Category Archives: Using Woven Wraps

Semi-Front Wrap Cross Carry Tutorial

This is a form of Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) that you can do with a much shorter wrap. FWCC usually requires your base size. The semi-front wrap cross carry (semi-fwcc) is very similar to the hip cross carry but has some fundamental differences. The semi fwcc still has two passes over the baby for […]

Using a Short Wrap as a New Babywearer

Thanks to Dan Nisbet for sharing his experiences of being new to babywearing and using short wraps. “I remember the turning point at which I jumped to ‘full-time babywearing’. We had been carrying our first child, George, from being a newborn and I’d been doing carries with stretchies and longer sized wovens when we’d go […]

Semi Double Hammock or Back Reinforced Torso Sling Carry Tutorial

  SEMI DOUBLE HAMMOCK OR BACK REINFORCED TORSO SLING CARRY The Semi Double Hammock or Back Reinforced Torso Sling Carry may not have the pithiest of names but it is one of my all time favourite carries! It is a variation on a Double Hammock with Traditional Sling Pass which means rather than being 2 […]

Coolest Hip Cross CarryTutorial

  COOLEST HIP CROSS CARRY The coolest hip cross carry has 2 passes which provide good support for carrying a bigger baby and/or don’t find a single pass carry (like the traditional sling pass carry) comfortable. You can carry your child on your hip or around onto your front which is fab for tiny babies, […]

Knotless Ruck or Ruck Tied Under Bum Tutorial

Knotless Ruck or Ruck Tied Under Bum The ruck or rucksack carry is a single pass (one layer of wrap covering the baby) back carry. For a standard ruck the tails of the wrap would be passed around your waist and knotted at the front. You may not have enough length to do this with […]

Traditional Sling Pass Carry and Slipknot Tutorial


Here are our easy to follow tutorials for tying a traditional sling pass carry and making a slipknot TRADITIONAL SLING PASS AND SLIPKNOT The Traditional Sling Pass is a  versatile option for a short wrap. It needs relatively little length, so you can use as short a wrap as possible ( with a longer wrap […]

Why on earth would you carry an older child?!

We know that newspapers and daytime television programmes make their money by sensationalising issues and skewing events in a way that draws people in and provokes a response. One of the British newspapers has published an article on babywearing older children whose main emphasis is shock entertainment rather than any genuine desire to enlighten and […]

5 Tips for autumn wrapping

Autumn is a season of extremes, and working out what to wear, which woven wrap to choose and how to dress your baby from one day to the next can be a challenge! Here are some tips from the Firespiral team on how we wrap in autumn. At the start of autumn, layer up! – Remember […]

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