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Old 11-08-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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Question What is a good woven wrap for someone new to wrapping?

I've only ever used the moby as a wrap. I like how it stretches but I'm ready to take the plunge and get a woven. I need a size 6 at least. Also, even better if it comes in bright bold colors!

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Re: What is a good woven wrap for someone new to wrapping?

Girasols are great first wraps, relatively affordable, and they cone in great colors!
Honestly though, I would recommend that you just browse FSOT here and on TBW until you find something that you *love* the look of. If you'll love it you'll be more motivated to use it, and the more you use it the better you'll be at wrapping!
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Re: What is a good woven wrap for someone new to wrapping?

my 1st wrap was a Didymos. They come in lots of colors & are relatively easy to find used on thebabywearer. I also have a Storch & find the Didy much easier to wrap b/c it is not quite at thick.
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I would actually love a white wrap so I can have it tie dyed lol....probably nothing like that available though huh?
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Re: What is a good woven wrap for someone new to wrapping?

I don't know specific wraps to suggest (I'll be a new wrapper when my LO arrives next month.), but there are white and other light colored wraps that people dye all the time.

After lots of searching on thebabywearer website, I'm looking into a Vatanai. They're considered great for newer wrappers because they're a little thinner, but are still very supportive for non-newborns. I'd look on thebabywearer for ideas about dyeable wraps.
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I don't know specific wraps to suggest (I'll be a new wrapper when my LO arrives next month.), but there are white and other light colored wraps that people dye all the time.

After lots of searching on thebabywearer website, I'm looking into a Vatanai. They're considered great for newer wrappers because they're a little thinner, but are still very supportive for non-newborns. I'd look on thebabywearer for ideas about dyeable wraps.
Awesome! That's the info I wanted was something not too thick.
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I would actually love a white wrap so I can have it tie dyed lol....probably nothing like that available though huh?
Actually, I think there is a Hoppediz called Casablanca which is white. I love my Hopps, they are my workhorse wraps. Hopps can be used for older babies and are wider than other wraps, and thicker than a "thin" wrap which would give you less pressure points when wearing for an extended period.

Keep in mind that "thick" and "thin are different to everyone. I would consider some Didys to be thick and hard to wrap with... and let's just say I've had dozens pass through here.

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Actually, I think there is a Hoppediz called Casablanca which is white. I love my Hopps, they are my workhorse wraps. Hopps can be used for older babies and are wider than other wraps, and thicker than a "thin" wrap which would give you less pressure points when wearing for an extended period.

Keep in mind that "thick" and "thin are different to everyone. I would consider some Didys to be thick and hard to wrap with... and let's just say I've had dozens pass through here.
Oh, good point! I don't wear for hours and hours but I do wear her through the mall or grocery store so I suppose it could take an hour or two.
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Re: What is a good woven wrap for someone new to wrapping?

I think you're going to get as many different answers as there are mamas! I personally loved my Natibaby Lirio. It was a great starter wrap. It was soft right out of the box and just kept getting softer. I was able to carry my (then) 4 year old/30lb child. I have a girasol diamond weave that I love and a bamboo/cotton blend that was a wrap, but I had it converted to a ring sling. I totally agree that you should just find something you love the look of. My favorites have been cotton so far. I actually prefer to wrap my 3 weeker in the woven than my moby. I live in Florida and the woven is so much cooler than that stinking moby. I can also toss him on my back with the woven. I started him on my back at a week old. I hear Indios are good. I also have heard that Storch is a great beginner wrap. I don't know about that though.
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