Sunday, 28 April 2013

COTW #13- Back Carries For Squiggly Babies

by Aline Kelly

Squiggle (v): To squirm and wiggle (The Free Dictionary) 

Squirmy, leaning, back-arching, leg-straightening babies and toddlers are a common companion of the wrapping mama. This COTW will focus on multi-layer back carries that can help keep them safe and secure, as well as general tips  and strategies for making the process more manageable.

There is no silver-bullet solution to wrapping squigglers. Every baby is different and has different needs. Remember this and be happy that your child is so opinionated, passionate, and confident expressing themselves!

The term "baby" will be used throughout for simplicity, but all of this applies to toddlers and older children as well.

Common reasons for squiggly babies:
- They're uncomfortable with the process of being wrapped
- They want to see what is going on
- They don't understand what is happening
- They're tired/hungry/thirsty/scared
- They need to assert their independence
- They're just plain feisty

General Tips:
- Practice when baby is fed, rested, and happy.
- Distraction - give baby a toy, food, stickers on their hands, put the tv on in the background, clip a pacifier to the back of your shirt, whatever works.
- Make sure your seat is nice and deep - use 1/3 of your wrap if you can - this will help prevent seat popping even with a lot of fussing.
- Position baby as high as possible on your back so they can see the world around them. This will greatly reduce leaning (won't keep them from leaning for the knife block, though).
- Shortcuts for quicker wrapping include: Creating baby's seat before wrapping by tucking into the front of their pants, and using a toss method instead of the hip scoot method to minimize adjustments required.
- Make sure your wrapping is secure, ergonomical and comfortable - if baby feels wobbly on your back they won't  be happy about it. Make sure they're supported knee-to-knee, knees above bum, and with fabric supporting their torso at least up to their armpits (or neck with a newborn). Make sure your passes are nice and snug and well-spread to avoid pinching either of you.
- Practice and be patient. Many mamas can attest that babies become more cooperative with time as the littles become more familiar with the wrapping process, and as mama becomes more dexterous and efficient with the wrapping.
- Make sure to always have baby secured in some way during wrapping, either with your hand or the wrap. Some videos show babies hanging out on mama's back during the wrapping process without being held there, but your baby may not appreciate this and will rebel.
- Be confident. Babies will feel it if you're nervous, be confident and assuring (yes, easier said than done)
- Compromise with baby on what works for the both of you - if they want their arms out, wrap with their arms out. Try lots of different carries. If they seem more comfortable in certain carries, use those.
- If your baby is straightening his legs, it can help to hold his feet for a few seconds in the knee-bent position, often they will relax at least a bit and you can continue. 

- If you're getting frustrated, stop and give your baby a snuggle, or switch to another carrier. The wrap will be there to practice with tomorrow.

*** There must be dozens more tips like this, please add them in the comments!***

Demo of wrapping with a thrashing toddler (starts around 0:58, just her prep before that): -

Achieving a deep seat: (Faith)
- I find Faith's demos -by far- the best for good seats. Her method of reaching between baby and mama's bodies is very effective and gets a LOT of fabric tucked securely.

Achieving and maintaining a high seat: (Vero)

Unpoppable seat:

Here is a collection of multi-pass back carry options that are extra-supportive for wiggly babies and toddlers. Which one works best is up to you and your baby:

Double Hammock (DH) (Faith) (WearYourBaby)
- if you want to go crazy you can make the last over-under legs passes reinforced ones (spread over baby's back) - this goes for any of these carries.

Triple hammock (magic10628)

Jordan's Back Carry (JBC) (Faith) (WWT)

Giselle's Back Carry (GBC) (Giselle)

Back Wrap Cross Carry (BWCC) (WearYourBaby) (WearYourBaby - 4 yr old)

Wiggleproof Back Carry (CBHM) - 3 tieoffs (Brianna)

Norwegian Wiggleproof Back Carry (different from regular wiggleproof) (Kateness23)

Reinforced Rucksack carry (RR) (Faith)

Reinforced Rear Rebozo Rucksack (RRRR) (WearYourBaby) (WWT)

Secure High Back Carry (SHBC) (Faith) (tooralei)

Double Rebozo (DR) (Faith) - (Brianna)

Ellevil Jordan's Back Carry (different from JBC) (Faith)

Christina's Ruckless Back Carry (Faith)

Have fun! And share your pics, videos, links, tips, and personal stories, as those are the things that make COTW very special.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

The OBG 1st Birthday Party!

