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Double Hammock Series: Christina’s Ruckless

Sometimes a Double Hammock hides under another name. This carry does not have the words “double” or “hammock” in the title, but it is definitely a double hammock. I realized I have not really explained the true definition of a double hammock yet in this series….

Officially, it’s a back carry with two sling passes over baby and a chest pass. But there are definitely a few carries called double hammocks (including ones I have featured so far) that do not meet all the criteria. Why don’t they correct the names? Why didn’t I leave them off this series? Meh, there are bigger problems to deal with in the babywearing community than a reinforced torso sling masquerading as Double Hammock.

However, a Christina’s Ruckless IS a true double hammock! It has a cool chest pass and two sling passes over baby’s back. It just doesn’t have the name. I recalled being this a person named Christina invented this carry when I first started wrapping….but I cannot find info to support this at this time. I will update if I find out more.

This variation can be done is a base -1 wrap. I am using a base -0.5 for Bear and I. This a tester from Pacific Northwest Wovens called Stripes.

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This carry deviates before baby even goes up. It starts with the middle marker centered on baby’s back.

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Then baby goes up like normal. Make a secure seat and tighten.

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Bring one of the tails (they are both the same length so it does not matter which) under your arm. Make sure to keep the tension and keep a baby secure.

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Stick the other tail between your legs to keep the tension then do chest pass OVER the tail between your legs.

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Bring it over baby’s back for sling pass. Bring the pass under baby’s legs.

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Now take the tail between your legs and bring it up towards your uncovered shoulder to make a V at the middle of your chest….

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…..and flip it onto the shoulder. I like to spread it wide to make it easier to bring over baby’s back….

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….for another sling pass going. Don’t forget to bring it under baby’s other leg!

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Now tie a double knot to secure.

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You can adjust the chest pass however you like. You can spread the chest pass or bunch it. You can have the V cup you shoulders or stay bunched. Whatever is more comfy for you!

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This carry is great for leaners and seat poppers alike, the sling passes under the legs really lock baby down.

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Some people don’t like the V at their chest. I have a friend who totally cannot stand it. But I personally love it. It’s an easy way to have no ruck straps.

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Please, please, please give one of my favorites a try! It’s a fun way to do a Double Hammock with no ruck straps!

Double Hammock Series

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Thank you to Pacific Northwest Wovens for loaning me this tester wrap.

Photo credit to Alacrity Photography.

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