Cleo "Darling" - Bijou Wear Woven Wraps and Ring Slings baby carrier
Cleo "Darling" - Bijou Wear Woven Wraps and Ring Slings baby carrier
Cleo "Darling" - Bijou Wear Woven Wraps and Ring Slings baby carrier
Cleo "Darling" - Bijou Wear Woven Wraps and Ring Slings baby carrier
Cleo "Darling" - Bijou Wear Woven Wraps and Ring Slings baby carrier
Cleo "Darling" - Bijou Wear Woven Wraps and Ring Slings baby carrier

Cleo "Darling"

Regular price $ 145.00

Classic, yet complex. This "Low Tencel"  blend woven wrap might just be the one you're looking for that can do it all and do it with ease. Pink and purple yarns meld to create a delightfully vibrant summer color.

Darling has been pulled from inventory to travel with Bijou to the International babywearing conference. Any remaining will be restocked before the end of the month. For a particular inquiry, we are happy to chat at Contact@BijouWear.com

Grippy texture from the line work on Cleo's geofloral pattern makes for secure and forgiving wrap jobs every time. Darling is moldable and textured, simply a lovely wrap with which to learn new carries or perfect old favorites. The blend is 27 percent Tencel and 73 percent cotton.

The wrap is densely woven but medium in hand. It's an amazing piece of fabric that, though not magical itself of course, gives us magic moments of closeness.

Despite efforts to portray the color of the fabric true to life, the product may appear differently than it does on your screen. The fabric may contain small nubs, slubs or weavers' knots, which are beautiful and normal imperfections of weaving. 

The color is notoriously difficult to capture, as it changes depending on the light, and may appear different in person than on your screen.

Beautiful images courtesy Stephanie Lu Sinclair Photography of a light tan skinned Asian woman wrapping a toddler in various carries in a deep but vibrant pinkish red and white woven wrap with a geofloral design. She stands in front of a blooming cherry tree.

Choosing a size woven wrap or ring sling for babywearing

Ring Slings

Ring slings are measured from the gathered edge on the rings along the shorter of the two long hems as this is the usable length a sling offers. Bijou Wear ring slings are sewn with a floating shoulder, which provides padding without being padded and good spreadability. They can be worn on either your right or left. Check out instructions on wearing a sling here.

They are measured in inches as follows:  Small  =  70 inches  //  Medium =  75 inches  //  Large  =  80 inches  //  Extra Large  =  85 inches  //  Extra Extra Large  =  90 inches

Ring Sling Chart Length Inches for Babywearing by Bijou Wear

The rule of thumb is to buy your t-shirt size, though if you are large busted or have a large ribcage or carry a large toddler, you might choose to size up. However, larger people can wear smaller ring slings and vice versa. The only difference will be the amount of "tail" hanging down from the rings. Remember, they are only five inches different from each other, so don't be wary of getting a shorter or longer size than you might think! You can measure a loop from one shoulder to opposite hip and back with a soft tape to see how long your adjusting tail will be with each of the sizes. 

Woven Wraps

If you do not know where to start, please read this page and also see our infographic for determining your "base" size here.

Woven wraps are long parallelograms of fabric. The size indicates the length along one rail (a long edge) as follows  (all plus or minus 0.1 meters):

Woven Wrap Size Chart Length Meters Baby Carrier for Babywearing

Size 2  =  2.7 meters  //  Size 3  =  3.2 meters  //  Size 4  =  3.7 meters  //  Size 5  =  4.2 meters  //  Size 6  =  4.7 meters  //  Size 7  =  5.2 meters  //  Size 8  =  5.7 meters  // Size 9  =  6.2 meters  //  Size 10 = 6.7 meters

Which size should you buy? 

Many people with a baby can do a front wrap cross carry (see the FWCC tutorial here) in a size 6 woven wrap, which means that person's "base" size is a 6. Larger frames, those with larger ribcages or busts, or those with big toddlers might be base 7 or 8 or 9, and smaller frames might be base 5 or occasionally base 4. However, any person can use any size woven wrap.

With a woven wrap, you can wear your baby or toddler in a variety of ways: on your front, hip, and/or back (instruction manual provided) -- and no need to "size up" as baby grows if you have a Bijou! We are also proud that any person can wear any size woven wrap Bijou makes (3 through 9, generally). The size simply determines the carries done by that person with that wrap.

There are hundreds of ways to babywear with a woven. A short wrap is nice for on-the-go. Long wraps are great for reinforcing passes that add support. Medium wraps are versatile; some love them for nursing in a front wrap cross carry tied under bum (see the FWCC TUB How To).

 

Shrinkage:

During its first bath your wrap or ring sling will shrink, which is normal. We cut the fabric so that it will shrink to the size that you ordered (within tolerances). 

ENJOY! See the included instructional booklet for carries specific to your purchase, or see the "Learn" tab above for the same illustrations as well as video tutorials! 



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