By Tami Grosset
Photos by Kim Brooks

A few weeks ago the realisation that the Ottawa Babywearing Group had hit its first birthday filtered through to my central cortex! I could not remember exactly when the group was 'born' and Facebook was not helping me with any exact dating but a member of the group suggested that, based on the first recorded photo in the group, it was approximately March 20th. Sadly we'd missed our birthday by a week or so!

Today, April 21st 2013, we finally celebrated our first birthday! A group of us met at Parliament Hill on this bright sunny spring morning. The skies were incredibly blue which set off the Parliament buildings beautifully.

 By 11am there was a good collection of babywearers by the Eternal Flame. A colourful collection of various carriers including many wraps and soft structured carriers. There were even some children wearing their loveys, suggesting that we were preparing the next generation of OBG members!

At 11am we each found our snack food (a cake, muffin or some other yummy eatable). We stuck our birthday candles in the top and tried desperately to light them in the chilly spring breeze. It seemed ridiculously impossible so eventually we just launched into a loud and ever so slightly out of tune rendition of 'Happy Birthday to Us'! We then 'blew out' the candles that had refused to light and scoffed down our yummies!

During the morning each member received a $5 off voucher from Milkface Nursingwear (many thanks Britt!!) and many people contributed to a cash fund for our friend and co-member Cassandra who has recently become homeless and whose family is in need of some support. The cash is still being counted but I would estimate it being around about $50. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the cash collection and to those who have helped Cassandra's family in other ways this past week.

Many members picked up packs of 10 cards with which they can share the OBG love with other babywearers they meet. We expect many OBG members to connect with other OBG members using these cards as well.


Over the past week, running up to today our group hit and exceeded 500 members! This morning was a fabulous way to celebrate this milestone and hopefully spread the love and joy of babywearing to some unsuspecting tourists and passersby!

COTW #12- Jordan's Back Carry (JBC)

By Aline Kelly
Jordan's Back Carry (JBC) is a multi-pass back carry that is known for being a secure option for wriggly, leg-straightening babies.

Basic carry:
Photo instructions: (Birdie's room)

Video instructions: (Faith) (wrapababy) (Woven wrap tutorials) (slight variation, no shoulder flip)

(JBC with a shorty wrap): (Wrapping Rachel)

JBC with two rebozo passes
: (wrapababy)

JBC with a chest belt
: (wrapababy)

JBC with a sleeping baby
: (wrapababy)

Please share photos, videos, questions, and experiences!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

COTW #11- Kangaroo Carry

By Aline Kelly
[Since there are two carries often referred to as "kangaroo", this document refers to the front carry done with a woven wrap, not the facing-out carry done in a ring sling.]

The Kangaroo is single-pass front carry with shoulder flips. It is a deceptively challenging carry for many wrappers because of the lack of a solid anchor point in the early parts of the wrapping process. It can be tricky and require patience and practice.

General overview, including video, photo instructions, and safety tips:

Basic Kangaroo: (WrappingRachel) (Faith) - in German but great visual instructions.

Toddler: (Wrap Your Baby)

Newborn: (Faith)

Reinforced Kangaroo: (SquishyMommy1) - reinforced part starts around 3:15

Kangaroo with a lexi twist in the back: (Keep calm and carry them)

Alternate/reinforced Tibetan-type finish: - recently invented by a mama on Babywearing Love and Support

Kangaroo carry with a shorty (size 2) and a pair of sling rings:

Kangaroo carry with a ring sling:
Same as regular Kangaroo, but wrapped with a ring sling and secured with rings under bum.

Hip Kangaroo: - demo is not knee-to-knee but your hip kangaroo will be.

Kangaroo carry tied in the car:

Kangaroo shifting to hip carry: - Summary: Tie kangaroo, shift baby to the side. Ta-da!

Share your tips, questions, pics, and videos!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

List of Conversion Companies

By Krystle Jay
Photo by Jenna Sparks Bradbury

A wrap conversion is a fabulous option. Generally the idea is that you send a woven wrap (usually a size 7 but sometimes a size 6 if a ring sling waist is the plan) to a conversion company. The company of choice use the wrap to create a mei tai or soft structured carrier, or something in between (usually referred to as a half buckle, where there is a waist buckle but the shoulder straps are like wraps and tie just like with a MT carrier).

