There are two basic carries that can be done with a stretchy wrap such as a Moby or Boba wrap. They are Front wrap cross carry (FWCC) and Pocket Wrap Cross Carry (PWCC).
Pocket Wrap Cross Carry
Here’s a wonderful tutorial for PWCC by Kathy who is a babywearing consultant. Her site is www.kathyheffern.com. You can see how snugly she wraps the wrap when she is pretying. The wrap should be very snug, just as shown here. You really can't pretie the wrap too tightly. Because of
the stretch of the material you will always be able to get baby in comfortably,
but if it's too loose before they're in it'll sag and not feel secure. If you feel you need a hand on your baby or baby is sagging, then it's too loose.
Front Wrap Cross Carry
I love this video tutorial by Tooralei on YouTube for Front wrap cross carry with a stretchy wrap and a newborn. You can see how she tightens each strand (or section) of the wrap. She focuses on the top rail (the top hem and the first few inches of fabric), the middle of the width and the bottom of the wrap. The key to successful wrapping in any carry is strand by strand (or section by section) tightening. You can also see how snug she wraps.
How Tight Do You Wrap?
Tips and Tricks
Close enough to kiss
Keep chin off chest
Your baby should be held snugly and well supported, high enough to kiss, easily visible to you (without fabric covering baby’s face) and with chin off of chest. You should be able to get two fingers under baby’s chin and hear baby breathing normally. If you hear grunting or snoring sounds, that is a sign that baby is having trouble breathing. If that happens, remove baby and rewrap being sure to wrap very snug and tight. If you have any problems, feel free to contact us. We can help you trouble shoot via email or facebook until you can come in for the next meeting.
Happy Wrapping! If you need any help with your wrap, we'd love to help at any meeting.