Information about the - Poppins Double Hammock
- Age: from walking age
- Sling size: from size 6 - 460cm
This tying version is inspired by the Poppins Hip Carry. It is a lovely alternative for special occasions or if you prefer a single-shoulder back carrying method.
Initially, tie the basic version of the Double Hammock. Instead of bringing the second shoulder strand over the shoulder, bring it forward underneath your arm, wrap it around the first shoulder strand thus creating the typical Poppins look. Knot it under the babys bottom.
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Find the midpoint of your FidellaŽ babysling and place it in front of your chest.
Lead your sling back to your spine. The center of your back should be the new center of the sling.
One side of the wrap musst be longer than the other one.
Get your baby, spread out the sling across its back and make sure that the midpoint is in the middle of its neck.
Slide it over your hip, underneath your armpit, onto your back.
Bring your baby into the spread-squat position by pushing the excess cloth fabric between its bottom and knees.
Bring the right strand forward, across your shoulder, and secure it between your knees.
Hold the left strand in your hand and surround yourself tightly with it.
Now, you can tighten the left strand edge by edge.
Then, the left-hand strand is fanned out over the right strand across your chest. The easiest way to secure it is to fix it with your chin.
Also tighten the right strand fabric edge by edge.
Bend forward, pull the left strand back and fan it out across the back of your baby, up to its neck.
Again, put the excess fabric between you & your baby's bum.
Straighten up, bring the second shoulder strand, underneath your armpit, back to your front and to your chest.
At this point, tighten both shoulder strands edge by edge, again.
Loop the second shoulder strand around the first, which is now over your first shoulder.
Lead both strands to your back ...
... and tie them with a double knot under your babys bum.
Put your baby into a spread-squat-position by pushing its legs upwards.
Fan out the strand across your breast.
After that, fan out the strand over your shoulder for a better weight distribution.
This is what the Poppins finish looks like from the front...
and from the side.
And from behind.
Fidella Ž wishes: Happy Babywearing!