If you’re hunting for photos of a father wearing a wrap, I have bad news. We forgot to take photos.
In preparation for our first overseas trip to Bintan, we figured that our Ergo 360 would be just too hot for Noah (with infant insert). So instead, we headed over to Baby Slings and Carriers to checkout what they had.
It’s located at the little industrial spot called Jln Pemimpin, somewhere between Bishan and Upper Thomson. The lift up is hard to find and is normally meant for cargo but once you get to the main door, they have to buzz you in. Don’t panic.
Once inside, just pay the $20 for trying-on service. The auntie was quite upset that many people try on and then go and buy online. Aiya, you went all the way there, parked, and tried on the damn thing – just buy it from them. Online price is lower but you’ll have to pay for shipping and then there’s the excruciating wait. Just buy just buy.
The $20 is deductible from your product that you choose anyway.
Apparently there are beginner and advanced wraps. They all bear the same weight and are kinda the same complexity. Beginner wraps are stretchier and don’t have any other accessories. The advanced once have no elasticity and some have rings and things to do origami with.
We went for a beginner one because the material felt thing (remember we are living in a tropic climate) and it was easier. The stretchiness made it easy for us to put on and take off, even with a few mistakes. We managed to figure it out in about 3-4 tries. FYI it’s a REALLY REALLY long piece of cloth – probably 3-4 meters.
We went with a JPMBB for $89. I wore it quite a lot for a few breakfasts and a few dinners and some walks by the beach. Honestly, it looks a little feminine but Noah was comfortable. I think inside, he ends up in a upright but fetal position so he’s warm and gets sleepy. He was asleep inside quite a bit of the time.
I would have 1 concern that unlike the ergo that has multiple airways in and out of the head space, the wrap looked like it could be a little stuffy in there for the little guy. But then lots of people tell me that babies are more resilient that we think. REALLY? without oxygen?
And this is how awesome mummies look in the wrap. I rest my case: