FAQ - glossary

What does ... mean? The most important terms you need to know all around baby wearing.


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Amanda`s Tandem Hip Carry

A favourite binding method for carrying twins within a baby wrap. Both children are tied with a long baby wrap on one hip each.

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Enables the carrying of smaller babys and newborns in a Mei Tai or Wrap Tai. Either the hip belt can be fixed very high or once turned down. The baby is positioned a little bit in front of the hip belt. So, the back part of the carrier is shortened.


ATTA, the Word type: Abr. Substantiv, feminin, masculine Frequency: ▮▮▯▯▯ SPELLING: Atta Hyphenati[...]



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Buy/Sell/Trade: for usual trading operations in relation to baby wearing

Baby belly support

Pregnancy is a very special experience for any family. At the end, a new human being is born. This is totally exciting and thrilling. But, t[...]

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Baby Carrier

A baby carrier is a comfort carrier. It can be a Full-Buckle, Half-Buckle, Mei Tai, Ring Sling or Podaegi. Often baby carriers are available in different sizes. 

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Babywearing Cloths

Popular cloths for the baby: pants, overalls or gauntlets with long cuffs to roll up. There are also boots available which keep the baby`s legs and feet warm. There are also cloths for the carrying person available like jackets, coats or covers. 

Babywearing consultant

Babywearing consultants work independantly from producers. Normally, they undergo an apprenticeship in a babywearing school, e.g. ClauWi, Di[...]

Babywearing Jacket

A special jacket or coat with an babywearing inset is added to extend the jacket/coat. It can be inserted either at the front or on the back. The babywearing couple is together inside the jacket an profits from the warmth of each other.

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Babywearing Meetings

Local babywearing meetings are often made by babywearing consultants.

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Back Cross Carry

Backpack Tibetan Finish (without knots)

The Tibetan Finish prevents the shoulder strings from slipping off, takes a little weight off your shoulders[...]

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Backpack with Candy Cane Chest Belt finish

The Candy Cane Chest Belt is a finish for binding techniques like the Backpack or the Double Hammock (DH)

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Small babies who aren`t able to sit without assistance are bagged before putting them onto the back. You should do this with each binding method for back carrying.

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Base Size

This is the size of your baby wrap (total length) with which you can tie your favourite binding method without having too much fabric leftover.

Bias elasticity

The wrap fabric is woven bias elastic on a loom. Due to this feature the fabric is sturdy and supporting but cuddly as well.

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Binding techniques

You can bind/tie your baby in different ways to carry it with a baby wrap or a Ring Sling in front of your belly, on your hip or your back.

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The blend is the material mixture of a wrap.

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Brand New In Box: A baby wrap is sold in its original shape.

Body Control

The coordinated activity of muscles to stabalize or move the spinal column.


The baby wrap is used for bonding. Oxytocin is produced while carrying a baby close to the skin. This enables a strong connection between ba[...]

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Bottom edge

Inherently, the wrap is like a parallelogram. It has a long and a short side. The long edge is the bottom edge. It is wrapped around the bottom of your baby.


Depending on the features of the loom, baby wraps are woven tough or loose. Depending on the weaving technique, the wrap is more or less bias elastical. If the cloth submitts to the tension you call this effect "bounce".


Can I carry my baby facing forward?

Although there aren`t any recognized medical studies that carrying a child forward-facing is harmful, most carry consultants always recomm[...]

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Candy Cane Chest Belt (CCCB)

A finish of a back carrying method with a baby wrap or Wrap Conversion. The straps are tied together into a horizontal chest belt. Then, you close them with a knot at your shoulder.

Chest pass (chest yoke)

The chest pass (yoke) is created with the Double Hammock binding technique to spread out the weight of the child perfectly.

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Christinas Ruckless Back Carry (CRBC)

Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry is a multi-layer, symmetric back carry technique (adapted from the (Winding Cross Backpack), which is suitable from sitting age. Very comfortable variation: Knot is less pressing on the chest.

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'Chunk-suitable' is a german term for a wrap to carry larger and higher weighted children. The wrap fabric is made of a sturdy fibre like linen or hemp in combination with cotton. 

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Comfortable Baby Carrier

Normally, this term is used in relation to baby carriers with buckles. Link to Full-Buckle

Coolest Hip Cross Carry (CHCC)

The CHCC is a special hip carrying method which offers wrapping beginners security from the beginning on due to the wrap cross. It is the pe[...]


A rectangular piece of fabric (wool or fleece) which is put around the baby to protcet it against coldness. 