Some conversion companies also offer a ring sling conversion where they will convert a woven wrap into a ring sling. Ring slings made from woven wraps are super supportive and comfy and are often very toddler worthy. Different companies offer different shoulder 'recipes'. Its worthwhile trying out slings with different shoulders before sending a wrap for conversion to a ring sling, to ensure that you will get the sling that will be most comfortable for you. The options for shoulders are pleated, eesti and/or gathered.

There are various members in the group with all sorts of WCMTs and WCRSs. If you are interested in trying out something before sending your precious wrap to be chopped up come to a meet!!

The following is from TBW, a great resource if you're looking for a conversion!

Beetlebums -
Belloborn Designs -
Hipababy -
Maddimoo -

Lakshmi Baby -
Lily&Lotus -
Little Green Wolf -
Metamorphosis -
Natural Mothers Production -

Anaira Creations -
Bamberoo -
Beanslings -
Blissful Squish -
Bloo Kangaroo - - a wrap may be used for the panel portion of a Kanga SSC
Chrysalis Designs -
Earthy Bliss (previously Boutique Bella Bambini) -
Dream Carrier -
Ehmio Designs -
ETLA Threadworks -
Freehand Podaegi -
Kanaluti -
Mother and Bebe -
Nuzzleme Creations -
Obimama -
Olives and Applesauce -
Two Momma Designs -
Zanytoes -

HuXling -
Kimimela -
Kittens Creations -
Monkey Mei Tai -
Ocah -
Opitai Baby -
Pouchlings -
Softai Baby -

Petite Panda (Czech) -
Babyzouks (Germany) -
Moseskinder (Germany) -
Beredilla (Norway) -
Go'Klompen (Norway) -
Tula (Poland) -
Madame GooGoo (Poland) -

Limited access conversions (via email)
BabyHawk - robyn at
Wrapstar non-US only - wrapstarbabycarriers at

Ring Sling Conversions


Dipping Your Toe Into The World Of Wrapping?

By Veronique Bergeron
Photo by Jenna Sparks Bradbury

Warning: if you are a 'paralysis by analysis' kind of person this post may not help!!!

Here are my favorite blog posts for those who want to buy their first woven and are overwhelmed by all the information out there.
Babywearing Group Wrap Primer: and also here on this blog,

Woven Wrap Primer:

Wrap vocabulary (wraps parts and passes)

Wrap Primer:

Woven Wrap Primer :

Wrap Sizes:

Please post any comments or questions below!

Woven Wrap Primer

By Jessi Mahon Mirault
Photo by Jenna Sparks Bradbury

Welcome to the overwhelming but rewarding world of woven wraps! 

Woven wraps are a similar to stretchy wraps in function, but offer so much more – specifically, a) support, allowing for longer wearing; b) the ability to safely wear your littles on your back; and c) a higher weight maximum, allowing for wearing well into…well, your kid may want out to go to his/her prom but a woven wrap would still be supporting him/her until that time!

This doc is meant as a bit of a generalized primer for those interested in exploring woven wraps, and represents solely the opinions of its author(s). It can be easy to be sucked in to wrap collecting and churning, and need to try every different size, blend, brand, weave, and colour, but this is by no means inevitable and you’re just as much of a wrapper if you have one tried-and-true wrap that lasts you all the way through your babywearing days. Similarly, wraps aren’t for everyone – they’re just one fun option as we endeavour to find ways to keep our babies close (and our hands free!).

So, let’s move on to: carries, sizes, blends, and brands.

Here are some of the most popular carries, all of which are fully YouTube-able.

Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC): The first carry many learn, it’s similar to the Pocket Wrap Cross Carry used in stretchy wraps except that the horizontal pass is on the inside rather than the outside. It’s a very comfortable multi-layer front carry, and requires a long (5/6/7) wrap. Variations include Semi-FWCC (a one-shouldered front or hip carry), Half-FWCC (a two-shouldered carry tied-at-shoulder), and Short-FWCC/FWCC-tied-under-bum (a great option when using a shorter wrap).

