There are several ways to use a baby wrap without a tremendous effort of tugging and tying. The experience of baby wearing is aimed at creating memories with the baby and should not be a hassle for both you and your child.
For years, parents, grandparents and babysitters have seen how economical and effective a baby wrap is. There have been numerous ways on how a baby wrap can be used.
Many baby care manufacturers have created new additions and innovations on the baby wrap, and many of these changes came from parents themselves.
With so many varieties of baby wraps, and with parents getting more expert experience in baby wearing, it’s hard to even differentiate among the types. There are wraps which are good from infancy until the baby is taking her first steps. There are wraps that can take on heavier weight.
There is no one single way of using a baby wrap just as there are no two babies alike. The type of baby wrap will depend on what is comfortable for parents and babies. The best way to tell if a wrap works for you is to try it out yourself, and see if your baby is safe and at ease.
For moms who don’t want the hassle of wrapping and knotting, the soft carrier is easy to use by slipping on the straps in front of you. The carrier has buckles to adjust to the baby’s size.
There are wraps which are more popular, like woven types. Woven wraps can also be used as a cover, shawl, blanket or diaper change cover for your baby when on the go. Woven wraps can fit any parents’ size.
The woven type that some moms find flimsy is the one made of cotton gauze because of its very thin material. This kind of woven wrap is only good in the summer.
For first time parents who are still finding it hard to carry a baby, stretchable wraps are most preferred. This is a type of wrap that can be used by newborns and toddlers as well.
Some wraps are locked with a ring for security. Wraps with rings can only be used over one shoulder.
Wraps can be worn in many styles depending on the carriers’ level of comfort. Some of these are:
- Start with wrapping the cloth around your waist. Pull both ends from your shoulder and both ends should be crossed again in the front to form a seat for the baby. The loose ends can be tied again at the back.
- Smoothen the cloth to the front from the back. Sling the right end on your left shoulder and on the other side. The baby is placed in the middle of the cross section with her feet slipping through the sides. Spread out the fabric to protect the baby’s back.
- To achieve a hip wrap, place the wrap on your left shoulder then pull the across your chest to form an “x” on your right hip. Bring the ends to the left and tie. Slip the baby’s feet through the cross and stretch the cloth across his back. Gently pull towards the side. This is a wrapping style that is best for toddlers only.
- You can also practice by wrapping from the back. Place the wrap on your baby and lodge him on your back. Make a cross by bringing the ends on opposite shoulders with the right end on the left. The procedure is repeated until there is no more fabric left.
No matter what type of wrap and how you will use it, baby’s safety should always be a priority. Maximize the goodness of being with your baby and forming a tighter bond with baby wearing with her well-being and security at heart.
Make baby wearing fun and economical by choosing a wrap that is appropriate to your lifestyle and the needs of your child. If woven wraps seem to be time-consuming, try other baby carriers that are best to make you and your baby closer and happier.