Windmills "Ad Astra"
Introducing Windmills Ad Astra, a woven baby wrap that is incredibly iconic and casual, and simultaneously on the cutting edge of fiber blends and performance. Only at Bijou will you find EcoCel, balancing the unparalleled support of the recycled yarn Eco2cotton® combined with the softness and recoil of TENCEL® on a sturdy cotton base.
For this homecoming-to-Kansas wrap, Windmills Ad Astra had to be EcoCel. It had to be something unique to Bijou, something perfectly cosy and grippy for tailgating and fall festivals and Friday night football games. Something that goes with jeans and a t-shirt. Something that needs no breaking in and is welcoming to new babywearers.
Purple and gray yarns create a familiar rich heathered look and a satisfying texture. The undyed cotton warp is soft as a baby's bottom, like your favorite t-shirt, making this your new favorite t-shirt-and-jeans wrap.
Ad Astra offers toddler-worthiness as well as snuggliness from the first wash on, which will soften to a floppy puddle of fabric because it will be such a go-to in your lives. This jacquard-woven wrap weighs in at 330gsm, yet feels medium to medium-thick in hand.
Despite all efforts to portray the color of the fabric true to life, the product may appear differently than it does on your screen and varies in its purple/gray look in different light. The fabric is wonderfully textured and will feature nubs and slubs.
Ad Astra slings feature silver SlingRings and a floating gathered shoulder for comfort. They can be worn on either the right or left side.
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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