What Carries Can I do With Each Wrap Size?

Woven wrap sizing depends mainly on two things:

  1. the size of the adult using the wrap
  2. which carries you want to be able to do

Your BASE SIZE is the wrap length that will allow you to comfortably tie a Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) and all of the full length carries.

Woven Wrap Sizing Chart - What is My Base Size?

And by the way, I stock only high quality, comfortable woven wraps.  All of the wraps in my store can be used for babies and toddlers of all ages and in all positions (front, back and hip) that the wrap length allows. Got any questions about, you just let me know!

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Carrying Guide for Each Size of Woven Wrap

Size 2 Woven Wrap Carries:  A Size 2 woven wrap (previously called a Rebozo) is very portable, folds up small in a diaperbag, can be tied around your waist, or used as a scarf.  It’s great for wet/dirty weather because you can put it on without dragging the ends in the mud.  It’s great for Summer because there is so little fabric around you and your baby. Because most of these shortest carries do not wrap entirely around the wearer’s torso, the same carries can be done by people of  different sizes.

  1. Front Traditional Sling Carry (formerly called Rebozo carry)see video below
  2. Hip Traditional Sling Carry see video below
  3. Back Traditional Sling Carrysee video below
  4. Rucksack TUB (tied under bottom)
  5. Rucksack TAS (tied at shoulder)
  6. Reinforced Rear Rucksack (RRR or RRRR, aka Pirate Carry)
  7. Double Sling Back Carry (formerly called Double Rebozo)
  8. Torso Carry
  9. Short Back Cross Carry
  10. Half Jordan’s Back Carry (Half JBC)

Base -3 Woven Wrap Carries: It is short enough to do all of the Size 2 carries, as well as several more.

  1. Front Traditional Sling Carrysee video below
  2. Hip Traditional Sling Carrysee video below
  3. Back Traditional Sling Carrysee video below
  4. Kangaroo Carry
  5. Semi Front Wrap Cross Carry (one shoulder)
  6. Reinforced Rear Rucksack (RRR or RRRR, aka Pirate Carry)
  7. Double Sling Back Carry (formerly called Double Rebozo)
  8. Half Jordan’s Back Carry
  9. Double Hammock Sling (formerly Double Hammock Rebozo)see video below
  10. Double Hammock Torso Carry
  11. Double Hammock Carry with Rings
  12. Rucksack TUB (tied under bottom)
  13. Rucksack TAS (tied at shoulder)
  14. Knotless Rucksack Carry
  15. Short Back Cross Carry
  16. Shepherds Carry
  17. Torso Carry
  18. Hip Cross Carry
  19. Coolest Hip Cross Carry

Cheng made this gorgeous video when her little one was still being worn.  She demonstrates 7 wrap styles for a size 3 woven wrap (3.1 meters):

Base -2 Woven Wrap Carries:

  1. Front Wrap Cross Carry TUB (tied under bottom)
  2. Front Wrap Cross Carry TAS (tied at shoulder)
  3. Semi Front Wrap Cross Carry (one shoulder)
  4. Half Front Wrap Cross Carry
  5. Kangaroo Carry
  6. Short Cross Carry
  7. Knotless Front Cross Carry
  8. Jordan’s Back Carry
  9. Rucksack Carry
  10. Reinforced Rucksack
  11. RRRR with Candy Cane Chestbelt
  12. Back Wrap Cross Carry with rucksack straps
  13. Hip Cross Carry
  14. Coolest Hip Cross Carry
  15. Robins Hip Carry
  16. Poppins Hip Carry

Base -1 Woven Wrap Carries:

  1. Rucksack Carry Tied Tibetan
  2. Reinforced Kangaroo Carry
  3. Charlie’s Cross Carry with rings or Shepherd’s finish
  4. Back Wrap Cross Carry with Ruck Straps
  5. Ellevill Jordan’s Back Carry
  6. Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry
  7. Secure High Back Carry
  8. Giselle’s Back Carry
  9. Wendy’s Double Hammock Carry
  10. Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder (DSS2S) TUB (tied under bottom)
  11. Double Hammock TAS (tied at shoulder)
  12. Double Hammock TUB (tied under bottom)

Base size carries (full length wraps):

  1. Front Wrap Cross Carry
  2. Front Cross Carry
  3. Front Double Hammock Carry
  4. Reinforced Kangaroo Carry
  5. Charlie’s Cross Carry
  6. Secure High Back Carry
  7. Back Wrap Cross Carry
  8. Double Hammock (or Chunei Back Carry)
  9. Giselle’s Back Carry
  10. Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder or DSS2S
    (previously Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder or DRS2S)
  11. Rucksack Carry TT (tied Tibetan)

Base +1 (size 7 for most parents):

  1. Taiwanese Carry
  2. Wiggleproof Back Carry
  3. Norwegian Wiggleproof Back Carry
  4. Jordan’s Back Carry variation with chest pass
  5. Saltwater or Freshwater finish to a base size carry
  6. Tibetan Finish to a base size carry

A 3.6 or 3.7 meter woven wrap is called a size 4.
This size is most often the base size for those wearing XS or S t-shirts.  If wrapping a toddler, you may want to size up to a size 5.
You don’t have to be petite to enjoy this size.  If you find yourself preferring shorter carries that are still to long to use a shorty, this may be perfect for you.

A 4.1 or 4.2 meter woven wrap is called a size 5.
This size is often base for those wearing S or M t-shirts.  If you wear size M and are wrapping a toddler, you may want to size up to a size 6.
You don’t have to be petite to enjoy this size.  If you find yourself preferring shorter carries that are still to long to use a shorty, this may be perfect for you.

A 4.6 or 4.7 meter woven is called a size 6.
This size is often the base size for those wearing Medium, Large, and XL t-shirts and is the most popular woven wrap size.  If you weigh more than 180 lbs and are either wrapping a toddler or have broad shoulders or large breasts, you may want to size up to a 7.

A 5.1 or 5.2 meter woven is called a size 7.  This is the LARGE full length wrap.
This size is often base for those wearing XL or 2X t-shirt size and will be perfect for all of the full length wrap carries.  It can also be used by someone who normally uses a size 6 but wants more room for tandem babywearing, or doing extra long carries.

A 5.7 meter woven is called a size 8.  This is the XL full length wrap.
It varies greatly but this size is often base for those wearing 2X or 3X t-shirts or for moms who wear dress size 22US/24UK or larger.
For reference, most popular brands of stretchy wrap are one-size-fits-all, and that size is around 5.5 meters, between a size 7 and size 8.

A 6.0 meter wrap is available in some of the wrap brands, and is a great option for parents who find a size 8 to be not quite enough.

 Once you have figured out which size you want click here to shop for wraps in your perfect size!

NEW Woven Wrap Sizing Cheat Sheet for Base Size and Shorties