A Ruck back carry would be the simplest back carry. It has a single layer pass over baby, with the tails over your shoulders and either tied under baby's bottom, or tied at your front. A Ruck can have many different tail finishes and can also be double/tripled passed over baby for extra support.
This version of the Ruck incorporates a chest knot. A chest knot is helpful to stop the tails from slipping off your shoulders. The knot should sit on your chest bone and NOT near your neck. A chest knot finish is great for guys, but can be a bit cumbersome for large chested women. The Ruck with a Chest Knot is the main back carry included in our Get Going Guide as it was the carry used for testing - which was on a smooth armless torso - hence the chest knot finish was used to limit the carrier from slipping off the dummies shoulders during testing.
We recommend back carries are attempted only once:
|You are EXPERIENCED & CONFIDENT in FRONT or HIP carries||
Compared to a front or hip carry, we have reduced visibility of our baby on our back, making it more difficult to position & monitor them properly. Having experience in front or hip carries gives us more confidence and knowledge in positioning & monitoring our baby in back carries.
|When your BABY can SIT UNASSISTED||When babies support themselves in a seated position WITHOUT external structures, their torso/breathing systems have reached a key development milestone. Due to reduced visibility, it’s better for them to have stronger neck/head strength so they can manoeuvre themselves to keep their own airways clear.|