by Aline Kelly
Strap Carry literally straps baby to your back via two crossing points - under the armpits and under the knees. Many users of this carry say that although it can look a bit scary, is actually deceptively simple, secure, comfortable, and the kids love it. It is a great summer carry since you lose the extra fabric that is blanketed over baby. You can use whatever length of wrap you would normally use for a basic rucksack.
Since there is clearly less reinforcing fabric in use here, let's cover a few bases:
- Be smart and use common sense. Be careful and remember that you are always in charge of your child's safety.
- This carry is for kids with good head and torso control
- Tie your child up high enough so their shoulders are well-supported, not sagging under the weight of the armpit passes.
- Remember that not every carry is for everyone. If it's not feeling right, stop.
- Gather the fabric of your wrap into a rope. Center it across the top of baby's back and under their arms.
- Get baby onto your back however you like. Tails come over your shoulders.
- Pass the tails over each of baby's legs, then under the opposite leg (regular leg passes), making sure that they're in a good M position, with knees higher than bum.
- Tie off in front.