Front Cross Carry (FCC): Similar to FWCC but without the horizontal pass. Some people prefer it, some prefer FWCC. FCC is cooler for summer, but also doesn’t support babies who tend to lean back as well as FWCC. It can be done with a slightly shorter wrap than FWCC, usually a 5/6.

Kangaroo Carry: Kangaroo is a single-layer front carry with a shoulder flip, often tied-under-bum (TUB). It can be a difficult carry to learn, but is very comfortable and cool for summer (fewer layers than FWCC or FCC). It requires a mid-length (3/4) wrap.

Rucksack Tied in Front Carry: A Rucksack Tied in Front Carry (or RTIF) is a great first back carry. It’s single-layered and has cross passes, which go over one leg and under the other, adding
security and safety. It requires a mid-length (3/4) wrap. Variations include a Ruck Tied Under Bum (RUB) and Ruck Ried Tibetan (RTT).

Double Hammock Carry: A double-hammock (DH) is arguably the most popular back carry, and is the one where it looks like the mama is wearing a tube top. It’s a multi-layer carry, and its secret is that the chest pass (the “tube top” pass) is supposed to support the bulk of the weight so that the shoulder straps don’t have to. There’s definitely a learning curve to this carry, but it’s well worth the effort for longer-term wearing. It requires a bit more length than FWCC, typically a 6/7. Variations include DH-tied under bum (DH-TUB), DH-tied at shoulder (DH-TAS), DH tied Tibetan (DH-TT) and DH-rebozo (DH-R).

Rebozo: A rebozo carry is essentially a ringless ring sling – it’s a single-layered, one-shouldered hip carry using a short wrap, typically a size 2, tied with a slipknot. It’s good for quick ups-and-downs or with a small infant, but can get uncomfortable with a larger wrappee for any length of time.

Wrap companies vary in how they size their wraps. Most companies use metric sizes indicating the length of the wrap (e.g., “3.6m”), while others use sizes 1, 2, 3…8. Here is a breakdown of the most commonly-used sizes, between 2.6m/size 2 and 5.2m/size 7.

2.6m/size 2: Although size 1 wraps do exist, the smallest size sold by most companies is 2.6m(sometimes 2.7m) or a size 2. For the majority of people, this wrap can be used for rebozo and RUB carries, as well as some less-common carries like RRRR. Petite mamas may be able to do a couple of additional carries with this size. It is a size mainly used for quick up-and-downs or very small babies as any carries done with this size lack the necessary support for longer-term wearing.

3.2m/size 3: This is a somewhat unpopular size, but mamas who love their size 3s REALLY love them! Didymos and Oscha (more later) are the main manufacturers that sell size 3 wraps. They offer a bit more versatility than size 2s, but still not as much as size 4s. Some people can kangaroo carry in them, many can DH-R or RTIF, but for many it just results in longer tails for rebozo and RUB carries.

3.6m/size 4: This is a very popular size for shorter-term wearing, as it is long enough to enable great versatility while being short enough to not to require multi-layered carries (which can take more time) and to not have to worry as much about tails dragging on the ground while
wrapping away from home. Popular carries with a 4 include RTIF, Kangaroo, FWCC-TUB, Semi-FWCC, Half-FWCC, DH-TAS, DH-TUB, and many others.

4.2m/size 5: Size 5 is awkward for some as an in-between size; however, petite mamas find this to be the perfect size for multi-layer carries, while fluffier mamas or those with older wrappees find 5s to be a bit more forgiving when size 4s just don’t offer enough length.

4.6m/size 6: For most average-sized mamas, size 6 is considered “base size”, or the size needed to comfortably FWCC without excessive tails or tying in the tapers. Because of this, size 6 is an extremely popular size; it is often recommended as the best size for people who only want one wrap, and it is very versatile, allowing such multi-layer carries as FWCC, DH, DRS2S, BWCC, and others.

5.2m/size 7: Size 7s are long, but a great option for fluffier mamas, mamas who like long tails or more room for error, BWing dads, tandem-wearing, and carries requiring a LOT of fabric like DH-TT. Size 7s are also safer for those not sure of the size they want, because wraps can always be chopped to suit!

Note on sizes: Vatanai’s sizes run on the ½ metre, so 2.5m, 3.0m, 3.5m, 4.0m, 4.5m, 5.0m, and 5.5m. They wrap essentially like “short [size]”, from 2-7. Someone’s always gotta be different!


