What Can You Do with a Base Size Woven Wrap?

What can you do with a Base Size woven wrap?   Your base size is the size needed to do front wrap cross carry or double hammock with the amount of excess tail that you prefer.  To learn more about finding your base size, see my beginner wrapping post.

Front Carries

Front Wrap Cross Carry

Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) is a comfortable front carry.  Many people choose this as the first carry to learn because it teaches strand by strand tightening which is the key to successful wrapping.  This video gives a great explanation of strand by strand tightening.


Front Cross Carry

Front Cross Carry (FCC) is a poppable front carry.  The wrap can be pretied and baby popped in and out as needed.  It’s easy to adjust and to nurse in.


Front Double Hammock

Front Double Hammock is very similar to front cross carry except it has two sling passes rather than two cross passes. This variation is excellent for babies who like to lean and newborns who don’t want their legs overspread.


Reinforced Kangaroo

Reinforced Kangaroo is an incredibly comfortable front carry which is especially nice with a sleepy baby because it is easy to lay baby down on the wrap.

Front Torso Carry

Front Torso Carry is a wonderful option with a base size woven wrap.  This carry doesn’t have any wrap on the shoulders and can be ideal if you want to stay cool in the summer, have sunburn, shoulder injury, or just don’t like fabric on your shoulders.  This carry is comfortable and supportive.  This video is by Tandem Babywearing.  


Hip Carries

Hip Wrap Cross Carry

Hip wrap cross carry is a two shouldered hip carry that you can do with a base size wrap.  This carry is just like Front Wrap Cross carry, but shifted to the hip.

Reinforced Robin’s Hip Carry

Robin’s hip carry can be done as a carry with a base minus one wrap.  Usually this carry is done with a base minus 2 or even 3 wrap, but with a longer wrap you can tie in the back to use up a bit more length.  This video is by Tandem Babywearing.  

Back Carries

Double Hammock

Double hammock is one of the most popular (and comfortable) back carries.  This carry has a chest pass which supports much of baby’s weight and is wonderful with a heavier baby.


Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder

Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder is a comfy back carry which is similar to double hammock in support, but without the chest pass.  This carry can be slightly airier in the summer.


Back Wrap Cross Carry with a Chestbelt

This variation on Back Wrap Cross Carry starts with a halfknot chestbelt which can be a nice way to secure baby before starting the next step.  Many people first learning back carries like this as a first back carry with an older baby or toddler.


Secure High Back Carry

Secure High Back Carry begins with a half knot chestbelt which allows you to secure baby before starting the next pass.  Many people like this as a first back carry.


Jordan’s Back Carry

Jordan’s back carry is a comfortable back carry that has ruck straps.  This carry has a sling pass, cross pass, and horizontal Pass.


Giselle’s Back Carry

Giselle’s Back Carry is very similar to Jordan’s Back Carry.  It has a sling pass, cross pass, and reinforcing cross pass. This carry is great for leg straighteners.


Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry

Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry is almost the same as Giselle’s back carry (Sling Pass, Cross Pass, Reinforcing Pass) except it has a very comfortable chestbelt and does not have ruck straps.  The chestbelt for this carry could be added to any of the carries that begin with a sling pass.  This chestbelt works well with SHBC or JBC.


With your base size wrap, you’ll also be able to do all of the Base Size minus 1  carries without too much excess tail.

The Full Series of Carries by Wrap Size

Base Size Minus 4
Base Size Minus 3
Base Size minus 2
Base Size Minus 1
Base Size
Base Size plus 1

Reblogged and edited with permission from Patuxent Babywearing.

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