What Can You Do with a Size 6 Woven Wrap?

Perhaps I should call this “what can you do with your base size?”  Your base size is the size needed to do front wrap cross carry or double hammock.  For an average sized person, their base size is a 6, which is typically around 4.6 meters long.

What you can do with a size 6 depends on your size, your baby’s size, your wrapping skill, and your wrap.  Thicker wraps tend to wrap shorter than thin wraps and in general the longer you’ve been wrapping, the more you’ll be able to do because you’ll wrap tighter and higher.  The carries below are our best guess at what most people can do with a size 6.  If you’re very petite, you’ll probably be able to do all of these and the size 7 carries.  If you’re fluffier or broad shouldered or chested, you might find you want a size 7 for some of these carries.  For a really good idea of what you might be able to do check out this thread from thebabywearer where people have posted zillions of pics of carries they can do with a size 6.

The Full Series of Carries by Size

Front Wrap Cross Carry

Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) is a comfortable front carry.  Many people choose this as the first carry to learn because it teaches strand by strand tightening which is the key to successful wrapping.  This video gives a great explanation of strand by strand tightening.  

Front Cross Carry

Front Cross Carry (FCC) is a poppable front carry.  The wrap can be pretied and baby popped in and out as needed.  It’s easy to adjust and to nurse in. 

Front Double Hammock

Front Double Hammock is very similar to front cross carry except it has two rebozo passes rather than two cross passes. This variation is excellent for babies who like to lean and newborns who don’t want their legs overspread.  

Reinforced Kangaroo

Reinforced Kangaroo is an incredibly comfortable front carry which is especially nice with a sleepy baby because it is easy to lay baby down on the wrap.  

Double Hammock

Double hammock is one of the most popular (and comfortable) back carries.  This carry has a chest pass which supports much of baby’s weight and is wonderful with a heavier baby.  

Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder (DRS2S)

DRS2S is a comfy back carry which is similar to double hammock in support, but without the chest pass.  This carry can be slightly airier in the summer.  

You’ll also be able to do all of the Size 5 carries and many of the size 4 carries without too much excess tail.

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