Carry of the Month: Short Cross Carry

Carry of the Month is a new feature for the BWIP blog and Facebook group. Each month one of the VBEs will choose a wrap carry or carrier to showcase and write a blog post with instructions or videos. At our monthly meetings throughout the valley, we will designate time to demonstrate the carry or carrier in person and answer your questions.  Feel free to join in on the fun! Post pictures of you trying out the COTM in the comments here or on the Facebook group.

Short Cross Carry:

I have been loving this carry with my newborn. I use a size 4 woven wrap, you may be able to use a shorter wrap, as I am plus-sized. My favorite thing about the carry is that it is "pop-able", meaning I can pre-tie the wrap without my baby inside and then when I arrive at my destination "pop" her in and tighten the wrap. I can take her in and out of the wrap as needed without having to take the wrap off or re-tie. 

Here we are at a one week old Costco run.

Here is an instructional video by Wrapababyvideos:  

 Here is another instructional video by WrappingRachel showing a tied at shoulder variation:

So, try it out! Show us how it turns out and feel free to ask any questions!

Rachael Bender
Volunteer Babywearing Educator, Babywearing International of Phoenix


Any tutorials or advice given on this blog by Babywearing International of Phoenix or representatives of BWI of Phoenix are to be used at your own risk. Please use caution when attempting any of the carries highlighted on this blog and using any of the carriers discussed on this blog.

Some of the information or advice may put some users of this site at risk due to health issues, physical limitations, or misuse. If you or your child have health issues or physical limitations, please discuss the appropriateness of the carry or carrier with your health care practitioner.

BWI of Phoenix cannot be held accountable for any injuries sustained by the reader when attempting these carries or using these carriers.


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About BWI of Phoenix

The Phoenix, AZ chapter of Babywearing International meets several times a month at various locations throughout the Valley. There is a lending library from which members can check out different styles and brands of carriers. Visitors to the meeting are welcome to try on and receive instruction on those carriers from our Volunteer Babywearing Educators. BWI Phoenix strives to educate and encourage parents and caregivers in carrying their babies and children. Each of the volunteers believes that babywearing promotes bonding, learning and growing together. You can join BWIP at any meeting for just $30/year (tax-deductible) and take advantage of member benefits, which include being able to borrow any carrier in our library for up to a month at a time.

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