Choosing a wrap is not always maybe easy to everyone, so we have created some pictures for better understanding sizes of woven wraps.
When you want to start babywearing you need a woven wrap in your base size. Your base size wrap is the length (size) of the woven wrap which allows you to tie the basic carries such as Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) and Back Wrap Cross Carry (BWCC). Base size in most cases can also express in T-shirt sizing but keep in mind that those are only guidelines and if you are not sure you can try before buying.
Length of woven wrap
Lengths can vary from brand, material and weaving techniques.
What to do with shorter wrap?
If you already know your base size then your search with smaller wrap size is a bit easier to find a proper carry to use. For example if your base size is 6 but you have wrap size 4. That we will call base size – 2.
Example of carries you can use short wraps
Size 1 – 2.0 – 2.2 meters :
This length is mostly favorite to expirience babywearing parents and often used with toddlers. With size 1 lengths of the woven wrap you can do a new sew ring sling carry, a hip carry with a slip knot or a happy carry with a dobule knot. Size 1 can also be used as a scarf. You can keep your neck and shoulders warm, and make a quick hip carry for your tired toddler when necessary.
Size 2 – 2.5– 2.7 meters:
This size is still suitable for new sew ring sling, or hip carry, and allows you to tie carries which requires slightly more fabrics, such as Rucksack (tied under bum).
Size 3 – 3.1 – 3.3 meters:
This size will allow you to wrap one layer back carry such as Rucksack, hip carry or torso carry.
Size 4 – 3.7 – 3.9 meters:
With this size you can comfortably tie different Rucksack variations, various hip carries such as Hip Cross Carry and some of the front carries such as Kangaroo Carry.
Base size Front Carries
Front Cross Carry (FCC)
Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC)
Front Double Hammock
Front Torso Carry
Base Size Hip Carries
Hip wrap cross carry
Robin’s hip carry
Base size Back Carries
Back Wrap Cross Carry (BWCC)
Jordan’s back carry
Secure High Back Carry
Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry
Giselle’s Back Carry