I will try to build up a bank of video tutorials and demonstrations / info here.
I am in love with my girls and with wearing them – I want to spread the love!
Some view Babywearing as merely practical and / or for bonding.. Others get sucked down an incredible rabbit hole of hunger for the next release and pattern. I would say the most highly sought after (HSA) patterns are Artipoppe Argus and a variety of Woven Wings. I can only explain the huge appeal in part due to the glamour of them; many women don’t find much pzazz in the years of early motherhood. Here is a beautiful high-end something for which you have a legitimate reason to treat yourself.
My collection of wraps has peaked as I am now wearing huge toddlers and working so they generally get used at weekends. I have been through SO many. This happiness with a wrap collection is termed “stashified” mongst seasoned babywearers. Here is the pile of keepers:
I can’t quite remember whether my first wrap purchase was a Didy petrol Pfau or my Oscha Starry Night Ash – anyway, they have both moved on to new homes now, as has my third purchase; an Ellevill paisely Java. I really like this about babywearing – there is always a new and loving home to send your wrap on to once you’re tired of a pattern or if your baby outgrows the weight of the fabric. Failing that, they would make unbelievable upholstery fabric.
Didymos (DE) is said to be the mama of all the wrap manufacturers. It’s been going at least as many years as I have been alive, and is fabulous. They have a wide range of wraps from the functional to the beautiful.
I think I am right in saying that their most enduring design, now available in a dizzying array of fabric blends and colours, is the Indio:
Oscha (UK) were all the rage for a while (when I first got hooked) but have found themselves out of favour.
Newer (and fancier) companies (which often sell less than 10 of one design and weave using all sorts of a la fibres)