Baby wraps or baby slings are becoming very popular on the new mom market. These wraps are made from various cloth materials and come in a wide assortment of colors. The purpose behind these fascinating wraps or baby slings vary. Some moms (or dads) wear them to keep from dragging along that tedious and cumbersome baby car seat carrier. some choose them to keep their baby close to them to help build the bond with the parents. Either way you look at it, these baby wraps are a lot of fun.
Choosing the baby wrap material
Baby wraps are made with a variety of materials. For newborns, a stretchy wrap made out of jersey knit is a good option. It is easy to do yourself as well. Stretchy baby wraps are only supportive to about 15 pounds, however, so once your baby hits that milestone there are other options. One of those a baby wrap made out of woven fabric. Baby wraps or baby slings can be made out of woven cotton, linen, silk, hemp, wool, gauze (muslin) or a combination of those materials. Some baby slings are also made out of athletic mesh for use in water.
Choosing the baby wrap style
Baby wraps come in many different styles. Some are long pieces of fabric made out of stretchy material like your favorite t-shirt, or loom woven. The woven baby wraps come in many different lengths; from 2.6 meters to 5.2 meters long; and also in a rainbow of colors and patterns. There are also baby wraps with straps that tie on and straps that buckle. Some baby wraps have a loop of fabric and rings for easy adjusting. There are also baby wraps that are a one piece loop, slip it on and you are ready to wear your baby!
Baby wrap patterns
Baby wraps can be easy to make yourself if you have the right pattern. Some baby wraps do not require any sewing skills, as with a stretchy baby wrap, but some baby wrap patterns cause you to do quite a bit of sewing to make sure it is safe for both you and your baby.
As you can see there are various thing to consider when choosing your baby wrap or baby sling. There is no real way to determine what is right for your baby until you try him or her out in one. For your first baby wrap or baby sling, it is suggested that you pick a style that fits your lifestyle. Then once you have experienced your first one, you will learn how your baby likes to be carried and you can move on from there.