The Sleepy Wrap (since I’ve reviewed this they have changed the name to “Boba Wrap”) baby carrier was my go to wrap when my youngest child was a newborn. I got mine at a consignment sale, but they are very affordable at $45 for the classic fabrics. The organic fabrics are slightly more at around $60. Sleepy Wraps are a very comfortable baby wearing choice.
Sleepy Wrap specifics
Sleepy Wraps are made from French Terry, which is a sturdy cotton knit fabric. The Sleepy Wrap is is 20 inches wide and 5.5 yards long. It is stretchy, so it is one size fits all. There are many different colors to choose from. To use a Sleepy Wrap wrap it around your body, crossing it in the front and back to support the weight of your baby. The Sleepy Wrap website has specific details and pictures on how to do this. You want the Sleepy Wrap to fit you like a tight fitting t-shirt to best support your baby. It is easiest to use this baby wrap when you wrap and tie it first and then slip your baby in. They are easy to nurse in as well. This carrier is meant only for front carries using a tummy to tummy hold.
My Sleepy Wrap Experience
I first decided I wanted a Sleepy Wrap while I was pregnant. I did a lot of research and decided that for me a stretchy wrap would be best for the newborn period of time. Upon many recommendations I decided to choose a Sleepy Wrap. I happened to find one at a consignment sale I went to. I was so excited about it I went right home and tried it out. I was ready for my baby. When he arrived I was excited to try it out with him. I first put him in the Sleepy Wrap at 3 days old. He snuggled right down and went to sleep. I wore him pretty much every day since he didn’t like to be put down. At 2 weeks old we took him on his first hike. He slept the entire time. I started walking my older daughter to and from school, he came along every time, snuggled in the Sleepy Wrap. Everyone who saw him commented on how comfy he looked all wrapped up. He was a winter baby, so it wasn’t too hot to wear him outside, but sometimes in a store I would get a little overheated if I kept my coat on, or had too many layers. The wrap started to sag a little more than I was comfortable with when my baby reached about 15 pounds. Even though the Sleepy Wrap is tested to 45 pounds, I felt that it wasn’t supporting my baby as he started to wiggle more.
My Sleepy Wrap experience was a very positive one. My baby loved to be wrapped in it and fell asleep every time I put him in. I wore him every where. At home, walking in the neighborhood, to stores, hiking, and out to eat. It was great when he was a tiny baby who didn’t like to be put down much because I could hold him and still get a few things done around the house. I wore my baby in the Sleepy Wrap until he was about 3 months old and I felt it didn’t support him enough.