*This is a product review by contributing writer Marcia Kellogg and her baby CL!*
A bit of history before I talk about my experience with the Wrapy: I have worn a baby carrier with my youngest, CL, since she was born. We initially started with a wrap carrier so that I could keep her snuggled up to me as a newborn. At the time, this was only working at home because of the time it took to arrange the long fabric cloth and put CL in comfortably and safely. Because I’m on the plus-sized side, the wrap I was using (arguable the most well-known brand), was just the slightest bit too short to make a comfortable knot, and I would have to improvise the tying instructions. I wasn’t happy with the fit at my hips; overall, it just wasn’t working for me. We moved on to a soft-sided carrier as she grew and was able to keep her head up, and we continue to use it a year later. Given my past experience with wrap carriers, I wasn’t sure how I would feel reviewing a similar product.
. I have to say, the Wrapy is a wonderful surprise. The premise is nearly the same: use a length of material to secure your child to you. However, my biggest issue with my first wrap (length) is solved here by the addition of a bit of Spandex which helps for a comfortable and safe fit for a wide range of body sizes. This extra touch of stretch also allows me to leave the wrap on while the baby isn’t on me (such as driving or at the doctor’s office, etc). This is important because like all wraps of this style, you are using feet and feet of fabric. Initially putting it on still takes me a bit of time to make sure things are tight and straight. I don’t want to have to take this off and on throughout the day. With the Wrapy, the system of draping and securing the carrier is much more comfortable. The base of the wrap sits higher near my waist, so it doesn’t bunch and shift. CL is also very comfortable.
She’s able move her neck and shoulders comfortably to look around, but her torso and legs remain in proper position to avoid her slipping around or loosening. The fabric is 95% cotton and breathes well, so she doesn’t overheat or get sweaty. I am quite pleased with my experience with the Wrapy. I feel that if it had been my first fabric wrap, I would have used one longer and more comfortably. As it is, I will still be able to carry CL for many more months. Wrapy is also easy to care for as it is machine wash/dryable.
Included with the Wrapy are: the length of material, a very useful guide to various carrying and tying positions, and a fabric bag to hold your wrap when it isn’t in use. When purchasing, click HERE to also receive a free potty training ebook gift. We will be needing this soon, too!
Are you interested in babywearing? Do you have experience with a Wrapy carrier? Please comment below about your experience.
About Marcia Kellogg:
I am a mama living in the Hudson Valley of New York with my wonderful husband, two gorgeous children, and furry and finned pets. Aside from my family, my life revolves around FOOD–creating it, reading about it, sharing it, and eating it!! After getting a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts at The Culinary Institute of America, I realized cooking is really the area I love more, so I have taking part-time jobs as personal chef and culinary skills instructor. But even more than food, I love spending time with my family, whether it’s on the football field, baking cookies at home or going to mommy and me class. We adore traveling to see our relatives around the country, especially in Montana and Hawaii. I will make it to Europe one of these days, and I consider my only regret in life that I don’t have more stamps in my passport~