How to wrap twins | Baby wearing demo: The LBO Mini and Maxi

Two babies, two hands. That works, right? Well, it does, if you’re not planning on doing anything else. At all. Ever. With a toddler booked in to no-stroller-zone activities and newborn twins, I needed an alternative. Pronto. The solution? Wrapping.

I trawled the web. Searched through baby wearing groups, YouTube videos and wrap blogs to find the easiest, most comfortable wrapping technique for twins. I borrowed slings, wraps and carriers giving them all a trial run in the various ways I had researched.

In the end, using a single woven wrap I found a comfortable, easy to learn and secure way to carry two babies with two hands free. And as they got older I transitioned to a hip carry that was just as easy.

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Hopefully this will cut out all the research time for you, as I’ve gone through it already! So which one suits you? The mini (newborn+) or the maxi (bubs with strong backs and necks+)?

 

LBO MINI – Front wrap cross carry with multipurpose folds

Do you have minis that want to be carried A LOT? Or perhaps, like me, you had places to be that were full of stairs, gates and uneven surfaces… and more children than hands. Well look no further! This wrap is suited from beginners up and will have your bubbas snuggled close in no time.

Apart from the obvious practical benefits, baby wearing has always been a lovely way for me to keep my little ones close to my heart in a long cuddle. Plus, when the bubs are cranky or  sick, they go straight into the wrap and are suddenly calmer, warmer and more likely to sleep.

A little bit of practice and you can do this in a couple of minutes, about the same amount of time it takes for me to unload our double pram and put the babies into it. If you’re not convinced, see if you can borrow a wrap from a friend to give it a try. It has been a fantastic tool for our family!

Here is our short how-to video. You can watch me explain how I came about this wrap or skip to the middle to get straight into the easy to follow tutorial.

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– from newborn to 1+

– beginner friendly!

– roll up face washers and tuck into fold for head support

– great for tandem nursing once bubs have head control

– wrapping style keeps babies from ‘falling towards’ each other and moving out of place

IMPORTANT: ensure you can always see bubs airways are clear and they are close enough to kiss

LBO MAXI – Hip carry with security knot

Do you have two bubs who have great neck and back control and are too big or wiggly to comfortably fit in The LBO mini? Then this is the wrap for you!

Suited to all wrapping skill levels, it will take a little practice but you’ll be carrying your toddlers securely within 2 minutes. (For me, its quicker than getting the pram out of the car and both babies strapped in!)

I use this for preschool drop off of their older sister and it is FABULOUS to have the freedom of two free hands and the ability to go up and down stairs and through gates with ease. So here it is! Our 4 minute video explains a couple of things or you can skip straight to the middle to see how I wrap them up.

– from solid head & back strength to 1 year old+

– beginner friendly!

– security knot used mid-wrap for safety and ease of wrapping

– great for dropping off older children at school

– wrapping style spreads weight through shoulders and hips making it super comfy

IMPORTANT: ensure you can always see bubs airways are clear and they are close enough to kiss

Would love to see your pics in the comments. Happy wrapping!

 

 

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