What size woven wrap do I need?

A useful guide to choosing which size will work best for you.

Wraps come in short, mid-length and long sizes. Where you fit in this scale depends on your body size and the size of your wrappee.

Standard wrap sizes for Firespiral are sizes 2-8. See our size guide here.

Short wraps can be considered as base minus 4  or base minus 3. (Example base size 6 will have a shortie size of 2 or 3). (Read more about base size here)

Hip carry with a short wrap

Mid-length wraps can be considered as base size minus 1 or 2 (Example: base size 7 will have a mid-length wrap sized 5 or 6).

Front carry with a mid-length wrap

Long wraps can be considered as base or base plus 1.

Back carry with a long wrap

 

These are all situations that will affect the choice of wrap length.

Firstly, How do you wish to use your wrap? Your options are:

Front carry

Back Carry

Hip Carry

 

Secondly, Who will you be carrying? Your options are (most commonly):

Newborn

Toddler

Preschooler

 

Our table below should help you to choose!
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newborn
Bigger baby
toddler
front
Short, mid, long Mid, long Long
hip
Not recommended* Short, mid, long Short, mid, long
back
Mid, long Short, mid, long Short, mid, long

 

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As you can see from this table, there are a lot of options available with woven wraps!

Most sizes can be used in most situations. It comes down to personal preference and willingness to learn new carries.

 

There are a few situations where it is easier to say which length would work better.

Long wraps are better for carries that are going to be long – more layers tend to equal more comfort. Long wraps are also better for tying fancy finishes or carrying multiple children.

Short wraps tend to be more convenient for up-and-down toddlers (as they fold down nice and small or can be worn as a scarf).

Having said this, all sizes offer front, back and hip carrying options. Wearing Wiki is a great resource for finding out about all the carries that can be done with each wrap size. 

 

*the definition of a hip carry is a carry where one leg of the baby is on either side of the adult. This is not recommended for newborns as there is a greater chance of over-spreading their legs. For this reason, an off-centre front carry would be a better option in this situation.

 

 

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