Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tip Tuesday- Slip Knot

By KSC

Today we will talk about making a slip knot.  You can use a slip knot for a rebozo carry with a short wrap or to finish off a number of tied at shoulder carriers when you want to use a shorter wrap than you would use if tying off in front.  I am using my 2.6 Vatanai Blueberry.
I start with the short end of the wrap coming over my right shoulder.  The longer end will be coming from underneath my left arm
 Take the longer end and go over the shorter side.
 Take the long piece behind the short end and up and over where it originally started.
 I now keep my hand on the shorter piece and bring that longer end over my wrist and behind the short end.
I grab the long piece and pull it through the space where my hand is.  The short end of the wrap does not move at all while making the slip knot.
 Here you can see the pretzel shape you make with your long end around the short end.  If your knot doesn’t have the two separate pieces and the end coming out where it first comes under your arm one of the steps isn’t right and you can start again.
Now you tighten up the knot, not too much since you want to be able to slide the knot up to a comfortable position once you get baby into the wrap.
Slide the knot up and you have made your slip knot.  Remember when you use a slip knot you will be adjusting the wrap by pulling the material from the back and straight down on that short end that has been left alone until now

Tula Review

By HD

Carrier: Tula SSC


Reviewed with children age: 14 months

This Tula is a buckle soft structured carrier that can be used for front and back carries. Tula carriers are handmade in Poland and are high quality. This carrier is definitely on my favorite list! It was incredibly comfortable to wear and I love the print! It was easy to adjust and easy to use. I also really liked the pocket on the waist of the carrier (under the seat) for storing my phone and money. 

I used the carrier for many of my everyday activities such as cleaning, cooking, shopping and of course walking. My son likes to be worn while I get ready for work in the morning. These pictures were taken after a morning stroll before leaving for work. He loved looking at the squirrels, bunnies and birds! 


Come check out the Tula at the next BWI of Peoria meeting!

Tip Tuesday- Superman Toss

By KSC

This week we will talk about another way to get your child on your back.  I will be doing the superman toss. I will be using our lending libraries Ellevill Zara Blossom.

First I gather my wrap and child.  I center the wrap on my son’s back, with the top of the wrap just over his shoulders

Facing my son I put my left hand under his left armpit.  I hold the wrap with my thumb on the top of the shoulder

I do the same with my right hand.

I now step under my son while lifting him up.  I step under him rather than flying him over my shoulder to avoid the wrap getting twisted under his body

Here you can see how I lift him while stepping under him.

Almost done and he is having fun.

He is now on my back nice and high without the wrap being tangled.

Now we are ready to finish the carry.

 

Featured Carry- Front Cross Carry

By B

This is the very first carry I learned as a new wrapper! It uses the same length that you would use for a front wrap cross carry. For me, that’s a size 6 (4.6m). I’m using our BB Slen, which is 4.9 m. The adorable baby is 10 months old.

Front Cross Carry (FCC) is a pretied carry, so really nice for out and about. Since it knots in the front, it’s great for running errands. You don’t have a knot digging into your back while you’re seated in the car.

As always, we LOVE for you to try these carries with us, share pics on our Facebook page, ask questions, share your tips or link to great instructional videos!

We start this carry with the middle of the wrap in the middle of your back

 

I hold one end between my legs to make sure everything stays centered while I cross the other end across my front.

 

Then cross the other end over the other shoulder

Make sure these aren’t too tight. Since this is a pretied carry, you’ll want to tinker around with how much slack you need to have room for baby without being too saggy.

Criss cross across your back, one side

Then the other

Then knot in front. As usual, tie a double knot. If you have extra and want to tie a bow, do so, but only after you’ve tied the knot.

Move any slack in the straps to the front to make room for baby

You are going to put baby in the crosses so the X is on her butt. If you did Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC), this is the same carry, but without the horizontal pass. Baby goes in the same way. I put her in the pass that is underneath the other one, closest to my body first, spreading as I go.

I want the wrap spread from knee to knee so she is in a nice seat. I also want the wrap going up to at least her armpits. (Honestly, I don’t have this spread well enough. It should go up higher on her back, ideally, to her armpits. I didn’t notice until after we were done with pics. So spread spread spread those passes!)

As I get the passes more spread out, she’s settling more into the seat and I’m able to hold onto her less and spread the wrap with both hands

That’s basically it. For a younger baby, I can tuck her arms in and use one of the crosses to support her head. Now, I can leave it like this

Or I can sandwich the shoulders