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


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.
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.
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Word type: Abr. Substantiv, feminin, masculine

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Hyphenation: At|ta (Anonyme/Absolute Tragetuch-Abhängige)

MEANING: Absolutely baby wrap dependent


SYNONYME: Anonymous baby wrap dependent

Emphasis: atTa

Phonetics: [a:tta:]



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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, the pregnancy belly grows and grows and grows until the baby will be born. This impacts the whole body of the mother. Because of the increasing weight of the child, the mother feels increasing pressure on the lower abdomen and the spine.

What can you do against the pressure of your pregnancy belly? An abdominal support would be a welcome help in relieving the back.

How can I support my baby bump?

Our Fidella slings are not only suitable for babywearing but also to relieve the severe pregnancy belly. Due to the very dense weaving texture, Fidella slings are very sturdy and therefore also resilient.

The special binding manner is a boon for the spine. The severe pregnancy belly is supported and relieves the spine. And when your baby is born you also have the suitable baby wrap.

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.
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, Didymos, Trageschule Dresden, Trageschule Hamburg, Trageschule NRW (in Germany).

Pay attention: This term is not protected!

Babywearing consultants show correct wrapping techniques of baby wraps and support you in buying the correct baby carrier. They also show you how to put on and off your baby carrier correctly, and adjust it to you and your baby.
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.
Babywearing Meetings
Local babywearing meetings are often made by babywearing consultants.
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)
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.
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.
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.
The blend is the material mixture of a wrap.
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 baby and caregiver. Naturally, babies are willing to be bonded, e.g. hospitals use baby wraps to support the mother-child-bonding.
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 recommend to carry children facing the wearer.

That resembles the natural position of a baby when it is lifted up (it squats the legs automatically and spreads them slightly) most.

Forward-facing involves the danger of a less rounded back and to fall into a hollow back.

If your baby is larger you need a high back carryin gmethod so that your child can look over your shoulder.
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.
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.
'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.
Comfortable Baby Carrier
Normally, this term is used in relation to baby carriers with buckles.
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 perfect alternative to a Ring Sling – especially for stretching kids! Depending on the surface weight of the wrap, you can close this binding technique with a flat or a slipknot.
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. You need a wrap in size 4-5.

A modern variation is to use a Sling Ring on your back to bring the straps through them.
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.
The more soft a wrap is, the more cuddly it is as well. The fibres of a cloth swell up with each washing.
Custom slot
A custom slot is an individual, handwoven baby wrap. The customer chooses material and colours of warp and weft.


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 larger children is spread out optimally. Usable from sitting age or walking age - depending on the motoric development of your child.
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.

The Salt Water Variation is an adaptation of the Double Hammock, which looks really stylish. The weight is distributed particularly due to the wide strand across the chest. You need a sling in size 6 for this binding technique.
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 an elegant look. The stretching of the bias elasticity stays always the same. Due to this fact, the wrap is perfect for baby wearing beginners. The basis for the Diamond Twill Weave is the so called Twill Weave.
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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.
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.
Draw (for purchase rights)
A draw for limited baby wraps - legally binding.
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)


Easy Care
Baby wraps or baby carriers made of 100 % cotton or other fibres like hemp or linen with pattern are not very sensitive.
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
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 therefore the wraps are very bias elastic.

2. Wraps made of cotton and Elasthan. These wraps are often called Hybrid Stretchy Wraps. They are elastic in different directions.
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.
Excellent Used Condition: A used wrap is sold in a very good shape - without any flaws.


Face en Face (face-to-face)
The baby is carried face to face to the baby wearing person.
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!!
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.
A finish of wrap binding techniques for back carrying.
Flat Knot
Also called Cross Knot, Samariter Knot or Reef Knot: a flat double knot. A favourite knot because it doesn`t appear bulky.
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.
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 within the wrap as a finish on the height of your collar bone.

Following, both ends are drawn through the chest pass and the hip belt. This tying technique is for advanced girders. It looks like a dress in the end. You need a wrap base size + 1.

Due to the asymmetrical sling binding, this binding method is suitable from walking age.
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 the user. There is a buckle between the shoulder blades to prevent the shoulder straps from slipping down and to absorb the pressure onto the shoulders.

Often, there is a neck rest or hood as sun protection. Some models have darts to optimize the bagging and the sitting comfort. Strap and height of the back part are mostly adjustable as well. The buckles can be fixed to the hip belt before sitting age and to the back panel from sitting age.


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.
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.
Gruseltrage (scary baby carrier)
German slang for a non-ergonomical baby carrier


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.
Head Control
Head control is when your baby is able to hold its head unassisted.
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 stabilisation of the head, if your baby is not able to hold its head unassisted or falls asleep. The headrest can be fixed with loops or buttons at the baby carrier. It can also be used as a sun protection.
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.

On this occasion, the legs are drawn approx. 100 degrees, while they are spread about 40 degrees. The hip joints of a baby are still immature, wherefore the ergonomical spread-squat-position supports positively the anatomically correct maturation of the still gristly, childish hip. While wearing a hydrostatic pressure occures which promotes the ossification.
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 of your child perfectly and tightens the head edge at the same time. You need a wrap in size 4-5, depending on your body stature.
It descirbes, how to position the baby over your hip onto your back.
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.
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.


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


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.

The wrap isn't woven in a special technique, but always has a woven frame (Swahili: pindo) and an aphorism (jina) in the middle field (mji). It is worn in Tansania and Kenia.
Classical front carrying method, usable from birth. A special feature of the method is the shoulder flip, which spreads out perfectly the weight of your child and tightens the head edge at the same time. You need a wrap in size 4-5, depending on your body stature.

We would recommend the Winding Cross Carry for activities because the shoulders are not covered which could be uncomfortable.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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.
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. Hip and shoulder strings are knotted together to close the Mei Tai.

German Mei Tais are fitted at the waist and adjustable at the strap between the hollow of the knees and the back panel. Often, they also have a hood or something like a sun protection and often the possibility to adjust a neck rest. There are also darts for perfect adjustment at the backpart.

American Mei Tais are rectangular and plain, without any additional options. Variations of the Mei Tai are the Half-Buckle and the Wrap Tai.
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.
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
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.


Not For Sale: The baby wrap is actually not on sale. This term is often used for stacks.
No-Sew Sling
You can transform a shorty (short baby wrap) into a No-Sew Sling by using two Sling Rings.
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.


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 weight between 10 and 30 kg. The Onbuhimo is no suitable baby carrier if your child weighs more than 10 kg, but is not able to sit unassisted.

The Onbuhimo is the perfect baby carrier for larger kids. It is handled like a backpack: It can be put on and off easily.

This baby carrier is perfect for pregnant woman, due to the missing hip belt. There are Onbus with buckles, straps or loops. Normally, it can be closed with a buckle across the chest to spread the weight of your child onto your whole torso.
One of a kind: unique piece, or only for the customer designed product.
On The Way: A wrap which is on the way to its purchaser.
Out of the box
Haptics of a wrap or baby carrier which wasn't washed before.


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.
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 is positioned in the ergonomical spread-squat-position. The back part is adjustable. The bag is fixed by crossing both straps under the bottom of your child. The back part stabilizes your baby, similar to wearing your child in a wrap.
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 pre-bagged lying on the floor, while infants from sitting age also can be pre-bagged while standing while the child is sitting, for example, on the bent knee.

From walking age you can skip the pre-bagging. Then the child is directly bagged on the back. However, this requires a little practice.
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 recommendable for children who are able to controll their heads independently. They should be tightend when the toddler is sitting inside the wrap, e.g. inside the Double Cross Carry or the Cross Carry. An elastic wrap can also be used with the upturned Wrap Cross Carry, but it has to be thightend strongly. Pre-tying techniques never support your baby as a tightend baby wrap binding technique.


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. Indigenous peoples of Mexico used the Rebozo to wear their babies inside or to transport goods. It was also used during birth to support women with special techniques.
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 technique is only suitable from walking age, because of its asymmetry.

It can be completed (finished) in various ways.
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 shoulder, the other one underneath the armspit. It is a popular back carrying method for the base size + 1. Due to the chest pass, the weight of the child is spread out optimally. Usable from sitting or walking age.

Due to the twisted cloth, both sling sides appear gorgeous on the back.
You can also finish this binding technique with a Candy Cane Chest Belt to prevent the shoulder strands from slipping off the shoulders. This finish is called Pirate Carry. For this finish you need a residual cloth of 50 cm minimum length.

Suitable from sitting age. Wrap length: Size 2-4
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.
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.


