When you start wearing you baby on your back depends on a variety of variables:
- How experienced in babywearing are you?
- Can your baby sit assisted?
- Does your baby have good head and trunk control?
- What type of carrier are you using?
If you have been wearing your babies for a number of years and can rock a double hammock in the parking lot while it’s raining without dragging the tails on the ground, you are probably ready to graduate to babywearing ninja and wear an infant high and tight on your back. If this is your first child and you have a general knowledge of how to safely wear baby on your front, you should probably wait until baby has good head and trunk control and can sit assisted for longer periods of time (~6 months).