One of the things that has been mentioned in a local babywearing group, was the potential for a carry challenge where people have the opportunity to perhaps learn something new or refine older skills (practice makes perfect!). Earlier this year, I completed a challenge that involved a new carry every day & although it was good fun, it was quite a lot of work & not everyone carries every day. So following some discussions, I came to the conclusion that by having a ‘Carry of the Month’ challenge, it gives me chance to do a proper photograph tutorial for each one, as well as giving everyone time to learn, practice & hopefully get to grips with each carry safely & fully, instead of trying something once & then forgetting it (my biggest problem with the COTD!)!
The carry of the month for May 2014 is the Jordans Back Carry. It’s a multiple pass back carry; consisting of a hammock pass, a cross pass & a horizontal pass. A great page to help explain the differences between the various types of pass & other wrapping terminology can be found here.
For this carry, you will most likely need a size 5/6 woven wrap. I have used a size 6 Girasol Deag (cream weft) for the tutorial, just in case you were wondering!
There are plenty of video tutorials for this carry available on YouTube & I’ve previously used this one by BabywearingFaith. However, I sometimes struggle to keep up with videos when I’m learning new carries & often end up having to pause & rewind, resulting in me getting frustrated, so I thought I’d do a photograph tutorial instead of another video!
As always, any questions, just give me a shout! Stay safe & only do what you feel comfortable with. I’d love to see photos of how you get on & I’ll happily share them at the end of this post & on the Facebook page for those of you who’d like to join in. Have fun!
Photo Tutorial: Jordans Back Carry
Get them onto your back using your preferred method.
Once they are on your back, secure the top rails whilst you get your seat in place, making sure they are supported from knee to knee.
Alternatively & if you have enough wrap, you could finish by tying tibetan. This removes the knot at the waist which some people may find more comfortable.