Crackel weaving style

The Point Twill weaving style is the basis for this binding technique. It offers various possibilties of pattern of baby wraps. Handwoven wraps are often made of this weaving technique.


This is a technique to soften the wrap after washing. Here, you put the wrap into loops. Especially wraps made of linen or hemp can be stiff after washing.

Cross Carry | X-Carry

A classical carrying method to carry a baby in front of your belly. This method is usable for babies who can hold their heads unassisted. Yo[...]

Cross Twill Weave

This weave is a one-face weave, because colours and pattern are the same on both sides. The wefts cross on the upper and lower side alternately. The basis for this weave is the Twill Weave.  Many wraps are offered with stripes or in plain colours.

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The more soft a wrap is, the more cuddly it is as well. The fibres of a cloth swell up with each washing.

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Custom slot

A custom slot is an individual, handwoven baby wrap. The customer chooses material and colours of warp and weft.


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Date Night Finish

Finish of a back carrying binding technique of a baby wrap or a wrap conversion. The straps are tied in the Tibetan style and twisted down with a Lexi Twist then.

DH - Double Hammock - closed classically

A favourite back carrying technique with a baby wrap. You need base size + 1 as a wrap. Due to the chest pass (chest yoke) the weight of lar[...]

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DH-P - Double Hammock Poppins ending

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DH-R-CCCB - Double Hammock Rebozo with CCCB Finish

The Double Hammock is a favourite back carrying method with a baby wrap. The CCCB Finish (Candy Cane Chest Belt) is created with a horizontal, twisted chest pass which is tied at one shoulder.

DHSW - Double Hammock - Salt Water Variation

The Double Hammock is a very comfortable back carry binding technique, especially suitable for older and higher weighted children. Th[...]

Diamond Twill weave

The diamond pattern is a one face weaving technique. Here, both sides look the same. Due to this feature, it has a simple effect but still a[...]

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Do Inform Before Sale: Right of first refusal

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Desperately In Search Of


The higher the drapability of a fabric is the more displacements inside the fabric are possible as well; in view of the nestling of the fabric against the user.

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Double Cross Carry

A front binding technique with a base size wrap. Usable if your baby can hold up its head unassisted.

Double Face

A Cross Twill Weave: Sturdy and tough but also bias elastical. Both colours appear reservable. Both sides are equal and can be worn outside.

DR - Double Rebozo

The Double Rebozo is a very comfortable, one-shouldered binding technique. The chest strand relieves the shoulder better than other one-shouldered binding methods. Sling sizes 2-4 are sufficient for these binding techniques.

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Draw (for purchase rights)

A draw for limited baby wraps - legally binding.

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DRS2S - Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder

Type: modern back carry, needs practice Age: from sitting age (due to the asymmetric bound strips) Sling size: at least size 6 (460 cm)  


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Easy Care

Baby wraps or baby carriers made of 100 % cotton or other fibres like hemp or linen with pattern are not very sensitive.

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Inherently, the wrap is like a parallelogram. It has a long and a short side. Normally, the edges are slanted, so the knot doesn't get too large. The angles of the edges' ends vary from producer to producer

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Elastic Baby Wrap

Link to elastic baby wrap

Elastic Babywrap

There are two different kinds of elastic wraps:  1. Wraps which are made of 100 % cotton, stitches are knitted from both sides and theref[...]

Elisabethen Folding

The Elisabeth Folding is a variation of folding a Ring Sling: folds with 1 cm width on the whole width of the wrap, very close together.

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Excellent Used Condition: A used wrap is sold in a very good shape - without any flaws.


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Face en Face (face-to-face)

The baby is carried face to face to the baby wearing person.

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Face out

The baby is carried with its back to the chest of the baby wearing person. Attention: No ergonomical spread-squat-position! Not recommendable!!

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Features of baby wraps

Each baby wrap has its special haptics. Pattern, weaving technique, surface weight and adjustment of the loom are important facts of the haptics.

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A finish of wrap binding techniques for back carrying.

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Flat Knot

Also called Cross Knot, Samariter Knot or Reef Knot: a flat double knot. A favourite knot because it doesn`t appear bulky.

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Flat Measurement

"Flat Measurement" describes the style how to meassure a wrap with a flexible tapeline. There is a difference between ironed and non-ironed wrap cloth.

Flipped Shoulder

Link to shoulder flip

Fly Tai Baby Carrier- fan out shoulder straps

You can fan out the shoulder straps of the Fidella Fly Tai baby carrier to better spread the weight of you baby on your shoulders. [...]

