As I mentioned in my post yesterday about babywearing, woven wraps are my new favorite way to wear my baby. Supportive, comfortable, and fun – they just seem to work best for my body and my baby. I still like other babywearing ways, especially when I’m running into a store quickly or only want to wear baby for a short amount of time (no way will I wrap baby if she will be up less than 30 minutes).
This is my very first woven wrap ever and it’s from Hip Baby Wrap and y’all – it’s love. Hip Baby Wrap carries wraps of several different colors, and they’re all beautiful. I chose the Ocean color because I tend to stick with cooler colors. Now as I said I don’t have any other woven wraps to compare this to, but the material, which is 100% cotton, is lighter than I expected a woven to be, and very breathable, which is great when you live in Georgia. Somehow the fabric is still very supportive and sturdy. The wrap is comfortable on me, and Maddie Grace seems to like being in there as so far she has fallen asleep every time I put her in. One of the things I love about babywearing is that you can nurse while wearing your baby. With the woven wrap if you are nursing you can move a rail to cover your baby for some privacy, and this wrap is so breathable my baby didn’t seem to mind having her head briefly covered with it.
My baby is 4 months and the wrap is comfortable for us. I’m not sure how it would work with a newborn or older baby, but the wrap is designed to be used with infants 8 – 35 pounds and since it is so supportive I imagine it would be comfortable with a bigger baby. The Hip Baby wrap does allow for front, side and back carries, and comes with an instruction booklet that shows you how to do them. The wrap is easy to wash and says you can tumble dry in on low, but I chose to air dry mine, so the cleaning is easy enough.Here’s a little more from Jeannie, the founder of Hip Baby Wrap:
“I worked in commercial banking and then became a stay at home mom when my first child was born. I now have 2 children a daughter 5 and a son 3. I started using baby wraps when my oldest child was a few weeks old. She was a very demanding baby and never let me put her down. My mother came to visit and bought me a baby wrap. It literally saved my life and I basically lived in it for 2 years. Because I wore my babies constantly I like to coordinate my wraps with my outfits. I had a hard time finding beautiful baby wraps that where affordable so I started making my own. Everywhere I went I got compliments on my wraps and people started asking me to make them. That is how Hip Baby Wrap was started. My goal was to make beautiful, fun, fashionable, affordable, quality woven wraps.”
Think wrapping is difficult? It’s really not – although I am still learning so please don’t judge me too harshly on the wrap I did. Here’s how I did this Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC):
I don’t mind the tassels, they are kind of fun, but if I had a choice I would have left them off. The one problem I have with the wrap is that I have a tough time tying the fabric together into a knot, but that may be all woven wraps.
I was compensated for this review in the form of a complimentary wrap. All thoughts and opinions are my own and I only recommend items that I truly love.