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Wrap Instructions
Wrap cross back carry with chest knot, shown using an Ellaroo Wrap.

These instructions were made by us at Little Possums and show a popular way of tying a wrap-around carrier for back carrying.   This carrying position can be used once your baby is able to sit unaided.  We recommend that the first few times you try this you have the help of another adult and do it over a sofa or some floor cushions.

If you prefer as an alternative to steps 1-4 you can lay your baby on the wrap on a sofa and use both ends to lift them up onto your back. This is an easier method if a sofa is available!

Your baby's safety is your responsibility.  Little Possums can take no responsibility for any accidents that may occur as a result of following these instructions.


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1. Lay the wrap out flat with your baby in the middle of the wrap.   The top edge should be behind her neck, the lower edge behind her knees.   Pull the wrap really tight around her and hold with both hands. 2. Lift her up using the fabric and swing her onto your shoulder.   Lean forward, keeping tight hold with your right hand, and use your left hand to support her as you get her centered on your back.   Make sure the fabric is tucked under her bottom.
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3. Next bring the left side of the wrap over to your left shoulder, keep a tight pull on both ends while you lift it over your head. 4. Hold both ends tight with your right hand.   Put your left hand up between the two ends, take the left piece in your left hand and pull it over your shoulder in one quick movement so it ends up under your arm.   Now hold both ends in your left hand and repeat for the opposite side.
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5. Now tie a single knot with the loose ends, pull it nice and tight. 6. Now you continue as you would for a normal wrap cross carry.   Take the end on the right hand side of the knot over your right shoulder, down across your baby's back and bottom and under her left leg.   Bring the end round to the front and trap it between your knees.
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7. Pull the fabric across both sides of her bottom and up her back to provide support. 8. Now repeat on the opposite side, so over your left shoulder and under your baby's right leg this time.
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9. Tie the ends in a reef knot (double knot) in front. 10. Spread the fabric comfortably over your shoulders and adjust the position of the knot if necessary.