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Folded Ring Sling

The fabric is folded and sewn inside. So it is well-arranged on the shoulder. There are the Elisabethan version and the Pleated version.

Frankencarry - Double Hammock

Also called Kelly`s Frankencarry. This is a finish of the Double Hammock. Here, 3 layers wrap around the baby. Two Sling Rings are tied with[...]

Freshwater Finish

A finish of the Double Hammock. One strap is drawn under the other one through the chest pass and then corded together. You need a wrap in base size +1.


A Full-Buckel is a Mei Tai baby carrier with buckles at the shoulder straps and the hip belt. The buckles are needed to adjust the belt to t[...]



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Gathered Ring Sling

The wrap is gathered sewn around both Sling Rings at the shoulder. So, the fabric can be fanned out over the shoulder of the carrying person to spread out the weight of your baby perfectly.

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Goddess Finish

Link to Date Night Finish

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Depending on the weaving technique or the pattern, the haptics of a fabric can be different. The fabric gets a special grip due to the swelling fibres by washing the wrap several times.

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Gruseltrage (scary baby carrier)

German slang for a non-ergonomical baby carrier


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A Half-Buckle is a Mei Tai baby carrier with a hip belt with buckles. The shoulder straps are wrappable, the hip belt is closed with a buckle as well.


A handwoven baby wrap made on a loom. Favourite weaving techniques are: Herringbone, Heartweaving, Crackle or Plain.

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Head Control

Head control is when your baby is able to hold its head unassisted.

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Head Edge

Inherently, the wrap is like a parallelogram. It has a long edge which is called head edge, because it reaches up to the head of the baby. 


Normally, there is a head rest at comfort carriers and baby carriers. The head rest serves as an extension of the back part and for the stab[...]

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Heartweaving Style

Popular weaving technique, often used on Twill base with handwoven baby wraps.

Hip Development

Orthopaedic studies of Prof. Dr. med. Büschelberger prove that the femoral head of a newborn child is oriented ideally to the acetabulum. [...]

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Hip Sling

This single-layer hip carry binding technique is suitable from birth. The weight of the child spreads out only on one shoulder. The loop can be replaced by a Sling Ring to produce the wrap fabric sliding through the rings easily. 


It is a classical hip carrying method, usable from birth. A special feature of the method is the shoulder flip, which spreads out the weight[...]


It descirbes, how to position the baby over your hip onto your back.

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HJBC - Half Jordan Back Carry

Short slings can be tied easily with the Half Jordan Back Carry (HJBC). This binding technique can be used from walking age.

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Hopp on/Hopp off

Mobile children who want to be inside a wrap or baby carrier for a short while only.


Hybrids are baby wraps made of a high percentage of cotton and a low percentage of spandex fibre. They are stretchable in different directions.


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ISO = In Search Of The customer is searching for a special baby wrap.


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Jacquard Weaving Texture

The Jacquard weave is based on the Atlas weave. With the Jacquard weave there can be produced a lot of different pattern. These are reversed in a different colour on both sides. 



Rectangular, african wrap with a width of 1 m and a length of 1,50m. A Kanga is not only used for transporting children, but also as garment[...]


Classical front carrying method, usable from birth. A special feature of the method is the shoulder flip, which spreads out perfectly the [...]

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Kissable and Visible

This means to carry your baby close to you (visible and kissable). The head is always visable and does not sink into the wrap or baby carrier.

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Knotless finishes are closed by turning down the end of a wrap or by using a or more Sling Rings.


Leg Pass

A Leg Pass is when one or two straps of the wrap run across the bag. Leg passes can be fanned out.

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Lexi Twist Finish

The Lexi Twist is a popular finish for baby wraps or Wrap Conversions, used for back carrying methods. Either both straps are knurled top-down or bottom-up vertically. 

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Limited Edition

Limited edition means that a wrap or baby carrier is produced with a small production volume. These models often are very popular and sold for high collector's prices .

Long Side (Baby Wrap)

Inherently, the wrap is like a parallelogram. It has a long and a short side. Normally, the edges are sloped, so the knot doesn't get too large.  


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Machine Woven

Many companies produce their baby wraps on a mechanical Jacquard weaving loom. The width varies between 70 cm and 80 cm, depending on the model of the loom.

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Market Value (MV)

Market value of a special sold out wrap.


A Mei Tai is a traditional Asian baby carrier without a hip belt. The Mei Tai is a rectangular piece of fabric with four straps at each side[...]

