How to use a stretchy baby wrap
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.
- Ensure your sling is swimsuit tight before you put your baby in, your baby will sit in the stretch of the wrap, too loose and the fabric will sag and not support your baby adequately.
- Practice! You can start to practice with your baby wrap carrier while pregnant, use a teddy, use a mirror, the more you practice before your baby arrives the better, you'll thank me when you try to use the wrap to soothe a crying baby, the sooner you can get your baby into the carrier the better!
- Rock and sway, shift your weight from foot to foot as you put your baby in the wrap, keep them calm, keep yourself calm, you got this! Babies can sense when you are stressed, it stresses them, which starts a vicious circle, so keep calm.
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.
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.