Resources for Babywearing

Resources for Babywearing

Tutorials are at the top of the page ~ Do-It-Yourself info towards the bottom

These videos and tutorials are not intended to be your primary form of babywearing instruction.  However, if you’re a new babywearer who needs a refresher on a new carry you learned recently, or if you’re an experienced babywearer looking for new carries, we hope that these resources help.

By viewing or looking at these, you agree to hold Babywearing International, Babywearing International of Fayetteville, and all individuals involved in the making of these videos, tutorials, and references harmless in case of injury.

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The new recommendation is for newborns to be worn “legs out” of a carrier, but still curled up in a developmentally correct position.  Basically, you want your baby to be in the same position when you’re wearing them as they are when you’re holding them on your chest.  Here’s a great illustration and discussion of a newborn’s positioning.  http://jeportemonbebe.com/en/faq/physiology-positioning/legs-spread.html

a newborn being worn “legs out”

Resources for specific carries

PODAEGI

How to put on a pod – http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150684143112359.454339.374074847358&type=3

WRAPS

Tandem wrapping Ruck Tied Tibetan/Front Cross Carry (RTT/FCC)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHSCfndc–k

Double Hammock Tied at Side (DHTAS) – http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j179/PixieCurl/Babywearing/?action=view&current=P2280652.mp4

Forward Cross Carry Tied at Side  (FWCCTAS)http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j179/PixieCurl/Babywearing/?action=view&current=P1040590-1.mp4

Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder (DRSTS) – not in English – video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIunTdaBJmM ~ photos http://www.thebabywearer.com/forum/showthread.php?448787-4-Rs-Carry-%28a.k.a.-DRS2S%29-100-symmetrical-A-Photo-Tutorial

Wiggleproof Back Carry – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RosN6CafJAM&feature=related

Short Back Cross Carry (SBCC) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2t8ZKEixYo&feature=related

Jordan’s Back Carry (JBC) – http://wrapababy.com/baby-wearing-wrapping-instructions/jordans-back-carry-2/14/

Rebozo/Slip Knot – http://wrapababy.com/baby-wearing-wrapping-instructions/rebozo-hip-carry/11/

Resources for Wrapping

Thread that breaks down wrap size/carries – http://www.thebabywearer.com/forum/showthread.php?254832-The-length-of-wrap-for-different-carries-*revised-wording*

What can you do with a size X? links to photo references in first post – http://www.thebabywearer.com/forum/showthread.php?420895-Wrapping-Instruction-Discussion-Series-Links

Thread discussing different types of chest belts – http://www.thebabywearer.com/forum/showthread.php?400597-Chest-belt-variations-picture-thread&highlight=rebozo

How to do every chestbelt ever (better for advanced wearers) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2Py-jXW1ufk

Do It Yourself

http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/index.html – this site has a wealth of information and great instructions for ring slings, pouches, mei teis, and pods

http://www.thebabywearer.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?76-Do-It-Yourself – although you need a free membership to access this site, there’s a forum devoted to DIY tips, tricks, and safety information

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