Unlike a stretchy wrap, woven wraps are more sturdy for older/heavier babies. They are also the most versatile type of baby carrier, often allowing for hip, back, and a variety of front carries (dependent on length).
We offer woven wraps in a variety of lengths, from 2.6m (suitable for hip and back carries) up to 5.2m. The length you choose depends upon a number of factors; what carries you want to do with the wrap, your level of experience/confidence and your height/build.
Most beginner wrappers start with a longer length of fabric (4.2m-5.2m) as it allows you to wrap more than one layer of fabric over baby. It will also allow you to try the majority of front, hip and back carries. Parents of toddlers often prefer a shorter length (2.6-3.6m) as it is easier to pop in your bag when not in use, and with experience takes less time to wrap with. A 2.6m wrap is perfect to combine with sling rings to make a "no sew" ring sling.