This post will include all of the carries that you can do with your base size plus 1. If your base size is a 6, these carries will work with a size 7. If your base size is a 5, you'll be able to do all of these with a 6. If your base size is a 7, you'll be able to do all of these carries with a size 8.
This video shows a tibetan tie and a sternum strap chestbelt, but you could add any chestbelt that you want to a double hammock.
Any of the ruck strap variations could be added to a double hammock or to any back carry with ruck straps (such as Jordan's back carry, Giselle's back carry, back wrap cross carry with ruck straps, ruck, reinforced ruck, etc).
The Taiwanese carry looks very complicated, but it is actually pretty simple and quite comfortable. It has one short tail coming over the shoulder and all of the passes are made with the other tail. The long tail loops around the short tail for each pass. There are two rebozo passes and a horizontal pass. The carry is very similar to Jordan's back carry with two rebozo passes.
"Wiggleproof" is a ruck variation with cross passes that begin under baby's leg and are spread up and over baby's back.
This extra long variation on back wrap cross carry has wiggle proof passes and a double chest pass that looks like a sweetheart neckline.
Do you have two kids who look something like this?
Babyearing can be a powerful tool for meeting the needs of two kids at once. Strap them on and dance around the living room for a few minutes and you can turn that ^ (Yikes - someone call the exorcist!) into this:
Ahh. Much better. So let me start by saying there are about a zillion different possibilities for wearing two kids. I'm going to link a few ideas and videos here organized by type of carrier(s) and hopefully it will be something to get you started.
Got Two Ring Slings?
You can put two babies into hip carries using two ring slings.
Got a Mid-length Woven Wrap and a Pair of Sling Rings?
Try Jasmin's Tandem Hip Carry. This carry puts two babies into hip carries that can be separately adjusted without the bulk of two ring slings.
Got a Long Woven Wrap?
There are tons of ways to wear two kids in one woven wrap. With this first method, you put one baby on your back in a ruck and the second baby in the front in the crosses of a tibetan tie. This works with twins or with siblings of different ages.
Got Twins and a Stretchy or Long Woven Wrap?
With a long woven or stretchy wrap, you can do Pocket Wrap Cross Carry with twins in each cross or Front wrap cross carry with twins on each side of the pouch. This is a great method with smaller babies (under about 12 lbs) and allows for both babies to be on the front.
This video shows how to tie PWCC and demonstrates the carry with dolls:
This next video shows the carry pretied, but demonstrates putting in twins with real babies rather than dolls.
This video shows a variation on Front Wrap Cross Carry that can be done with twins to get both babies on front in a nice snug carry. This can be done with a stretchy wrap or a long (size 7) woven wrap.
Got Two Woven Wraps?
With two wraps, the possibilities are endless. It's easiest to pretie or semi-pretie a front carry. Front wrap cross carry or Front cross carry are great carries to pretie or partially pretie on front. After pretying the first wrap, you can do a back carry of your choice with the child in back. Then, add the front child to your pretied carry on the front. This video shows a pretied pocket wrap cross carry with a stretchy wrap and a ruck back carry.
You can also put one baby on the back and then hook the second wrap onto the first one. Note: This method should only be done with a wrap back carry. It is not recommended to thread a short wrap through the straps of a soft structured carrier or mei tai because these carriers are not designed to withstand the weight of a second child at the shoulder straps.
Got Two Mei Tais or Two SSCs?
It's also possible to use two mei tais or two SSCs or a combination of the two. Here's a video that shows a twin tandem carry with two SSC's.
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