Glossary of Terms

General:

  • LO – Little One
  • DD/DS/DH/DW/DP – DarlingDaughter/ Son/Husband/Wife/Partner
  • TIA – Thanks In Advance/Anticipation
  • OH – Other Half
  • OT – Off Topic
  • IYSWIM, IYKWIM, IYGWIM – If You See/Know/Get What I Mean
  • IM(H)O – In My (Honest) Opinion
  • LOL, ROFL, PMSL – All variations on a theme e.g. lots of laughing
  • SOB – School of Babywearing

Carrier/Sling Types:

  • ABC – Asian Baby Carrier
  • BW- Baby Wearing
  • HSC – High Street Carrier
  • Pod – Podegai
  • SPOC – Simple Piece Of Cloth
  • SSC – Soft Structured Carrier
  • WC- Wrap Conversion. Can be used as a prefix to –
  • FB- Full Buckle (two sets of buckles, no ties)
  • HB- Half Buckle (one set of ties one set of buckles)
  • MT – Mei Tai
  • RS – Ring Sling

Commonly Abbreviated Sling Manufacturers/Brands

  • BB – Baby Bjorn.  Often used as a catch all name for High Street Carriers
  • GS – Geeky Sweetheart
  • KKD – Kokadi.
  • LL – Lenny Lamb
  • MGG – Madame GooGoo
  • MMT – Monkey Mei Tei
  • R&R – Rose and Rebellion
  • SMT – Simply Mei Tai
  • Uppy – Uppymamma
  • VSL – Victoria Sling Lady

Abbreviations for Carrying Positions and Methods:

  • BCC – Back Cross Carry
  • BWCC – Back Wrap Cross Carry
  • CHCC – Coolest Hip Cross Carry
  • FCC – Front Cross Carry
  • FFI – Front Facing In
  • FFO – Front Facing Out
  • FWCC – Front Wrap Cross Carry
  • HCC – Hip cross Carry
  • JBC – Jordan’s Back Carry
  • PHC – Poppin’s Hip Carry
  • PWCC – Pocket Wrap Cross Carry/Pretied Wrap Cross Carry
  • RRRR – Reinforced rear rebozo ruck
  • RTAS – Ruck tied at shoulder
  • RUB – Ruck under bum
  • SHBC – Secure High Back Carry
  • T2T – Tummy to tummy

Trading:

  • BNIB – Brand New In Box
  • BNWT – Brand New With Tags
  • BNWOT – Brand New Without Tags
  • EUC – Excellent Used Condition
  • FFP – Free for Postage
  • FS(O) – For Sale (Only)
  • FSOT – For Sale or Trade
  • FT(O) – For Trade (Only)
  • ISO (DISO, DDISO VDISO etc)-  In Search Of (desperately in search of etc)
  • (V)HTF – (Very) Hard To Find
  • MMAO – Make Me An Offer
  • OOAK – One Of A Kind
  • PP – PayPal