Best Baby Wrap Reviews

Kokopax Top Pick
Known as the beginners wrap, the Boba wrap is made out of extremely lightweight and very comfortable fabric – it’s a machine washable 95% Cotton/5% Spandex blend that’s comfortable for long wear.

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Baby K’tan Breeze Baby Carrier by Baby Ktan

Baby K’tan Breeze Baby Carrier by Baby Ktan

Made of a 50-50 mix of light mesh and soft cotton, the Baby K’tan Breeze is a wrap-style carrier whose patented ...

User Rating: 3.45 (1 votes)
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2 Editor’s Choice – BobaBaby Wrap

Editor’s Choice – BobaBaby Wrap

This beautifully designed wrap provides enough space and adjustment room to easily breastfeed your newborn to 18 ...

User Rating: 3.65 (1 votes)
3 The Moby Wrap

The Moby Wrap

A huge swath of fabric made out of cotton jersey, the Moby Wrap adjusts to various body types and grows with your ...

User Rating: 3.2 (1 votes)

Medical professionals and other experts have, for years, been expounding the benefits of  cozying and cuddling up to little babies. Increasingly referred to as kangaroo care (as opposed to leaving them be in their cribs or playpens), researched has proved that this can have real developmental benefits – they sleep better, manage stress more easily and even exhibit better autonomic functions, such as steadier respiration and heart rates.

Benefits that are in evidence even as your children grow into teenagers.

But it’s not just the baby that benefits from this. Research states that physical contact also results in a rise in the feel-good, bonding hormone Oxytocin, both in mothers as well as babies.

But no mother nowadays can afford to spend so much time cuddling in bed with their little ones, even though that’s all she might want to do. Household chores and the outside world soon beckons.

So what can you do to keep your baby safe and close while attending to your other duties as well? The answer –  Baby carriers… or more specifically baby wraps.

Baby Wraps v.s. Baby Carriers

While both versions allow you to carry your baby while at the same time freeing up your hands for various tasks around the house, the main difference is in how the two are structured.

  • Baby carriers: Most carriers come with four straps and can be worn in a variety of ways including front, back or hip. They are simple to use and easy to put on. While most are recommended for babies from 3-months to 3-years of age, some also come with an infant insert that makes them compatible with newborns.
  • Baby wraps: This is typically a long wide piece of fabric that ‘wraps’ around your body – usually over your shoulders and mid-section. Best for newborn babies and infants (from 0-18 months/0-35lbs) that cannot hold their head up by themselves.
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Advantages of wrap style carriers over other carriers

  • The biggest advantage of wraps is that they are the easiest to clean – since there are no buckles and hard plastic parts of any kind, wraps can just be thrown in the wash along with the rest of the laundry. They also take up the least drying time and are ready to be re-used almost immediately after.
  • Lightweight and easy to stash, you’ll never be without your baby carrier should you need it at a moment’s notice.
  • Best of all, wraps can used as changing pads, blankets, and even for playing peek-a-boo.
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Dis-advantages of wrap style carriers over other carriers

  • The biggest disadvantage perhaps is the learning curve. The technique is simply not intuitive or as simple as it looks. You will need to watch more than a few instructional videos and practice, practice, practice. Once you get it down however, its a breeze. And each time you walk around with your baby snugly inside, other moms will look at you with wonder and awe.
  • Since the wrap is essentially a long piece of material, it cannot be put on in tight spaces like the car or in public spaces like the park or the parking lot (it will touch the floor and you do not want anything touching the floor to be in contact with your sweet little baby, now, do you?)

Are wraps safe?

Made out of soft stretchy material, wraps are as safe as they come, provided the caregiver learns how to tie them on efficiently.

Also, when it comes to wraps, always, always ensure that the baby is able to breathe comfortably and that their airway is not obstructed in any way – your baby’s face should be visible at all times. Since wraps are designed to swaddle the baby tightly, this is an important aspect that cannot be overlooked.

We suggest you practice wrapping with a doll before actually proceeding to place your child in the wrap.

Here’s a look at some of the most popular wraps on the market.

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The Moby Wrap

The Moby Wrap

A huge swath of fabric made out of cotton jersey, the Moby Wrap adjusts to various body types and grows with your baby. However, as we said earlier, you will need to watch some instructional videos and need someone to help you out with the wrap until you get the hang of it.

The Moby Wrap

A huge swath of fabric made out of cotton jersey, the Moby Wrap adjusts to various body types and grows with your baby.

Cons:

  • Not easy to put on.
  • Takes some learning.
  • No additional stretch to work with, so you need to tie it

Available positions: Front-inward facing, sling style and hip


 

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EDITOR’S CHOICE – Baby K’Tan

Baby K’Tan

The Baby K’Tan provides all the coziness of a wrap without all the hassle. And it’s easy to put on thanks to its patented double loop design. All you have to do is slip your arms into the attached loops of fabric, tuck your little one inside snug as a bug and simply wrap the extra swathe around both bodies. It even comes with an instructional booklet that shows the approved way to carry your newborn.

Baby K’Tan

The Baby K’Tan provides all the coziness of a wrap without all the hassle. And it’s easy to put on thanks to its patented double loop design.

Cons

  • It comes sized – like clothing. So it is difficult to share this wrap unless you are the same size.
  • Some mums claim that the K’tan wears on the back after 30 mins or so of baby wearing.
  • Doesn’t cost as much as most carriers on the market.

Available positions: Front-inward facing, front-outward facing, sling style and hip


 

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Boba Wrap

Boba Wrap

Known as the beginners wrap, the Boba wrap is made out of extremely lightweight and very comfortable fabric – it’s a machine washable 95% Cotton/5% Spandex blend that’s comfortable for long wear.

Boba Wrap

Known as the beginners wrap, the Boba wrap is made out of extremely lightweight and very comfortable fabric – it’s a machine washable 95% Cotton/5% Spandex blend that’s comfortable for long wear.

Cons

  • We found that the wrap is made out of super-stretchy material which tends to stretch out even more once the weight of the baby is in it.
  • When buying this wrap, opt for a size smaller, simply because it tends to stretch quite a bit
  • Although the material does not seem too hot, when you press a little body next to yours and wrap it tight, it gets a bit hot and sweaty!

Available positions: Front-inward facing, front-outward facing, sling style and hip

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