Wear a Newborn & a Toddler in 1 Wrap

11th September, 2022 / Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Tandem Babywearing is not just for twin moms – any parent trying to keep up with a toddler while caring for a newborn will appreciate being able to wear a newborn and a toddler at the same time.

wear a baby and a toddler at the same time in a baby carrier wrap

Usually tandem wearing a toddler and baby at once requires two baby carriers.

Woven wraps are the most versatile for this, though you can also pair a wrap with a buckle carrier if that’s the combination you already have or are most familiar with.

A woven wrap is the only single baby carrier that can be safely used to wear a newborn and a toddler without needing two.

To make this work without the heavier child’s weight pulling on the younger baby, it’s important to tie a knot after wrapping up the heavier child. Then use the excess wrap to wrap up the smaller baby.

I have an entire unit on tandem wrapping – and different ways to do it with different ages – in my paid wrapping membership, Woven Wrap Guild.

Here’s a sneak peek of a cool tandem carry for you from that section of my membership:

You can try this carry yourself.

ONE: learn a Rucksack Carry Tied at Shoulder or another back carry that tied at the shoulder such as Rear Reinforced Rucksack (RRR), Double Sling, or Half Jordans Back Carry (HJBC).

Here’s how to do Rucksack TAS (tied at shoulder):

Here’s how to do Rear Reinforced Rucksack:

TWO: Wrap your toddler up in a tied-at-shoulder carry and tie your knot with one short end and one long end. Make sure the carry is secure.

THREE: Thread the long tail through the opposite strap.

FOUR: Put your baby in the pouch and continue wrapping as shown in the above tandem video.

Come back and tell me how it goes in the comments!

And, oh yeah, FIVE: Join Woven Wrap Guild to learn all the wrapping skills with me. You’ll love it and I would love to see you there!

Woven Wrap Guild Newspaper

I hope this will help you know how to carry your newborn and toddler or baby and toddler at the same time to save your sanity and free your hands!

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  • Julie Buckmaster December 11, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    Can all of the wraps be used to tandem carry? If so, do I need to size up in order to tandem carry?


    • DianaR December 12, 2023 at 10:51 pm

      Any good woven wrap can be used to tandem carry. There are some tandem carries you can do with shorter wraps and some with longer wraps. You should be able to do some with your base size but you might want to size up one for more options if your “babies” are toddlers. You can also tandem with 2 separate wraps so if you already have one, you could get a 2nd shorter wrap and that will give you a ton of options. If your two babies are quite different sizes (such as a baby and toddler) then using two separate wraps at the same time is the best way to go.


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