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Until I started wrapping a newborn again I didn’t realize I’d forgotten how to wrap a newborn!

They’re so… tiny and floppy and they don’t help like toddlers!

And Cop is floppier than most due to his low tone. I found myself in foreign territory.

But I know what I’m doing, and I remember the acronym TICKS

Tight
In view
Close enough to kiss
Keep chin off the chest
Supported straight back

So I started slow and easy.

Rebozo

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Rebozo is one of my favorite carries, a great poppable carry using my short size 2 wraps.

Tutorial here.

FWCC

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I had the biggest block when it came to FWCC such a tiny baby, I took my dilemma to some friends who advised me to try a neck roll with the excess fabric, success!

Tutorial here.

Kangaroo

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I didn’t master kangaroo carry until Henry was an older infant, but in this summer heat it’s a perfect single layer carry.

Tutorial here.

FRTR

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I love FRTR when I want rebozo with a little extra support… or when I want to use one of my size 3 wraps!

Tutorial here.

Resources

 

Babywearing meetings! Crazy people like me all over organize and hold baby wearing meetings where you can learn about baby wearing safely, try different carriers, and even borrow carriers to try at home. You can find local meetings by searching Google or Facebook, or if all else fails don’t hesitate to get in touch with me and I’ll help you find one.

 

Thebabywearer.com is an amazing resource where you can find video and picture tutorials, mentors, and plenty of babywearers active in the community who are more than willing to answer questions and make recommendations.

 

Any talk about baby wearing should include talk about safety. Babywearing International says it better than I could, so I encourage you to click through and read about it.