Sling tying in the FWCC

Tying a sling is quite a challenge at first. In the video below you can see a simple instruction on how to tie the FWCC (Front Wrap Cross Carry). As you can see, this is a wonderfully cuddly belly wrap that you can use from birth. For beginners as well as both experienced carriers, this knot is easy to learn....


How do you actually tie a sling?

Before tying your sling for the first time, we recommend booking a consultation with a sling consultant. You can find a sling consultant in your area at: https://draagdoekconsulenten.nl/
They can teach you the ins and outs of carrying in the FWCC.

Before you begin tying your child in the cloth, we recommend that you check the cloth for any defects.

Roadmap

  1. Start in the center of the cloth (size 6), this is indicated by a center marker. Place it under your chest as shown.
                           
  2. Pull both cloth strips back and cross them on your back, then pull them forward over your shoulders. Make sure the fabric of the sling doesn't twist on your back, or putting it on later will be difficult.

  3. The loose ends of the sling hang forward over your shoulders.
    Place your baby against your shoulder as if you were burping him. Let him lean against your body and gently bring his body down with his legs under the horizontal track, until you can place a kiss on the top of his head.
                           
  4. Using the bottom cloth webbing, create a seat by bringing it under the buttocks toward the baby's navel. Make sure the knees are higher than the buttocks, as in an M position.
    Bring the top cloth webbing up to about the neck. If the baby is very small and the neck is unstable, bring the cloth a little higher so you can make a nice neck roll later. As you do this, continue to support the buttocks and back with the cloth and your forearm. The cloth now covers your baby from the neck to the buttocks.
                           
  5. Now tighten the cloth jobs hanging over your shoulders. Start at the bottom cloth track. Start at the level of the ear and pull toward the side. Keep the cloth in tension and then grab the middle of the cloth to do the same. Repeat with the outside of the cloth. Grasp the tightened cloth in one hand under the buttocks and do the same with the other cloth track.

  6. Repeat step 5 on the other side.
                           
  7. Next, now make a cross under the baby's buttocks, pull the cloth strips back under the legs.

  8. On your back make a double knot.
                           
  9. Make sure the cloth webs run neatly along the baby's body. But never pull an extra cloth web over the baby. For extra neck support, turn a spit swab into a neck roll by rolling it into the top cloth web.

  10. Enjoy!

Any Questions?

Are you converted, and want to buy a new cloth soon, check here the shop which ones are available.

If you still have questions, take a look at this Facebook group. Here is a very nice group of moms who are happy to help you with tips and trics.