Front Wrap Cross Carry in a 100% cotton 4.6m Girasol twill weave Double Rainbow *black*
Woven Wraps 101: What do all those sizes mean?!
When you are brand new to babywearing and the world of woven wraps, there is just SOOOO much to learn! Weft… size… blend…wait, what the heck is a weft anyway? What’s the difference between a linen/bamboo blend and a hemp/cotton one? We will get to all of those, I promise, but really, the most important to learn, and yet, most confusing of all, is sizing!! What size do you start with? How do you know which will be best??
As you experiment please take utmost precaution with your baby! Practice over a bed, have a spotter, and please do not attempt to back carry until you’ve mastered wrapping on your front AND baby can sit unassisted! Practice really does make perfect, and some of these carries do take awhile to master. If you do not feel comfortable attempting a new carry with your baby, we recommend trying with a weighted doll, or a stuffed animal until you get the movements down.
And now, on to the fun part!
Size 1: super shorty or rebozo length – 2.2m – this length is rarely produced, and as the name suggests, is REALLY short! A rebozo carry is really the only thing most people will be able to do with this length wrap. Most manufacturers do not offer a size 1.
Size 2: shorty – 2.6-2.8m – For an average sized wearer, this is where the fun starts! There are lots of carries that can be accomplished with a shorty!
- RUB (Rucksack Carry Tied Under Bum)
- Ruck TAS (Tied At Shoulder)
- RRRR (Reinforced Rear Rebozo Ruck)
- Double Rebozo
- Half JBC (Jordan’s Back Carry)
- SBCC (Short Back Cross Carry)
- SHC (Simple Hip Carry)
- TC (Torso Carry)
Rebozo carry in a 3.2m Natibaby Classic Zebra in 30% hemp and 70% cotton
Size 3: long shorty – 3.1-3.2m – There’s a lot of versatility with a size 3, and this is the shortest length where most wearers can begin to pull off a two shoulder front carry. In addition to the size 2 carries, you will also be able to do:
- Semi FWCC (Front Wrap Cross Carry)
- DHR (Double Hammock Rebozo)
- HCC (Hip Cross Carry)
- Poppin’s Hip Carry
- SCC (Short Cross Carry)
- Hip Kangaroo Carry
- JBC (Jordan’s Back Carry)
- DH TAS (Double Hammock Tied At Shoulder)
- DH TUB (Double Hammock Tied Under Bum)
- Ruck TIF (Rucksack Carry tied in front)
- Reinforced Ruck
- Robin’s Hip Carry
- CHCC (Coolest Hip Cross Carry)
- Half FWCC
- BCC (Back Cross Carry)
- Reinforced Ruck TT (Reinforced Rucksack Tied Tibetan)
- SHBC (Secure High Back Carry)
- BWCC (Back Wrap Cross Carry)
- FCC (Front Cross Carry)
- FWCC (Front Wrap Cross Carry)
- PWCC (Pocket Wrap Cross Carry)
- Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry
- DH (Double Hammock)
- DRS2S (Double Rebozo Shoulder To Shoulder)