I hear you, it can be a little intimidating at first. All that fabric, how to tie it... Is my baby safe? You are a good parent if you are asking questions. So let me put your mind a ease. Babywearing and woven wraps are safe! Not only are they safe but it is a wonderful parenting tool for you to learn and enjoy with your baby.
Here are some things to remember about using a woven wrap as a baby carrier.
1. The fabric used to make a woven wrap (also including ring slings and woven wrap fabric soft structured carriers) is woven specifically for carrying babies safely. They are of a high standard and superior fibre quality. It will not sag or wear thin if used appropriately, and you can safely use a woven wrap or woven fabric carriers from newborn to toddlers and even preschoolers who get tired legs!
2. Master the most popular way to tie a woven wrap, the Front Wrap Cross Carry. If you practice and master this carry you will gain more confidence to try other ways to wrap your baby. It is a safe and comfortable way to wear a baby and you can practice at home, even on your own, before venturing out and about. Practice and building your confidence will make your babywearing experience an enjoyable one for both you and your little one.
3. A woven wrap has great longevity, so it is a fabulous investment of your time to learn how to do it. A well chosen woven wrap will carry you (or should I say your baby!) from newborn right through to toddlerhood. You can learn multiple ways to tie the woven wrap, from front facing you (giving you all the hear to heart security for little ones), hip carries (for the older baby who wants to interact with the world around them a little more) to back carries (for more hands free babywearing that still provides the closeness and convenience for the older baby/toddler).
I hope this helps in your search for the right fit in baby carrier. Contact us at Woven Wraps Australia through the contact page on our website. We are always happy to answer questions and support you on your way to finding positive parenting solutions.