Keppeke Bollekes Review

by Jennah Watters, ABE and Kristi Wiegman, VBEBack in October we had the opportunity to host a “traveling wrap” via the wonderful Rachel at 5 Minute Recess. The one we hosted was a size 3 grey and ecru. We had it at several meetings, and our VBEs got to try it out more so that […]

Kinderpack vs Tula

by April Kinney, VBE Two of the most popular brands of soft-structured carriers (SSCs) that fit larger babies and toddlers are Kinderpack and Tula. If you’re in the market, you may be wondering which you should get. Here are some thoughts from our VBE April Kinney! Wearing and the heat A lot of people ask […]

Carrier Review: Didymos Prima* Monti

Review by Kristi Wiegman, VBE Didymos Prima* wraps are a classic standard of baby wearing.  Prima refers to the signature weave of Didymos which it has been using since the early 70’s.  Primas have been popular with babywearers for decades because their design makes them both supportive and grippy, a great combination for extended wearing.  […]

Carrier Reviews: BBslen (Papaya)

Review by Kristi Wiegman, VBE Babylonia BB-Slens are designed by a Belgium company but handwoven by a Fair Trade project in India.  They are 100% cotton and come in a wide variety of bold colors and stripes that are apparently all named after fruits/ spices (Blueberry/ Fruit Cocktail/ Green Paprika/ Pink Pepper, etc.).  Kitschy names […]

Carrier Reviews: Hoppediz (Osaka 2 with fringe)

Review by Jennah Watters, ABE Believe it or not, this wrap is a Hoppediz Osaka…it just was purchased with a funky green dye job! This wrap was my introduction to a size 2. It is SO SO SO SOFT! 100% cotton, so very easy to care for. Because of that, I used it to wrap […]

Carrier Reviews – Inda Jani Tilli (Herringbone)

Review by Jennah Watters Inda Jani wraps, sold in the US primarily by 5 Minute Recess, are handwoven (yes, handwoven!) by artisans in Oxaca, Mexico. There are several different weaves and weights – the taffeta weave is a much thinner weave, while the tilli (herringbone) and fular (diamond weave) are both thicker. They are great […]

Carrier Pros and Cons

Shopping for a new carrier can be really daunting!  There are so many types and acronyms!  How do you know what will work for you?  We’ve compiled a list of pros and cons of each type of carrier which can help you decide what you think will work for you and your baby.  And course, […]