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Men-Backpack with knot-less finish

The strings are not returned under the same arm backward, as in the Classical Backpack, but first crossed over the chest and then returned.

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Mermaid Carry - Double Hammock

The Mermaid Carry is a super sexy finish for the Double Hammock. You need a Sling Ring to bind it.


Make me an offer: the seller gets an offer from a prospect 

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Mock up

A mock up is needed for a Custom Slot to visualize warp and weft of a handwoven baby wrap. It is a digital design for contractor and customer/client.


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Not For Sale: The baby wrap is actually not on sale. This term is often used for stacks.

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No-Sew Sling

You can transform a shorty (short baby wrap) into a No-Sew Sling by using two Sling Rings. 

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Non-Apron means to carry a baby with the whole lenght of a back panel. The baby is positioned on the hip belt, so you avoid the shortening of the back panel.


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A handy bag for parents. It can be worn diagonal on the shoulder or only on one shoulder. The straps can be fixed with a double knot to adjust the bag to the size of the carrier. The bag is often made of wrap fabric.


An Onbuhimo is a baby carrier originating from Japan. It is a mere backpack and usable from sitting age, a size from about 80 cm and a weigh[...]

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One of a kind: unique piece, or only for the customer designed product.

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On The Way: A wrap which is on the way to its purchaser.

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Out of the box

Haptics of a wrap or baby carrier which wasn't washed before.


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PHC - Poppins Hip Carry

The Poppins Hip Carry is a multilayer hip carry variation, suitable from sitting age. Please, pay attention to the unilateral weight distribution! Based on this binding technique, there is also the Poppins Finish for the Double Hammock.

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Pirate Carry

Link to Reinforced Rear Ruck Rebozo (RRRR)

Plain Weave

Plain Weave (linen weave)

Plain Weave (Linen Weave)

A sturdy weaving technique in which weft and warp cross. This technique is symetrical and solid. Both sides are optically the same.

Pleated Version

Link to: Folded Ring Sling


The Podaegi is a traditional, Korean baby carrier without a hip belt. Usable for front- and back carrying. Due to the bag your baby always i[...]

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Poppins Finish

Finish of the Double Hammock for a Wrap Conversion or a baby wrap. The strap runs around the other one, so that the reverse surface is visible. 


Pre-bagging describes how to tie the baby with a rounded back in the sling before putting it on your back. Babies and Newborns are best [...]

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Pre-order (PO)

Some producer, shops or baby wearing groups order wraps or baby carriers in advance before production. Normally, half of the price is paid before the production.


Extra large baby carrier, usable up to the age of pre-school (size 116/122)


Pre-tied: You can pre-tie a baby wrap before the use at your body.

Pre-tying Techniques

Pre-tying means, binding the sling without baby inside. Pre-tying techniques are perfect techniques for woven baby wraps. They are recommend[...]



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Rapunzel Finish

A finish for different back carrying methods, similar to the Candy Cane Chest Belt. The difference is the intertwined wrap over your breasts, knoted at the shoulder strap.


A Rebozo is a Mesoamerican scarf with a total length of 3 meters. Pattern, colours and weaving technique are regional characteristics. Indig[...]

Rebozo Carry/Traditional Sling Carry

This is a wraparound technique with a short baby wrap in size 4 (base size), which is knoted once diagonally. It can be used for front, back or hip carrying. 

Rebozo Pass

Binding technique where one strand runs OVER the shoulder and the other one UNDER the other shoulder - asymmetrical. This binding techniq[...]


Most of all wrapping techniques like Winding Cross Backpack, Kangaroo, Hip Loop or Simple Rucksack can be wrapped reinforced (double-layered), to offer more stability.

Reinforced Rear Rebozo Backpack

The RRRR is a multi-layer version of the Backpack, closed with a knot at the shoulder. Typically Rebozo is: One strand runs over the shoulde[...]

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Ring Sling

A Ring Sling is a short baby wrap, meassuring 2 meters, with two sewn-in rings made of aluminium. A Ring Sling is usable for back, front and hip carrying methods. You can use a Ring Sling from birth up to the end of the babywearing period.

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Robins Hip Carry

Hip Sling

Rounded Back

Total kyphosis


Ruck tied Under Bum: The straps are closed with a knot under the bottom of your child and do not create a cross above the bag.  This technique is usable for short wraps.


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Safety Cross

The cross created with two straps under the bottom of your child to fix the bag.

