Eavan O'Leary of Súsa Weaving is based in Cork. She has an amazing craft handweaving wraps and is currently at the testing stage! Keep an eye on her Facebook page and website for details of her launch.
I was kindly given the opportunity to try out one of Eavan's beautiful handoven wraps.
We had Hello Mister Magpie land in our house for a week and I got to try my toddler demo doll and my 2.5yr old daughter in it. I found it to be easy to wrap with, very soft and loved the large knot when tied. I had my daughter up in a double hammock with chest pass (tied under bum) and found that to be the most supportive with her size and weight. I also tried her in a ruck which was not as comfortable for a long walk for me. I prefer the extra support the chest pass offers.
Overall, I absolutely loved the heart weave, the softness and the weight of the wrap.
I look forward to trying out more Súsa Weaving wraps over time.
A new addition to the sling library - the Ergo Adapt. It's suitable from 7-45lbs. The great thing about this Ergo is that you don't need an infant insert as you would for the Ergobaby Original.
I've tried it out with 3 different size demo dolls for comparison. What I like about this version is that there is a cinch strap adjuster on the back panel and there are velcro tabs on the waistband to offer 3 different sizes. There's a lumbar support on the waistbelt which feels nice although I've not tried one before - it was good for hiding muffin top on front when I tried a back carry ☺
The straps can be worn rucksack style or crossed which is good to have the option. It has single adjustable straps which you pull backwards (when front carrying) to tighten which can be a bit awkward. Short sharp tugs in the direction of the webbing helps to tighten. There is sufficient webbing to suit a wide range of sizes but perhaps for petite wearers, rucksack style may not offer a snug enough fit. The small pocket on the back panel holds the rolled up hood when not in use and there's a button down neck support that's rolled down for younger babies and buttoned up for older children.
All in all I think this is a nice offering from Ergobaby and I look forward to borrowing a small baby to try it out as a newborn carrier to see how it fairs in comparison to other "from birth" carriers.
I had a quick go of it with my 2.5yr old daughter in a back carry (she fell asleep ☺). The back panel can button up to make the panel a lot longer than the Ergobaby Original. Very comfortable and supportive and her legs are still nicely supported too.
This carrier is available for hire from my sling library. Contact me to arrange - collection from Swords, Co Dublin!