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ABOUT: Woven Wrap Baby Carrier

Versatile, adjustable and beautiful – a woven wrap baby carrier has it all!  A woven wrap is the one carrier that will fit every wearer and baby combination because your options are almost limitless.  Here is everything you need to know about woven wraps 💖

What is a woven wrap?
A woven wrap baby carrier is a specifically designed piece of woven fabric that you use a baby carrier.  You wrap it around yourself and your baby and tie it off (in so many different ways).  It has diagonal stretch so it will support and mold to your bodies without sagging.

What is it made from?
Woven wrap’s can be made from so many different materials and blends!  From cotton, to linen, hemp, epreve, wool and so many more.  Not sure which option is best for you – check out our article Woven Wrap Blends and Care Instructions

What carries can I do?
Carry Positions – in a woven wrap you can carry your baby in a front, hip or back carry.
BUT there are so many different ways to wrap and tie it off (also called carries) that you can have so much fun learning.  Honestly there is something for every experience level and they look gorgeous!

What size should I get?
Woven wraps come in 9 different sizes (or more as certain brands provide made to order).  The least complicated way to choose your size is to base it off your clothing.

Sizes of Woven Wraps (approximately):
Size 2 – 2.7m
Size 3 – 3.2m
Size 4 – 3.6m   *Suitable for XXS or clothing size 6-8 
Size 5 – 4.2m   *Suitable for XS/S or clothing size 8-10
Size 6 – 4.6m   *Suitable for M/L or clothing size 12-16
Size 7 – 5.2m    *Suitable for XL/XXL or clothing size 16-20
Size 8 – 5.6m    *Suitable for 3XL/4XL or clothing size 20-26
Size 9 – 6.2m    *Suitable for 5XL/6XL or clothing size 26+

A more in-depth way to decide is based off your clothing size, the size of your baby, the fabric type and gsm and which carries you want to do.

How old is my baby when I can start using?
As it sculpts to you and your baby, you can start using your woven wrap from birth.  If you have a premature baby or low weight baby, a woven wrap is your best carrier option however I would recommend seeking advice from your medical team and a babywearing consultant.

How long will it last for?
A woven wrap is the best baby carrier in terms of longevity due to all the carry options you have.  As you wrap, it will fit you both perfectly every time.  Most woven wraps will last well into preschool hood as you can reinforce the carry (wrap it around you both multiple times) to make it stronger.

Even better, one wrap will often be suitable for both a newborn and toddler so a great option if you have more than one child!

 3 months old  4 years old
Pictures by the very talented Jess at Little Stories Studio

Will it suit my body type?
YES!  There are no limitations in a woven wrap (eg straps too long/short) so it will fit every body type especially if you use the sizing guide above.

Is it good for multiple wearers?
Absolutely!  As you wrap and tie it off each time there is no adjusting between wearers and it will often fit more wearers.  A woven wrap is a fantastic family baby carrier option.

Is it hard to use?
I’m not going to lie, there is a learning curve with a woven wrap as you need to make sure that you tighten and position it safely for your baby.  However it isn’t as hard as you might expect and a Front Wrap Cross Carry is a fantastic place to start.  Once mastered, you can branch out to different positions and carries.

Can I breastfeed in it?
Yes!  Again there is a bit of a learning curve here but completely achievable with a bit of practice.

Woven Wrap Advantages

  • A perfect fit every time
  • Versatile with so many ways to put it on
  • Suitable from newborn to preschool
  • Different material blends and so many designs
  • A great option if you are wearing more than one child
  • It’s exciting learning and mastering different ways to wear your woven wrap

Woven Wrap Disadvantages

  • There is a learning curve
  • It takes longer to put on compared to other carriers
  • Some fabric’s require ‘breaking in’ to make it soft and easy to use
  • You don’t have the buffer of a pre-made seat for your baby so it can be harder to get them in if they are unhappy (leg straightening seat poppers is common)

Brands of Woven Wraps
There are so many different brands out there and some of the most popular include Soul Slings, Yaro Slings, Didymos, Ankalia, Wrapture, Little Frog, Girasol, Moondani, Firespiral to name a few.

When choosing which one is for you – consider the size, material, price and design.  There is no right or wrong answer!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via Facebook pm or at info@babywearingandyou.com.au
To check out our current range of Woven Wraps – head HERE

Enjoy those babywearing snuggles,

Kylie

Certified Babywearing Consultant
Kangatraining Instructor