Back Carries that Require a Long Wrap (Approximately Wrap Sizes 5-7)

This video by Tanya Tougas shows how to do Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry.
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry with a toddler.
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva shows how to do Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder and includes tips for tightening and tips for keeping a deep seat.
DSS2S or Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder is a comfy long back carry for a size 5-7 wrap. This video by Rachel from BWI of Southern Maryland includes tips for babies who leg straighten while you are trying to wrap and shows shows how to get baby down from this carry.
This video by Steffany from BWI of O’ahu shows how to do a double hammock torso carry with a toddler and a size 2, 4, and 6 wrap.
This video from Wrapababy Videos shows how to do a Taiwanese Carry with tips for tightening.
This video by Rachel from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do a Taiwanese Carry and breaks it down into pass types.
This video by Olena B. shows how to do Giselle’s Back Carry with a knotless finish.
This video by Denim Mei Tai shows how to do the variation of Jordan’s Back Carry that has two sling passes. It has a great explanation of how to do the shoulder flip.
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do Jordan’s Back Carry with a woven wrap.
This video by Meredith from BWI of New Haven shows how to do a double hammock back carry. It shows how to hip scoot baby onto the back and gives tips for tightening.
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva demonstrates a double hammock carry with a 6 mth old. Utilizing a santa toss method for getting baby on back and a a bunched torso pass which is then spread and folded in half.

Mid-Length Wrap Back Carries (Approximately Wrap Sizes 3-5)

This video by Jackie from BWI of South Metro Minneapolis shows how to do a double hammock. with a knotless finish.
This video by Rachel from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do double hammock tied at the shoulder and includes tricks for getting the second pass high on the baby’s back.
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva demonstrates a double hammock carry with a 6 mth old. Utilizing a santa toss method for getting baby on back and a bunched torso pass which is then spread and folded in half. The carry is secured at the shoulder with a sling slip knot.
This video by Leah from BWI of Delmarva shows how to do Back Wrap Cross Carry with a toddler and a superman toss. She demonstrates how to turn the wrap before going back over the shoulder in a ruck strap, to keep the lower rail taught.
This video by Rachel from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do a reinforced rucksack with tips for spreading the cross passes.
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do reinforced rucksack with a demo doll.

Short Wrap Back Carries (Approximately Wrap Sizes 1-3)

This video by Christina of BWI of the Merrimack Valley shows how to do a torso carry with size two wrap.
This video by Tooralei, Kathy Heffern, Babywearing Consultant shows how to do a Double Hammock Sling Carry with a Toddler. It includes tips for getting the horizontal pass nice and high on baby’s back.
This video by Wrapababy videos shows how to do a sling back carry.
This video by Squishymommy1 shows how to do short back cross carry with a shorter woven wrap. SBCC is an advanced carry. Because it starts with a cross pass, you should keep a hand on baby until the second cross pass is complete. Notice in the video that she keeps one hand on baby’s bottom until she has completed the second cross pass.
This video by Faith from BWI of Central New York, shows how to do Half-JBC without a shoulder flip.
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows two ways to do Half Jordan’s Back Carry (Half-JBC). First, she shows how to do the carry with a sling pass followed by a cross pass. Then she shows how to do it with a cross pass first and sling pass second. She also shows a few tie off options for this carry.
This video by Rachel of BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do double sling and gives tips on doing a shoulder flip.
This video by Rachel of BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do Reinforced Rear Ruck (RRR, aka Pirate Carry) with a toddler while pregnant.
This video by BWI of SE PA shows how to do a short rucksack variation that ties at the shoulder. She shows it with a demo doll and also includes how to do a candy cane chestbelt.
This video by Tanya Tougas shows how to do a Rucksack variation that ties at the shoulder and uses a shorter wrap.
This video by Christina of BWI of the Merrimack Valley shows how to do rucksack tied under the bum with excellent tips for tying a knot securely under baby’s bum.

Back Carries with Babies Under Four Months

We recommend waiting until your baby can sit unsupported to begin back carries. You should always try your first back carries with a spotter or over a soft surface such as a bed. However, if you have completely mastered front and hip carries and have successfully back wrapped another baby, it is safe to do back carries in a woven wrap with a baby who isn’t sitting unsupported yet. These videos have been carefully selected because they show excellent tightening technique and carries that work well with younger babies.

Younger Baby Back Wrapping Basics

This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to do a double sling carry with a newborn.
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to put a newborn on your back as well as how to do a reinforced rucksack.
This video by Meredith from BWI of New Haven shows how to get a newborn on and off of your back as well as how to do a Rucksack tied in front.
This video by Tooralei, Kathy Heffern, Babywearing Consultant shows how to do a superman toss with a younger baby who has good head control. With this method, she uses her forearm to support the baby’s torso while placing baby on her back.
This video by Tooralei, Kathy Heffern, Babywearing Consultant shows how to do a reverse hip scoot to get baby down from a back carry.
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to use the wrap as a hammock to support baby while taking baby down from a back carry.
This video by Judy from BWI of Chambana shows how to use a santa toss to get baby on your back as well as two methods for making a seat with a woven wrap.

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