But it is very important to remember that no matter how tight you feel like you can get the Stretchy Wrap tied on you, a back carry is NEVER safe in a stretchy, Moby-style wrap. Only woven wraps are designed to safely carry your baby or toddler in front, hip and back carries.
This video is a perfect example of just why it is unsafe to back-wrap with a stretchy. In this video her child is older and she is demonstrating what can happen while standing over a bed. But could you imagine if a baby wanted to see what was going on behind you, even if you were "just practicing" until you received your woven?
If you are interested in trying a woven wrap out before you buy one, please consider becoming a member of Babywearing International of Cleveland! For $30 for the entire year you get full access to our Lending Library and the ability to check out one carrier a month (12 in all!). This is a perfect way to figure out just what you like and don't like before taking the huge jump in purchasing one for yourself. You can join in person at any meeting, a VBE would be more then happy to get you all set up. Or if you just can't wait, It's only two steps to join online: fill out this membership form
and then send $30 via paypal to email@example.com. Please send it as "friends and family" so paypal doesn't take fees from us since we're a nonprofit.
Happy and Safe Babywearing!