Cotton: The vast majority of wraps are cotton – either cotton blended with another fibre in varying percentages, or 100% cotton. Cotton is easy to care for and generally soft and comfortable. Other blends are often more supportive than 100% cotton, and not all 100% cottons are created equal – some are thicker and blanketier (e.g., Girasols), some are thin, silky and moldable (e.g., Vatanais), some are silky but not moldable (e.g., Oschas), some are textured and have a bit of “give” (e.g., Uppymamas).

Linen: Linen is very supportive, and is perhaps the second most-popular fibre after cotton. It is often blended with linen in varying proportions, and is quite easy to care for – machine washable with liquid detergents.

Hemp: Hemp is ‘all the rage’ in the wrapping world at the moment, and more manufacturers are weaving with it. It’s super supportive like linen, as easy to care for, and becomes “marshmallowy” when broken in (unlike linen, which becomes silky).

Silk: Silk is an incredibly strong fibre, and is most often blended with cotton to make wraps. It requires some special care, but silk lovers are adamant that it is not as delicate and difficult to care for as common wisdom would suggest. In the wrapping world there are two main types of silk: mulberry, the “silky” silk, and tussah, a less-refined, “coarser” silk.

Bamboo: Bamboo is a soft and silky fibre that is often blended with cotton or linen. It’s not terrible supportive, but makes a fabulously thin, delicate wrap. It requires some special care.

Cashmere: I don’t know a lot about cashmere wraps, as I believe cashmere and babies should be kept in separate rooms. Some people love their cashmere wraps, though, and I know that they’re pricey, soft, and require special care.

Wool: Wool wraps vary greatly depending on the manufacturer – some are soft with some give (especially if made with alpaca or merino), while some are thicker and scratchy. All require special care, and handwashing with wool wash and laying flat to dry is generally recommended.


Didymos: celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Didymos is a pioneer in the woven-wrap community. Their wraps are incredibly diverse – although one can describe a Girasol, one must specify a Didymos wrap when interested in reviews because they’re all so different! Has a number of signature patterns/weaves, including indios and fish. They use all popular fibres and make size 3 wraps.

Diva Milano: a relatively new Italian manufacturer (although their headquarters is currently in Russia, I believe). Luxurious and expensive. Thus far they primarily weave with cotton, linen, silk and wool.

Ellevill: a popular Norwegian wrap company, Ellevill has popularized their Zara and Jade patterns, as well as their bamboo Paisley collection. They traditionally wove with 100% cotton and some bamboo blends, but have recently branched out to include linen and silk, and are releasing a wool line this winter.

Girasol: Girasols are 100% cotton and handwoven in Central America. They are reputed to be less supportive than other wraps, but are also beautiful enough that many don’t notice or care. There are various exclusives available through various vendors at various times – it can be very difficult to track down a particular Girasol.

Heartiness: I don’t know much about Hearti except that they’re luxurious and expensive! Will have to do more research.

KoKaDi: KoKaDi is known for their whimsical, childlike patterns and colours. They are a relatively new German business, and many patterns are very highly sought after. You can purchase both direct from KoKaDi (if any wraps are in stock!) or from various North American vendors.

Natibaby: Natibaby is a Polish manufacturer whose wraps are known for being beautiful and dense. They have had some customer services issues in the past but apparently are improving. They were the “hot” company when I started wrapping in summer 2011, but have since passed the torch to Oscha and Uppymama.

Oscha: Oscha is one of the two “it” companies right now (the other being Uppymama, although
KoKaDi is also hot). They’ve been weaving since spring 2011, and have surged in popularity to the point that it’s nearly impossible to get your hands on one. They are based in Scotland, and make both 100% Irish linen wraps as well as jacquards of cotton, linen, and silk blends.

Storchenwiege: Storchenwiege (“Storch”) is a utilitarian German wrap manufacturer. They don’t advertise much, they don’t do limited editions or exclusives. They make the same consistently awesome wraps time and again. So they’re not terribly exciting for churners or collectors, but they’re supportive, strong and lovely, and reliable and inexpensive. Their striped wraps are notoriously tough to break in, and Storch Leos are among my favourite wraps and the ones I always recommend to new wrappers.

