Our first Carry of the Week is Front Cross Carry (FCC).
Many people's first carry is a Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC). So what's the difference between a FWCC and a FCC?
Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) starts with the wrap centered on the chest for a torso pass, bunched up and under the arms and then crossed in the back before bringing up and over the shoulders. Baby is placed in the torso pass and the wrap is then crossed in the front (over leg and then under baby's leg) with bunched or spread cross passes before bringing around to tie in back. This can also be tied under bum with cinched cross passes.
Front Cross Carry (FCC) starts with the wrap centered on the back, bunched up and bring underneath the arms. It continues with 2 cross passes in the front and then up and over the shoulders to cross in the back before bringing it around to tie in front. Baby is placed in and sits in the "x" created by the cross passes. There is an optional shoulder flip.
This carry is an excellent first carry for new wrappers and is wonderful for new babies as well. It's also a poppable carry, meaning you can wrap before you leave the house and "pop" baby in when you arrive at your destination! It's super great for on the go!
First up is a video tutorial with Maddy:
Now we have Lauren with a photo tutorial:
Find the middle marker on your wrap, and bunch the wrap together, keeping the top rail on top & bottom rail on bottom.
Hold one tail between your knees, and bring the other tail across your chest to your opposite shoulder.
Repeat with the other tail. Both tails should now be crossing your chest, creating an X on the front of your body.
Once the passes are spread, untie the double knot and gently "bounce" baby into the carry. Tighten any slack as needed.
For this carry Lauren used a size 5 Tekhni Soteria Dawn from our lending library! Be sure to try this wonderful Repreve wrap out at one of our meetings!
Check back next Monday for a new Carry of the Week!