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Best wrap for summer newborn

(7 Posts)
evertonmint Thu 01-May-14 16:26:53

I'm due in mid June with DC3 and looking for a lightweight, cool wrap.

I suspect I'll be carrying the baby a lot as I did with the other 2, and I now have school/nursery runs to accomplish where going hands free will be even more helpful. We are also going to be in the Med for about 3 weeks over the summer so I need something that will work in hot, sweaty conditions.

I don't know if it is relevant, but the last 2 were both 9lbs at birth so reasonably hefty from the start and I suspect I might be heading the same way with this one. I am 5ft6 and buxom while DH is 6ft2 and very slim so we need a recommendation that can suit our disparate physiques as he loves a good cuddle/carry with his babies as much as I do!

We have an Ergo which we love and will use in the autumn but the newborn insert will make it too hot and bulky for summer so I'm guessing a wrap type thing - like Moby or Hana will be best. Any thoughts on what we can try?

Thanks!

FaintlyMacabre Thu 01-May-14 16:39:38

The Cailin Bleu gauze wrap is lovely. DS2 was nearly 10lb at birth (and was born in a heatwave) and I carried him with no problems for ages. We also took it on holiday to the Canaries and it was perfect.

I also used a ring sling a lot with him, great for breastfeeding on the go and only 1 layer of fabric over the baby so nice and cool.

pootlebug Thu 01-May-14 20:31:15

Second the Calin Bleu suggestion. Or Wrapsody Bali Breeze. I'm not sure from your post if you've used stretchy or woven wraps before. Both the above behave like a woven (i.e. you tie them around the baby) but both are lightweight and lovely and cool in summer.

evertonmint Thu 01-May-14 21:26:06

I've used neither! My Ergo has been much loved and used with the previous 2 so never needed anything else but I've not had a summer baby before and it will be too heavy with the insert for the summer months so looking for something much lighter.

HamAndPlaques Thu 01-May-14 23:40:55

If you want a stretchy, go for the Hana over the Moby - it is thinner and much cooler.

pootlebug Fri 02-May-14 08:02:57

if you've used neither, stretchy can be easier to start with. agree with pp the hana baby is nice and light, Moby is heavy and hot

evertonmint Fri 02-May-14 08:11:41

Thanks. I'll have a look at the Hana first. There are a few mums at school with stretchy ones - will see if I can see the label and start a conversation!

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