Back Wrap Cross Carry (BWCC) is a multi-layer carry that can be done with many variations. It’s good for leg straighteners and toddlers. If you use the ruckstrap variation, it’s simple to transfer a sleeping baby by untying, lowering down to a bed, and pulling your arms out of the rucksack straps. If you struggle to create a good seat, or have a wiggly baby, the last two passes compensate for a shallow seat as long as they are nice and spread over baby’s bottom and back. BWCC tends to sit a bit lower than SHBC or some other back carries because of how the wrap comes under your arms. If you have a small baby or you feel like baby might not be able to keep his airway open, you might wait to try this one until baby is a little bigger.
BWCC with a chest belt from Susie Spence, with my son Paul
BWCC with ruck straps, showing very deliberate strand by strand tightening and seat-making
BWCC with sweetheart passes
- If not doing the chest belt version, keep the second tail over your shoulder while you are working with the first tail, as it will keep baby from slipping down too much.
- Remember to tighten strand by strand and tuck each layer under baby's bottom to secure it and the seat.
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Crystal Knezek, ABE