Stella Cosmopolitan pink star woven wrap and ring sling baby carrier
Stella Cosmopolitan pink star woven wrap and ring sling baby carrier
Stella "Cosmopolitan" - Bijou Wear Woven Wrap baby carrier
Stella "Cosmopolitan" - Bijou Wear Woven Wrap baby carrier
Stella "Cosmopolitan" - Bijou Wear Woven Wrap baby carrier
Stella "Cosmopolitan" - Bijou Wear Woven Wrap baby carrier

Stella "Cosmopolitan"

Regular price Sale price $ 130.00

A star is born! Fun retro stars, inspired by mid-century modern style, are adorned with whimsical swirls and the Bijou needle-and-thread B logo ... all so pretty in pink! 

Stella features a flipped teaching rail so there is truly no right or wrong side. Be PINK one day, or add just a pop of pink stars the next. 

Stella Cosmopolitan is a jacquard woven fabric made in the USA featuring Bijou's signature "Low TENCEL®" / high cotton blend. You don't have time to break in wraps with your ever-growing busy bee of a babe, and low tencel eliminates that step!

27% TENCEL® lends Cosmopolitan 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. 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.

This will be the sort of wrap that any new babywearer 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 Stella ring sling features a floating gathered shoulder for cushion (without the bulk of extra padding) and silver SlingRings. It can be worn on either the right or left shoulder. 

The color represented on your screen may differ slightly from the product in person, though efforts have been made to capture the pink in different light. 

Photos: Captured Moments by Michaela

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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