How to Tie a Square Knot

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Rather than using a double knot when tying your baby carrier, why not learn to tie a square knot?  A square knot is already a strong knot, but when there is added tension, such as from the weight of your baby, the knot actually becomes tighter and more secure. 

Buckleless baby carriers such as wraps and Mei Tais require at least one knot to secure the child.  If you choose to use a carrier that requires you to tie it, you can learn the square knot and benefit from your newly acquired skill.  You may be surprised how useful it is to know how to make a dependable knot.

So, if you area ready to try a square knot, grab your carrier and start by remembering this:

Right strap over the left strap, left strap over the right strap. 

If you prefer to do left over right, right over left, that is okay too.  The point is to make a correct square knot that is tight and secure.  The bonus of this knot is that it rests pretty flat and makes sitting in a chair more comfortable than sitting with a bulky knot.  If you wish to view the video on How-To Tie a Square Knot, click here to watch.  

  Step 1. Begin with one strap in each hand.  

 

Step 1. Begin with one strap in each hand.

 

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Step 2: Cross the right strap over left strap.

 

  Step 3: Pass the right strap under both straps.  

 

Step 3: Pass the right strap under both straps.

 

 

 

Step 5. Pull straps away from the midline of your body.

Step 5:  Cross the left strap over the right strap.

Step 6:  Pass the left strap under both straps.

 

Step 7:  Pull straps away from the midline of your body. 

8. Your knot should look like this.