There's so much potential for fanciness in front carries! This article has lots of ideas for your experimentation. I have links listed to my tutorials page where I keep all the latest and greatest education tools for each carry. I also did a quick run-down of some ideas in a Facebook live video, so that is embedded right here in this article for your convenience. As we go through ideas in the article, I'll give you timestamps for demos in the Facebook video, and/or a link to more info about the carry on the tutorials page.
There are a few different finish types I have for our front carries today...
- Slip knots
The cool thing about these is that they can all be applied to base size wraps and short ones. I'm wearing a long wrap in our Facebook live video, it was Tekhni Petradi Ghee in a 7 which is about my base plus one and a half-ish since Petradi wraps a little long. I wanted some extra tail so I don't have to retie, ha! We started in a front wrap cross carry and I had it tied with a Poppin's finish. This is probably my favorite way to Poppin's lately because it's a two-shoulder carry and I like that extra support as my little guy gets heavier.
Some tutorials for Poppins' front carries:
I used a Front Wrap Cross Carry in our Facebook live video because it can also accommodate the Pond finish. This time I will go to just one shoulder though, so that makes this a Front Reinforced Torso Sling carry now. A couple Pond or Pond-like finishes:
Rings are great for giving you a little extra length to tie off a wrap. In the Facebook live video I use a size large ring. I could use a large ring for our next carry, Robin's, or I'd use a medium size ring to tie two tails together at shoulder. In the live video I used two large rings to add a No Sew Ring Sling finish at 14:00 minutes.
Slip Knots always look fancy to me. And they're so functional! They can be used in
Whew, so much fancy! I hope that gives you some ideas on how to fancy up your front carries. Also don't forget all the shoulder flip carries that we did a few weeks ago. Shoulder flips are very fancy too!
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