Simple Rucksack Back Carry with a short or long woven wrapUse your wrap base size -2 for a full Rucksack Carry.

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    a ruck variation that can be done with a short wrap: base -3

    Rucksack Carry

    Toddler Rucksack Carry


    Rucksack Back Carry
    step by step photo tutorial

      Rucksack Carry Instructions Step 1 - put the center of the wrap at baby's backStep 1.  Center the wrap on baby’s back.

      Rucksack Carry Instructions Step 2 - place baby high on your back and, keeping a hand on baby, tighten each side of the wrap. Step 2.  Place baby on your back and, keeping a hand on baby at all times, snug the wrap around him by pulling on each side of the wrap from top to bottom.

        Rucksack Carry Instructions Step 3 - gather one end and bring it straight down under your arm.Step 3.  Bring one end of the wrap straight down to go under your arm, forming a strap like a backpack (rucksack) strap.

        Rucksack Carry Instructions Step 4 - bring the strap over baby's leg, then under baby's second leg on the other side.Step 4.  Lay the strap over baby’s first leg, behind the knee, then pass it under baby’s second leg (baby’s right leg in this photo) to come around to the other side.  Keeping tension to make sure the wrap around baby stays tight, do the same with the second wrap end so that a cross is formed under baby’s bottom.

          Rucksack Carry Instructions Step 5 - tie in front with a double knot.Step 5.  Bring the two wrap ends together at the front and tie a double knot at your waist.

          Rucksack Carry Back ViewBack View
          The wrap should extend all the way up baby’s back to the armpit if baby prefers to have arms out of the wrap, or to the back of the neck with arms-in or a younger baby who needs that support.  The bottom edge of the wrap comes down under baby’s bottom and extends all the way up to baby’s knees to form a seat.  The straps of the wrap should lay on top of the edge of the seat as they cross under baby and baby’s lower legs should be free to swing.


          Rucksack Carry TAS (Tied at Shoulder) for base size -3


          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.
          3. Find help and support through the Wrap Your Baby community on Facebook, or your local babywearing group.

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