Soft baby wraps such as Boba, Moby wraps, or even slings can be completely tied and adjusted before you attempt to put the baby inside, which frees up your hands for a safe transfer. Not to mention the fact that they’re much easier to tuck your sleeping baby into and maneuver around the house as they rest.
Before there were baby carriers with all the bells and whistles that you could pick up from Target or order from Amazon, women used linen or cotton. Sometimes these pieces of fabric were specially made to be used as baby wraps. Other times, they were made from sheets or whatever scraps they could find.