Carry of the Month: March; Double Hammock

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. 

March's COTM is Double Hammock. DH is a great back carry for a wide range of babies, It is supportive and secure because of the multiple passes over baby and the pass over your chest.

This month's carry was modeled by our lovely TaiLeah and Maeve Madill in a Didymos Geckos 6.

Most people use a size 6 wrap  to do this carry, sizing up or down based on your size. Start off by placing the wrap about a 12 in. off-center onto the baby's back. Tuck the bottom rail up between baby's legs and pull the top rail to baby's neck. The shorter side of the wrap will go up and over your shoulder.

Lean forward and slide baby around onto your back. Bring the longer side of the wrap tightly around your bust, over baby's back and bum. 

So that the wrap has made you complete circle around your chest and your baby.Tighten the wrap, as you pull 

At this point you can keep tension on both sides of the wrap, bounce gently and tighten.

Take both sides of the wrap and pass them over your shoulder and under your armpits, like backpack straps.

Cross them over baby's thighs and then under the legs. Bring the ends around to your front and tie off in a double knot.

Baby supported with legs in a nice M position.

Here's a helpful video tutorial of BabywearingFaith showing Double Hammock:

Now you're ready to try it out! For added fun factor, every person who posts a picture, either in the comment section of this blog or the comment section of the COTM post in our Facebook group, will be entered into a random giveaway for a prize. The random prize for participation this month is a wrap scrap necklace made by Sweet Pea Baby Boutique in Girasol's Paprika. (This contest open to Arizona residents only please)

As always, let us know if you are having problems or just have questions. Carry on! 
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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