What size should I get? A common question we receive on a daily basis. We've teamed with Wearingwiki.com to hopefully help answer that question.
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There are a number of factors that go into choosing the size of woven you might need. Many feel that it only pertains to their body type. This only accounts for 50% in our opinion and after reading the next bit, make sure to read our body type chart. Other factors include; size of baby, weight of wrap (thick or thin) and blend i.e. cotton, linen, hemp etc., as well as, the types of carries you'd like to use/try.
Depending on the height and weight of your baby, you may need a shorter or longer woven to meet your needs. A heavier or even a longer child may need extra length even for carries that do not usually require long wraps. Weight factors in greatly, simply for the ergonomics for you. Sometimes having enough length to make an extra pass can give quite a bit more support for your back and baby both. The length of your baby also plays an important role in deciding on your wrap length. Longer legs may require an extra pass or reinforcements for leg and thigh support. The length of baby's back may also require extra material to support baby 100%. The weight of the wrap can commonly determine sizes too. A thin cotton wrap may the feel less supportive than a thicker hemp and cotton or linen and cotton blend wrap. So, if you find an all cotton that happens to be on the thin side, a longer woven may be the way to go.
If you have been interested in purchasing a wrap, you might have noticed that they are all measured in meters. This is because woven wrap companies are primarily European and use the metric system. The chart below will assist you in converting to standard measurements.
General Wrap Sizes: These do often vary from artist to artist
size 2 (2.7 meters = 8.86 feet = 102.36 inches)
size 3 (3.1 meters = 10.17 feet = 122.05 inches)
size 4 (3.6 meters = 11.81 feet = 141.73 inches)
size 5 (4.2 meters = 13.78 feet = 165 inches)
size 6 (4.6 meters = 15.09 feet = 181.10 inches)
size 7 (5.2 meters = 17.06 feet = 204.72 inches)
size 8 (5.6 meters = 18.37 feet = 220.47 inches)
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