Those of you who follow our Facebook page may have noticed my pic the other day of myself wearing 2 toddlers, my own and one I babysit. Several people posted to ask how I did it, so I banged out a quick tutorial at our recent park playdate. I am wearing an 18 month old and a 15 month old in my size 6 Hopp (I’d call it a long 6). We do have a Hoppediz in our lending library as well.
I start off with child 2 on my back. He is in a rucksack carry that is not yet tied off.
I use my arm to make space in the straps where I will put baby
Holding baby in a high burp position, I reach underneath and bring her leg through. She ends up with the X on her bottom. I spread the crosses so that baby is supported. (See the Front Cross Carry tutorial if you need more detailed instructions on that carry.)
Then, I tie a knot behind her back. I’ve also tied under her bottom and I’ve seen it tied in between baby and wearer.
The view from the front
I like this carry because I feel like each baby is well supported, but they aren’t pulling on each other as much as some other ways to wear two in one wrap.
The only drawback is that if the baby on the back wants off, you have to take down the front baby, too.