Use your base size wrap for Rucksack with Knotless Tibetan Finish.
Scroll down for Rucksack Tied Tibetan video (not knotless)
The Knotless Tibetan finish pulls pressure off your rucksack straps and adds support for your baby or toddler due to the chest pass.
Because there is no waist pass, the Rucksack tied Tibetan or Knotless Tibetan is comfortable for pregnant babywearing and avoids an unflattering muffin top on any mom.
Those who do not like the Ruck straps or waist tie of a simple Rucksack will find the Knotless Tibetan Finish the perfect solution!
You can also tie Tibetan with a knot – scroll to the bottom for that variation 🙂
Knotless Tibetan Carry
step by step photo tutorial
Step 1. Get baby or toddler on your back. Toddlers can stand on a bench or short wall and climb on your back. Especially nice for pregnant moms!
Take the other end as it comes over your shoulder and bring it straight down under the same arm.
Step 9. Put one end between your knees. Take the other end across your chest, over the opposite arm strap and tuck the wrap end under it.
Wrapping Basics for Rucksack Variations including:
- Rucksack Carry
- Rucksack Tied Tibetan (video below)
- Knotless Tibetan Carry
The top rail (edge) of the wrap should come up over baby’s shoulders to the neck as pictured. Or, if baby or toddler prefers arms out, the top edge of the wrap comes up to baby or toddler’s armpits.
The bottom rail (edge) of the wrap should extend well under baby’s bottom to pull baby’s knees upward. The most comfortable and secure positioning will have baby’s knees higher than baby’s bottom. Baby’s lower legs should be free to swing.
The bunched straps coming under your arms will go over and lay on top of the wrap that holds your baby’s knees up.
Many parents find the most comfortable rucksack carry has baby or toddler’s shoulders level with your own. However, if you find a lower rucksack carry comfortable, there is nothing wrong with that!
The important thing is that the slack is tightened out of the wrap before tying so that it holds baby snugly against your back with no gap and no room to sag or lean.
An alternative to the Knotless Tibetan Finish is the original Tibetan Finish with a knot at the chest. It’s very similar to the above tutorial but the crossed straps in front go under rather than over the shoulder straps. This way they go under from the inside to the outside, then come together and tie in a knot between the two straps.
And a video is worth a thousand words (at least) so here’s a Rucksack Tied Tibetan video tutorial from a wrapping dad: