The Ergobaby Wrap has been released and due to us in early 2014. It is designed specifically for newborns and infants and creates the perfect environment and helps to ensure infants are calm, cozy, and comforted against the wearer’s chest.
When it comes to the Ergobaby Wrap, there is a material difference when compared to other wraps currently in the market. The result is:
- Premium Fabric: Made from a strong, 4D StretchTM material
- The Perfect Fit: The right amount of stretch makes it easy to tie effectively
- Long Lasting Support: Doesn’t sag throughout the day from baby’s weight
- Exceptional Comfort: Moves in every direction with you and your baby
- Compact: Folds into attached pocket for neat and clean storage
Why does the Ergobaby Wrap have so much material? You need 3 layers of material to provide the right support for baby. Therefore, our wrap is designed to ensure there is enough material to wrap around people of all sizes. Having more material to wrap around the body also means that you and your baby will have more support and comfort throughout the day. If there is extra material, you can wrap it around your waist, or you can cut it to make it fit you perfectly (although that will void any warranties).
What are the benefits of Ergobaby Wrap’s wide panel? The wide panel ensures babies have full back support up until 14 kg/31 lb. It also allows for easy and discreet breastfeeding and provides enough support for moms to use as a prenatal and postnatal belly band.
Why are the ends of the Ergobaby Wrap tapered? The tapered ends make it easier to tie the wrap and help make the knot smaller.
How many carry positions can you do with the Ergobaby Wrap? The key wrap positions are front, hip and back. As you become more involved with wrapping, you will find a wide variety of ways to tie your wrap and carry your baby. The Ergobaby Wrap also offers the pregnancy tie (cross carry) for belly support.
What should I look for in a wrap material? It is important that the fabric is flexible yet sturdy to provide the right support for your child. A good test is to make sure the fabric stretches based on the material itself and not on the way it is woven. You can measure the actual stretch of the material by pulling it in every direction, making sure the fabric stretches equally in each direction. This means that the wrap will stretch, but won’t sag after extensive use. The more difference there is between how much the fabric stretches by direction, the worse the material. The Ergobaby Wrap uses a premium 4d stretch™ material that is strong yet flexible, providing the perfect fit, long lasting support, and exceptional comfort every time.
What are the benefits of using a hybrid wrap vs. other types of wraps? Hybrid wraps have all the benefits of both stretch wraps and woven wraps. Hybrid wraps are elastic just like stretchy wraps are, which makes it easy to take the baby in and out without having to untie the wrap. Not to mention, they are also incredibly comfortable to wear! Unlike stretchy wraps, hybrid wraps provide more support and strength and unlike woven wraps, hybrid wraps don’t need to be broken in. They are ready to be worn right out of the package!
Can I wear twins simultaneously in the Ergobaby Wrap? It is not recommended to wear multiple children in the Ergobaby Wrap at the same time because the children may not have enough room to breathe and not seated in an ergonomic position.
What are the differences between the Ergobaby Wrap and other wraps? The Ergobaby Wrap is unique because it combines a lot of great features: the material is moisture wicking which makes it breathable, but still has the right amount of density that provides enough support for you and your baby. The 4d stretch™ material allows you to pre-tie the wrap to make loading your baby in easier. Our wrap gives you the perfect fit every time because our material has just the right amount of elasticity. We also know that wraps can seem a bit intimidating at first so we designed a built in storage pocket and dual-colored seams that help guide you to wrap correctly! Not to mention, easy storage and transportation when the wrap is not in use!
What is the weight limit on the Ergobaby Wrap? The Ergobaby Wrap has been tested to carry babies up to 31 lbs. / 14 kg, but we recommend switching over to the Ergobaby carrier when your baby is around 6 months old as it provides more structure and comfort. The Ergobaby carrier features padded shoulder straps and a padded waist belt that can evenly distribute your child’s weight between your shoulders and hips so you can comfortably wear your child longer. The Ergobaby carrier also provides a sleep hood and storage pocket that prepares you and your child for any outdoor adventures together!
How do i know iam wearing the Ergobaby Wrap correctly? Besides following our instructions and making sure your baby is positioned properly, make sure your baby’s airway is clear at all times. You should be able to place two fingers under his/her chin and kiss the top of his/her head.
Can the Ergobaby Wrap be used for premature babies? We suggest talking to a doctor to get more information on the different carrying options for premature babies.
What is the difference between the Ergobaby Wrap and infant insert? The Ergobaby Wrap is used for babies 6. 6 – 31 lbs. / 3 – 14 kg while the infant insert allows you to ergonomically carry babies 7 – 12 lbs. / 3. 2 – 5. 4 kg in our soft structured carrier. Our wrap is specifically designed for newborns and infants because it provides the closeness and comfort they are familiar with when they were inside the mother’s womb. This helps foster healthy mental and physical development, and calms the baby as he or she hears your heartbeat, breathing and voice. The infant insert on the other hand allows you to use the Ergobaby carrier from day one. The infant insert helps keep pressure off your baby’s developing sacrum and provides the necessary head and neck support as well.
Will my baby overheat inside the Ergobaby Wrap? Temperature is always something to cautious of whenever you are wearing your baby, but the Ergobaby Wrap is made out of a thinner, breathable cotton material that keeps you and your baby cool throughout the day.
What is the TOG rating for the wrap? The TOG rating for the Ergobaby Wrap is 0.4. This means that the wrap has been tested to provide minimal additional warmth to you or your baby.
What is the difference between the Ergobaby Wrap and Ergobaby Carrier? The Ergobaby Wrap is designed for newborns and infants because it provides the closeness and comfort they are familiar with when they were inside the mother’s womb. The Ergobaby Wrap also provides you the flexibility to wear your baby in multiple positions and the ability to tie the wrap to your liking. However, learning how to use a wrap can be challenging for some people, which is why the Ergobaby carrier is another great option for carrying your baby. The Ergobaby carrier is more structured and worn just like a backpack. There is the option of carrying your newborn using our infant insert and the carrier can be used until the child is 45 lbs. The Ergobaby Wrap and Ergobaby carrier are both great options for carrying your child. It all depends on what is comfortable for you both!
Can the Ergobaby Wrap be a substitute for an Ergobaby Carrier? While both the Ergobaby Wrap and Ergobaby carrier can be used from birth, the Ergobaby Wrap can only hold up to 14 kg / 31 lbs. Therefore, we highly suggest that you still purchase an Ergobaby carrier as your baby gets older and heavier. The Ergobaby carrier is more structured and can comfortably hold more weight.
Can the Ergobaby Wrap be machine washed? Yes, the Ergobaby Wrap is machine washable which makes it easy to clean. We suggest washing your Ergobaby Wrap in cold water and tumble dry low.
I have never carried my baby in a carrier or wrap and am thinking of starting. How can I get him/her used to being carried? You should start by carrying your baby for short periods of time when he or she is happy and in a good mood. Also, many parents find that it is best to walk with your baby the first few times.