Uppymama: Uppymama is a Canadian company based in Red Deer, AB. All wraps are woven by one woman on her farm, and are predominantly 100% cotton although some merino wool and linen blends have been woven in the past. Uppymamas are incredibly popular at the moment, and it’s very difficult to find one so it’s best you not become enamoured of any Uppys!

Vatanai: Vatanai is, I believe, based in the Czech Republic (note to self: check this fact!). Their wraps are 100% cotton, known for being very thin and summer-worthy, and generally require little breaking in. Vatanai is also the company through which Pamirs, the handwoven wraps auctioned on eBay a couple of times a year, are sold.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Babywearing Lingo

By Julie Wormsley
Photo by Jenna Sparks Bradbury

If you are new to babywearing, or at least the forums which discuss babywearing, you may find the following list of abbreviations and slang useful to decipher what everyone else is talking about!

Hope this helps and doesn't further overwhelm. :)

Carrier Types: 

ABC - Asian Baby Carrier

GSW - German Style Woven Wrap

MT - Mei Tai (WCMT - Wrap Conversion Mei Tai)

Onbu - Onbuhimos

Pod - Podegai

R/S - Ringsling (WCRS - Wrap Conversion Ring Sling)

SPOC - Simple Piece Of Cloth
SSC - Soft Structured Carrier (HB/FB - Half buckle/Full Buckle)


 Carrier Brands:

AP - Angelpack

BB - Bara Barn

BB - Beco Butterfly

BB1 - Beco Butterfly I
BB2 (or BBII) - Beco Butterfly II
BBO - Ball Baby Overall
B'roo - Bamberoo
BH - Babyhawk
BHT - Baby Hemp Tai
BHXT - Babyhawk Extra Tall
DC - Dream Carrier
Didy - Didymos
E2E - Eye 2 Eye
ER - Ellaroo
FH - Freehand
Gira - Girasol
GMBBB - Gypsy Mama Bali Baby Breeze (now known as Wrapsody Breeze)
GMBBS - Gypsy Mama Bali Baby Stretch (now known as Wrapsody Stretch)
Hopp - Hoppediz
KC - Kindercarry
KP - Kinderpack
KS- Kleinsmekker
LD - LovelyDuds
Nati - Natibaby
NB - Neobulle
NHT - Nurslings Hemp Tai
MTB – Mei Tai Baby
O&A - Olives & Applesauce
OB - OliviaBolivia
OMT - Octi Mei Tai
OS - Babyhawk Oh Snap
POC - Piece of Cloth
SB - Sakura Bloom
SBP - Sleeping Baby Productions
SW - Sleepywrap
SMT - Simply Mei Tai
Storch - Storchenwiege
TH – Toddlerhawk
UMC – Ultimate Man Carrier
Vat – Vatanai
MS - Mei Secret
WS – Wrapstar
WSMT – Wrapstar Mei Tai
WSWC – Wrapstar Wrap Conversion
Zara - Type of Ellevill woven wrap
ABC - Action Baby Carrier
SPRS - Sweet Pea Ring Slings


For Sale or Trade Boards:

BN - Brand New
BNIB - Brand New In Box
BNIP - Brand New In Package
BNWT - Brand New With Tags
BNWOT - Brand New Without Tags
ETF – Easy to Find
EUC - Excellent Used Condition
FFP - Free for Postage
FFS – Free for Shipping
FS - For Sale
FT - For Trade
FSOT - For Sale or Trade
GUC - Good Used Condition
HTF: Hard to Find
ISO: In Search Of
CISO/ICSO: In Casual Search Of
DISO/IDSO: In Desperate Search Of
IHA - I have already/available
NIP - New in Packet
OBO - or best offer
OOAK - One of a Kind
PP - Paypal
PPD - Postage Paid Domestic
TDF: To Die For
VGUC - Very Good Used Condition
WLTH - would like to have
LE – Limited Edition
Natty – Natural (undyed)
v.1 - the first release (usually more HTF/sought after)
v.2 - 2nd release
Grad- Gradation
Sub - Subscribing to a thread in order to get updates and notifications.
SuT = Stille und Tragen
MMAO - Make me an Offer
TBW - The Babywearer (forum)
NM - Natural Mamas (UK forum)


Individual Carriers:

