Saturday, February 28, 2015

JMPBB (je porte mon bebe) Original stretchy wrap

The Je Porte Mon Bebe (JPMBB) Original wrap: 95% Cotton and 5% Spandex, 5m long, 70cm wide. Suitable for newborns (3.5 kgs) till 14 kgs. Yes, just for fun I DID try it with Audrey's 14 kgs, and while it wouldn't be my first choice, this stood up to some enthusiastic bouncing pretty well. It was of course much better with my 4kg and 9kg demo dolls, but I think that's really ok.  





The edges are flat serged/overlocked and sit smoothly and snugly, and petite wearers can trim down the ends if they feel swamped by length. Just like the Basic, the instructions are clear and emphasise tying the wrap snugly before popping baby in to ensure a secure, close carry. 



The Original is a really substantial hybrid with four-way stretch, meaning you have the option to carry on your front, hip or back (please follow the instructions! You always want three layers over your baby when using a hybrid in a back carry) and has a pocket panel placed at centre.


What's the financial damage? $129aud. Given that the stretch is very forgiving for new wrappers and the hybrid support means hip and back carries ARE an option, I think this is an okay spend. The JMPBB original in our local group library gets a lot of love and I haven't heard any reports of sagging or seen any physical wear on it, unlike cheaper stretchies, which really do sag and become a bit tired with time. 



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