Boba Wrap Instructions
Please remember when tying the Boba Wrap that there is no need to leave any extra room for your baby. Simply tie it snug against your body and your baby will fit inside! Please take some time to read our safety guidelines.
There is one basic tying method for the wrap. The difference between each hold lies in how you place your baby into the wrap. The Classic Love Your Baby hold is safe and appropriate for newborns and up to as long as you can comfortably carry your baby. However, you may choose to use either the Upright hold (up until roughly three months) or the Hammock Hold if you don't wish to separate your baby's legs. There are many ways to wear your baby, yet all three of the holds listed below are the easiest, most comfortable, and ergonomic for you and for baby. Click on the hold that you wish to view.
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|Basic Tying Method||Classic Love Your Baby Hold||Upright Newborn/Infant Hold|
You do tie the Sleepy Wrap differently than other baby wraps!!!
Even if you are a babywearing pro and have wrapping committed to muscle memory, please remember that the Sleepy Wrap is different (even from other "stretchy wraps") and does have a stretch factor to it that is all its own. It may take a couple of tries to figure out how to work with the elasticity, but is delightful when you get the tying method down.
Tying the wrap snug against your body when you do the Basic Tie will ensure that your baby is carried higher and will be more comfortable for the both of you. It shouldn't feel bulky or loose, yet at the same time shouldn't be so tight that it's uncomfortable!
This wrap is not meant to just hold your newborn, it's pretty supportive and strong when tied properly. Our Photo Gallery boasts a picture of a five year old 45 pound girl that is not sagging!!!
So the biggest point is:
It's not necessary to leave extra space for your baby to fit inside as the fabric is actually intended to stretch over your baby for added support and comfort.
Some tips to help you get the perfect fit:
The shoulder pieces that are crossed in front of your body should be clinging to you so that when you retract them they bounce back against your chest. If the fabric is hanging and not clinging, it's not tight enough! The shoulder pieces should actually have to be pulled away from you to get your baby inside.
It should look like there is no way that your baby will fit in there!
Another thing that you can do to ensure proper support is to ensure that you cross the wrap high on your chest. In step 5 of the Basic tie, when you cross the two pieces of fabric to create the "x" that your supports your baby, the pieces should cross each other above your sternum (where your ribs meet). Basically the higher the "x" is, the higher your baby will be carried.
Sometimes it may seem like the shoulder pieces are tight enough, but remember that the piece with the logo (that is wrapped around your waist initially) will actually rise up to your chest and will probably be loose and hanging a little. The logo piece should be adjusted and cling to your chest as well. When the logo piece is not adjusted it gives a little extra slack to the shoulder pieces and causes a "not so snug fit".
Once you figure out how to work with the elasticity of the wrap, it will truly make wrapping and carrying your little one a whole lot easier!
Some Extra Pointers:
- When your baby falls asleep, you can tuck his head under the stretchy cotton fabric so that he will be secure and have good neck support.
- Some babies (especially gassy babies) prefer to be held upright as opposed to horizontally as in the Hammock Hold. When babies do not want to be held in the Newborn Hold anymore they usually let you know by stretching their legs. Every baby is different. Listen to your baby's cues.
- Avoid twisting the shoulder pieces. Make sure you get used to spreading the fabric flat and wide over your shoulders before adjusting it to your desire.