Robin’s Hip carry is a bit more supportive than a rebozo carry, but is also poppable and can be tied so that baby sits on your hip or in the tummy-to-tummy position. Like the other hip carries, it is a one–layer carry which makes it light and breathable while adding some additional support. To nurse in Robins, you can untie, bounce baby down a little to latch and re-adjust when you are finished. This carry is good for leaners and is really nice for toddlers and older babies who are taking an interest in their surroundings. Since it’s a single layer carry, it is also easy to transfer a sleeping baby but may not be great for seat-poppers. I really liked Robin’s for grocery store trips as it made it easier to grab things from high shelves, and for outings to the aquarium or zoo.
Robin's Hip Carry and getting the anchor point high
Robin's Hip Carry with a newborn
- After you throw the tail over your shoulder, reach around with your opposite hand, grab it and pull it tight. This will act as an anchor so you can pull out the slack and tighten everything up without the fold slipping down too much.
- If doing this with a longer wrap, you can wrap the tails around and tie off in the back. You can also create reinforcing passes for leg straighteners by crossing your tails over one leg and under the other leg, spreading those passes over baby’s bottom, then pulling the tails around to your back to tie.
- Make sure your top rail is snug so your baby can’t lean away from you.
Crystal Knezek, ABE