What size wrap do I need?

Woven wraps come in a variety of sizes and lengths which also differ between manufacturers. There is no one size fits all when it comes to woven wraps, but generally anyone can use any size wrap and safely carry their child, but the way in which the child is wrapped onto each person may differ.

The size wrap you require depends on the size of the wearers and how the child will be carried. Most people choose to start with a long woven wrap which will enable them to try a large variety of carries.

The size that is generally recommended for a person to use when starting to use a woven wrap is referred to a person’s ‘base size’. It is the size wrap that the person needs to carry their child in a front wrap cross carry (FWCC). For an average size person, a size 6 (4.6m) is recommended to start with. If you wear a size 10 shirt or smaller, a size 5 (4.2m) should suffice and if you are over a size 16, a size 7 (5.2m) may be recommended. A long wrap will enable you to do a number of front, hip and back carries with a multitude of finishes.

A Woven wrap is usually referred to by their size number rather than their length in metres. Below is the size number and the usual correlating length.

  • Size 3 – 3.2 metres
  • Size 4 – 3.6 metres
  • Size 5 – 4.2 metres
  • Size 6 – 4.6 metres
  • Size 7 – 5.2 metres
  • Size 8 – 5.6 metres
  • Size 9 – 6.2 metres
  • Size 10 – 6.6 metres


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