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When I felt like I didn’t have a handle in things during those newborn days, I’d put my son in a baby wrap and everything felt good again.
We could cuddle, he would sleep, and it was divine. Here is everything you need to know about how to find that baby wrap peace, too!
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Baby wraps have a bit of a learning curve, in comparison to a soft-structured carrier.
They can, however, make you feel like a mom boss. I learned how to use it I really loved wearing my son in these. There are an infinite number of options— hip carries, front carries, back carries, and even carrying multiples.
I am 5’4″ and I used size 5 wrap when I was going to be carrying my son for a while, and a size 2 wrap for traveling and when I knew I was going to be taking him in and out a lot.
Baby wraps also come in many very stunning prints, and wearing one always made me feel beautiful (regardless of how much sleep I was getting).
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How can I learn how to use a woven baby wrap?
Many cities have local Facebook groups that do meet-ups and have local lending libraries. You can go there and a local baby wearing super star will help you learn how to wear your baby.
There are also amazing resources on YouTube. Wrapping Rachel and Wrap You in Love were my go-tos. I couldn’t make it out of the house when my son was a newborn, but I really wanted to learn how to use a woven wrap. I used to watch wrapping videos for hours when nursing my son. They have subtitles, so you can watch them in silence!
Where can I buy a woven baby wrap?
Woven wraps aren’t very popular in the US, so they’re not sold often in physical stores or even by big retailers like Amazon. As of today, Amazon has a selection of DIDYMOS woven wraps available in multiple prints and sizes, though in my experience their inventory changes frequently. Hopefully as time goes on, they will become more popular and easier to buy.
What brand should I look for when purchasing a woven wrap?
You don’t have to agonize over which one to get (as I did)– if you get a high quality one that you think is beautiful, chances are it’ll be love at first sight. Yaro and Girasol had my favorite brands, but if you shop from a good retailer, you’ll have lots of great options. There is a wide range of colors and price points available.
What about less expensive options, like a Moby wrap?
Moby wraps are safe for young infants, but you can’t use them for very long. They advertise that they can hold babies until they are 35 pounds, but— they’re very stretchy and don’t hold wiggling babies once they are out of the newborn stage. I recommend investing in a woven wrap, instead.
Whatever your needs, baby wraps are the most versatile, flexible items you can add to your baby gear collection!
Plus, they can double as blankets or changing mats when you’re out and about!
Cheers, to your baby wearing journey.
Photo credit for featured photo and black and white photo: the amazing Simply Kissed Photography
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