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    Default Stretchy vs Woven wrap?

    Bub #2 is due in April, and I'd like to get a wrap for them as a newby. I have an ergo to use for when they're a bit bigger, but like the look of the snugness of a wrap for a newborn.

    I thought all wraps were 'stretchy', but have recently found out about woven. So, which is best for a beginner/ easiest to tie? And how long can I use both types for? What are the pros/ cons for both?

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    I started out with DS in a stretchy(sleepy wrap) then when he outgrew that I moved onto a woven.
    I love the snugglyness (if thats even a word) of the stretchy, and that its really easy to pre-wrap and put bub in and out as needed.
    Sorry was going to go into more detail but DS is hungry. Will try and come back later.

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    I'm a newbie to wraps as well (I have an ergo like you). From talking with more experienced people, the stretchy wraps are easier to use for beginners and for newborns. I got a hugabub off gumtree for $50, I'll see how it goes and if I love the wrap I'll get a woven later.

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    Default Stretchy vs Woven wrap?

    I prefer woven's personally because I get hot and with a woven you can do single layer carries until they get older. With stretchy wraps you always need three layers to support bub. Both are comfy though! Woven's also last longer in terms of the weight you can carry, plus you can back carry with a woven and you can't with a stretchy.

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    Default Stretchy vs Woven wrap?

    I should add - you can always do single layer carries with a woven, even as they get heavier. Once they reach about 9-10kg multilayer carries are more comfy for me


 

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