Double Sling Carry can be done with your base size -3 or sometimes -4
Double Sling Back Carry with a little baby:
Note: Double Sling Carry was formerly known as Double Rebozo Back Carry. More information on this change at bottom of page.
Double Sling Back Carry Photo Tutorial
Step 1. Find the spot you’re going to put on baby’s back, about 3 feet from the end of the wrap.
Step 2. Put the wrap at the center of your toddler’s back and swing him up to your back.
Step 3. Position baby or toddler centered high on your back.
Step 4. Keeping the top rail (edge) of the wrap tight to hold baby onto your back, create a seat under your baby or toddler by pulling some of the wrap width down under the bottom and up to pull the knees upward.
Step 5. Bring the short end of the wrap over your shoulder and the long end under your opposite arm.
Step 6. Collect all of the slack out of the short end of the wrap and tuck under the same arm to hold it.
Step 7. Tighten the long wrap end strand by strand and gather in your hand.
Step 8. Bring the long wrap end up over the same shoulder so it makes a rucksack (backpack) strap over your shoulder.
Step 9. Spread the wrap across your baby’s or toddler’s back by holding the bottom rail (edge in your hand) while taking the top edge of the wrap in your opposite hand. Hold the short wrap end between your knees or pinched under your chin or in your teeth.
Step 10. Spread the wrap so the bottom rail (edge) extends to the very back of both of your baby or toddler’s knees and the top is high on baby’s back (up to the armpits for arms out or shoulder for arms in), and bring the wrap under your opposite arm.
Step 11. Take the end coming over your shoulder and the end coming under your arm and tie them together in a double knot.
Regarding the Use of the word Rebozo in babywearing:
Rebozo has been used among wrapping parents in Europe and the USA for a few decades to mean either a short (size 1 or size 2) wrap or a wrap pass that goes over one shoulder, across baby, and under your opposite arm without going between baby’s legs.
A Rebozo is actually a very specific kind of shawl used by women in Mexico and other parts of Central America for many things including, but not limited to, baby carrying. And it turns out the history and tradition of the Rebozo is highly significant and important to the culture.
For this reason, the babywearing community at large has decided to stop using the word out of respect for it’s true meaning and significance ❤️
A short wrap can be referred to by size as all other wrap sizes are. Afterall, a short woven wrap is not generally woven using the traditional techniques, fibers, and designs utilized by true rebozo artisans.
And a “rebozo pass” is now referred to as a “sling pass” or “Traditional Sling Pass” since it was learned from a traditional carrying style and not invented by modern wrap-users.