Too Hot to Wear? A Thin Wrap for Summer Babywearing


Best Baby Carrier for Hot Weather

The best baby carrier for Summer is one that will keep you comfortable in the heat.

You’ve been babywearing for months and you’re not willing to give it up:

Your baby calms immediately once wrapped.

You love the freedom it gives you to get things done.

But suddenly . . . Baby, it’s HOT outside!

Keep Wrapping Comfortably Throughout the Summer Months

Your wrap makes all the difference!

Are you using a stretchy wrap that overheats you both?

Switching to a woven wrap will allow airflow so it’s not so warm to wear.

Not all Woven Wraps are the Same
(when it comes to hot weather)

While linen is well known for being a cooler fabric, you can find all-cotton wraps that are just as breathable.

After wrapping three babies over a decade in Florida, I’ve found that it is the weight and weave that makes a bigger difference than the fiber content.

The Thinnest Woven Wrap

One of my most asked questions is, “Which wrap is thinnest for Summer wrapping?”

I made this video to answer the question. I compare several wrap brands and show you visually which is thinnest. You will be able to see for yourself which wrap will be most comfortable in hot weather!

For those of you who want to skip the video, here’s the short version:

Wrapsody Breeze wraps are made from 100% cotton gauze that is sturdier than most gauze. Yet much, much thinner and lighter than other woven wraps. Wrapsody Breeze wraps are my top recommendation for Summer Babywearing.

More about the best baby carrier for Summer – Wrapsody Breeze – in this video where I can’t help gushing over it just a bit 😛

Check out all the Wrapsody Breeze designs here

If you are getting a Wrapsody Breeze, or if you need some tips for surviving Summer in the baby carrier you already have, you will be so glad to have these tips for staying cool in hot weather – what to wear, which carries to do, and how to deal with the sun so you and your baby stay safe and comfortable this Summer!

More Summer Babywearing Tips
for whatever baby carrier you have

Poppins Carry with a Woven Wrap

All About Poppins Carry for #WrapLingoWednesday

Wrap Lingo Wednesday
definition and origin of Poppins Carry

Poppins Carry <noun> a hip carry that surfaced in 2007 when Louise shared pictures of her new wrap in her favorite hip carry. While the wrap was nice, everyone wanted to know what that carry was and how she did it!

Not surprising because Poppins Carry is very distinctive and doesn’t look like any other carry.

It was something she made up on the fly. With a woven wrap you can tie it however you want as long as baby is safely positioned and the wrap is secure and comfortable for baby and wearer.

So Louise obliged with photos and instructions and the Poppins Hip Carry was an instant sensation.

Usage Notes: comfortable hip carry that is good for leaners (pass spread high on baby’s back prevents baby from being able to lean back away from parent) and distributes weight to the wearer’s waist.

Poppins Carry is a favorite for wrapping photo shoots or for showing off both sides of a wrap with contrasting sides!

Can be used with a newborn, centered on the chest rather than on the hip.

To be used as a hip carry once your baby is sitting unassisted.

Derivation: from the United Kingdom, in use since January 5 2007, named after the mom of six who first shared her favorite improvised hip carry on TBW and upon request shared pictures and instructions on how to do it. Poppins was her user name on TBW. Here is the original post on The Babywearer where this carry first saw the light of day.

So now that you know, hit the FB, tweet, or Pin button the below picture to share this dive into Poppins Carry with your friends you know will find it fascinating! #WrapLingoWednesday

Poppins Carry, when, why and how to do it with your woven wrap

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