I so often speak to parents who love the idea of carrying their little ones in woven wraps, but are daunted by the amount of fabric. To address this, at Crazy Little Sling in March we demonstrated a Traditional Sling Carry – a quick and easy pre-tied carry with a short (size 2 – 2.7m) woven wrap.
The Traditional Sling Carry (formerly referred to as a ‘Rebozo Carry’) is extremely versatile – in many ways it is the woven wrap equivalent of a ring sling. Once set-up the wrap can be left pre-tied and ready for immediate use. It can be used for newborns and young infants (as a front carry) and for toddlers (on the hip or back). It is also quick and easy to adjust for breastfeeding on the go.
Don’t be put off by the slip-knot – while this is a nice technique to master, the Traditional Sling Carry can be achieved equally effectively using a sling ring. Video demonstrations below.
Traditional sling carry with an older infant or toddler:
Traditional sling carry with a newborn or younger baby:
Breastfeeding in a sling (don’t be put off by how fast she demonstrates the carries here – the traditional sling carry demo is 3.45 minutes in):
And finally, using a sling ring instead of a slipknot (again don’t worry if you can’t follow the carries here, just look at how she uses the sling ring):
If you’d like to learn more about this or other carries, would like more guidance or would feel happier practising with a babywearing doll come along to our next Crazy Little Sling meet – details here or on our Facebook page.
In the meantime, feel free to ask questions, share tips and post photos in our Crazy Little Slingers chat group. See you there!