I really enjoy hip carries – and so does my little one. She likes to watch people and see where we’re going while still being able to grab onto me when she gets an attack of the shys. I learned this carry quite a while ago, and it is my go to hip carry. In fact, during the time of the actual challenge in May 2015, I was wearing her all over Barcelona, Spain in this carry!
For me, the hardest part of this carry was the slip knot. Although earlier carries in this Challenge included a slip knot, I actually learned the slip knot while trying to learn this carry. Wrapyouinlove has a great tutorial for tying a slip knot here.
Once you learn the slip knot, this is a nice carry you can pre-tie and pop your baby in and out of. This is the carry I normally use if we’re going to be getting in and out of the car a lot or somewhere where she’ll want to be down for a while, then back up with me, and then down again (she’s no longer a baby – she’s a toddler and sometimes she needs to walk!).
In the top photo, I’m using a Didymos Emerald Turquoise Hemp Indio size 4. For me, that’s a great size for this carry (my base is a 6). In the second photo, I’m using a Natibaby butterflies in a size 5. I love this wrap, but the size 5 means there’s a lot of tail left over.