So you want a baby carrier that will last from newborn to toddler. You also want a sling that will be soft and supportive for your newborn and as they grow and develop into a toddler? Structured carriers seem easy and come in a great range of designs, but you want something softer to support your newborn's physiology and that comes in a beautiful array of gorgeous designs. Woven wraps are an amazing option!
A woven wrap sling can work for all sizes and ages, from one-week old until your child grows out of being carried. You can adjust the sling to carry your baby in different ways as they grow and develop. Once you wrap it around, the sling holds your baby safely and securely in a way that promotes their development, is respectful to baby’s physiology, is ergonomic and is healthy for their hips.
Woven wraps can be tied for front, back and hip carries. If you've loved using a stretchy wrap for your baby, then a woven wrap will allow you to continue wrapping with a larger, heavier baby, toddler and child.
Woven baby wraps are a beautiful way to carry your little one. There is a sort of ritual to wrapping; the cloth, the movements, the finish. It can seem daunting - the long length of fabric, without structure, and yes, there is a learning curve with it, for sure. However, the lack of structure is exactly what makes a woven wrap so versatile. It can be used with even the smallest babies all the way to preschoolers. The very same wrap. Which also means a woven wrap can be the most economical, cost-effective sling to use.
Woven wraps are great for babies and toddlers alike, but which should you buy for your little one? Make choosing your woven wrap easier with this handy buying guide.
Didymos Woven Wraps
Didymos are the gold standard in woven wraps. Gorgeous designs woven in organic cotton, the ideal carrier from newborn to preschool. Easy to use, versatile and beautiful too.
Didymos have woven the world's finest wraps for 45 years. We have been a dedicated Didymos specialist for over 10 years. Didymos wraps are ethically woven in Germany using organic cotton.
Woven wraps themselves are incredibly versatile - depending on the length of the wrap, they can be used for many different carrying positions on the front, hip, and back and from newborn through to toddlers.
On average, a 4.5 - 4.7m wrap will allow for most carrying positions. Woven wraps are incredibly versatile and are often the most economical carrying method as they can be tied in different ways for different carries. Didymos woven wraps are soft and respectful of your newborn's physiology and supportive enough to hold a heavy toddler or preschooler.
Each wrap is presented in the classic Didymos Blue Box (a legend in its own right) and comes with complete instructions and an instructional DVD. The longer length wraps allow for the most versatility in carrying options.
Little Frog Woven Wraps
Little Frog produce woven wraps and slings of the highest quality - they have dedicated many hours in perfecting the manufacturing process. The most important was selecting the right yarn. They focused on choosing the right mill to provide the highest quality materials. These selections have ensured a durable yet delicate Little Frog wrap to carry babies comfortably from their first days.
Little Frog woven wraps are available in an enormous selection of colours and designs from the hugely popular gradation and stripe colours to their amazing selection of jacquard weaves.
Girasol Woven Wraps
Girasol is known worldwide for handwoven baby wraps. They are manufactured exclusively for them by a specifically developed and dedicated group of dyers, weavers and tailors in Guatemala.
Their local partners are artisans, small workshops, cooperatives and independent weavers and tailors. The principles of fair trade and sustainability are paramount for all stages of purchase, production and sale.
The end result? Absolutely stunning hand-woven wraps that we have come to know and love.
Girasol Woven Wraps are available in sizes 5, 6 and 7.
Löft Woven Wraps
Löft is a Danish fair trade brand founded in 2017 that creates stunning handwoven wraps and ring slings whilst creating safe fair wage jobs and better opportunities for marginalised female artisans in Nepal.
They started out by making limited edition luxurious baby wraps and ring slings, and have since expanded with the Löft Basic line, consisting of handwoven baby wraps and ring slings in organic cotton. The story of Löft revolves around the two Nepalese women behind this collection – Shanti and Arati, who dreamed of starting their own weaving business. Löft supported them, and together they created this amazing organic cotton collection of handwoven wraps.
Löft woven wraps are extremely soft and supple and are perfect from newborn.