Intermediate and Advanced Back Carries

Back Carries that Require a Long Wrap (Approximately Wrap Sizes 5-7)

Double Hammock
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva demonstrates a double hammock carry with a 6 mth old. Utilizing a santa toss method for getting baby on back and a a bunched torso pass which is then spread and folded in half.  
Double Hammock
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva demonstrates a double hammock carry with a 6 mth old. Utilizing a santa toss method for getting baby on back and a a bunched torso pass which is then spread and folded in half.  
Double Hammock
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva demonstrates a double hammock carry with a 6 mth old. Utilizing a santa toss method for getting baby on back and a a bunched torso pass which is then spread and folded in half.  
Double Hammock
This video by Meredith from BWI of New Haven shows how to do a double hammock back carry. It shows how to hip scoot baby onto the back and gives tips for tightening.  
Double Hammock
This video by Meredith from BWI of New Haven shows how to do a double hammock back carry. It shows how to hip scoot baby onto the back and gives tips for tightening.  
Double Hammock
This video by Meredith from BWI of New Haven shows how to do a double hammock back carry. It shows how to hip scoot baby onto the back and gives tips for tightening.  
Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva shows how to do Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder and includes tips for tightening and tips for keeping a deep seat.  
Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva shows how to do Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder and includes tips for tightening and tips for keeping a deep seat.  
Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva shows how to do Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder and includes tips for tightening and tips for keeping a deep seat.  
Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry with a toddler.  

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Double Hammock Torso Carry. This photo-tutorial by BWI of Hampton Roads shows how to do a double hammock torso carry with a long wrap. It includes a video link at the bottom.

Mid-Length Wrap Back Carries (Approximately Wrap Sizes 3-5)

Reinforced Rucksack
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do reinforced rucksack with a demo doll.  
Reinforced Rucksack
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do reinforced rucksack with a demo doll.  
Reinforced Rucksack
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do reinforced rucksack with a demo doll.  
Reinforced Rucksack with Tips for Spreading the Cross Passes
This video by Rachel from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do a reinforced rucksack with tips for spreading the cross passes.  
Reinforced Rucksack with Tips for Spreading the Cross Passes
This video by Rachel from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do a reinforced rucksack with tips for spreading the cross passes.  
Reinforced Rucksack with Tips for Spreading the Cross Passes
This video by Rachel from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do a reinforced rucksack with tips for spreading the cross passes.  
BWCC with Rucksack Straps
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva shows how to do Back Wrap Cross Carry with a toddler and a superman toss. She demonstrates how to turn the wrap before going back over the shoulder in a ruck strap, to keep the lower rail taught.  
BWCC with Rucksack Straps
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva shows how to do Back Wrap Cross Carry with a toddler and a superman toss. She demonstrates how to turn the wrap before going back over the shoulder in a ruck strap, to keep the lower rail taught.  
BWCC with Rucksack Straps
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva shows how to do Back Wrap Cross Carry with a toddler and a superman toss. She demonstrates how to turn the wrap before going back over the shoulder in a ruck strap, to keep the lower rail taught.  
Double Hammock Tied at the Shoulder
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva demonstrates a double hammock carry with a 6 mth old. Utilizing a santa toss method for getting baby on back and a bunched torso pass which is then spread and folded in half. The carry is secured at the shoulder with a rebozo slip knot.  

Short Wrap Back Carries (Approximately Wrap Sizes 1-3)

