In case you have not figured this out yet, I LOVE to babywear. I really, really do! There are so many great reasons to do it and so many ways to do it, that even though my babies are not quite 'babies' anymore, I still find ways to incorporate babywearing into our daily lives and new baby carriers to add to my stash!!
So when about a month ago, my good friend and fellow entrepreneur Erin from Cosy Baby Happy Mommy presented me with a new baby carrier, her CBHM version 2.0 woven wrap, and asked me to give it a go and tell her what I thought about it, I was like, "Ummm, yes please!!"
Erin started manufacturing woven wraps in a limited quantity last year and I was happy to purchase one of these early versions from her and have her do a very beautiful custom dye job on it. This particular wrap was (and still is) a great wrap. It is a good solid woven wrap and can easily support either of my kids (the 2-year-old and the 4.5 year old too)! And the dye job is fan-freakin-tastic!!
So when she told me that she had an even better fabric coming for Version 2.0 I was very excited!!
Right off the bat, I loved the new version! The weave in the first CBHM woven wraps was a raised diamond weave and was quite grippy (which just means that it takes some breaking in and getting used to). The same exclusive diamond weave is in the new CBHM wraps but they are quite a bit thinner and do not have a raised pattern on them. They are very nice and soft and easy to use right of the bat and especially if you have one that has been dyed (as it usually gets a few washes during the dying process itself).
Woven wraps in general are the work horses of the babywearing world, as they can pretty much do any kind of carry from newborn to toddler to preschooler! And these wraps from Cosy Baby Happy Mommy are no exception. In the circle of babywearing moms that I hang out with on a regular basis, we have dubbed this particular wrap "The Magic Wrap". Why? Well, if most wraps are work horses, then this one is a draft horse! Built for strength and 'hauling' power!!
Photography courtesy of Jenny Astle Photography
And the durability and every day usability of the Magic Wrap can't be beat. It is not one of the more delicate silk or wool or open-weaved ones that you can get and end up worrying constantly about snagging or getting dirty. Drag this one on the ground, use it for a picnic blanket and then toss that kid onto your back for the walk home. And then throw it in the washer AND dryer (not something that can be done with all woven wraps) and do it all again the next day.
Oh and the price on these babies....you can get a 4.2 metre for $100.00 and a 4.7 metre wrap for $110.00 CAD and that INCLUDES your custom dye job!! Mamas, THAT is a steal for a woven wrap. And once it is dyed to your specifications, it is truly a one of a kind woven wrap made just for you!
So without any further ado, here is the Cosy Baby Happy Mommy Woven 'Magic' Wrap in action. I have been getting a lot of requests for a video about this particular way to do a back carry, the Jordan's back carry. So here it is (with a little comic relief in the background). And I apologize for the lighting, I am still getting the hang of recording videos.
You can get your very own CBHM 'Magic Wrap' HERE.
I am still not sure if I should get this one dyed or not...
What do you think?
Happy Babywearing Everyone!
Disclosure: Cosy Baby Happy Mommy gave me a 'Magic Wrap' to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.