When I first opened the parcel containing my new Snugiwrap Stretchy Wrap I was somewhat overwhelmed by this enormous swathe of beautifully soft jersey fabric . . . I’ve used, and loved, a Close Carrier for the last 4.5 years and have loved it – I’ve never ventured any further into the realms of babywearing . . . until now.
The Snugiwrap comes with a printed leaflet but I have to admit that despite reading the instructions several times I just couldn’t make head nor tail of them. I’m a bit of a visual / kinesthetic learner – I just need to get on and do it! In the end I just got a friend to give me a bit of a lesson and guess what? It’s actually pretty straight forward.
This is not the sort of thing you want to be putting on outside – you’d end up dragging all the fabric on the floor, you need to put it on before you go anywhere – however once it’s on you could basically leave it on while you went about your day just popping baby in and out as necessary.
Amy was quite happy in the wrap and it felt very comfortable – as long as you’ve got it on right it doesn’t dig into your shoulders or anything. You need to make sure you’ve done it up really tight – which I haven’t got the nack of yet. I’m not sure I quite feel ready to wear it out and about as I felt that Amy dropped quite a bit as I was wearing it. I found it frustrating that I couldn’t just tighten it up while she was in there the way I do with my usual carrier. The fabric is much thinner than I expected and very stretchy – I’m not sure I’d feel comfortable carrying a 12 month old in it, however that might be more to do with me needing to get used to tying it tightly etc?
The SnugiWraps Stretchy Wraps comes in an array of gorgeous colours and at just £16 each you could afford to have a couple to match different outfits and allow for them to be washed!