Baby Wrap: An item made exclusively or primarily of fabric, worn on a caregiver’s body and used to carry or hold a baby (or child) with little or no support from the caregiver’s arms.
A long, more-or-less rectangular piece of cloth used as a baby carrier by means of wrapping the entire cloth around the caregiver’s and baby’s body and tying or otherwise securing the ends, without the use of separate ties or fasteners such as buckles or rings. Sometimes called a “wraparound carrier.” Most often, but not always, refers to a long wrap, 4 meters or more.
Its the best type of carrier to carry newborn babies. Normally parents and caregivers will transition to other types of carriers after a while, eg ring slings, woven wraps, buckles etc.
Wrap: In describing a method of using a wrap carrier, such as “wrap cross carry”, to “wrap” means to wind the carrier horizontally around the wearer’s torso.