Now as E gets bigger and heavier, I appreciate a longer wrap because it allows me to have multiple passes over her body and therefore the carry is more supportive. Longer wraps also allow for torso passes and chest belts for me which also adds support and stability. But shorties are still some of my favorites for quick trips to the park or to throw in the diaper bag for a dinner at a restaurant or grocery shopping.
Here are a few of my favorite shorty carries and variations, listed with the size wrap I feel is best for each one. Note that I am approximately 5' 5" and 125 pounds with a fairly small frame and my daughter is a very petite 12-month old at 16 pounds. You can adjust your sizes accordingly. Obviously anything listed as good for a size 3 can be done with a size 2, you will just end up with longer tails.
Ruck Tied in Front (RTIF) - 3
Ruck Tied under Bum (RTUB) - 2
Rebozo - 2
Rear Reinforced Ruck Rebozo (RRRR or Pirate Carry) - 2 tied at shoulder (TAS) or 3 with a Candy Cane Chest Belt (CCCB)
Semi-Front Wrap Cross Carry (Semi-FWCC) - 3
Double Hammock Double Rings (DHDR) - 2
Double Hammock Tied at Shoulder (DHTAS) - 3
Double Hammock Tied at Shoulder with Ring Finish (DHTAS w/ RF) - 2
I hope to add video tutorials for some of these later this week. Stay tuned!