Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC)
This is a good carry for learning how to wrap, and can be used with a stretchy wrap and a woven wrap. It provides 2 shoulder support and cross passes under baby to prevent them from straightening their legs and losing their seat. It can be used for all ages of babies, with bunched cross passes for smaller babies or hot days (woven wraps), or spread passes for heavier children, or in stretchy wraps. It can be loosened relatively easily to breastfeed and retightened afterward.
With newborn (subtitled/music background-can be muted without losing info): https://youtu.be/4CTjgUrqCZM
With older child: https://youtu.be/PpfY03KIgdY
Photo tutorial: http://www.wrapyourbaby.com/frontwrapcrosscarry.htm
Front Cross Carry (FCC)
This partially pre-tied carry is great for popping baby in and out repeatedly, (even with your jacket still on), and is easy to lower to feed baby. It is comfy with big kids too, but isn’t ideal for babies who like to fling themselves backward suddenly.
With shoulder flips to snug it up. (Subtitled)https://youtu.be/Rp3JwGHLF-k
With the wrap folded (for a newborn) and also full width for older babies (spoken, auto closed captions): https://youtu.be/EiFBP3-kV0k
Robin’s Hip Carry
This carry is a great wrap hip carry to learn if you have already been using a ring sling, since they function similarly. It can be done with bunched or spread passes, depending how much support you need. If you are using a stretchy wrap, use the spread pass option. If you are struggling to adjust the fabric through the shoulder loop, you can use a single sling ring (make sure it’s a babywearing SlingRing).
With an older child (Subtitled/music background-can be muted without losing info): https://youtu.be/UVHklv5MSA8
With a young baby and shorter variation (Spoken, close-captioned): https://youtu.be/DqcGzooZA48
Photo Tutorial: https://wrapyourbaby.com/wrap-instructions/robins-hip-carry/
Poppins Hip Carry
A hip carry with an interesting look, using a short wrap. Usually people have a strong preference for either this carry, or Robin’s Hip Carry but not the other. Which is it for you?
Wrapping around baby (spoken): https://youtu.be/JPD5of0xam4
Back Wrap Cross Carry (BWCC)
It’s like Front Wrap Cross Carry, if you just turned your body around inside, but can be done with a couple shoulder and chest belt variations. This is a lower back carry because of the horizontal pass, so best for back wrapping babies who already have a strong core (for typically developing babies, they are able to sit unassisted) and whose breathing does not need to be monitored as closely. It is sometimes regarded as a beginner back carry because of the similarity to FWCC and the variations with pre-tied chest belt for hip scooting the baby with the wrap. It distributes weight similar to a SSC, and can be comfy with larger kids. There are several variations to choose from.
With half knot chest pass (spoken):https://youtu.be/m5I1fM_OWLc
With ruck straps (subtitled, mutable music background): https://youtu.be/tEvPaNh3kTs
Ruck Tied in Front (TIF) or with a Tied Shoulder Belt
Ruck tied in front is a high, quick back carry option with a shorter wrap. Some people like more weight distribution to the chest, and have a longer wrap, in which case you can finish the carry by crossing the tails over your chest, and bringing them through the shoulder straps to pull them away from the wearer’s armpits. In recent years, the babywearing community has changed their language in an effort to be more culturally aware. While some of the tutorials linked below still use older terminology, we prefer to use the language “with a tied shoulder belt” when describing the finishing knots of the carry.
Tied in Front, slow paced, hip scoot method (Subtitled, mutable music background): https://youtu.be/abC3TvbMJtg
Tied in front, shoulders sandwiched (spoken): https://youtu.be/rZfBqTV6kHE
Tied with a tied shoulder belt (spoken, subtitled): https://youtu.be/utRstMxmCRk
Tied with a tied shoulder belt, photo tutorial: https://littleloveworn.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/ruck-tied-tibetan-goddess-photo-tutorial/