Now that we have tried a variety of front carries, we will be moving on to hip carries. Hip carries are great for babies who want to see the world around them but still want the security of snuggling up to their caregiver! Hip carries also provide more freedom than two-shoulder carries since they free up the range of motion in one shoulder. Babies are usually ready for hip carries when they can hold his or her head up and sit assisted.
We start with the Simple Hip Carry. Along with a Rebozo, this is truly the simplest hip carry. If you want a fast hip carry, this is it. It basically creates a pouch where you put your baby, with the knot going on the back. It’s not very adjustable once you tie it, but for quick ups and downs this carry works well!
Simple Hip Carry
Simple Hip Carry with shoulder flip before putting baby in
- Since this carry isn’t very adjustable, make sure you leave just enough room for baby without having too much slack.
- Flipping the inner rail of the wrap out and over your shoulder to tighten the top rail will help remove slack after baby is in. Similarly, you can pull the top rail up to tighten the bottom rail and remove slack.
Up next: Rebozo Hip
Lauren Moore, VBE