Stretchy wraps are fundamentally the same in the fact they are a long piece of fabric with some stretch. But they are also all so different. Photo instructions, written instructions, videos can help but they don't solve the niggles that can only be spotted and worked in with someone who knows what they are doing. Instructions don't give you explanations of the differences in elasticity, stretch, or how right to tie it.
So if looking at buying or trying a stretchy do not assume they are all the same. Ask for help if it isn't working for you. Also don't forget that the basic Pocket Wrap Cross Carry is included in all manufacturers instructions. They just call it different names.
*Tie the wrap bandage right. With most you don't need to leave space for baby. It is stretchy for a reason.
*Always follow the TICKS guidelines.
*All wraps not the same. If one doesn't work for you try another.
I am now planning a class focused on ring slings on 23rd March as they can be equally as challenging as stretchy wraps.
Rachel C said after coming to the class "I'm so confident I've ditched the pushchair".
Kirsty R sent me this fantastic feedback and lovely photo of her little girl, Sophie.
" Me and Sophie (now 17 weeks and 15lbs 2oz) have struggled to wrap wovens comfortably in the past and so found the class an excellent step back to basics. Without the masterclass I would never have tried a stretchy, fearful that Sophie would be too heavy but it is much more forgiving than a woven. Despite my doubts before the class we hired the Boba stretchy afterwards and absolutely love it. So much that we're thinking of getting a stretchy before a woven. Its also more comfortable than my connecta, making it a lifesaver for our recent train and tube adventure in central London! Being able to stretch and try the different wraps also allowed us to find the stretchy most suitable for us which was the last one I would have expected"