Which woven wrap is right for me?

When you start to delve into the world of woven wraps it can become very overwhelming to see all of the options that are available to you.  This week we will talk about the more common blends of woven wraps and how to decide which blend is right for your babywearing needs.

All of the blends listed below are suitable from newborn to toddlerhood.  Our consultants all recommend that the wrap should be 200gsm (grams per square metre) or lower to enable the technique we use for tightening.  If you want to know more about this technique, contact one of our consultants for more information.

Cotton
  • a very straight forward natural plant fibre
  • very easy to care for
  • Densely woven wraps will offer more support as the child becomes heavier.
Wool/Alpaca/Cashmere
  • a very breathable animal fibre which is therefore excellent to use in cold or hot weather
  • Allergic reactions are common with these fibres so take care!
  • When buying second hand take note of the history of care of the wrap.  Woolen wraps require specific care techniques.
Linen/Hemp
  • a robust, natural plant fibre that is stronger than cotton
  • new wraps can be a bit tough but will soften after the first wash and with use
  • 100% linen wraps can become quite ‘diggy’ on the shoulders.
Silk/Tussah
  • strong, animal fibre with a great shimmer
  • beautiful sheen on silk.
  • Lovely and soft for newborns
Bamboo/Modal
  • Made out of natural plant raw material using chemical treatment
  • Beautiful and breathable and quite comfortable on the shoulders.