Woven wraps are not sized like clothes are!
All sizes of wrap will fit you in some way. Your body size only determines which kinds of carries you’ll be able to complete with a particular size.
One person will need a size 4 wrap to tie a ‘rucksack back carry’ for example, whereas another might need to use the next size up for that same carry.
The trick is to decide what kind of carries you want to do, then figure out which length you’ll need.
Generally people start out with a long wrap, but it is completely personal choice!
Here is a list of the sizes, their length, and whether they would generally be considered short, mid length or long wraps.
The links below give examples of the kind of carries that you can do with a short, mid-length or long wrap.
Once you’ve got an idea of which length appeals to you most (short, medium or long) you can work out which size of wrap is going to fit your and your child’s bodies best.
You can use our ‘choosing the right size wrap’ guide below, or go straight to working out your ‘base’ size.
(Base sizing is a simple way of standardising the tying instructions for each carry, to accommodate different sizes of bodies. Wrapping instructions will often tell you what size of wrap to use in terms of base (base minus 2 for example) .Once you know your base size, you can work out what size wrap you personally will need in order to tie each different carry.)
Your ‘base’ is the length of wrap you need to tie a ‘long’, multilayered carry such as the Front Wrap Cross Carry.