A baby wrap is a piece of material that can be tied around you and baby to carry them securely hands free. Baby wraps have been used around the world for centuries offering comfortable carrying for baby and caregiver. They get a great view and close contact and you get two free hands while you carry.
Stretchy wraps are excellent for newborns and will keep them snug and comfortable until they fit into a baby carrier. A woven wrap carrier can be used from newborn but they are also suitable for an older child.
Baba Me The Baby Wrap Carrier Experts
Our customer service and in store team have a wealth of experience and training to help you find the best carrier for you and your baby. Baby slings or baby carriers come in many styles from lots of different brands. A baby carrier can be in the form of a fabric wrap, a ring sling or a soft structured baby carrier and we think all these types of baby sling have their place.
With ten trained babywearing consultants on staff, all schooled by Trageschule and or Slingababy, it isn't a surprise that we are trusted by new parents to help them when it comes to carrying their newborn safely. Whether in the shop, or online, our consultants are ready to help, support and advise you on your babywearing journey. We are asked on a daily basis for advice on how to carry a newborn, so we hope this blog will help you with your little one!
Wrap carriers are essentially just a long piece of fabric that you tie around your body to wrap baby, allowing you to hold your baby close while keeping your hands free for other things. Babywearing is great for you and your baby, it provides closeness and security giving them constant contact for newborns and babies in an upright position, with a great view of the world. Suitable from birth carrier slings are definitely on our list of best baby buys and would make a perfect baby shower gift for new parents.
We've done our research to find the best baby wraps and baby slings on the market. Whether you are looking for a ring sling, something to wrap baby in hot weather or the best baby carriers that allow for multiple carrying positions we have a great range of baby slings for every lifestyle.
Choosing the Best Baby Carrier for you and your family
Which is the best baby carrier?
Well that's a tough question without a simple answer. Baby slings are great! Holding your baby close and carrying them with you helps them to feel safe and secure, provides comfort and helps build a special bond. We are here to help you find the best baby carrier for you and your family.
Which Baby Wrap Carrier Should I Choose?
We have a huge range of baby carriers to choose from including soft structured carriers, ring sling carriers, stretchy and traditional woven wraps. We have chosen the brands carefully as we feel they are the best on the market.
In this video, we have used the Lillebaby Tie The Knot stretchy wrap, similar to a moby wrap or boba wrap. It is incredibly light and thin, made using carbon-neutral Tencel. The material is perfect for hot babies and wearers alike, excellent in the warmer summer months (but still perfect for cooler months, just layer up clothing as appropriate) but don't let the light weight of this wrap fool you, it's really supportive too. I love it because it doesn't feel constricting even with three layers.
Of course, we do stock other wraps if you prefer, the Je Porte Mon Bebe baby sling carrier is firm favourite, thicker and very supportive, the original baby carrier is designed not just for a newborn, but as a hybrid wrap right through the journey, even suitable for back carries.
How do I carry my baby safely?
There are many many myths on facebook, we've dealt with a few before, but please rest assured that as babywearing specialists we take the safety of your baby incredibly seriously, we have spent hundreds of hours training and researching baby carriers to ensure that the baby slings we stock are safe. As with anything, it is only safe if you use it as intended, following the instructions, but used correctly none will harm your baby. We've devised this handy (pun intended) pneumonic to help you ensure your baby is safe, I'll talk you through it in the video.
How to use a stretchy baby carrier:
Time to learn how to use baby wraps.
The great thing about stretchy baby wraps is that you can put them on and then just put your baby in and take them out through the day without having to take the sling off. It is great for hands free carrying around the house, on quick trips to the shops, getting in and out of car seats, walking the dog and just about any other time you can think of! Plus they are one size fits all so ideal for switching between care givers.
If you have any worries or questions drop customer services a line they are here to help. Or you live nearby our store pop in and you can try before you buy.
A few of our best buy baby slings and baby carriers: