FinishFest Advent Calendar: 24 days, 24 glamour moments
Both photos are the same carry: the wrap cross carry - a popular tying method for beginners. But is everything really the same here? No, of course not! Let's find out what I've done differently.
Have you ever wondered what a finish is?
If you're new to the wrap cross carry, the first thing to do is to finish the carry securely with a double knot as shown in the picture on the left – this is the best way to start. As time goes on, however, you will become more familiar with the tying method and your wrap and begin to wonder what else there is to discover. You start to try out new ways of tying, new wraps and baby carriers... But did you know that there is also a way to beautify your favourite carry? You can see this ingenious variation in the picture on the right. I'm talking about a finish. This means that you tie something other than an ordinary knot at the end and round off your tying style with a little surprise.
Why do you tie a finish?
Apart from the visual aspect and demonstrating your impressive tying skills, many finishes also have practical advantages. For tying methods that actually require a short wrap, a finish allows you to use even more wrap without the ends becoming too long and dragging on the floor. A finish also distributes the weight differently and can therefore relieve pressure on your back or shoulders. If your current tying method has caused the wrap to feel a little pressure under your armpits, for example, a finish can help to avoid this pressure point by changing the direction of the wrap. A finish is also extremely practical when worn on the back, as it prevents the wrap from slipping off the shoulders. And finally, of course, it's incredibly fun to try out different finishes and challenge yourself. Once you get the hang of it, you won't want to stop.
What do I need for a finish?
First you need a long wrap, depending on how you tie it, it can be one size bigger than your favourite length, so you have material left over for the finish. Many finishes can also be tied with a baby carrier with straps that can be fanned out, the Didyklick is simply the first choice here.
One of the carrying accessories that is often used for finishes is the sling ring. Please do not confuse this with the ring sling - this can also be used to tie finishes but this is a separate carrying system. Sling rings, on the other hand, are aluminium rings with different diameters. Sling rings are available in three different sizes: L- (8.7cm), M- (7.5cm) or S- (6.35cm). You need one ring for some finishes and two rings for others. Depending on the thickness of the cloth, M or L rings are suitable for your particular finish. You can buy them here.
Where and how can I learn a new finish?
Have you got the desire to learn a new finish? Then we've got something for you - the FinishFest Advent Calendar! From December 1st, enter new spheres of babywearing and discover a great finish every day for 24 days that will enhance your way of tying with a sling, wrap or baby carrier. From shimmering details to sparkling accessories, there's everything here to sweeten the waiting time for Christmas - and all for free!
Sounds fantastic, doesn't it? Discover your Fancy Finish Challenge (in German) to have more fun tying during the festive season and shine like a Christmas tree!
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This blog post is by Juliane Elsner (https://zufallsmoment.de/ )