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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

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Kelly B
Date: 6/12/2013
Baby wearing is great
Date: 6/13/2013
Must try this tomorrow!
Carlene Loeffler
Date: 6/14/2013
Just got my first wrap yesterday and I'm already in love!
Date: 6/18/2013
wish my little was a little bigger... we'll have to try this when she's older!
Kim Hendricks
Date: 6/19/2013
Thank you so much! I've been meaning to look up how to do a back carry for my 17 month old & this is perfect! Can't wait to try it out!
Date: 10/26/2013
Very cool. A little much for me right now (I'm still working on FWCC and SCC) but I hope to start on back carries in a bit.
judith martinez
Date: 12/7/2013
I didn't know you guys had these videos! I'm adding them to my youtube. I have a wrapsody wrap and I haven't learned how to use it for back carries yet.

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