Short Wrap Challenge

5th March, 2012 / Wrap Your Baby Business / 7 Comments

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NOTE: the term “rebozo” in wrapping is no longer used to refer to a short wrap (or any kind of wrap pass or carry) because a rebozo is a traditionally woven cloth used in some cultures for babywearing and other uses. I have changed the title of this old post to reflect that.

Anyone up for a rebozo challenge?  I love wraps, but I’ve hardly used rebozo carries at all.  The rebozo back carry works for me pretty intuitively…but the front carries need some work.  They remind me of the very beginning of my babywearing career when I was struggling to make a Maya Wrap ring sling work.  I never did get that right, and I switched to wraps, which were easier for me from the start.

Well a rebozo front carry is a lot like a ring sling carry and there’s a hump I’ve got to get over.  It’s just so hard to bother with, when there are so many carries with a longer wrap that are easy, fast, and comfortable!  And yet, the challenge of it!

And what an impressive skill!  Tying your baby on with a long piece of cloth is awesome, but the ability to do it with a short piece of cloth, that would make you unstoppable, wouldn’t it?

So…are you up for it?  Shall we become mistresses of the mighty rebozo?  Report back to each other so we can’t get lazy?  Or if you are a rebozo expert, will you give me your tips?

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  • Paz March 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Hi mama! Well, here is the main way the indians carry their babies, usually like a sling knot while feeding, and when they are walking around they do like, uhmm…a pocket type carrier? Center over the baby, in the back, ends go over their shoulders, under the arms and knoted under the babies butt…does that makes sense? I will try and take a pic everytime I see one. If its a long rebozo (mine is a lil lobeger than usual, is longer enough to.cross it up front, since I feel that way is more comfortable than straight under arms…and I dont do the pocket way because I highly dislike feeling all the weight on one ahoulder. Ill send u pica whenever I get one 🙂


    • Diana March 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Your description is very clear to me, but I’d love a photo, too. You can email it to me and I’ll put it up on the blog, or post it on the facebook page!


  • Paz March 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    *the sling way not pocket lol


  • Wendy March 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I have had my rebozo for about 3.5 weeks (if I could upload a photo, I have several with my 2 year old while 17 weeks pregnant). I have only done the back carry with it, but absolutely love it. I find it so much more comfortable then my ring slings, as I feel I have more control over the fabric.


  • March 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Buenas from Costa Rica! I’m writing for several reasons…firstly to tell you that the bali breeze has been fabulous for us Alaskans here in Central America, with 90 degrees and high humidity bringing the heat index to 103 degrees. Secondly, I’d love to see you blog about ways to modify carries for women with large (swollen and painful) nursing breasts! Thirdly, I often use a rebozo-size shawl to add extra compression and cover my baby’s head while putting him to sleep on my back… and I’ve found that the key is to pay much more attention to keeping even tension on the wrap through the middle, from rail to rail. I also tie high on my chest (just under my breastbone) to get a lift-type of support on my baby. Love your blog – thanks for sharing your love!!


    • Diana March 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      Did you see my post about different ways of doing the straps in a rebozo carry, here:
      That, at least, gives options you can try to see which is most comfortable. Maybe a knot or twist between the breasts with the fabric either above and bellow but not over the breasts, or else spread carefully across the breasts?

      Thanks for writing with the rebozo report! Glad you’re enjoying the Breeze wraps. Enjoy Costa Rica for me!


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