Short Woven Wrap How To


Woven wrap how to illustrations babywearing

Size 2, 3, and 4 woven wraps, depending on your base size, are often called shorties. See our Sizing information and Base Size infographic for more. A shorty can be used for many different kinds of carries, but a common one uses a larkshead knot (sometimes called a slipknot) to turn the wrap into traditional sling carry. A double knot can also be used. When practicing a new carry, do so near a bed or sofa or with a spotter.

How to tie a traditional sling carry with a woven wrap shortie babywearing

How to tie a traditional sling carry with a woven wrap shortie babywearing

How to tie a traditional sling carry with a woven wrap shortie babywearing

 

To create a deep seat, pull the bottom rail (edge) of the fabric up between you and the child to their bellybutton, with fabric spread from knee to knee, keeping their knees higher than bum in an M shape. The top rail of the sling should be at an infant's neck or a toddler's armpits, so that your child is close enough to kiss and tightly supported with their spine in a C shape. Be mindful of your child's airway, keeping at least a finger's width between chin and chest. Baby's face should not be buried straight into your chest, but rather turned to the side. Do not cover your child's face with fabric.