This carry is great for taking weight off your shoulders and distributing it to your torso and hips. It also frees up your shoulders if you need more range of motion there. Because it does not have the shoulder passes that FWCC or FCC have, it is especially important to strand-by-strand tighten with this carry to keep it tight and remove any slack. This carry will end up being a little bit lower on your chest, so always be aware of how baby’s head and neck are positioned. Since the carry is supported on the waist and hips, I like to keep my toddler's arms in for this carry for comfort, so that she's not trying to lean out and throw off how I carry her weight. This is also an easy carry to nurse in, since baby is closer to breast height.
Front Torso from our own Susie Spence
Front Torso with different ways to tie off
- When moving the tails from over the shoulders to underneath your arms, be sure to maintain tension and keep them tight. At this point, you may want to do a quick strand-by-strand tightening in addition to giving it a bounce while pulling out on both tails horizontally. This will get the torso pass tight before finishing the carry.
- If you aren't comfortable with the Front Torso or crave some shoulder support, try Semi-FWCC or Front Torso Reinforced Rebozo, which are one-shouldered variations.
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Lauren Moore, VBE