Delta PAX Double Hammock Freshwater and Saltwater Finish Tutorial
by Adrienne Miller
Middle marker at your chest. It won”t ever be this close to center again. Soak it in.
Look down at your child holding your phone watching Super Simple Songs and question your parenting tactics. Bribery, screen time and crying just so you can create a tutorial. Let”s justify it by saying it makes people laugh. Totally okay, right?
While he’s distracted, quickly put the wrap over him with the middle marker at the back of his neck.
Nope, that”s wrong. I”ve done this a thousand times and still get it wrong. Place the middle marker at your chest, bring the wrap around your torso and find the spot where the wrap hits the middle of your back.
THAT spot goes on the back of your child”s neck. Thank goodness for phones.
And…Heave! Actually, Linus has lost weight since he started running everywhere. 24lbs. But it still feels like 40.
Start him up nice and high, cause he”ll lower himself drastically. His face says it all.
No mama, I”m not even going to watch your phone, I hate this so much.
Just kidding, i can”t resist.
Just kidding again. It”s going on the floor. Thank goodness for Otterbox.
Do what you can to create a deep seat. WHATEVER YOU CAN. Aaaaaaaand it will never be deep enough.
Bring the right pass over your right shoulder. Gather, pleat, accordion, whatever you’ve got in you to make it happen!
Place that right pass between your feeble thighs that really don”t hold anything. Smile because you can just imagine the joy on your child’s face as this is happening.
Now bend down and pick up the phone. No not that show mama. That one. No, that one. Noooooooo thaaaaaat oooooooone!
Use your right hand to reach behind and support him. Rather, to keep him from purposefully popping his seat.
With your right pass held between your knees, grab the left pass from behind you and bring it around your torso to the front to begin making your chest pass. Gather it tightly into your right hand. So sad, Linus!! It’s almost over, buddy. Just kidding, we are so far from over.
Bring that chest pass BEHIND the right pass that you are holding between your knees.
Bring that chest pass around to your back. Because I’m such a mediocre wrapper, I always hold onto the top rail and let the rest go, which then loosens all of the tension in my chest pass. Don’t do as I do. Learn from my mistakes.
Bring that pass around to your back. Reach behind you with your left hand to grab the top rail. Hyperextend your wrists to take that wrap far enough behind you and behind your baby’s bum to get it up and over HIS ENTIRE BODY.
You can also do the towel dry move where you bring it from side to side up your baby’s back, all the way to his neck. Bend your elbows to pop it over his back.
That pass will now come up and over your left shoulder. Attempt to make a second seat, by tucking in the bottom rail under his bum.
Finally. We are half way done. This is like the longest Lord of the Rings journey ever. Grab both rails coming over each shoulder.
This is what we call an “L” pull. Except don’t copy me, because I’m doing a backwards “L”. OF COURSE. I’m thinking about what an L would look like facing forwards. Think about an L if I were facing you. Your right arm should pull up and your left arm should pull horizontal to the left. This will help tighten your horrendously loose chest pass.
OMG even after my photographer told me to do it again, I still did it backwards. I don’t do well in dance classes with a mirror either. I get my rights and lefts mixed up. I’m 30 years old.
Put the pass coming over your left shoulder between your thighs. Filled with glorious food. Take the pass coming over your right shoulder and feed it behind and down through your chest pass.
He gets his resting rude face and death stare from me.
Now you have the left pass in front and the right pass behind your chest pass.
Now take your left pass and cross it behind your right pass.
Lol. Linus is still not happy at all. Now that you have crossed your passes, take them both behind your back OVER your baby’s legs.
Now, tie under your baby’s bum, which is virtually impossible. If you have a longer wrap, cross the passes and bring them around to the from going under your baby’s legs and tie in front.
As you tie the knot, jump up and pull the tails out to the side. Jumping and bouncing your toddler up in the air will lift his weight and you can pull the knot tighter. Obviously, do this safely and only with an older toddler.
Always double knot for safety!
Back view! Your stripes will never be vertical. Just accept that.
Voila! Your Double Hammock with a Freshwater Finish is complete!
Untie the knot under your baby’s bum and uncross the passes in front.
Place the pass coming over your right shoulder in between your knees.
Take your right hand behind your right pass and grab the pass coming over your left shoulder.
Pull that pass behind and all the way through over your chest pass and let it fall to the ground.
Now, take that pass (that came over your left shoulder, behind the right pass, over the chest pass) and cross it behind the right pass. It will go to your right hand.
Take both passes and bring them around to your back, making sure to go over your baby’s legs.
Tie your knot under bum (or bring it around to tie in front if you have a longer wrap). Do the bounce n’ pull!
Double knot for safety!
Darn those stripes! Always showing the world how subpar my wrap jobs are. Meh, that’s alright. Perfection is overrated.
And that’s it! Don’t do what I did and twist your right pass to show the wrong side of your wrap. Keep them untwisted. I was just showing you what not to do. WINK.
Doesn’t a Saltwater Finish look awesome and super complicated?! But it’s not so bad, is it? You did it! Congratulations! And, if you didn’t, then you are like me and it took you 3.492 times to get it right.
This wrap is just so happy! And that little chubby toddler hand!! Squeeeee!
Bye, bye Shana. Now get out of my house and get me out of here, mama!