AMF= Aquamarine Fish (linen)
AP Jim= Anthrazite/Puder Jim
ASW= Aqua silk waves (silk)
Aubbie waves= Aubergine waves
AW= Aqua waves
BF= Black fish
BLG= Black linen gekos (linen)
BSR= Blue silk Rhombus (silk)
B/W= Black/White OR Blue/White indio or ellipsen
CB= Cherry Blossoms (tussah silk)
CC = Carson's Cove (BBC Gira exclusive)
CGE = Colorgrown Ellipsen
CGI= Colorgrown indio
CGL=Colorgrown leaves
CGW= Colorgrown waves
CSE= Cashmere/Silk ellipsen (cashmere and silk)
CSF= Cashmere/Silk fish (cashmere and silk)
C/W= Cranberry/white indio
CWE= Chocolate wool ellipsen (wool)
DSF= Deep Sea fish
DW = Diamond Weave (A type of Girasol weave. Their other weave would be called a twill meave and there is no acronym.)
ER=earthy rainbow, a girasol with 2 versions of the weave, the “new” weave (by Kati) and the "newest” weave which is supposedly more supportive than the Kati weave
FF= Firefish
FMN= Forget-me-not
GF= Goldfish (linen)
HSW= Hellblau silk waves (silk)
HW= Holunder waves
JJ= Jim Jade, aka Thing 1 or Thing 2 (linen) as one has a single linen cross thread and the other has doubled linen cross thread
K/R indio - Kobalt/Rouge, sometimes known as C/R as in Cobalt (linen)
K/Z indio (or C/Z) Kobalt/Zimt, can be cotton or wool
LB= Light blue…can refer to an indio or the wool blend fish
Lemmie= an old-weave girasol done for the Triscuits Attachment Parenting Store and is gray and purple, aka TAPS Gira
LLL=La Leche League, a wrap with the LLL logo on it
L/R= Lila/Royal indio (linen)
LSE= Lavendar silk ellipsen (silk)
Mari= Marigold (linen)
Mr. O= a wrap made from osnaburg fabric
Mr. P.= Pamir
MSW= Mint silk waves (silk)
NSI= Natural silk indio (silk)
NSM= Natural silk milli (silk)
NWI= Natural wool indio (wool)
NO = Nightowls (linen)
PF= Petrol fish
P/H=Petrol/Honey (wool)
PSM= Pink silk milli (silk)
PSR= Pink silk rhombus (silk)
PSW= Pink silk waves (silk)
Rosa= Rosalind (linen
Rosie= Rosenholtz and Rosenquartz (linen) or (wool)
R/A= Ruby/Apricot (silk)
R/I= Ruby/Ivory (linen)
R/M= Ruby/Mandarine
R/W= Red/White indio or Pfau
RSV or RSB=Red Silk Vogels/Birds (silk)
RR - Girasol Double Rainbow
RWV= Red Wool Vogels (wool)
SBF= Steel blue fish (linen)
SB Jim=Steel Blue Jim
SF = Salmon Fish
S/H nino= Saffron/Honey nino (wool)
SI= Silk indio (silk)
S/R indio= sonne/rot indio
S/T indio= sonne/terra indio
SuT= Stillen und Tragen
TD= Turkish delight
Thing 1 - Jim Jade V1
Thing 2 - Jim Jade V2
TPF = Tussah Pink Fish
TSF= Tussah Silk Fische (tussah silk)
TSN= Tussah Silk Nino (tussah silk)
V/G nino= Violet/Gold nino
Vogels= any of the bird wraps; they come in blue, gold, red/gold and red cotton, also red silk & red wool
V/R nino= Viloet/Rose nino
VW= Violet waves
V/W= Violet/white
V/Z nino= Violet/Zyklam Nino
XR = Xela's Rainbow (BBC Gira exclusive)
Zinnie- Zinnober (wool
This blog (sourced by our wonderful Carolyn) goes further in explaining some of the more WW specific jargon-

If we've missed any jargon out please add it in the comments below!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Welcome to the Ottawa Babywearing Group

Welcome to our local community babywearing group for the Ottawa/Gatineau region. Most of our activities are currently on Facebook, where we were born last year, but we realise that not everyone is on Facebook so we've started this blog to enable non-Facebook users to share the babywearing love!

Please use a comment below to introduce yourselves!

Photograph by Jenna Sparks Bradbury