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).
Scarf/Short Baby Wrap
2 meters long and 35 cm width; often shorter than doll wraps
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.
Mostly with a length of 2 meters. Elegant accessoir.
SHBC - Secure High Back Carry
Description is coming soon
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.
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 (you have to put the baby into the pouch beforehand and then push it gently onto your back). You need a wrap in size 3-5. Larger wraps can be closed with fancy finishes.

But a Backpack is also suitable for larger children. For long walks with larger children, we recommend using a shoulder relieving variation, like the Double Hammock.
Sitting age
Important for the use of different asymmetric binding techniques with a wrap, for the use of a Full-Buckle or an Onbuhimo.
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.
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.
Sling meeting
Meeting for people who are interested in slings.
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.
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. You can tie them with a crochet hook back into the cloth. Single snags do not have any influence on the features of a wrap or baby carrier.
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 human beings and primats: It was necessary to carry children to ensure the survival of the human race. Babies were placed on the hip of adults. Babies adapted of being carried had developped the so called spread-squat-position evolutionary. Today, this is still the natural posture of newborns being lifted up.

What does the spread-squat-position look like?
The legs of the newborn are squatted, its knees are on navel height and its thighs are spread apart slightly. This natural posture is perfectly suitable for wearing babies on the hip. Infants take the spread-squat-position automatically in anticipation of being lifted up. After the baby is lifted up, it strengthens the already assumed spread-squat-position, in anticipation of being carried. The hip joints orientate forward, the legs bent squatting - knees on navel height - and the thighs spread in a 90° angle. Placing the newborn on the hip, you quickly realize that the spread-squat-position is the perfect position carrying the baby.

Advantages of the spread-squat-position:
Thanks to the spread-squat-position all areas of the acetabulum are charged sufficiently so that the hip joints and cartilage can breed naturally. If the child has hip dysplasia or shows signs of this disease, parents often get the advise to carry their baby in the recommended spread-squat-position. If the baby`s legs dangle down, the heads of the femur give pressure on the cartilaginous and the acetabulum. This can cause deformation.

Anatomical Facts: Spine
If a child is carried in the spread-squat-position, the back does not need to raise. Especially, this is important in the beginning, because the spine is cartilaginous, the muscles are still too weak and the discs do not fulfill their function completely.

You can carry your child in this position directly after birth - whether on the hip, the back or in front of your belly. When choosing a baby carrier or sling, always ensure that the seat portion extends to the knees of your child so that the back is supported and rounded. Also ensure, that the head of your baby is supported because they are not able to hold their head up high unassisted.

Anatomical Facts: Hip
Looking at the anatomy of the hip of newborns, the adjustment of being carried is shown very clearly. The hip of a baby is still immature. But this is not really a problem as if the child assumes the spread-squat-position automatically if it is lifted-up. The advantages of this position are not only particularly valuable for the bones of the baby but also for muscles, ligaments and blood flow of the infant.

The most important at a glance:
The legs of the newborn should be squatted (about 110°).
The knees should be at navel height.
The hips should be orientated to the front.
The thighs should be spread in a 90° angle slightly.
The seating surface of the baby carrier should reach from hollow of the knee to the other
one, head and back should be supported as well.
Due to ´squatting' you bring your baby into the correct ergonomical spread-squat-position:
For this purpose you slide the knees gently upwards towards the abdomen.
This tilts the pelvis automatically, the back is rounded slightly, the back and the still soft intervertebral discs are relieved.

Squatting is very important, especially for newborns!

If you squat your baby correctly, its knees are higher than the buttocks, the legs spread apart slightly and the back is rounded.
You should check the stance in a mirror in the beginning.
A photo of a wrap pile on sundays.
Stack/pile of wraps
Stalking Free Pass (SFP)
A "wild card" for customers which allows to buy as first.
Stack/pile of wraps
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 thin and soft. It is usable for newborns and in summer.

A wrap is an allrounder with a surface weight of up to 250 g/m².

If a wrap has a surface weight of more than 280 g/m² it is made of best quality. You have to be an advanced girder to use a wrap with this surface weight.

Attention: The surface weight gives no information about the fibres or the binding properties. A wrap with a surface weight of 180 g/m² made of a hemp mixture can be as sturdy as a wrap made of 100 % cotton with a surface weight of 230 g/m².
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 need a wrap in base size + 1. Depending on the finish you like to create, you can also use a wrap in base size or a smaller one. The length of the wrap also depends on your clothing size and the body size of your child.
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 be carried in a wrap on the hip at the same time. Therefore, the Amanda Hip Carry is usable.

