Inspired by traditional babywearing methods, the Woven Scarf offers a perfect wrap for the baby and an unequalled physical contact. It distributes baby's weight in a balanced way, favoring proper development and offering several positions for unlimited carrying. Made of a single long piece of fabric, its value lies in its high quality organic woven cotton and in the knotting techniques used. Comfortable, ergonomic and versatile, it offers the best value for money.
The weight of the fabrics is between 200 and 220 mg/m2. They are soft and woven in a twill weave, which offers a perfect balance between weight resistance and flexibility for wrapping the baby and the wearer.
The most popular and ergonomic knots for long term use require a regular or extra (size 6 or 7). If you want to perform specific knots that require less fabric length, size 4 is available online. For a shorter scarf (size 2), please contact us.
The choice of the size of the wrap depends on your size and not on the size of the baby. If you wear large or very large clothes, you will be more comfortable with an extra size (size 7).
We recommend that you limit carrying on the same shoulder and change sides frequently to take the strain off your back. If you choose the cradle position, it should be performed with care as it can increase the risk of suffocation of the baby. Always keep the baby's face visible. If you opt for the face-up position with the legs tucked in, this requires more care, as the baby may be at greater risk of tipping forward.
Belly to belly:
The belly-to-belly carry, where the baby is in a crouched position, is the most suitable carrying position for a newborn until at least 4 months of age. The back should be nicely rounded like in mom's belly, the knees well up and the feet down. You can practice the skin-to-skin technique with a baby of 8 lbs and more, easily and safely. This position provides the comfort needed to develop a sense of emotional security. The squatting position is known for its benefits to the development of the baby's bones and joints. Before 6 months of age, it is important to avoid applying tension to the middle of the back. There are several tying techniques you can perform to perfectly wrap and support your baby in the ideal position for his or her stage of development.
6 months and older
By the time your baby is 6 months old and sitting up, his or her spine is strong enough that he or she no longer needs constant support in the back. When the baby feels stuck, wants to move or is hot, you can let him/her out of the arms. Simple and easy to do for beginners, we recommend the cross wrap knot. On the other hand, knots like the kangaroo knot support the rounded spine of the newborn perfectly. Check out the videos to see all the options.
On the hip:
From 4 months of age
As soon as your baby has a good head hold, you can start carrying him on your hip. This is an intermediate position that gives the parent a little more freedom of movement than the stomach position. Remember that without a sling, we naturally carry the baby with one arm on the hip. When your baby is able to sit up, you can let your baby's arms out over the straps. There are several different knotting techniques for hip carrying, but we suggest the hip-wrapped crossbody knot. This variation of the cross wrap on the belly is easy to achieve. There is also the kangaroo knot on the hip, the hammock with sliding knot or with rings. Check out the videos to see all the options.
On the back:
From 6 months of age
As soon as you feel comfortable, you can carry the baby on your back. However, we recommend that you wait until your baby is 6 months old or until he or she is in a sitting position to avoid the risk of injury or suffocation. Because the weight is well distributed on the back, shoulders and hips, carrying on the back is more comfortable, especially when the child gains weight. It is a practical position to regain greater independence of movement and can be used for as long as you need it. The wearer can use both arms with more freedom and perform activities requiring more strength and skill without risking injury to the child. Several knotting techniques are possible for back carrying. We suggest the kangaroo knot because of its ease of execution and the fact that it covers the baby's back well. We also recommend the cross wrap if you are comfortable with the back knot. When done right, it offers maximum support and comfort.
Facing the world:
From 4 months
This carry requires your baby to hold his head on his own. However, this position is not optimal, as it is less ergonomic than a belly-to-belly carry and causes a lot of stimulation for the baby. If you choose this position, make sure to limit the time to a maximum of 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the blood flow in the baby's legs. Observe the color of the skin, which should be pink and not bluish. A cold foot is also a sign of poor circulation. Also make sure that the back is not too flat or rounded with a bad reverse lumbar curve. Finally, don't let the legs hang too low. Tilt the pelvis forward as much as possible to bring the knees up as much as possible and deepen the sitting position. There are 2 ways to perform the face-up position: with the legs folded in or out on each side. The wrapped cross will allow you to perform this position safely.
The cradle or Madonna position is favorable to breastfeeding, but it is a position to be performed with care. You must always be vigilant and make sure that the baby is breathing well and not suffocating. The face should always be visible and you should see enough space between his chin and his chest to slip 2 fingers in. His neck should not be too bent. Although some people do not recommend this position, we recommend that you only do it while the baby is actively feeding and that you return him to the upright position as soon as he falls asleep to help his breathing and digestion. Breastfeeding with your hands free is still something special!
It is very important to wash the slings before the first use. Since they are handmade, the fabric has been handled and transported in many places. Also, a first wash helps to strengthen the fibers that are not yet well attached. We recommend hand washing in warm water with a mild soap, preferably without rinsing. Hang to dry and do not iron. Avoid direct sunlight to preserve color and direct heat sources.
Practical from birth to early childhood!
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