23 March 2015

KangaWrap Review - wearing a toddler

I've been wanting to try wraps and "wearing" my toddler for ages. I've used baby carriers before, and wanted to try the next step - wrapping. I've always though it looks so effortless and practical. KangaWrap kindly sent me a their organic cotton baby wrap sling to try, which I was really excited about testing with my toddler. 


kangawrap toddler


The wrap is very soft and very stretchy material. It felt quite light on me. It is early spring now, but it does feel like it would be pretty comfortable during the summer time as well. 

There is plenty of fabric - it was surprising how long the piece of fabric really was - and even if I am not slight in the slightest, there was plenty left over to knot the wrap around my waist. Because of the length of the wrap, it really works on anyone of any size. Not just for mummies, daddies can use this too. 

The first time I put my toddler in the KangaWrap she loved it - she thought it was very funny and was just smiling me. She wasn't always that cooperative, and sometimes you just have to forget about the whole thing. I can tell you, an uncooperative toddler is not a wrappable toddler.

But I digress. When she did cooperate and allow me to wear her in the wrap, it was surprisingly comfortable. Even if my toddler is quite big (she is now 21 months and about 12kg) the wrap felt quite comfy, as it is so soft. It is stretchy though, so you need to be quite careful and make sure it is tight enough, otherwise a larger and a heavier toddler can easily wriggle their way out of it. I often kept a hand on my little one's back to avoid her suddenly pushing off and falling off.

Because the wrap is so light and soft, I think it is perfect for small and young babies. The stretchy fabric would also cradle newborns and small babies gently and comfortably. I would have loved to have KangaWrap when my baby was a tiny baby - the thin and extremely soft and stretchy fabric would have been perfect for a newborn and a young baby. For now, I am quite into trying all kinds of different wrap styles and learning more about wearing my baby, with the hope I will be able to use these skills in a few years again.




One further lovely thing about the KangaWrap is that they are supplied by fair trade manufacturers, so wages paid to workers are decent, and all the profits are used to help maternity care in Delhi slums. And that is a lovely thought - when wearing your baby you are helping another baby somewhere far away.


As an added bonus - you can win a KangaWrap too (UK addresses only)! If you want you can enter daily via the free entry and tweet. Good luck!



Received KangaWrap as a gift to enable a review. 

 


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45 comments:

  1. I'd love to try a different type of carrier. I have one which does work well with my son but he's getting to be quite tall, so I'm interested to see if a wrap would work better... Plus I have a friend whose due to give birth in a couple of weeks who could do with a wrap

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  2. This would be perfect to give to my sister - she lives in the US and just had quads. I'm going to visit in May #triedtested

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  3. I think this is amazing, I wish I had had one when Boo was little, I think it would be great for my little nephew who is due soon

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  4. I'm due with baby three in May and I really want to wear this baby. I'm doing lots of research at the moment but winning one would be great.

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  5. I'm due with baby three in May and I really want to wear this baby. I'm doing lots of research at the moment but winning one would be great.

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  6. I'm due with baby three in May and I really want to wear this baby. I'm doing lots of research at the moment but winning one would be great.

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  7. would be great to wear my little L, always wanted to try kanga wrap

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  8. I'd love to win this for my sister who is currently pregnant! I had one similar with my four babies and loved it!

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  9. my daughter is expecting our first grandchild and we are so excited this would be a lovely gift for her

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  10. My mummy loves babywearing! She's tried a couple of stretchys and a mei tai. But this looks good too! #triedtested

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  11. My daughters friend hasd just moved into her house and shes coping on her own and going to college, this would be a boon for her

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  12. My friend is expecting twins and I think it would make a lovely gift for her.

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  13. My son is getting bigger (1 next month) and hates being in the pram so I think he might like this

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  14. This would be perfect for my ever growing baby boy! Would love it!

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  15. I'd love to win this to carry my daughter - we are big fans of babywearing and I haven't tried a wrap yet.

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  16. I'd like to win this so that I can try out baby wearing with my baby son.

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  17. I am 22 weeks pregnant and am planning on babywearing!

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  18. I wear my baby all day every day and really need a spare !

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  19. Ooh this sounds fab. I can't cope withiout my wrap- I use it every day! x

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  20. I really rate Kanga Wraps, they are so lovely, especially for newborns! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  21. I've been recommended a Kanga Wrap and would love to try one with my next baby

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  22. hello i would love to win for my sister who just had her 4th child on the 9th of march they really do look fab x

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  23. I got a different type of sling 2nd hand, and I love it but Little Chap is getting to be not so little anymore and I need to find something that can take his weight a bit better! Would love to try a Kanga, you hear such good things about them...

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  24. To lead my sister into the wonderful world of baby wearing :)

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  25. I've never thought about using a jersey wrap on a toddler - they tend to wriggle too much to keep it tight in my experience!
    Lovely to see you on #TriedTested this week x

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    1. Yep, my toddler is a real wriggler... It was possible but she did wriggle herself out when she was so inclined. I haven't tried a thicker wrap, so don't know how KangaWrap compares to them but I think KangaWrap is ideal for small babies.

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  26. because i'd be very happy to win - leanne w

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  27. New baby on the way, so this would come in very handy for me!

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  28. Because It looks very comfy & secure for the baby & I'd love to win one.

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  29. because this would be wonderful for my niece who is due any day now!

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  30. Would love to give this to my daughter

    Celia West

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  31. i had a wrap with my younger son & looking for the perfect one for my baby due oct

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  32. Planning a new addition to our family next year so this would be a great start to getting all baby stuff

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  33. Because it would make it easier to carry my daughter for longer periods.

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  34. My daughter is expecting her first and I have problems holding things so this would be great to be able to cuddle and carry my first grand child

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  35. I had a sling with my first daughter and didn't get on that well with it and would love to try a wrap with my second!

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  36. For my sister who has just had a baby :-)

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  37. I would love to win this for my beautiful new niece!

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  38. Would love this so I can carry my baby girl around

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  39. For my sister who will be having a baby soon :) xx

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  40. For my friend who is expecting :) xx

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  41. Lovely photos, your child carrier looks comfy and can also create mutually enjoyable. For toddlers 2.5 y/o + up to 60lbs, you can also try Piggyback Rider standing child carrier.

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    1. What a fab idea for a product - I have never seen anything like that! So interesting! Looks great for older kids too :)

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