How to Choose a Baby Wrap
Choosing a baby wrap is a lot more simple than it might seem at first glance. This page will guide you through choosing a size and fabric composition for your first wrap. The most important thing to remember?
Choose something you love!
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Which Size Baby Wrap is Best for Me?
For new wrappers, we would suggest choosing your ‘Base Size’. This is the length you can do a Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) in and it is a great carry to start with, instructions are included with your wrap. You can use our handy guide below to find your Base Size:
Note: If you are tall (5’10″+) or have a baby who is more than 18 months old, we would suggest going one size up. If you are under 5′ we would suggest going down a size.
You can do many different carries with your Base Size if you wish to learn more once you have mastered FWCC.
Read on to learn more about which fabric compositions are perfect for new wrappers!
What Fabric Composition is Best for New Wrappers?
The most important thing to consider when choosing a baby wrap is, do you love it? It seems like a simple question but if you love the colours and pattern you’re more likely to use it, and the more you use it the quicker you will perfect your favourite carry.
You might have seen people talking about the fabric composition of their baby wrap, this is sometimes useful to consider as it will determine how easy it is to work with the fabric. The different yarns used in a fabric can change the wrapping qualities of a sling, however, most of these qualities will become more important as your little one grows and your needs change.
We have been crafting baby wraps for 10 years and that means we are experts in making sure your sling gives you the most comfortable carrying experience. The time and effort we put into designing and testing our blends means that you can only make a good choice when choosing an Oscha sling.
There are very few of our slings aren’t suitable for new wrappers, or newborns, and we make this clear on the product description, so we encourage you to simply choose a fabric style you love!
If you have questions about your favourite fabric you can email one of our trained consultants on [email protected] or send us a message us using the messenger button on the website.
Learn More About Choosing a Fabric
There are many yarns which will be comfy to use for the whole of your babywearing journey, including our easy to use & newbie-friendly yarns listed below. Our Classics were designed with new wrappers in mind so that can also be a great place to start.
Our Favourite Yarns for New Wrappers
Fine Scottish Wetspun Linen
This thin linen yarn brings the strength associated with linen, but being a finer yarn makes for a mouldable, breathable and soft baby sling.
Low impact and produced from sustainably sourced tree fibres using a closed-loop system. Tencel is a great, ethical alternative to cotton and offers silky softness and strength.
Superwash wool is an easy-care wool yarn which gives a lovely woolie softness and support, being thin in hand it makes these baby slings wonderfully mouldable.
Wild silk is a great yarn for new wrappers, light and malleable it gives breathability and strength while being easy to wrap with and soft.
Don’t see your favourite sling’s yarn listed here? Don’t worry! It is worth remembering that you can’t really make a bad choice, as almost all of Oscha baby wraps and ring slings are suitable for use with little babies. These are just a few of our favourite yarns which for new parents, and new wrappers.
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Why Choose Oscha?
Founded by mum Zoe, Oscha began when her love for wrapping became a day to day life-saver after her twin boys were born just 16 months after her daughter. With a passion for slings and for design, Zoe’s vision of a wrap company which offers parents elegant, colourful baby carriers quickly became a reality. Zoe and the Oscha team continue to design unique woven patterns and use innovative weaving techniques to make baby carrying a beautiful and comfortable experience for all. Read the full Oscha Story.
Oscha is a carbon-neutral company and our baby carriers are made with zero-waste. Our fabrics are woven in the British Isles from responsibly sourced yarns before they are lovingly handcrafted into slings in our solar-powered Scottish workshop. Plus, each sling sold contributes to our growing Oscha grove which is helping to reforest the Scottish Highlands. Read more about our ethics.