A Guide to Baby Wearing with Wrap Carriers

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Wrap Carriers are a favorite of baby wearing mamas, but they can be a little intimidating at first. Don’t let that stop you! ⁣
Kantha Wrap Carriers are a go to for long wearing days AND are a lifesaver for bigger babies, and you can wear them in so many different ways!⁣


All of our wrap carriers are one-of-a-kind, and handmade by women survivors in Bangladesh.
Below is a super simple tutorial to get you started. 
Step 1.  Center wrap at chest.⁣ ⁣
Step 2.  Keeping the center at your chest, bring one side under your arm and across your back to the opposite shoulder.⁣
Step 3.  Do the same with the other end of the wrap.⁣
Step 4.  Hang both wrap ends over your shoulder and now you have a horizontal pocket across your chest for baby.⁣
Step 5.  Hold your baby on your shoulder in a burp position, then slide baby down into the pocket and guide his feet out through the bottom of the wrap.  Bring the top edge of the wrap up to baby’s shoulders and the bottom of the wrap down under baby’s bottom to form a seat that extends all the way to his knees.⁣
Step 6.  Hold baby with one hand and use the other hand to pull the wrap end up high to tighten the wrap around baby. Pull upwards, rather than forward across the shoulder, to reduce friction and get all the slack out of the wrap for a snug wrap job.⁣
Step 7.  Tighten one end of the wrap, then the other, again and again (keeping a hand on baby) until the wrap is holding your baby securely against you when you hold both wrap ends and baby doesn’t sink, lean, or budge at all when you take your hands off him.  The bottom of the wrap should be holding baby’s knees up and the top edge of the wrap should be snug so that baby cannot lean away from you.⁣
Step 8.  Bring the wrap ends straight down along baby’s sides, and cross under his bottom.  Bring the ends under baby’s legs⁣
Step 9.  Tie a double knot behind you and you’re done!⁣

See more wonderful wrapping tutorials at my favorite Baby wearing resource, wrapyourbaby.com

 

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