What Can You Do with a Base Size Plus One Woven Wrap?

This post will include all of the carries that you can do with your base size plus one.  Base plus one carries are really fun!  Using a carry that is one size longer than your base size can give you more chest belt options for a really comfortable carry.

If I’m carrying a heavy child for a long time, I nearly always reach for a base plus one wrap.  Using a longer wrap gives me a lot of chest belt options. When I’m carrying a heavy child for a while, I choose a supportive comfortable carry.  If I begin to feel uncomfortable or tired, I change the chest belt, which can change the feel of the whole carry and allow me to carry comfortably for longer.

Double Hammock Tied Tibetan or with an added chestbelt

This video shows a tibetan tie and a sternum strap chestbelt, but you could add any chestbelt that you want to a double hammock.


One of my favorite double hammock variations are saltwater and freshwater. This video shows many different variations:


Ruck Strap Chestbelt Variations

Any of the ruck strap variations could be added to a double hammock or to any back carry with ruck straps (such as Jordan’s back carry, Giselle’s back carry, back wrap cross carry with ruck straps, ruck, reinforced ruck, etc).


Taiwanese Carry

The Taiwanese carry looks very complicated, but it is actually pretty simple and quite comfortable.  It has one short tail coming over the shoulder and all of the passes are made with the other tail.  The long tail loops around the short tail for each pass.  There are two sling passes and a horizontal pass.  The carry is very similar to Jordan’s back carry with two sling passes.


Wiggleproof Back Carry

“Wiggleproof” is a ruck variation with cross passes that begin under baby’s leg and are spread up and over baby’s back.


With a base size plus one, you can also do Base Size carries and most Base Size minus 1 carries without too much excess tail.

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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