A cross-weave, jacquard, canvas, some kind of diamond weave and other unfamiliar names that you may come across for the very first time in your life. It is quite ease to lose your way among all those types of woven baby wraps. In the end all of us ask the same question at some point – what would be the best for me and my baby?
I will do my best to explain to you in simple words what kind of weaves you will find at Kenhuru and which one of them would suit best your and your baby’s needs.
Every parent who wants to babywear comes across a striped wrap therm. What does it mean? You fill find out the second you see one – it will be covered in stripes going along the length of the wrap.
Those striped wraps have usually a cross-weave pattern. Because of that the fabric is thin, dense, works well while tightening which makes them a perfect choice for a correct wrapping a new-born baby. Keep in mind that the thin woven wraps are the best for new-borns as well as small babies.
If it’s not enough to convince you to start with a such wrap, the stripes make it easier to learn how to wrap. You simply see while tightening which colour stripe pull next to cuddle up the baby a bit closer.
A density of such wrap is 210g/m2 which means that the fabric feels very thin in your hand.
Yes – it is safe to use it starting from the very first day of your baby’s life! However your comfort while carrying will dictate you how long you will use it. The moment the wrap will feel heavy on your shoulders and your baby will weigh around 6 to 8 kilograms it is time to switch to something thicker with a better heavy weight carrying qualities which will give you instantly a better comfort while babywearing.
Patterns, patterns, patterns and colours! Plenty of them! This is the easiest way to explain what a jacquard weave is. Jacquards are all of those woven wraps with patterns.
Unlike to the cross-weave the loom gives us plenty of possibilities. We can “draw” on the wrap almost anything that will come to our mind! These are the wraps that are the most popular and most wanted among babyweraing parents. From these wraps KAVKA sews our carriers.
What else makes the jacquard wraps so special? The front and revers of the wrap looks very different on both sides. For example, if the front has a navy blue colour with a white pattern the back will be opposite – white background with a navy blue pattern. Because of that it seems as if we had two wraps instead of one and we could choose one or another side to wrap depending on our mood or outfit.
Kenhuru offers you two types of the jacquard weave:
A single fabric – it is a wrap in which the weft creates the pattern. The wrap may have gradation, it may be thin, medium or thick in hand.
There’s only one con when it comes to a such weave – the colour of the warp limits our imagination. When the warp is black we can change the wrap colour only with the weft.
The weft, oh boy! There are plenty of possibilities here, only our imagination limit us! We can use anything we fancy for: linen, silk, wool, viscose, be bold!
It is a so called layered fabric. Such type of weave allows a vast variety of colour pallets within one wrap. We can make a gorgeous gradation on both sides of the wrap, not only one like in the single weave type.
We can as well choose any colour for the front and reverse of the wrap, which makes it very different from the SINGLE WEAVE wrap, where it was limited to the colour of the warp.
Cotton double weave wraps are very fluffy and softer than the single weave wraps with the same blend.
Are you new to the babyweraing world? It is advised to turn to a babywearing consultant for help at the beginning. The consultant will show you different types of woven wraps, will share with you pros of babywaqring, will choose the best size for you and for the most, will teach you how to safely wrap your baby.
Start your amazing babywearing journey with our BASIC LINE – stripped wraps that are cross-woven. It will be the easiest for you to learn how to properly wrap your baby. The colourful stripes will help you while tightening and allow you to cuddle closer you baby. With time you will be able to use it with your eye shut and that will take you straight to something extraordinary – JACQUARD WOVEN WRAPS!
If your baby weighs over 6 kilograms or you are a parent experienced in babywearing you may freely choose one of the Kenhuru’s lines:
But please remember, the higher the density of the fabric the thicker the wrap gets. It is advised to use woven wraps with the density below 300 gsm with new-born babies. For babies weighing 10 kilograms and more a great choice would be wraps with the density over 300.
For the beginning a 100% cotton blend seems to be a perfect choice. With time, when you fell in love with wraps and your budget gets a little bigger you may try some interesting, luxury blends like tsumugi silk straight from Japan, or cashwool from Italy.
Most importantly, do remember that you should feel comfortable! Your baby needs your warmth, your scent, your closeness. The wrap should evenly spread the baby’s weight on your shoulders, so after an hour walk you wouldn’t feel a discomfort in your arms and spine when the baby is unwrapped and put away.
So which team are you?
#teamstripes or #teamjacquard
How should I wash it? This one is with silk, the other with some kind of wool blend. Above that, all should be hand washed! We shall talk about our woven wrap care today – this topic is very important yet often neglected. Enjoy your reading. It will be long, however fascinating and I do promise […]
A cross-weave, jacquard, canvas, some kind of diamond weave and other unfamiliar names that you may come across for the very first time in your life.
I will do my best to explain to you in simple words what kind of weaves you will find at Kenhuru.