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GRAB AND GO GAUZE or, The "I Want to Back Carry"

by E. Franklin
(Canada)

precious days

precious days

I was SOOO excited to try wrapping... the thought of wearing my newborn on my back just thrilled me - and having very little cash, and knowing how short the newborn phase is, I ran out to the fabric store and bought 5 meters of 100% cotton gauze. It was too simple to be true... I didn't even hem the fabric before trying it on, and be still my heart... this little babe sighed and snuggled right in. mmmm.....


I had help with a backwrap at first, then went solo (I know it's so far from perfect). I used tutorials I found online and thanks to the babywearing community out there, I was able to choose a fast, inexpensive, supportive, cool, grippy fabric to start my baby wrapping days with (hopefully) the first of more than one woven wrap! Yay! Thank you babywearers!

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Oct 31, 2012
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RE: Just be careful NEW
by: Anonymous

YES! Woven is best and this mamma, as she said, is using gauze, which is NOT STRETCHY. Looking great!

Mar 22, 2012
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Just be careful. NEW
by: Anonymous

It isn't very safe to wrap on your back with stretchy materials... Should be using wovens for back carries! Wrap carefully, everyone..

Apr 26, 2010
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how to wrap
by: Anonymous

Agreed! Another amazing site is the Baby Wearer.com Amazing site with everything you need to know. check out the forums.

Apr 26, 2010
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How to wrap
by: Anonymous

The best place to start looking for how to wrap is YouTube. I started by searching Moby Wrap and then went from there. Also try SHBC (Secure High Back Carry) or FCC (Front Cross Carry) and likewise BCC (Back Cross Carry) these will not only show you how to do these holds and people doing them with varying ages of baby, but also lead you to websites with yet more information.

Apr 24, 2010
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how can i do this????
by: Anonymous

I'm on my third baby, but never thought about wrapping my first two at all. Making a wrap shouldn't be a problem, but where can I find instructions on HOW to wrap her up?

Jan 21, 2009
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Fabric Recommendations?
by: Chris

Great! What fabric do you recommend? I can use a sewing machine but wouldn't know what fabric to pick out, especially since she's a bit heavier now

Jan 20, 2009
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7 month old
by: E. Franklin

Of course you can wear your 7 month old! I wear my 10 month old still quite regularly. on front and on my back. I even wear my 2 year old once in a while. Go for it, and give yourself a few tries. you will be glad you did.

Jan 19, 2009
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7 months, 17 lbs
by: Chris

Can I still carry my girl in a wrap around? If so, what fabric would be best?

Nov 09, 2008
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where can I find cotton gauze??
by: Anonymous

I live in NB and haven't been able to find any at any of the local fabric stores and I'm having trouble finding some online. I want to make a wrap for a friend using cotton gauze if anyone knows where I can find some please let me know!

May 13, 2008
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not waiting
by: Anonymous

It's great that you didn't let price prevent you from wrapping your baby - it is so good for them!

May 13, 2008
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go gauze
by: Anonymous

i love the idea of gauze... so cool for summer heat. thanks!

May 12, 2008
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nice
by: Anonymous

super wrap! great work!

May 12, 2008
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natural wrapping
by: Anonymous

i like the color of your wrap, and you did a good wrapping job.

May 12, 2008
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Grandbabe & sling
by: Anonymous

Hey that's my grandbabe !! & what a wonderful mom .Neat Carrier. Love it!!

May 12, 2008
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Awww.... Good for you!
by: Anonymous

extra stars for such a young babe! Super cute! Way to dive right in!

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