Poppins is a fun hip carry that can be pre-tied or tied while holding baby. It’s especially good looking if you have a wrap with a ‘right’ side and a ‘wrong’ side. Similar to Robin’s Hip Carry, you can sit baby on your hip or in the tummy-to-tummy position. The pass under your arm changes the baby’s weight distribution so you might find you prefer either Poppins or Robins. It’s a decent carry for leaners and easy to transfer sleeping baby, but unless you reinforce, you might find it isn’t great for leg-straighteners. This carry is wonderful for older babies and toddlers who are interested in the world around them, but still need snuggle time or a wrap nap. It is a one- shoulder carry so allows for extra mobility for your free arm. I loved Poppins as a poppable carry on those days when my boys wanted to be held for exactly 3 minutes at a time, and then were happy to get down and run around.
Poppins Hip Carry
Poppins with a newborn
- Keep the top rail snug as you wrap, which will help anchor the carry.
- You can spread the second pass over baby for another supportive layer or bunch and cross under baby’s leg for a little reinforcement if you have a wiggly little one.
Up next: Hip Cross Carry (HCC)
Crystal Knezek, ABE