Types of Carriers

Basic Carrier Types

RS – Ring Sling

MT – Mei Tai

SSC – Soft Structured Carrier (may also be called “buckle” carrier)

Wrap – long piece of fabric used by wrapping around the bodies of the caregiver and child

 

Other Carrier Types

HB – Half Buckle (mei tai straps and buckle waist)

FB – Full Buckle (the same as SSC except possibly made of different fabric)

Onbu – Onbuhimo

Pod – Podaegi (blanket-type piece of flat fabric with long mei-tai style straps and no waistband)

Pouch – Pouch Sling (single piece of fabric sewn in a loop, not size adjustable)

RHB – Reverse Half Buckle (buckle straps and mei tai or ring waist)

TC – Tablecloth Conversion (any carrier sewn using fabric that was previously a tablecloth)

TCMT – Table cloth mei tai

TCRS – Table cloth ring sling

WC – Wrap Conversion (any carrier sewn using fabric that was previously a woven wrap)

WCFB – Wrap Conversion Full Buckle (SSC carrier sewn from a woven wrap)

WCMT – Wrap Conversion Mei Tai (mei tai sewn from a woven wrap)

WCRS – Wrap Conversion Ring Sling (ring sling sewn from a woven wrap)