Our Joy & Joe wrap arrived really quickly, I chose a nice bright green. The wraps are available in a whole host of colours, ones with patterned panels are available as well. From a style perspective, I decided a plain colour would go with the widest variety of outfits - haha, I know, sad... It might not seem important, but I do wear a lot of patterned clothes and I didn't want to be put off babywearing for fear of clashing!! I do realise that's a trivial point, but it was honestly a consideration for me. I did at least choose a bold colour, and one I knew hubby would be happy to wear as well.
Once the wrap arrived, I must admit the wrap sat on my living room table for a while. I wanted to use it, but I was so tired and overwhelmed by dealing with two children I just didn't get round to it. Eventually, I just had to bite the bullet and give it a go. The wrap comes with a detailed booklet which gives step by step instructions including photos showing you how to use the wrap. Maybe it's just me, but I found these a little tricky to follow, but it's OK because Joy & Joe have provided some very useful and easy to follow instruction videos on YouTube. I would really recommend watching these before using a wrap. Once I'd watched these a couple of times it gave me the confidence to try it out.
I think it's taken me a few goes to really get the hang of the wrap. It takes a little while to get a feel of it, how it's comfortable for you and how it best suits your baby. Of course there are a few different ways of wearing your baby in a wrap which is why they are so versatile though I've only used a basic front carry so far.
I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable and supportive the wrap is. I really didn't expect this, I didn't see how one piece of frankly stretchy material could be supportive, but it really is if you tie it properly. Felix was comfy as well and fell asleep happily.
Joy & Joe wraps retail from £19.99 which I think is a bargain for such a versatile and supportive wrap. We love ours and I know I'll continue to use it.
**I was provided with a wrap for the purpose of review but no payment has been received and all views expressed are my own**
I so wish I'd given this a try - I think it would have really helped with breastfeeding and colic.ReplyDelete
So glad everything is going well - thanks so much for sharing at the Friday Baby Shower, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x
I really think babywearing helps hugely with these kinds of things. It's so useful to be able to have them close but your hands free as well! xDelete