Newborn Nursing Hip Cross Carry (tied around baby)
Hip Cross Carry (HCC)
step by step photo tutorial
Step 1. Put the center of the wrap over one shoulder (your baby will sit on the opposite hip) and bring one end across your back wide and flat by holding the top edge of the wrap.
Step 2. Cross the two wrap ends at your hip.
Step 3. Bring both wrap ends around to your opposite hip and tie a double knot.
Step 4. Or, if using a long wrap, wrap around your waist again before tying.
Step 5. Pick up your baby (in this case my 3 year old) and insert into cross by putting baby’s forward leg through the cross coming across your chest . . .
Step 6. Put the baby’s other leg through the cross coming around your back.
Step 7. Spread the crosses starting with the inner cross so that it extends all the way from one knee . . .
. . . to the other, and up over your child’s back.
Step 8. Spread the second cross the same way so it extends to the back of both knees and up baby’s back.
Baby/Toddler/Preschooler is seated comfortably on your hip with weight distributed across your torso by the wide, flat passes on your back. A younger baby/toddler can nurse conveniently in this carry. A baby who is not yet sitting unassisted (able to get into and stay in a seated position alone) should be positioned centered on your chest in this carry, rather than on your hip for appropriate spinal support.
Baby’s arms can be tucked inside the wrap – perfect for a young baby, cuddly/sleepy baby, breastfeeding, or for providing more support or preventing leaning.