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Old 05-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Hi, I have an odd question and I know that you ladies are great with this kind of thing. We have received a grant to buy baby wraps for our county WIC program and are looking to get the best bang for our buck. We have concidered BOBA and Moby, but is there any other less expensive wraps that we may be able to buy more with our money? We have to have our order put together by tomorrow. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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personally i dont think the moby is user friendly. I wonder about ellaroo or another name is slipping my mind. I guess you probably cant do this but I found some knit fabric from joann's in the right length was much easier to use than the moby.... its so bulky

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http://www.wrapsodybaby.com/index.htm
they have a few wraps $60 and under

and i ellaroo new is more expensive than i realized

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Old 05-08-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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Thanks! No, I think due to safety reasons it would be better to buy manufactured wraps.
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Re: Cheapest Wrap

I don't think you will find any woven wraps that are cheaper than stretchy wraps.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:39 AM   #5
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Maybe ring slings?

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:53 AM   #6
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Re: Cheapest Wrap

The only other thing I could think of that might compare in price to a stretchy wrap would be a gauze wrap. Babyette sells gauze wraps for ~$40, so comparable to a Moby. The Portable Baby also sells a wrap currently $35 that is a one-directional spandex stretch woven fabric. I've never tried any either of them, but they both have decent reviews on thebabywearer.com, and would probably work about as well as a Moby. The advantage of a gauze wrap over a stretchy wrap is that it would be cooler, won't sag as much and could potentially be used for back carries (although I don't know how likely it is that your moms would be wanting to do this). However, stretchy wraps are more forgiving of bad wrap jobs, can be pre-tied, and tend to feel softer against the skin.

ETA: Ring slings are a great suggestion too.

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Old 05-08-2013, 12:44 PM   #7
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A fb co-op I am on just ran a co-op for Little Frog wraps and ring slings. They come from Poland and are a 100% cotton woven wrap (although they do have a more expensive linen version). The co-op pricing was in the $30-$40 range.
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Re: Cheapest Wrap

I agree with ring slings, they will have a much longer useful life than a stretchy wrap. Also they aren't as overwhelming at first.
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