A Shift in Terminology

Following discussion within the community, Wearing Wiki is transitioning away from using the term “rebozo” as a woven wrap pass and carry name.  It will take some time, but we believe this is an important shift to make to honor both the Mesoamerican cultures for whom the Rebozo is much more than a babywearing tool as well as traditional babywearers from all cultures who use similar techniques to those previously labeled as “rebozo” passes/carries.

We will be making an effort to make this transition as seamless for our users as possible, with existing links and common search parameters pointing to the updated pages.  Please let us know if you find any broken links!

A summary of terminology changes is below:

A Shift in Terminology

Formerly Now Known As
Rebozo Pass Traditional Sling Pass
Front/Hip Rebozo Carry Front/Hip Traditional Sling Carry (TSC)
Back Rebozo Traditional Back Carry (TBC)
Double Rebozo Double Sling Carry (DSC)
Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder (DRS2S) Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder (DSS2S)
Reinforced Rear Rebozo Ruck (RRRR, aka Pirate Carry) Reinforced Rear Ruck (RRR, still aka Pirate Carry)
Front/Hip Reinforced Torso Rebozo (FRTR/HRTR) Front/Hip Reinforced Torso Sling (FRTS/HRTS)
Double Hammock Rebozo Back Reinforced Torso Sling (BRTS, aka Semi Double Hammock)

temporary link to summary of changes

An FAQ for why this terminology change is happening has been reprinted with permission here.