Woven wraps (also sometimes referred to as "wraparound carriers")
are long pieces of fabric, usually 26-30" wide with finished edges and often
cut with tapered ends. They are woven specifically for babywearing, with thick
threads and a wide, open weave, which makes them very comfortable; due to the
way they're woven, they have
a "give" to them that is harder to find in standard fabrics. Because of the special
weaving processes and materials used, and the fact that they are usually imported
from Europe, their prices are significantly higher per yard, but they are appropriate
for long-term wearing, from newborns through preschoolers, and many wearers
find them more supportive than standard fabrics.
- Overlapping knife pleat "cups" your shoulder
easily, without lots of complicated adjustments.
- Cut edges are hemmed (folded under and sewn), not serged (finished
with thread only).
- The hem is on the outside of the sling when it's worn, so
it doesn't cut into your baby's legs.
- Only rings manufactured specifically for baby
slings by SlingRings.com
are used as SBP Productions finds them superior in safety, weight, and appearance.