How to Use a Pouch Sling

Pouch Slings are wonderful! They fold up tiny and are so convenient to bring along for a quick carry! A pouch sling can work well from newborn to toddler! With a newborn, a pouch sling does a lovely front carry. With an older baby or toddler who wants to walk or wants to be up…

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How to Use a Ring Sling

Do you have a ring sling you’d like to learn to use? This post includes tutorials and resources that will help you love your ring sling from day one! How to Thread your Ring Sling The first thing you need to learn to do is thread your ring sling. Getting the threading set is really…

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Wrapper’s Cheat Sheet

Once you know all of the types of passes that are used in wrap carries, you can easily learn new carries or refresh your knowledge of a carry you’ve learned a while ago, but have forgotten.  Visit my Wrap Pass Glossary to learn all of the pass types.  Here we will show you how the passes…

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Photo-Tutorial: Short Cross Carry with a Ring

This photo-tutorial will show how to tie Short Cross Carry with a sling ring.  This carry takes a wrap can be done in a wrap that is your base size minus two.  Short Cross Carry is a quick and easy poppable carry (a carry you can pre-tie and pop baby in and out of as…

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Front Cross Carry Photo-Tutorial

Front Cross Carry is one of my favorite woven wrap carries.  First, it can be completely pre-tied and your baby can be easily popped in and out of the wrap as many times as needed.  This is awesome especially for babies or toddlers who like to be up and down.  Second, it ties in the…

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What Can You Do with a Base Size Minus Four Woven Wrap?

What can you do with a wrap that is your base size minus 4? Base minus four wraps are super short and easy to toss into a purse or diaper bag in case you need to do a quick carry.  I love to bring a base minus four wrap along with me when I expect my…

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What Can You Do with a Base Size Minus Three Woven Wrap?

Your base size minus three can be a really versatile wrap size!  This size does wonderfully with hip carries, one shouldered front carries, and two layer back carries.  Here are some carries you can try! Slip Knots The key to loving a short wrap is learning to tie a slipknot.  So we’ll start off with…

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Ten Tips for Enjoying (Not Just Surviving) Long Haul Flights with Kids!

Our family just took our first transpacific flight with our four kids (ages 9, 6, 3, and 10 months) and I was SO NERVOUS!  Anyone who talked to me in the week before we left had to listen to me agonize over which toys to pack and what activities to bring and worry over how…

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What Can You Do with a Base Size Minus Two Woven Wrap?

What can you do with a wrap that is your base size minus two?   This can be a really versatile size!  A base minus two is long enough to do some two shouldered front carries and back carries, but it’s short enough to do hip carries without too much excess tail.  The back carry…

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

What can you do with a wrap that is one size shorter than your base size?  All of the carries listed here would be great options if you have a wrap just slightly shorter than your base size.  A base size wrap is typically the size needed to do a double hammock or front wrap…

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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…

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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 Wrap Cross Carry Front Wrap…

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My Favorite Baby Carrier (and Carry) for Air Travel

Hands down, my favorite carrier to bring on a long flight is a woven wrap!  I love that one length of fabric can do any front, back, or hip carry I want.  It also can double as a blanket, a burp rag, an arm rest cushion, a pillow, etc.  It’s a wonderful all purpose baby…

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Ten of the Snuggliest Warm Woven Wrap Carries for Winter!

These are the coziest woven wrap carries!  I’m putting these in order from easiest to most difficult.  If you’re new to wrapping, start with the first one! 1.  Good Old Front Wrap Cross Carry:  This carry has three layers spread fully over baby and is snuggly and perfect.  It’s also a wonderful first carry if…

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Slip Knot Photo-Tutorial

Slipknots are really key to loving short woven wraps. If you can do a slipknot in your woven wrap, you will be able to do a ton of really wonderful short wrap carries! To begin, you will have one tail over your shoulder and one tail under your shoulder. In this tutorial, the “over the…

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Shoulder Flip Tutorial

Many woven wrappers find shoulder flips tricky.  A shoulder flip is when the wrap comes from below the shoulder and is flipped over the shoulder to create ruck straps.  Shoulder flips are used in tons of back carries including:   Jordan’s Back Carry Giselle’s Back Carry Half Jordan’s Back Carry Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder…

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Kangaroo Care Basics

What is Kangaroo Care?   •Kangaroo Care means holding a diaper clad newborn bare chest to bare chest, with baby in an upright positioning, and baby’s head close enough to easily kiss. •Kangaroo care can be done sitting with baby in a recliner, in a bed propped up on pillows, or while holding baby in…

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Including Older Siblings in a New Baby’s Kangaroo Care!

Welcoming a new baby into the family is a wonderful joy and a big adjustment for each person in the family.  Everyone needs a little time to find and settle into their new role.  A dear friend of mine once told me that adding a new baby to the family isn’t like adding another pumpkin…

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Top 5 Summer Woven Wrap Front and Hip Carries

Everyone asks me:  What’s the BEST carrier to wear in the heat? This question can have so many answers!  Everyone has a different favorite carrier in the summer time.  My personal favorite carrier in the summer is a thin breathable woven wrap in a single layer carry.  In the summer, I like to use a…

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How to Tell if Your Child fits in your Toddler Sized Carrier

How do you know if your toddler is big enough to fit in a toddler carrier? This super quick post will show you what to check for.  Is your child tall enough that his or her entire head is visible above the panel of the carrier? Notice in this image, my toddler’s head is completely…

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