Misfit Mermaid ... it's a whimsical, magical color, yet in a bold design that expresses that other side of you. A little bit of sweetness and a little bit of attitude!
Mermaid continues the proud tradition offfering "Low TENCEL®"/cotton blend woven wraps in the Bijou lineup! 27% TENCEL® lends Mermaid softness from the first wash, but the strong workhorse fiber cotton does the "heavy lifting" with ease. It is truly the best of both worlds.
The design is inspired by the bold camouflage painted on large ships during the World War I period. The camouflage was known as Razzle Dazzle and broke up the edges of the ship to keep its distance and size an unknown.
Misfit Mermaid is a very moldable wrap, that wears like a gentle hug. Passes lay smooth and pleat beautifully, creating intriguing overlap in the design. What is it not? It is not highly textured, yet not slippery, it is not saggy in the least, and it is not a wrap that needs breaking in. It is simply an effortless piece of fabric with which to wear your baby.
TENCEL® is a fiber made from sustainably harvested trees. It behaves like wool's low-maintenance cousin ... cozy and smooshy in hand like wool, but machine washable.
The "Low TENCEL®" fiber blend offers amazing softness immediately after the first wash and wear. This is the sort of wrap that any new wrapper could pick up and enjoy because of how easily it glides, because it tightens nicely, and because it is lovely for newborns but will be great all the way through toddlerhood, as well.
The color varies in different light. These photos represent the range of colors Mermaid achieves, but despite these efforts the color may be different in person than it appears on your screen.
Slings feature a floating gathered shoulder for cush and silver SlingRings.
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):
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).
During its first bath your wrap will shrink slightly, 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, find the same instructions at the how-to link above in the menu, or watch video tutorials HERE!
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