Saturday, February 28, 2015

JMPBB (je porte mon bebe) basic stretchy wrap

Je porte mon bebe make a range of stretchy wraps and carriers suitable from birth (3.5kgs/8lbs) till 14 kgs/32lbs (no age or height restriction) - the Basic is the simple stretchy model; 4.6m by 50cms, 95% cotton, 5% elastane.

 The French terry jersey knit is textured on one side and I really like the grip this gives - the 'right' side is the smooth side. This feels quite plush and cushy, and even with my 'heavy' demo doll (9kgs) I was happier than usual with it's staying power - thanks to the horizontal AND vertical stretch.
The Basic edges are flat serged (overlocked) so there's no bulk and a very flat, snug fit. I love the 'no-panel' centre panel - the 'tattoo' design is damn cute and doesn't add yet more bulk to the supporting layer over baby - in the comparatively warm Australian climate, that's a win. Of course, this also limits carries - stick with PWCC (as in the video above) or FWCC, and enjoy the benefits of a wrap that stretches - quick poppable carries that accommodate frequent nappy changes.

What's my verdict? For $65aud, this has me tempted to keep a stretchy in the stash for the next baby. Super snug, comparatively breathable, very supportive. The instructions are fab for showing a dad and for showing HOW snug you need to pretie. The biggest issue with troubleshooting stretchy wraps is starting with them tight enough, and I love that the printed instructions emphasise this and show how to flip shoulders and keep baby's face visible.

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