Welcome to the world of wrapping! Whether your baby is a newborn, older baby or a big kid, we recommend that you begin your wrapping journey with the Front Wrap Cross Carry. Why do we recommend this? The FWCC is a popular choice for learning how to wrap as it has one of the easiest learning curves and teaches all the essential skills you will need to carry your baby or older child. This carry is executed in your standard long woven wrap size which is also known as your “base” size. If you do not know what your standard long wrap size is? Check out our article here that will explain all about sizing! Always keep in mind safety guidelines when trying the FWCC and other carries. If you are not familiar with the safety guidelines, read more here!
Are you wanting to explore additional front carries with your woven wrap? Do you have a mid-size or shorty woven wrap that is just a bit short for the Front Wrap Cross Carry? We have some carries for you to check out then!
The Front Reinforced Torso Carry, Semi Front Wrap Cross Carry and the Half Front Wrap Cross Carry can all be done with your standard size long woven wrap (a.k.a. base size). However, they are typically executed with a mid-size or shorty wrap which would be anywhere from 1-3 sizes smaller than your base size. If you are using your base size wrap for these carries, you can either have longer tails or use the longer length of the tails to use as a reinforcement pass. There are lots of ways to make it work! If you have any questions, please reach out to us and we are always more than happy to help you with any wrapping questions!
The FRTC and the SFWCC are very similar in that they are both one shouldered carries with execution almost identical except that with the FRTC, there are no cross passes whereas with the SFWCC, there is one cross pass. The SFWCC can be done with the one cross pass on either side of baby. The SFWCC is most commonly seen as in version 1 below but some people prefer version 2. Try both and see which one you prefer!
The HFWCC and the SFWCC are also very similar. The HFWCC is a two shouldered carry with one cross pass and the SFWCC is a one shouldered carry with one cross pass. The HFWCC is most similar to the traditional FWCC but is like the name suggests, 1/2 the cross passes!
For those of you (like myself) that just love the carry that started it all for most of us – the Front Wrap Cross Carry – here is a little snapshot of how to execute it with a mid-size or shorty length. Tie under bum instead of crossing under baby’s bum and around your waist! Still love the original and traditional way? Check out our blog article on how the FWCC can be as easy as 1-2-3!
Are you interested in exploring more carries on the Front? Here is a fantastic list! For more information on these carries, reach out to us on chat at www.birdiesroom.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org!