This is the most basic carry that is done with a short
wrap, or rebozo.
Since I have a longer wrap, I tied the excess around my waist.
If you have a longer wrap, you may prefer a different carry.
Baby can be inserted sitting up on the hip, or in a cradle position.
This is a very quick and easy carry that the
ring sling was based on. You can leave it tied and put it on
and take it off as needed.
Here is a great video from YouTube demonstrating how to tie a slip knot for adjustable carries.
Step 1. Folding the wrap in half lengthwise will
ensure you have a
good pouch for baby. Spread the middle of the wrap over the right
shoulder with the folded side toward your shoulder and the opening
toward your neck.
Step 2. Bring the front and back pieces around
to your opposite
hip and tie a knot at your left hip. Tying a sliding knot will allow
you to tighten or loosen the wrap after baby is in.
For Hip Carry:
Step 1. Slide knot up toward your right
shoulder. You now have a pouch at your left hip.
Step 2. Bring baby up high on your left
shoulder, as if to burp baby.
Step 3. Lower baby, while bringing the wrap over
baby’s feet and legs. Baby’s legs should come out
Step 4. Spread the fabric under baby to form a
seat all the way to
baby’s knees, and spread it up baby’s back to
baby’s armpits for arms
out, or over baby’s shoulders for arms in.
Step 5. If you used a sliding knot, you can now
pull the knot up
(or down) to tighten (or loosen) until baby is in the right place
The wrap in the picture is much longer than
necessary. You can tie the excess around your waist or around baby as
For Cradle Carry:
Start over with the empty wrap.
You may prefer to move the knot to your back.
Flip the shoulder by reaching underneath the
fabric on your
shoulder to pull the inner edge (near your neck) under the fabric
toward your shoulder. The inner and outer edges will switch places on
You can place baby in the cradle position with
head on your left by lifting baby in your left arm above the wrap.
Lower baby’s bottom into the pouch,
make sure that baby’s legs and feet are secure in the pouch.
Pull the fabric up over baby’s head
for support. I have also tied the excess fabric around my waist to get
it out of the way.
You can also place baby in the cradle position
with head on your
right by lifting baby in your right arm above the wrap and lowering
baby in as on the other side.
On either side, baby is now ready to nurse, nap,