Advanced Wrapping Class – August 2014

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Babywearing International of Southern Maryland held its first Advanced Wrapping Class on August 23rd, 2014!  Our first class focused on Double Hammock and Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder (DSS2S) and variations of these carries.  As a review for those who were there (or for those that weren’t able to make it) here is a recap of what we learned!

All of these carries are back carries. Babies should be sitting on their own and have good head and neck control (usually around 6 months). You should be comfortable getting baby on your back/ be able to do a ruck prior to attempting these carries.  Any time you are trying to learn a new carry you should have a spotter or practice while kneeling on a bed.  Do not get frustrated if a new carry is not coming easily to you!  Most carries take practice to be able to do well!  If baby is getting impatient or wriggly, try practicing the carry a few times with a doll or stuffed animal and wait until you have a good understanding of the order and placement of the passes before attempting with your child.  As a refresher on the passes involved check out Wrap Pass Glossary!

Double Hammock (DH)
Wrap Sizes: 5-7
Starting Point:  1x Off-center
Passes:    1. Sling
2. Horizontal Chest Pass
3. Sling Pass
4. Bunched Cross Pass
5. Bunched Cross Pass
6. Tie in Front (TIF)
Variation: May also Tie Under Bum (TUB) with a shorter wrap
Tutorial:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYvZNx45isE
Saltwater Variation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7NtNfF6sfU&list=UUdQenET3KWtJGFnimUBm-DQ
Freshwater Variation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYUWVOFQB8E


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Short Double Hammock/ Shepherd’s Carry
Wrap Sizes: 2-4
Starting Point:  2x off-center
Passes:    1. Sling
2. Bunched Horizontal Chest Pass
3. Sling Pass
4. Tie at Chest
Variations:  One or two ring finish; one-shouldered Sling variation; leg pass variations
Tutorial:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBKTT1LTRAo&list=UUdQenET3KWtJGFnimUBm-DQ
One Ring Finish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQiReQ1Kt2c&list=UUdQenET3KWtJGFnimUBm-DQ
Two Ring Finish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSEMePfWtzw (2:20 mark)
Double Hammock Sling (DH-S) Variation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v0olWd-TN4
With Leg Passes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed774Y7f1Hk

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Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder (DRS2S)
Wrap Sizes:  4-7 (knotless), 2-7 (w/ knots)
Starting Point:  1x off-center
Passes:    1. Sling
2. Create Chest Belt in front
3. Shoulder Flip and Sling Pass
4. Bunched Cross Pass
5. Bunched Cross Pass
6. Tie in Front (TIF)
Variations: May also Tie Under Bum (TUB) with a shorter wrap; Version with knotted chest belt does not need to be tied off and short tails can be left hanging in front.
Tutorial (knotless):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f72k5Vb5CA
Tutorial (w/ knots): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjRKuT4wxIU

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Double Hammock Tied at Shoulder
Wrap Sizes:  3-6
Starting Point:  Centered
Passes: 1. Sling Pass
2. Horizontal Chest Pass
3. Sling Pass
4. Bunched Cross Pass
5. Tie at Shoulder (TAS)
Variation: Candy Cane Chest Belt (CCCB); may also start this carry off-center to end tying at the opposite shoulder.
Tutorial for starting centered:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOf-Oh2-vTY&list=PLYzCgWtVI2FqYqc-nVRxsxJHukrpHir8l
Tutorial for starting off-center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eYK-U5Yp6M

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