A couple months ago, I was asked to try out a new baby wrap designed by a mum from London. It's called SnuggyBub. I was delighted, and I've learned a lot about this unique product over the last several weeks.
My first impression was surprise! When I opened up the package, I expected to find a long folded piece of material. Instead, I pulled out a cute little bag with a braided strap. To my amazement, I flipped it inside out and the cute little bag became the pocket on the front of the wrap! The braided strap just hides inside.
When Silas was really little, I didn't love it as much as I do now. He was so tiny (6 lbs at birth, around 7 or 8 lbs when I started using the SnuggyBub). I wanted to have a more stretchy material to hold him close to me. I could never master getting the SnuggyBub snug enough for him. The front part always seemed to be too loose.* Now that he is 13 lbs, I definitely prefer the SnuggyBub over more stretchy wraps. Here's why:
1. The SnuggyBub has a 1 way stretch due to tiny ribs in the material. That means that it fits snugly around the child without pulling down from the weight of the child.
*I just discovered why I had a problem getting it right when Silas was so little. I was skipping the step where you pull the access fabric the the front of the crossover pieces. If I'd done that, I bet I would've had no trouble. Now, I need a really little baby to try it with! Here's the great instructional video.