If you’ve never used a woven wrap before, Front Wrap Cross Carry is a great place to start. This carry is a true all rounder, it is supportive and easily adaptable so it works really well whether you are carrying a tiny newborn or a much older child. Once you’ve mastered this carry it is a quick and easy and you will happily use it over and over again as baby grows. Plus it is a great carry for introducing you to how to use a woven wrap and makes learning different carries easier (if you want to, you can just stick with this one if you prefer!).
While the basic method of how to do this carry never changes, I have included 2 videos. The first with a few tweaks and optimizations for a brand new newborn and the second with a few tweaks and optimizations for a much older child! And of course you can carry every age in between and mix and match between some of the tweaks and none, as feels right for you and your little one.
Front Wrap Cross Carry with a newborn;
Front Wrap Cross Carry with spread passes for an older child;
For this carry you need a long woven wrap. Size will depend on your size, and you can read more about wrap sizes here, but generally most people will need anything from a size 5 to a size 7. In the first video I am using a size 6 while in the second I am using a 7. I am a UK dress size 16 and 170 cm and find that I can just about comfortably use and tie off a size 6 with a smaller baby, with an older baby I need a bit of extra length to comfortably get a good double knot.
More tweaks here…