Both children can be carried in front of the belly in a wrap, each of it in one strap. This wrapping technique is only usable up to a maximum weight of 3-4 kg per baby.

The children can be carried with two wraps: one on your back, the other one in front of your belly.

Both children can be carried on your hips.

Both children can be carried in two carriers, or one in a wrap and the other one in a baby carrier. Baby carriers for twins are not recommended.
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.
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.
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. Tilting the wrap produces a close-fitting edge for the head because the wrap runs diagonal to the edge of the head. The steeper run to the bottom edge guarantees a better ergonomical spread-squat-position.
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 shortend and the field of view is widened for your baby.

Strap/bridge: If the strap of your baby carrier is too large, it can be bound off with a silk stocking or a cheesecloth. So, the cloth extends from hollow of the knee to hollow of the knee, which guarantees the ergonomical spread-squad-position.
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.
To flip
If a wrap is bought cheep and then sold expensive again, you say you flip a wrap.
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.
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.
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 technique is used for front carrying methods your child should have a good head controlling. This carrying method is perfect for breastfeeding while carrying with a baby wrap.
The c-curvature of a child`s spinal column
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 are stay-at-home`s.

The term describes mammals that need the help of their parents who carry it. Mammals are dependent on their parents - their mothering and the warmth of their bodies. Human children are called "parent-clinger" as well, because of their strong palmar grasp and the reflex to cling to their caregiver.

Even newborns clench their fists to cling to a caregiver intuitively. Thereby it is aligned permanently to a carrying situation. This is especially distinctive, if the baby is tired because in such situation it is probable that the baby falls off the mother.

The ergonomical spread-squat-position is also typical for parent clingers. This position is adopted by a child automatically when it is lifted up. It is the predestinated position to carry a baby on the hip.

If the baby is put down again it starts to scream because it feels mortal fear not to survive without its mother. This is called contact call. All these reflexes are inherent for shelter. Being carried also means to feel safe and secure and to be mobile.
Triweave Style
Two different coloured wefts, on the basis of the Jacquard weaving technique, make the pattern appear in three dimensions.
Twill Weave
Twill Weave
Basic variant of different weaving techniques in which baby wraps are made of, eg. Diamond Twill Weave or Herringbone.


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.
Weaving techniques normally exist from a warp streched lengthways and a weft streched across (from weaving edge to weaving edge).
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.
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 carrying a child, certain points should be noted. A basic rule: Less is often more!
Our tips for the proper clothing while carrying:
Select light and less bulky clothing which allows a good spread-squat-position. Instead of dressing your baby too thick you should dress your child with different layers. This creates some leeway to dress or undress your baby.

Thick clothing under a sling leads to presure marks, impedes blood circulation and limits the movement of your baby.

Due to the special cut and the soft cloth, Fidella`s Kidswear is perfect while carrying. The extra long leg and arm cuffs ensure that the clothing does not slip inside. Thus, your baby will always feel cuddly and soft and won`t get any bruises.
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 very high. The baby is fixed with a 3-layer tying technique. Here one strand runs diagonal, the other one runs across.

Unlike with the simple backpack you lead the sling strands through UNDER the arms first and then OVER the shoulders. This relieves the shoulders, especially with larger children.
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".
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 called Wrap Tei.

In Germany it is a subordinate baby carrier of the Mei Tai. Here, the strands and the back panel are made of wrap fabric. The shoulder straps are similar to a baby wrap and made of a half width of the wrap. Normally, they can be fanned out over the shoulders to spread out the weight of the child. The straps are often longer than the straps of a classical Mei Tai. You can fan out the straps across the bottom of the baby to reinforce the tying technique.

A Wrap Conversion is much more variable than a Mei Tai due to more carrying options. In the USA all carriers made of wrap fabric are called Wrap Conversion. There is no difference between a Mei Tai and a Full-Buckle.
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. Often, the base size is measured with the consumption of the wrap of the WCC.

Thanks to three strands that can be pulled up to the ears, your baby is particularly well supported.

If you use this binding technique while carrying larger children, the weight is spread regularly. This relieves your back.
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 justification of the loom, the style of the pattern, the weaving technique, aso. Bias elastical fabrics are also called "anisotrop".
Wrap Tai
Wrap Conversion


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.


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.
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.