I was provided with a product sample to facilitate this review. I have not been paid to say nice things, I am giving my honest opinion and experience with the product (it’s really fantastic). I have taken photos of the actual product we own and included them here, as well as some affiliate links.
Babywearing has been wonderful for my family. My first wrap was a stretchy Moby. When I found myself unable to put my first son down (well unable to put him down and keep us both happy) babywearing was the optimal solution. A neighbor saw me hanging laundry with him in tow and commented “you’re awfully good to that baby”….and I gleamed at the compliment. I was disappointed when his weight made this wrap unsafe for us and I was unsure where to go next.
When I purchased my first woven all I thought was….I wish I had known sooner about woven wraps! Seriously, amazing. Unlike a stretchy wrap, woven wraps have zero spandex, can be made from 100% cotton, a combination of fibers, come in an amazing array of patterns and colors and go seamlessly from birth to toddlerhood (possibly beyond!). I am often asked, “What is a good, reasonably priced woven wrap to buy?” Well, here it is! This Chimparoo beauty is a 100% organic cotton wrap in the color Sol and size ‘regular’ and at just under $100 for this size you really get the most wrap for your buck!
Is Chimparoo toddler worthy? Absolutely. To answer this question, I made my newly turned 2 year old very happy by wearing him around during my daily activities (1-2 hours at a time). At his last weigh in, he was 37 lbs and generally wears a 3T. There are many benefits to wearing a toddler, for example wrapping a child who ‘assumes the position’ when being back carried (unlike my infant who is a little squirmy) is considerably easier for me. Pictured below I have him wrapped in a back wrap cross carry (BWCC) and he’s secure and comfortable even while reaching and helping with the cloth diaper laundry. I didn’t note any discomfort and this is certainly not a ‘diggy’ wrap. He will not keep his arms in the wrap and moves around/shimmy’s the wrap down towards his waist so he can move about. ( If you’re learning back carries, practicing over a bed or with a spotter and watching some youtube tutorials can help you safely gain skill and confidence.)
If you follow my blog, then you know I love amazing Mom run companies. Chimparoo (registered brand by L’écharpe Porte-bonheur Inc) was founded in 2007 by Christine Duhaime. This versatile company founder is a Mom to 4 and an Occupational Therapist!! < insert excitement here!! > She also has over 20 years of experience in design and textiles (1). With personal experience including babywearing for over 10 years, she is an amazing business owner and designer. Chimparoo wraps are ‘proudly made in Quebec’ Canada and when you see the video that accompanies your wrap you’ll be amazed! (I included a snip from the DVD here of the Chimparoo woven team in action!) They are also guaranteed for quality and you can read more about their policy HERE.
I will leave you with this video made by Chimparoo and as always thank you for stopping by! I always respond back to questions and please let me know if there is anything else you’d like to know! Make sure to follow Chimparoo on facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest and visit their shop to see more about Wovens and also the other types of carriers they make.You can purchase these wraps from Amazon, where they run just under $100….with shipping!!