Back Carries that Require a Long Wrap (Approximately Wrap Sizes 5-7)
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.
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.
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.
This video by Rachel from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do a Taiwanese Carry and breaks it down into pass types.
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)
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do reinforced rucksack with a demo doll.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.