How to wrap Back Wrap Cross Carry

     

    4 year old Back Wrap Cross Carry

     

     


    Back Wrap Cross Carry
    (original version with cross over chest)
    step by step photo tutorial

    You are viewing a piece of history!  My husband photographed this tutorial with a film camera 10 years ago.  The photos were scanned into the computer and the originals are long lost. This tutorial was among the original wrapping tutorials made for the Western World at the advent of the popularity of modern babywearing!  Enjoy!

      Get baby on back: Back Wrap Cross Carry step 1 Step 1.  Place the center of the wrap on your baby’s back and swing baby onto your back.

      Bring one wrap end over each shoulder for Back Wrap Cross Carry step 2 Step 2.  Bring one wrap end over each shoulder.

        Bring one wrap end under each arm for BWCC step 3Step 3.  Bring each wrap end under your arm so they come straight around from the back.

        Make a seat for BWCC step 4Step 4.  Create a seat for baby by pulling the bottom third of the wrap down under baby’s bottom and UP to baby’s knees.  Pull the top edge of the wrap up over baby’s shoulders or to baby’s armpit for an older baby/toddler.

          Cross one wrap end to the opposite shoulder for BWCC step 5Step 5.  Keeping one wrap end between your knees, take the other wrap end across your body to go over the opposite shoulder.

          Spread the wrap across your baby for BWCC step 6Step 6.  Spread the wrap over your baby by pulling the top edge up high over baby’s back and the bottom edge down to form a seat that goes from knee to knee. 

            Tuck the wrap under your baby's opposite leg for BWCC step 7Step 7.  Gather the wrap, keeping it uniformly snug, and tuck the wrap under baby’s opposite leg.

            Cross the other wrap end over your shoulder for BWCC step 8Step 8.  Bring the other wrap end across your body and over the opposite shoulder.

              Spread the wrap across baby's back for BWCC step 9Step 9.  Spread the wrap across your baby’s back just like you did with the last one.

              Tuck the wrap under baby's leg for BWCC step 10Step 10: Gather and tuck the wrap under baby’s leg (make sure the bottom edge of the wrap goes from knee to knee and the top edge is high across baby’s back).

                Hop and tug for BWCC step 11Step 11.  Take any slack out of the whole carry by hopping up (so your baby’s weight comes off the wrap) and tug on both ends of the wrap at the same time.

                Tie at the waist to finish BWCC. Step 12. Tie at the waist and you’re done!

                  Adjust the shoulders for your comfort - BWCCPull the wrap to a comfortable place on your shoulders so it won’t pull on your neck.

                  BWCC - done!Ready to go!


                  Ready to Wrap?

                  1. Get a quality woven wrap, if you don’t already have one.
                  2. Use the free DVD included when you buy a wrap, or the tutorials and videos on this website to get wrapped up.
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