Shawls have been traditionally used to carry babies and children from Europe to South America. I am demonstrating the carries that I do with shawls. I am certain that that there are more ways in which to use shawls for babywearing because it is such an ancient and widespread practice and would love to be enlightened in more ways of doing this.
This is one of the manta carries that is used in Peru (there are others, including one where the baby ends up in a lying position). Generally, it is better to lay the manta down on the bed and put the baby on top and bring that triangle point up but as you can see, it can be done in arms as well.