fabric under his bum all the way to the knees

 pull the fabric straight forward to tighten the belt (no hes not sleeping hehe)

pull the fabric straight forward to tighten the "belt" (no he's not sleeping hehe)

squeeze one end of the wrap between your thighs. Grab the upper rim of the other and put it over your arm and shoulder and bring the wrap around the toddlers back

squeeze one end of the wrap between your thighs

Grab the upper rim of the other . . .

and put it over your arm and shoulder . . .

and put it over your arm and shoulder . . .

 

and bring the wrap around the toddlers back

and bring the wrap around the toddler's back

spread the wrap

spread the wrap

tighten well and bring the wrapend under the toddlers foot and squeeze it with your thighs

tighten well and bring the wrapend under the toddler's foot and squeeze it with your thighs

do the same thing

do the same thing

make a comfortable shoulder

make a comfortable shoulder

voila!

voila!

 

 now you can rock on!!

now you can rock on!!

Comments 6

  1. Tina Quackenbush wrote:

    I think I’d better learn and become proficient with this wrap BEFORE my son is able to run away from me at warp speeds ;-)

    Posted 02 Aug 2010 at 3:12 pm
  2. Heather Peters wrote:

    Know what I love about this: they are both so happy in these pics. Too sweet

    Posted 15 Oct 2011 at 9:36 am
  3. Rebecca Lewis wrote:

    I love this tute, and this wrap! Do you happen to have a brand/colorway name for it???

    Posted 20 Oct 2011 at 9:54 pm
  4. peaceloveandcamping wrote:

    hey mama! great tute :D what wrap are you using? a few of ys are curiously drooling over on tbw ;)

    Posted 31 Oct 2011 at 9:45 pm
  5. Natasha wrote:

    Any suggestions for a wiggly boy who likes to straighten his legs while I try to make the seat for him?

    Thanks for the ideas for getting him up there in the first place!

    Posted 01 Jun 2013 at 12:03 am
  6. Diana wrote:

    While you’re making the seat, try standing upright (rather than bent over), to drop his bottom down into the seat, and the unexpected position may make him bend his knees to cling to you. Just make sure you are holding him in the wrap securely so he can’t fall when you do this. And then you have to be ready to tighten that bottom rail while he’s in the good position to hold him there. You can try carries that secure your baby/toddler early on in the wrapping process like a Back Wrap Cross Carry with a Chest Belt, and if you’re having trouble getting the seat in a Rucksack Carry, you can try a Carry with diagonal passes like BWCC or Double Hammock Carry. Try to have any excess wrap down at your baby’s knees, rather than up by their necks–that can help too.

    Posted 06 Jun 2013 at 11:27 am

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