There are several different lengths of ring slings and woven wraps. The size that's best for you and your child depends on several factors. Within woven wraps, we talk about something called the "base size." Most people start with a wrap in their base size. Your base size is the length you need to comfortably tie a "Front Wrap Cross Carry" (FWCC).
Tutorial: How to tie a FWCC
Your base size depends on the size of clothing you wear on your upper body.
XS or smaller: Size 5
Size S-L: Size 6
XL-XXL: Size 7
3XL +: Size 8
It's important to have enough fabric to work with when wrapping so you can tie a secure double knot comfortably. The difference between sizes is only 50 cm, so if you have to choose between two sizes, I always recommend choosing the longer one.
You'll notice there are shorter wraps (sizes 1-4). These shorter wraps are used for alternative tying methods that use less fabric.
Approximate length of fixed winder after washing:
Size 8: 570cm
Size 7: 520 cm
Size 6: 470 cm
Size 5: 420 cm
Size 4: 370 cm
Size 3: 320 cm
Size 2: 270 cm
Size 1: 220 cm
Ring slings are worn in only a few ways and don't vary in size as much as woven wraps do. People of most sizes can comfortably fit a standard length. Our long length ring slings might be the right choice for you if you wear XL+ size, want to use the sling for back carrying, intend to use it over thick clothing, or if you're tall and like long decorative tails on your sling.
Ring slings (short/long side, measured without rings):
Approximate length after washing:
RS: 180/200 cm
RS long: 210/230 cm
Kram slings: One size (190/220 cm)
ON MEASUREMENT of slings and coils
ABOUT MEASURING slings and wraps
Fabric is a living material that contracts with washing and stretches with use. Depending on how they're washed and used, they contract and stretch more or less. The stated lengths are approximate measurements after washing. Lengths are approximate and can vary by up to 10%.
Woven wraps and slings are correctly measured using the "soft tape in hand" method - often abbreviated as STIH. With this method, the wrap is measured in the hand with a soft measuring tape. If measured flat on a table, they might seem shorter than they actually are.
If you have any questions, send us a message and we'll be happy to help!