This front carry is a great and supportive one-layer carry, which means it is great for keeping baby cooler the hot summer months. This carry is also great for transferring baby to a crib or bed once they are asleep, since there is only one pass over their body and you can easily untie without disturbing baby. This one can be a little harder to get the hang of because of the fabric flip at the shoulder, but with a couple of tries you will feel more confident with it!
Kangaroo carry with a newborn
- For the shoulder flip, pull the inside (top) rail underneath and to the outside. The “wrong” side of your fabric will be showing.
- Once you have made your shoulder flip and you are tightening the passes behind your back, your top rail that you tighten will correspond to the bottom rail where the baby’s seat was made, and the bottom rail that you tighten will correspond to the top rail near baby’s neck. This is opposite of when you tighten for a FWCC.
- To keep the passes from being bunched on your shoulders and creeping into your neck, spread the passes evenly on your shoulder once you have tightened the carry. You can even cap your shoulder with the fabric if you'd like.
Lauren Moore, VBE