Front Reinforced Torso Sling Carry with a Newborn
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Front Reinforced Torso Sling Carry with a Newborn


Hi, I’m Rachel and this video is going to show how to do Front Reinforced Torso Sling Carry It’s a two layer, one shouldered carry that’s very comfortable. I’m going to start by having one tail hanging over my shoulder. I can leave this tail hanging as long as I’d like, depending on the length of my wrap. This carry usually takes a base minus three wrap for me. For me, this wrap is a base minus two, so I’ve got a bit of extra length. This wrap is a size 4. I’m going to go ahead and let it come to about my knees. since this is a little bit longer than I really need. Then I’ll bring the tail across my back. around in front It’s going to start just like Front Wrap Cross Carry. Then I’ll make the other half of the X in the back. bringing it over my other shoulder. So now in the back, I have an X. In front, I have basically front wrap cross carry. I have a horizontal pass and a short tail and a long tail. I’m going to go ahead and pick up my baby. Hey Buddy! 🙂 I’m going to hold my baby on my shoulder like I’m going to burp him. bring my hand under the sling fabric. guide his feet straight through. And I’ll take a moment to just seat him on the wrap. I let him get positioned with his knees higher than his bottom. Then I’ll bring the top edge up and over his back. I’m going to tighten just like I’m doing a Front Wrap Cross Carry. I’m making sure the bottom edge is going from knee to knee here. Now I’m going to start by tightening my short tail. So supporting baby with one arm, I’m going to lift up my other elbow, and pull my top edge up. I’m working my way through the middle of the wrap, and the bottom. Same thing on the other side. Holding this tail tight with one hand, I’m going to pull up. I’m lifting my elbow out so slack doesn’t get caught under my arm. And tighten the rest of that side. I’m holding the wrap snug and I’m going to support baby’s back with one hand I’m going to take the longer tail out to the side nice and tight and sneak my elbow over it. That keeps it pretty snug. I’m going to bring the top edge over baby. The bottom edge is going to go from knee to knee. I’m going to gather this nice and tight. And then I’m going to do one last tightening of the top shoulder. Lifting my elbow out again to tighten. This is nice and tight. Then I’ll tie a slipknot. If you need to learn to tie a slipknot, I have a video on my channel. The working tail here is going to come over the hanging tail. under and up toward my face It’s going to hang down over my hand. Come under the hanging tail Then I’ll grab it with my hand and pull it through. And I’ll push that up a bit. Now I’m going to go through and check to make sure baby’s knees are higher than his bottom. Make sure that the fabric is going from knee to knee in both of layers of the fabric. It should make a straight line from one knee to the other. Then, any extra slack I feel, I’m going to feed around toward the back. And you can see where the slack is, if I pull it here the shoulder. I’ll hold my knot in place with one hand, and I’ll pull the top edge and then just work my way through the fabric tightening each part until everything is nice and snug. The very last thing I’m going to do is spread the shoulder out and make sure it’s nice and well spread across my back. And there we have Front Reinforced Torso Sling Carry. It’s very comfortable and supportive compared to Traditional Sling carry because it has that extra horizontal pass going across the back to give a little more back support. It makes for a wonderfully comfortable carry, with any age child, but I do really love it with a newborn. Thanks!

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