Like cloth diapering, I feel like I went into the babywearing world a little late. There was so much to learn, so much to see and I was overwhelmed. I originally ordered a wrap from Etsy but after some back and forth with the seller, decided to cancel. I could not afford to spend over $100 on a wrap but I knew that a wrap was what I had wanted. I had stalked some b/s/t groups on Facebook, joined babywearing groups on Facebook and just researched and asked questions to anyone that would answer them.
Finally, someone had led me to Wrap Nap Fairy. These wraps are 100% linen and made by a WAHM. I looked at the color selection and decided to go with something neutral to go with whatever color I was wearing. Because I wear a lot of black, I went with the steel grey. Most people said that a good starting size was a 5 or a 6. Because I’m so skinny, I decided a 4 might be best to start out. I messaged her and placed my order. Within minutes, I had an invoice in my paypal for under $60 and that was including shipping! I was so happy to finally get my wrap. She had let me know that the turn around time was about 2 weeks. Of course, I was bummed that I had to wait that long but I was very appreciative of knowing this up front.
2 weeks passed very slowly, or at least in my mind it did! As soon as my mail carrier put it in the mailbox, I was getting on my shoes and walking out the door! I was so excited to get it!! I remember pulling it out of the packaging and noticing that it wasn’t soft and kinda scratchy. I immediately threw it in the washer with some towels to start softening it up. I put it in the dryer on Air Only so there wasn’t heat. To break it in even more, I looked up how to braid it. I braided it a few times before Baileigh woke up from her nap and we decided to try a few carries to see what would work for us.
I think it only took about 2 weeks to make the wrap nice and soft. I braided it multiple times a day, practiced different carries, and let the girls just run around with it. I’m very happy with how quickly it broke in. I’ve heard that wraps can be monsters to break in, especially if they’re new and you’re new to them too. It is very sturdy and does not have any sagging in the fabric. This was very important to me since I do have a toddler. Baileigh is 23 lbs and we can comfortably wear on the front or the back for an extended period of time. After breaking it in, it is not hard or scratchy. I think it’s actually pretty comfortable! There are some days that I’m cold and I reach for my wrap to wrap myself up in and get warm! I do not have much experience with it in super hot weather, but I d not feel overheated at all even when we’re both warm to begin with. I have comfortably wrapped her in the grocery store, the zoo, and even the pumpkin patch. Baileigh loves getting wrapped up in it and it can even hold my 3 year old just fine!!
I have a few more wraps on my Christmas list from Wrap Nap Fairy. If my husband gets the hint, awesome. If not… well, I’ll be buying myself a size 6 Willow or Pink! 😉 Please check out her Facebook page HERE if you are interested in wrapping. You won’t be sorry! Amazing customer service, great price and amazing quality! 🙂
Please Note: I purchased this wrap with my own money. No compensation was made. All opinions are 100% my own.