September 2013’s Carry of the Month is the Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC).
The FWCC is probably one of the first carries most people learn to do. It works from birth and is a great option for nursing. Its cousin, the Pocket Wrap Cross Carry (PWCC), is sometimes known as the Moby carry. Because of the popularity of stretchy wraps and the ability to pre-tie the carries, FWCC and PWCC are our Carry of the Month for September.
Starting out with the simplest forms
FWCC with a newborn using a size 6 wrap- BabywearingFaith
FWCC with an older infant using a 4.5m wrap- Meredith Sinclair
FWCC with a toddler or preschooler– WrappingRachel
PWCC using a stretchy wrap like the Moby, Wrapsody Hybrid, or Boba wraps (Moby’s “hug hold”)
You can leave the passes bunched to be cooler or spread them for more support.
- This video also does a great job explaining the tightening process.- WrappingRachel
- This video talks about sandwiching the passes.- BabywearingFaith
Nursing in a FWCC or PWCC- Wrapyourbaby.com
FWCC tied under bum (FWCC-TUB)- WrappingRachel
FWCC tied at shoulder (FWCC-TAS)- WrappingRachel
For extra credit, two mothers of twins show how to use FWCC for twin newborns using a long wrap.
- Video 1– WrappingRachel shows a version where each twin is in their own horizontal pass (size 6 wrap)
- Video 2– Wearababy.com shows a version where one baby is in the horizontal pass while the second is in one of the cross passes