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.
Ricardo Spencer says
I love it! I'm not comfortable enough with baby carriers yet to have one on my back I don't think. I'm planning on trying it out with my first baby that's coming in a few months. I'm wondering what you're favorite carrier is? You seem to have used a few different types
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Claire C. says
Right now I'm loving the ring sling for quick trips up and down and the woven wrap for longer trips. I love the idea of how easy a soft structured carrier like the Ergo is – I just can't get it to work for me. I would love to try other brands of SSC's like Tula, Beco, or Lillebaby, or try a Mei Tai because I hear great things about all of them!
kathryn matkin says
I like the ocean hip baby wrap! Thanks
Ashley Perez says
I love the tropical color! So pretty!
Anne Stewart says
I love the tropical hip baby wrap!
Lindsey D. says
I like them all but I think I would choose the jungle
I like the tropical colors. It feels very fun.
Sonia Villarreal says
The hip baby wraps look so comfortable! I like the ocean color!
Jordan Stancombe says
I love the hip baby wrap in Rocky Mountain! It looks so cute and comfy!
Shannon Peterson says
I like Rocky Mountain and sky!
Michelle Tamasa says
I love ocean and jungle! I think I'd go with ocean… My favorite style of carrier is the woven wrap, but right now I only have a gauze woven wrap…
I love Tropical and Sky but they are all beautiful!
latanya t says
I like the rocky mountain
Sarah Mustardseedmommy says
I like rocky mountain and ocean… I just can't decide which one I like better!
I like the Rocky Mountain pattern the best.
Emily Friend says
Hoping to win! 🙂 I'd love to have a wrap to donate to my local lending library or to a mom in need. I think I like rocky mountain or ocean best, can't decide which!
I love the Jungle color. You will really love wraps once you learn more carries. I encourage you to look for a local babywearers group to learn from their collective experience. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.
My favorite style of wrap is Sky! 🙂 I'm just learning to do back carries and would love to have a quality wrap to use! 🙂
Hayley Elliott says
I love love the sky style! Such a bright pretty blue. I also like jungle, the contrast of colors is really nice.
Michelle Tamasa says
I love the Sky or Ocean wraps
I love the Desert wrap 🙂 I was just looking at these on Amazon today and as I looked for more info. on them through Google, I found this blog post! Thank you for the opportunity to win one 🙂
I like the desert wrap! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
Kathryn C says
They're all gorgeous. Especially sky and ocean!
Deborah Wilkie says
Babywearing ROCKS! 🙂 Love the Rocky Mountain wrap…
Rachel Griesmer says
I really like the Rocky Mountain wrap!
Hip baby wrap looks like a very quality wrap- cotton, non-toxic dyes, etc. Thanks for sharing. My favorite color combinations are Desert and tropical, though I'm drawn to the blues too.
I love the sky wrap!!!
Jenny K says
I like the Desert colorway.
Liz Flanagan says
I like sky. I haven't tried a wrap but would like to.
Vicki Hall says
I love the Rocky Mountain and the ocean colors.
What beautiful wraps. I love the tropical print.
My favorite is rocky mountain
Breanne Pesis says
The Jungle colorway is my favorite!
Jeannette Mills says
I love the rocky mountain one!
Sew What says
Andrea Slagle says
I like the hip baby wrap. I would love to try it!
Lisa Fox says
I like both Ocean and Rocky Mountain.
Holli Gorveatt says
I like the ocean hip baby wrap.
I like the jungle print
I like the ocean wrap best
I love the hip baby wrap in Rocky Mountain! =)
Anastasia Teague says
Rocky Mountain is my favorite. Looks like it would go with anything!
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