Low and behold, I had forgotten my size 7 wrap while we were on vaca in Puerto Rico, and I had no idea how I was going to tandem carry the girls (6 months) while we were out and about. We were fortunate enough to learn this back carry from a fellow M.O.M. (mother of multiples) via YouTube, (thank you Ms. Karyn!!!) and this carry became a fast favorite of ours. One of the major pluses is that you don't need an very long wrap do get the job done, and can prevent that overwhelming feeling of having "too much material." I love this carry bc it only requires ONE size 4-5 wrap. (The size wrap you need will depend on the size of you and your babies). Either way it can be much less material to have to tandem wrap with than other carry options. (For those of you who aren't too familiar with sizing yet, usually a size 6-8 is needed for one wrap tandem carries!)
This carry has been our go to tandem front/back carry, especially for our 2.25+ miles daily spring/fall walks too! It's nice and light, with not too many layers/passes, and it's quick to do. I already prefer HJBC when we are out and about, so it's easy to use the tail to make a rebozo pass so that I can be ready to do THIS carry at any given time. (There has been a time or 2 that I started out wearing one baby in the back and ended up with one on the front too.) This carry is great for pretty much anything. AND, you can use this carry to wear babies of different sizes! Does it get any better than that?
- Start off center; you will only need enough tail going over your shoulder (the one you are NOT wrapping with) to anchor a slip knot too AND then tie under babies bum!
- Use a size 4 (You may opt for a 5, which will give you longer tails!)
- This is a GREAT carry for close aged siblings; older child on back and new squishy up front!!!
- The back carry is completely secure and tied off so you can take front baby on and off as needed
- Tie your slipknot relatively high (around “corsage level”)
- When making front "pouch" try to adjust it to where minimal slack will be present after you put baby in front
- Don't make shoulder flip too tight on HJBC; You will be pulling your rebozo pass through the ruck strap; Also, pulling too much slack through ruck strap (with your rebozo pass) can inadvertently tighten up back baby too much
- This carry is SIBLING FRIENDLY! This means that you can wear babies of two significantly different sizes! This carry is completely independent so you can take each in and out as you please without the other being affected.
- Remember that stretchy wraps are not suitable for back carries and don't forget your babywearing best practices!
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