Rucksack Tied Under the Bum
This video by Christina of BWI of the Merrimack Valley shows how to do rucksack tied under the bum with excellent tips for tying a knot securely under baby’s bum.  
Rucksack Tied Under the Bum
This video by Christina of BWI of the Merrimack Valley shows how to do rucksack tied under the bum with excellent tips for tying a knot securely under baby’s bum.  
Rucksack Tied Under the Bum
This video by Christina of BWI of the Merrimack Valley shows how to do rucksack tied under the bum with excellent tips for tying a knot securely under baby’s bum.  
Rucksack Tied at Shoulder with a Candy Cane Chestbelt
This video by Tanya Tougas shows how to do a Rucksack variation that ties at the shoulder and uses a shorter wrap.  
Rucksack Tied at Shoulder with a Candy Cane Chestbelt
This video by Tanya Tougas shows how to do a Rucksack variation that ties at the shoulder and uses a shorter wrap.  
Rucksack Tied at Shoulder with a Candy Cane Chestbelt
This video by Tanya Tougas shows how to do a Rucksack variation that ties at the shoulder and uses a shorter wrap.  
Torso Carry in a Short Wrap
This video by Christina of BWI of the Merrimack Valley shows how to do a torso carry with size two wrap.  
Torso Carry in a Short Wrap
This video by Christina of BWI of the Merrimack Valley shows how to do a torso carry with size two wrap.  
Torso Carry in a Short Wrap
This video by Christina of BWI of the Merrimack Valley shows how to do a torso carry with size two wrap.  
Rucksack Tied at Shoulder with a Candy Cane Chestbelt
This video by BWI of SE PA shows how to do a short rucksack variation that ties at the shoulder. She shows it with a demo doll and also includes how to do a candy cane chestbelt.  

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Double Hammock Rebozo. This photo-tutorial by BWI of Hampton Roads shows how to do a double hammock rebozo carry with a short wrap. It includes instructions for a slipknot and a video link.

Back Carries with Babies Under Four Months

We recommend waiting until your baby can sit unsupported to begin back carries. You should always try your first back carries with a spotter or over a soft surface such as a bed. However, if you have completely mastered front and hip carries and have successfully back wrapped another baby, it is safe to do back carries in a woven wrap with a baby who isn’t sitting unsupported yet. These videos have been carefully selected because they show excellent tightening technique and carries that work well with younger babies.

Younger Baby Back Wrapping Basics

Getting a Good Seat
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to use a santa toss to get baby on your back as well as two methods for making a seat with a woven wrap.  
Getting a Good Seat
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to use a santa toss to get baby on your back as well as two methods for making a seat with a woven wrap.  
Getting a Good Seat
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to use a santa toss to get baby on your back as well as two methods for making a seat with a woven wrap.  
Getting Baby Down from a Back Carry
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to use the wrap as a hammock to support baby while taking baby down from a back carry.  
Getting Baby Down from a Back Carry
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to use the wrap as a hammock to support baby while taking baby down from a back carry.  
Getting Baby Down from a Back Carry
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to use the wrap as a hammock to support baby while taking baby down from a back carry.  
Reverse Hip Scoot to Get Baby Down from a Back Carry
This video by Tooralei, Kathy Heffern, Babywearing Consultant shows how to do a reverse hip scoot to get baby down from a back carry.  
Reverse Hip Scoot to Get Baby Down from a Back Carry
This video by Tooralei, Kathy Heffern, Babywearing Consultant shows how to do a reverse hip scoot to get baby down from a back carry.  
Reverse Hip Scoot to Get Baby Down from a Back Carry
This video by Tooralei, Kathy Heffern, Babywearing Consultant shows how to do a reverse hip scoot to get baby down from a back carry.  
Superman Toss for a Younger Baby with Good Head Control
This video by Tooralei, Kathy Heffern, Babywearing Consultant shows how to do a superman toss with a younger baby who has good head control. With this method, she uses her forearm to support the baby’s torso while placing baby on her back.  

 


This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva shows how to do Back Wrap Cross Carry with a toddler and a superman toss. She demonstrates how to turn the wrap before going back over the shoulder in a ruck strap, to keep the lower rail taught.  
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva shows how to do Back Wrap Cross Carry with a toddler and a superman toss. She demonstrates how to turn the wrap before going back over the shoulder in a ruck strap, to keep the lower rail taught.  
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva shows how to do Back Wrap Cross Carry with a toddler and a superman toss. She demonstrates how to turn the wrap before going back over the shoulder in a ruck strap, to keep the lower rail taught.  
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry with a toddler.  
This video by Tanya Tougas shows how to do Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry.  
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry with a toddler.  
This video by Tanya Tougas shows how to do Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry.  
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry with a toddler.  
This video by Tanya Tougas shows how to do Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry.  
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva demonstrates a double hammock carry with a 6 mth old. Utilizing a santa toss method for getting baby on back and a a bunched torso pass which is then spread and folded in half.