July 2014: Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC)

July 2014 & it’s time for a new carry of the month. This month I’ve decided to go back to the very first carry I ever learnt & it is the front wrap cross carry, or FWCC as you may often see it written. This carry is often the first carry learnt by those learning to wrap & a size 6 is often the suggested size. However depending on the size of the person wrapping & the child being wrapped, you may find it better to go a size either way & use a size 5 or a size 7.

There are a number of variations on the FWCC which can be done with a variety of sizes of woven wrap, this tutorial is going to cover the basic FWCC, in its simplest form.

As always, I’d love to see how you all get on with this carry. Feel free to share your photographs here or over on the facebook page! Any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

So, on with the photograph tutorial. Don’t forget to take your time, work within your limits & have fun!

1. Starting with the middle marker central on your chest, take the wrap under your arm, across your back & up over the opposite shoulder.

2. Repeat this with the wrap on the opposite side of the middle marker. This will leave you with a piece of wrap across your chest, a cross on your back & an end coming over each shoulder.

3. Gather the section of wrap that goes across your chest, making sure it doesn’t get twisted as you’ll need to be able to find the hem that was at the top in a second. Then get your baby, reach up through the wrap & guide babies feet through, sitting them on the fabric & making sure it reaches from knee to knee.

4. Find the hem that was at the top & pull the fabric up to at least the nape of babies neck. Make sure the fabric at the bottom still reaches from knee to knee & you can also tuck any excess fabric up between you.

5. Take the first piece of wrap that you brought over your shoulder & tighten by pulling upwards, then take it down & towards babies kneepit, over the leg. Repeat with the other side.

6. Cross the fabric under babies bottom & take the fabric under babies leg.

7. Tie in a double knot behind you & there you have it, a front wrap cross carry!

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2 Responses to July 2014: Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC)

  1. tamswatt89 says:

    What age is this one suitable from? My baby is 6 weeks old and I’d worry about his head support? x

    • Amy says:

      A FWCC is a great carry & often used with little ones from very early days πŸ™‚ You can add a rolled up muslin into the top rail to add a little more support & cushioning too πŸ™‚

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