Woven Wraps

Double Hammock – alternate finishes

by Jennah Watters, ABE Double Hammock (DH) is one of the more popular back carries, and one of the first “fancy carries” I wanted to lea. It’s a very supportive multi-layer carry that is great for larger babies or toddlers. There are also a ton of ways to make it even fancier, which is super […]

Wraps for Beginners

Naitbaby Brezo by April Kinney, VBE New to babywearing and looking into wrap but not sure where to start? There are a plethora of wraps to choose from and, the brands, colors, weaves, fibers can be overwhelming. One popular suggestion is to find something that is visually appealing to you.  If you like the way […]

Advanced Wrapping Class – August 2014

Babywearing International of Southern Maryland held its first Advanced Wrapping Class on August 23rd, 2014!  Our first class focused on Double Hammock and Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder (DSS2S) and variations of these carries.  As a review for those who were there (or for those that weren’t able to make it) here is a recap […]

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 […]

Shoulder Flip Tutorial

Many woven wrappers find shoulder flips tricky.  A shoulder flip is when the wrap comes from below the shoulder and is flipped over the shoulder to create ruck straps.  Shoulder flips are used in tons of back carries including:   Jordan’s Back Carry Giselle’s Back Carry Half Jordan’s Back Carry Double Sling Shoulder to Shoulder […]

Babywearing While Pregnant

Babywearing while pregnant is a wonderful way to meet the needs of a soon-to-be big sibling.  Wearing a child while pregnant can be more comfortable carrying a child in arms. Before embarking on a babywearing journey while pregnant, be sure to consult with your midwife or obstetrician.  In most cases, if you are cleared to […]

Wrapping Cheat Sheet

Once you know all of the types of passes that are used in wrap carries, you can easily learn new carries.  Visit our Wrap Pass Glossary to learn all of the pass types.  Here we will show you how the passes are combined to create many common carries.   Cross Carries:  Carries composed mostly of […]