Saltwater Finish

Finish of the Double Hammock: Both straps are knurled once. One strap runs under the chest pass, the other one above it. Both straps are knurled again at the end of the pass. You need a very long wrap for this finish (base size + 1) .

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Scarf/Short Baby Wrap

2 meters long and 35 cm width; often shorter than doll wraps

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Seat Popper

A kid that always streches itsself several times and which gets lost of the bag. 

Secure High Back Carry (SHBC)

Double-layer wrapping technique for back carrying with a classical hip belt and a knot on the heigth of the sternum. Offers the possibility of high back carrying from sitting age. You need a wrap in base size.

Semi Custom

The semi custom is a place in a custom slot. The warp is fixed and non-variable. Colours and weft can be choosen freely.

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Mostly with a length of 2 meters. Elegant accessoir.

SHBC - Secure High Back Carry

Description is coming soon

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Shepherd's Carry

The Double Hammock is the basis for this binding technique for back carrying. It is usable from sitting age. The straps pass over and under the chest pass. The knot is on the height of your sternum.

Short Back Cross Carry

The Short Back Cross Carry (SBCC) is a backpack binding technique that works well with short slings.

Short side of wrap

Inherently, the wrap is like a parallelogram. It has a long and a short side. Normally, the edges are sloped, so the knot doesn't get too large. Using a Ring Sling, you measure from the seam to the short side.  

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A short baby wrap in size 2 (2,70 m) or 3 (3,10 m).

Shoulder Flip

Shoulder flips appear during the wrapping of a Kangaroo Carry or Wrap Conversion to produce more stability with the head edge.

Shoulder Flip

Shoulder flip

Side to Side Finish

Finish for different back carrying wrapping versions with a baby wrap or a Wrap Conversion. Here, both ends of the straps are thread through the opposite shoulder strap. It can be closed with a knot or knotless.

Simple Backpack

The Simple Backpack is a one-layer binding technique for back carrying with a wrap. You can carry newborns safely with the Simple Backpack ([...]

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Sitting age

Important for the use of different asymmetric binding techniques with a wrap, for the use of a Full-Buckle or an Onbuhimo.

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Inherently, the wrap is like a parallelogram. It has a long and a short side. Normally, the edges are slanted, so the knot doesn't get too large. The angles of the edges' ends vary from producer to producer. 

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Sling Bag

Often made of sling fabric. A handy bag for all important things parents need. Some are made with Sling Rings, some are made with straps only to adjust the bag to the user.

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Sling meeting

Meeting for people who are interested in slings.

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Sling Ring

Available in different sizes: XS - L, made of LGA-tested aluminium. Can be sewn in a baby wrap. You can create a No-Sew Ring Sling from a shorty with 2 additional Sling Rings. They can be used for varoius finishes. 

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Flexible knot 


Sensitive weaving structures or pattern of wraps can be vulnerable to snags. Little loops of yarn can appear on the surface of the cloth. Yo[...]

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Soft Structured Carrier (SSC)


Soft Tape In Hand (STIH)

Describes how a wrap is meassured with a flexible tapeline. There is a difference between ironed and non-ironed wrap cloth.


What is the spread-squat-position? The spread-squat-position exists for centuries. It originates in the phylogenetic development of hum[...]


Due to ´squatting' you bring your baby into the correct ergonomical spread-squat-position: For this purpose you slide the knees gentl[...]

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A photo of a wrap pile on sundays.

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Stack/pile of wraps

Stalking Free Pass (SFP)

A "wild card" for customers which allows to buy as first.

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Stack/pile of wraps

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Part of the baby carrier where the baby is seated on. The strap should reach from hollow of the knee to hollow of the knee to guarantee the ergonomical spread-squat-position.

Surface Weight

The surface weight tells you the weightiness and thickness of a wrap fabric. If a wrap has less than 200 g/m² surface weight the wrap is thi[...]

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Sweetheart Passes

Lovely finish of back carrying techniques with a baby wrap or Wrap Conversion: The straps run across the chest.


Taiwanese Carry

The Taiwanese Carry is a back carrying method. The child is carried very high on your back, so that it can look above your shoulder. You nee[...]

Tandem carrying - Carrying two children at a time

Two or more children are carried at the same time. It can be twins or siblings. There are different varieties: Both children can b[...]

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Tibetan Carrying

A traditional back carrying method: The straps are only used as "loops". The technique is the same as the technique of the Simple Rucksack. The difference is that the child isn't sitting inside a bag.

Tibetan Finish

A popular finish for a baby wrap or a Wrap Conversion, closed with a knot. Both ends are pulled through the straps. This takes the pressure from the shoulders and is also a perfect finish for pregnant women because there is no pressure on the belly.

