I wore my son regularly through the baby and toddler years – front and back, carrier and wrap. He loved it and I cherish those close times along with the ease of getting things done while he happily accompanied me. Recently my son (now a preschooler) has become interested in baby dolls and caring for stuffed animals as if they are his babies. His interest in caring for babies seems to have naturally evolved to babywearing, and I simply throw a long-ish scarf in the car along with us incase he wants the ease of getting things done while HIS babies happily accompany him. Below is our step-by-step, on-the-go way of quickly wrapping up a baby doll/toy/stuffed animal. This is similar to how one might wear a baby, but if you are looking for a safe and comfortable way to wrap a small baby please click here for a tutorial.
Gather the scarf in both hands and place against your child’s stomach/chest and bring around under their arms toward their back
Wrap around their back, cross, and bring up over their shoulders and back to their front
Cross and tuck the ends inside the panel
Pull the ends around to their back and tie
The scarf is now ready to be used – since my son is wearing a dinosaur, this is the part where we simply just shove the dinosaur in. Done and done! When he wears a baby doll we take care to tuck the baby in so that “X” of fabric supports the “bootie” before pulling the panel of fabric over the dolls back, legs tucked in or sticking out.