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 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.  
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.  
Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry
This video by Tanya Tougas shows how to do Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry.  
Jordan’s Back Carry
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do Jordan’s Back Carry with a woven wrap.  
Jordan’s Back Carry with Two Rebozo Passes
This video by Denim Mei Tai shows how to do the variation of Jordan’s Back Carry that has two rebozo passes. It has a great explanation of how to do the shoulder flip.  
Giselle’s Back Carry Tied Tibetan
This video by Giselle Baturay shows how to do Giselle’s Back Carry and how to tie tibetan.  
Giselle’s Back Carries with a Knotless Tibetan Finish
This video by Olena B. shows how to do Giselle’s Back Carry with a knotless finish.  
Taiwanese Carry
This video by Rachel from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do a Taiwanese Carry and breaks it down into pass types.  
Taiwanese Carry
This video from Wrapababy Videos shows how to do a Taiwanese Carry with tips for tightening.  
Double Hammock Torso Carry with Tie Off Options for Each Size
This video by Steffany from BWI of O’ahu shows how to do a double hammock torso carry with a toddler and a size 2, 4, and 6 wrap.  
Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder
DRS2S or Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder is a comfy long back carry for a size 5-7 wrap. This video by Rachel from BWI of Southern Maryland includes tips for babies who leg straighten while you are trying to wrap and shows shows how to get baby down from this carry.  

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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 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.  
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.  
Double Hammock Tied at the Shoulder with Three Tie Off Options
This video by Rachel from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do double hammock tied at the shoulder and includes tricks for getting the second pass high on the baby’s back.  
Double Hammock with a Knotless Finish
This video by Jackie from BWI of South Metro Minneapolis shows how to do a double hammock. with a knotless finish.  

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 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.  
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.  
Reinforced Rear Rebozo Rucksack
This video by Rachel of BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do Reinforced Rear Rebozo Ruck (RRRR, aka Pirate Carry) with a toddler while pregnant.  
Double Rebozo with Shoulder Flip Tips
This video by Rachel of BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do double rebozo and gives tips on doing a shoulder flip.  
Half Jordan’s Back Carry
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows two ways to do Half Jordan’s Back Carry (Half-JBC). First, she shows how to do the carry with a rebozo pass followed by a cross pass. Then she shows how to do it with a cross pass first and rebozo pass second. She also shows a few tie off options for this carry.  
Half Jordan’s Back Carry without a Shoulder Flip
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York, shows how to do Half-JBC without a shoulder flip.  
Short Back Cross Carry
This video by Squishymommy1 shows how to do short back cross carry with a shorter woven wrap. SBCC is an advanced carry. Because it starts with a cross pass, you should keep a hand on baby until the second cross pass is complete. Notice in the video that she keeps one hand on baby’s bottom until she has completed the second cross pass.  
Rebozo Back Carry
This video by Wrapababy videos shows how to do a rebozo back carry.  
Double Hammock Rebozo with a Toddler
This video by Tooralei, Kathy Heffern, Babywearing Consultant shows how to do a Double Hammock Rebozo Carry with a Toddler. It includes tips for getting the horizontal pass nice and high on baby’s back.  

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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 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.  
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.  
Newborn Rucksack Tied in Front
This video by Meredith from BWI of New Haven shows how to get a newborn on and off of your back as well as how to do a Rucksack tied in front.  
Newborn Reinforced Rucksack
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to put a newborn on your back as well as how to do a reinforced rucksack.  
Double Rebozo with a Newborn
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to do a double rebozo carry with a newborn.