Types of carriers & carrier features
ABC – Asian-style baby carrier
MT – mei tai
SSC – soft-structured carrier
GSW – German style woven (wrap)
Onbu – onbuhimo
Pod – podaegi, podegi, podeagi
RS – ring sling
SPOC – simple piece of cloth (a wrap; often refers to a home-made one)
HR – head rest
LE – limited edition
Woven – hand or machine loomed textile (cotton, hemp, linen, etc) with less stretch than an interlock or jersey material
Stretchy – generally made of some type of jersey (cotton, hemp, etc) or interlock material with excessive diagonal “give”. Great for newbies, as babies grow the wrap stretches out of shape while wearing, which means constant adjusting and discomfort on wearers back (because of the sag).
Gauze – also called muslin in some areas, great breezy wrap. Can feel diggy in wearers shoulders if carrying a lot of weight.
Cotton – majority of wraps are made from cotton, known for its reliability and durability.
Linen – often 50/50 blends with cotton are released for Mamas who need extra support, they are denser and tougher and can carry more weight than cotton. (Great for toddlers) Straight linen blends take longer to “break in” and won’t feel as soft as plain cotton.
Carriers & brands frequently referred to with abbreviation
ABC -Action Baby Carrier
AMC (AMC I, AMC II) – Active Mom Carriers
ASW – Aqua Silk Waves
ATB – Attached to Baby
BHT – Baby Hemp Tai
BBB – Babies Beyond Borders
BBB – Bali Baby Breeze (made by Gypsy Mama)
BBS – Bali Baby Stretch (made by Gypsy Mama or BB-Slen (formerly Babylonia)
BH – BabyHawk*
BH XT – BabyHawk XT (extra tall) model
BBO – Ball Baby Overalls
BR – Birdies Room
BSAP – Baby Space Adjustable Pouch
BSBS – Blue Sky Baby Slings
BWC – Bamberoo Wrap Conversion
CGW – Colorgrown Waves (a variety of Didymos wrap)
CS/CSRS – Chicken Scratch/Chicken Scratch Ring Sling
CSE – Cashmere Silk Ellipsen (a variety of Didymos wrap)
DB – Dragonfly Beginnings
Didy – Didymos
E2E – Eye to Eye
ER – EllaRoo
ER – Earthy Rainbow Girasol
ERLP – EllaRoo Lightly Padded Sling
ERMT – Ellaroo Mei Tei
FH – Freehand
GM – Gypsy Mama
GM BBB – Gypsy Mama Bali Baby Breeze
GM BBS – Gypsy Mama Bali Baby Stretch
HAB – Hug-a-Bub
Hop – Hoppediz
HS – Hotslings
H2H – Heart to Heart
HSW – Hellblau Silk Waves (a variety of Didymos wrap)
KC – Kindercarry
KKACP – Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Cotton Pouch
KKAFP – Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Fleece Pouch
KKAMP – Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Mesh Pouch
KS – Kleinsmekker
LBE – Lemon Balm Essentials
MBB – My Bei Bei
MnM – Mom and Me Creations
MMIAP – Mamma’s Milk Invisibly Adjustable Pouch
MTB – Mei Tai Baby
NJP – Nana’s Jetpack
NN – New Native
NHT – Nurslings Hemp Tie
NSM – Natural Silk Millefiori (a variety of Didymos wrap)
NSN – Natural Silk Nino (a variety of Didymos wrap)
NWT – Nurslings Wraptation Conversion
O&A – Olives and Applesauce
OMT – Octi Mei Tai
OTSBH – Over the Shoulder Baby Holder
P/H – Petrol Honey (a variety of Didymos wrap
Pfau – A LE Didymos wrap, which features peacocks in the weave. Brought out in 2007, and again in 2010, 2011 and 2012 to commemorate Didymos “roots”. The Pfau was Didys first wrap, and was released from 1972-1982.
PIP – Pea in the Pod
POC – Piece of Cloth
PS – Peanut Shell
PSM – Pink Silk Millefiori (a variety of Didymos wrap)
PSW – Pink Silk Waves (a variety of Didymos wrap)
RBS – Rockin’ Baby Sling
SBP – Sleeping Baby Productions
SBNYC – Soul Baby NYC (New York City)
SI – Silk Indio (a variety of Didymos wrap)
SLM – Sweet Little Monkey
Storch – Storchenwiege
TMT – Taylor Made Treasures (now known as Taylor Made)
TPB – The Portable Baby
TTBH – Two-tone BabyHawk
TTC* – Ten Toes Click
UBW – Ultimate Baby Wrap
Vat – Vatanai
WO – Walter’s Organic
*Acronyms marked with an asterisk have more than one common meaning, depending on context. If the first one you find does not makes sense, please check other sections of the list.
Carrier positions & methods for tying (wraps)
BWCC- back wrap cross carry
BWCC w/ CB- back wrap cross carry with a chest belt
CHCC – coolest hip cross carry
DH – double hammock (aka chunei back carry)
FCC – front cross carry
FFO – front facing out
FWCC- front wrap cross carry
HCC – hip cross carry
JC – Jordan’s back carry
P-WCC – pocket wrap cross carry
T2T – Tummy-to-tummy, also called snuggle hold
WCC – wrap cross carry
TC – Taiwanese carry
WPBC- Wiggle-proof back carry
Other terms to define (wraps)
Bias – A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric: i.e. cut the cloth on the bias.
Colorway – a color scheme in which a pattern or style (of fabric, apparel, furnishings, wallpaper, etc.) is available.
Hemmed – An edge or border on a piece of cloth, especially a finished edge, as for a garment or curtain, made by folding an edge under and stitching it down.
Jacquard – A fabric with an intricately woven pattern or a special loom or the method employed in the weaving of a figured fabric.
Poppability – a carry that lets you “pop” baby in and out without undoing the wrap.
Selvage – The edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not fray or ravel.
Serged – To overcast (the raw edges of a fabric) to prevent unraveling.
Tapered – when the ends of the wrap are not as wide as the middle. makes the knot easier to tie
Warp – The threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric, crossed at right angles to the woof (or weft).
Weft – The horizontal threads interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric; woof.
2 270 cm
3 320 cm
4 370 cm
5 420 cm
6 470 cm
7 520 cm
LE- Limited edition wraps that are released by Didymos. (many sell out within 5 minutes)
BLENDS- Linen, Cotton, Hemp, Silk, Kapok, Ramie, Wool, Cashmere, Tussah Silk. These can come in all different blends, such as 50/50 linen cotton, 40/60 linen cotton, 40/60 wool, cotton ect.
TYPES- Indios, Double faced, Waves, Jacquard, Stripes, Critters ( fish, pfau ), Nino’s
See this great link for carries you can do with different length wraps.