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Wrapping instructions for baby wraps and carriers

Instructions, tips and tricks all about how to wrap a baby sling. Instructions for back carry, front carry and hip carry as well.

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Information about the - Double Cross Carry

  • Age: from head control
  • Sling size: from size 6 - 460cm

The Double Cross Carry (DCC) is a classic front carrying technique, which offers security to wrapping beginners, due to the cloth cross.

+ This wrapping technique can be pre-tied. Sensitive babies like this wrapping technique because the wrap omits the neck.
- This wrapping technique has to be tightened again to guarantee the security of the baby.


Base Size (Size 6)
Level: Easy
Usable: From unassisted head control

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Double Cross Carry as a clip:

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Schritt 1

Step 1

Find the midpoint of your baby sling, gather it behind your back and loop it around your waist.

Schritt 2

Step 2

Cross the sling strands in front of your chest. Make sure that they are not twisted.

Schritt 3

Step 3

Form a second cross on your back.

Schritt 4

Step 4

Now, lead the strands back to your front and tie them loosely.

Schritt 5

Step 5

Grab into the fabric cross, push it downwards towards your navel.

Schritt 6

Step 6

Then, bring your baby into play.

Schritt 7

Step 7

Let your baby slide over your shoulder, feet first, onto the fabric cross. Get the feet by taking hold of them through the fabric strands.

Schritt 8

Step 8

Your baby is sitting in the anatomically correct spread-squat position on the fabric cross, the strands are under the hollow of its knees.

Schritt 9

Step 9

Now, first fan out the fabric of the lower strand and over the back of your baby. Then, repeat the process with the upper strand. (If necessary, you can fan out the strands over your baby’s head to support it optimally).

Schritt 10

Step 10

Grab the loosely knot under the baby’s bum.

Schritt 11

Step 11

Tighten the straps strand by strand, starting at the top edge. Grab a few times into the fabric and work your way to the bottom side. Meanwhile, fix the free cloth strand between your knees.

Schritt 12

Step 12

Knot the strands under tension under the baby’s bum.

Schritt 13

Step 13

Now, put your baby into a squat position by gently pushing its lower legs upwards.

Schritt 14

Step 14

This is what the Double Cross Carry looks like from behind.

FidellaŽ wishes you: Happy Babywearing!

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