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Tied at Shoulder (TAS)

A finish of front- or back carrying techniques - the knot is closed on one shoulder.

Tied in Front (TIF)

A finish of back carrying techniques where the knot is closed in front of the belly classically.

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Tied under Bum (TUB)

A finish of front- or back carrying techniques where the knot is closed under the bottom of your baby. The TUB is a popular finish for a shorty.

Tilted Ring Sling

A variation of carrying a baby in a Ring Sling. The whole width of the wrap is turned up in the middel of the back of the carrying person. T[...]

To bind off

Shoulder straps: Baby carriers with wide shoulder straps can be bound off, eg. with a hair tie. So, a neck rest is created, the back part is[...]

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To fan out

The cloth straps of wraps and Wrap Tais can be fanned out to obtain a multiple layer binding result. Tying with an elastic baby wrap needs at least 3 layers to support the baby sufficiently.

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To flip

If a wrap is bought cheep and then sold expensive again, you say you flip a wrap.

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Toddler = engl. for a larger child A larger child up from the age of one year.  Often used to express that the sling or the binding technique is also suitable for larger children.

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You can use all binding techniques when your child reaches the walking age. You can use XL comfort baby carriers, Onbuhimos or wraps. The development of the hip is complete now. 

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Toddler Wearing

Baby wearing of toddlers. 

Torso Carrying

A front- or back carrying method without shoulder straps. E.g. the Kanga is a typical torso carrying method for back carrying. If this tech[...]


The c-curvature of a child`s spinal column

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Trade Value (TV)

The trade value describes the value of a limited baby wrap.

Tragling (parent-clinger)

The term "parent clinger" was introduced by the behaviour biologist Bernhard Hassenstein in the 1970s. He contradicts the typus that mammals[...]

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Triweave Style

Two different coloured wefts, on the basis of the Jacquard weaving technique, make the pattern appear in three dimensions. 

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Twill Weave

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Twill Weave

Basic variant of different weaving techniques in which baby wraps are made of, eg. Diamond Twill Weave or Herringbone.


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Walking Age

You can use all binding techniques when your child reaches the walking age. You can use XL comfort baby carriers, Onbuhimos or wraps. The development of the hip is complete now. Your child is a toddler now.

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Weaving techniques normally exist from a  warp streched lengthways and a weft streched across (from weaving edge to weaving edge).  

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Wearing with a Ring Sling on your back

You can carry your baby with a Ring Sling on your back as well. In case the rings are disturbing, you can wrap the loose ends as a protection around them.

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Wrap fabrics stand out, due to the different weaving techniques, as well as to the so called bias elastic. Popular techniques are the Jacquard weaving technique and different versions of the Twill Weave.


Wefts are drawn through the whole warp from one edge to the other one.

What is the proper carry wear?

What is the proper clothing while carrying? How should I dress my child while carrying ,so that it isn`t sweating or freezing?While carry[...]

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These are carrying techniques which can be used even for fidgeting children.

Winding Cross Backpack

The Winding Cross Backpack is a back tying technique, usable from sitting age of your child. The baby is positioned on your back, but not ve[...]

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The fibres of a cloth swell up with each washing. If the cloth is very cuddly and soft, you say that it is "worn-in".

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Woven Wrap

Fabric made in Jacquard, Twill or Diamond Twill Weave on a loom or even handwoven. The fabric characterizes itsself by bias elasticity.

Wrap Conversion

A Wrap Conversion is the modification from a sling into a baby carrier as Mei Tai, Half-Buckle or Full-Buckle. A Wrap Conversion is also cal[...]

Wrap Cross Carry

The Wrap Cross Carry is a classical front carrying technique which is usable from birth. You need a wrap in base size for this technique. Of[...]

Wrap fabric

Wrap fabric is the fabric a baby wrap is made of. Warp and weft of the fabric are sturdy and strong and bias elastical, due to the justifica[...]

Wrap Tai

Wrap Conversion


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A very long Ring Sling (2,20 - 2,40 m length). Often back carrying techniques are made with an XL Ring Sling, e. g. the RRRR with or without a Leg Pass.


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Zick-Zack Twill Weave

The base here is the classical Twill Weave. The zick zack pattern appears due to the exchanging direction while weaving. Here, the weaving points are shifted in one or more wefts.

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A german abbreviation for: to the short side. Ring Slings are meassured to the short side.  Not important for baby wraps because they are like parallelogram.