A wrap is the most basic of all baby carriers - it is just a long piece of cloth used to tie the baby in place on the wearer's body. This deceptively simple, unstructured baby carrier is perhaps the most versatile of all, enabling dozens of different wearing positions on front, hip, and side. Although it takes practice to master all of the various possible carries, it really is not difficult to master one or two basic and extremely useful holds.
Woven wraps are less stretchy and more supportive, and provide comfortable wearing for babies of all ages and sizes from newborns through preschoolers. Woven wraps are truly an all-in-one workhorse, enabling front, back, and hip carries with many variations and tying methods. Woven wraparound carriers come in different lengths, with the length chosen based on body size and the types of carries desired.