Double Hammock TAS (tied at shoulder)

Use wrap size base -1 (one size shorter than for full DHC)

    Double Hammock TAS or tied knotless or with Candy Cane Chestbelt (CCCB).  Wrapping Rachel starts with a centered wrap and gives tips for spreading and tightening:

    Double Hammock TAS or with Candy Cane Chestbelt (CCCB), starting with the wrap off-center, demonstrated by Samantha of Sunshine Slingers:

     

     


     Double Hammock Carry TAS (tied at shoulder)
    step by step photo tutorial

    (thanks to Phaedra and Sun City Singers)
      How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 1Step 1.  Center the wrap on baby’s back and put baby and wrap on your back.
      How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 2 Step 2.  Keeping the top rail tight under your chin or between your knees, reach behind and under your baby’s knees to pull all the excess wrap width down to the bottom and then up between you to baby’s knees.
        How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 3Step 3.  Keep the other end secure and bring one end over your shoulder.
        How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 4Step 4.  Gathering so that all the slack is out of the wrap, bring the other end under your arm.
          How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 5Step 5.  Bring that end across your chest and spread over your breasts to create the chest pass and pass the wrap under your opposite arm.
          How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 6Step 6.  Pass the wrap to your other hand behind your back and pull the top edge of the wrap up high on baby’s back.
            How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 7Step 7.  With the wrap spread across baby’s back, take one end in each hand to tighten and pull out any slack throughout the carry.
            How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 8Step 8.  The ‘L pull’ helps to get all slack out of the chest pass and both passes over baby.
              How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 9Step 9.  Put the wrap end coming over your shoulder down between your knees to hold it tight.
              How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 10Step 10. Bring the other end of the wrap up over your shoulder.
                How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 11Step 11.  Tighten the wrap strand-by-strand as it comes over your shoulder.
                How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 12Step 12. Put the wrap between your knees to hold it and go back to the first wrap end (the long end).  Without losing tension, bring it straight down under your arm.
                  How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 13Step 13: Here you can do a bunched strap that goes behind both knees, but Phaedra is doing a reinforced Double Hammock with a horizontal pass spread across baby’s back for extra support.  To do this, bring the top rail (edge) of the wrap high on baby’s back.
                  How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 14Step 14: Bring the wrap straight across baby’s back with the bottom tucked up to form a knee-to-knee seat.
                    How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 15Step 15: Tighten strand by strand and bring the wrap under your arm.
                    How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 16Step 16: Tie a double knot or slipknot here to finish OR . . .
                      How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 17. . . finish with a Candy Cane Chestbelt (CCCB) by twisting the two wrap ends together several times (see the next picture to see visually why it’s called a candy-cane chestbelt).
                      How to do DHC TAS Photo Tutorial, step 18Double Hammock Carry TAS with Candy-Cane Chestbelt

                       

                       


                      More DHC Variations: Wendy’s Double Hammock Carry

                      Wendy’s Double Hammock Carry is a wiggle-proof carry that has the comfortable horizontal torso pass of a DHC but adds an even more secure seat for babies who tend to ‘pop the seat’ by straightening legs to make the passes slide up over their bottoms.  With two passes going between the legs, babies cannot pop this seat!

                      Wrap Size: use your base -1 (size 5 for most moms) or one size smaller than you need for a full DHC.


                       More DHC Variations: Double Hammock Carry TUB

                      DHC TUB (tied under bottom) is similar to DHC TAS (tied at shoulder).  It has the same horizontal chest pass, the same two rebozo (diagonal) passes over baby, but the two wrap ends come together in the back and knot is tied under baby’s bottom (whereas in the TAS version, one wrap end goes behind and comes around to the front to tie to short end at the shoulder).  This video was made when our family was living in an RV and touring the country.  The Grand Canyon seemed like the perfect backdrop for a quick tutorial since I needed to wrap baby up for a hike on the trail anyway!  I like to think that our chattering daughters (age 2 and 7) provide charming background noise 😉

                      For those interested in Winter Wrapping, I had my son in his jacket and wrapped over him without a jacket on me.  Afterwards I will put our Kindercoat (babywearing coat) over both of us.

                      Wrap Size: use your base -1 (size 5 for most moms) or one size smaller than you need for a full DHC.

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