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Carry of the Month: Double Hammock Back Carry

Posted by Babywearing International of Hampton Roads on 6/12/2013 to Baby Wearing

Please read our disclaimer before trying this carry.

A lot of babywearers will tell you how much they love a double hammock. (DH for short.) Double hammock is made of a rebozo pass, a horizontal chest belt, and ruck style shoulder straps. It's multilayered making it fabulous to support a heavier child or carry on for lengthy periods of time. It centers the weight to your chest so you aren't using just your shoulders for support. It's rather forgiving, not as much as say a Back Wrap Cross Carry (BWCC) but definitely helpful.

While some say it's the best beginner carry, others will find the passes confusing so go slow and don't feel discouraged if you struggle. I used my base size 6 for this carry and am about a dress size 8/10.

Follow along with our video, or, if you need a slower pace, check out our full written tutorial


Babywearing International of Hampton Roads
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