Girasol Woven Wraps
Why carry babies?
It's really quite simple, carrying is good for everyone and it keeps you mobile!
It's quite natural to continue carrying babies after birth: the body heat from the person carrying the baby helps make the child feel calm and secure, you're with me and I will protect you!
But carrying is also a wonderful and unique experience for parents: trust, bonding and intensive familiarization, feeling what the baby needs and rediscovering the world together at "eye level". And, of course, "baby-wearing" provides great benefits in everyday life: when at home, shopping, travelling by bus or rail, in crowds, with brothers and sisters, the baby's with you, but you've got your hands free!
But carrying is also beneficial in difficult situations: problems with restlessness, frequent crying, wind, teething pains and confusing environmental stimuli usually get much better more quickly with frequent baby carrying.
The correct method of carrying where the legs are spread slightly apart and the baby is brought into a kind of squatting position also constitutes an important prerequisite for perfect hip development and healthy back muscles while helping children develop their senses.
Quality and fair trade
It has been our priority to provide baby carriers of high quality at favourable prices since 1984. We were awarded the top "Recommendable" commendation for our outstanding quality by the OKO-Test magazine in its special baby issue in 2000. A later test in the OKO-Test 2/2007 magazine found the Girasol baby carrier (rainbow stripes) to be "very good".
And there's one thing you can depend on:
Only pure untreated cotton that has neither been pre-bleached or chemically finished is used. We do not use formaldehyde, halogen-organic compounds, aromatic amines or brighteners. And our fabrics are not treated subsequently with chemicals or finishes.
Our select weavers are masters of a very difficult and ancient skill: diagonal weaving. A high-quality baby carrier produced with this method of weaving will always adapt elastically and never stretch out of shape. The hems have been doubled to prevent the edges from causing any unpleasant pressure.
Our carriers are all made from fabric that may be washed in the machine at 60C . Baby carriers and slings shrink a little after the first wash-the lengths stated refer to the lengths after washing.
The Girasol baby carrier
Hardly any other carrying method is as versatile as baby carriers are: the different styles of tying them allow them to be used from newborn babies to toddlers; they can almost always be perfectly adapted to the changing needs of both carriers and the carried.
Admittedly, it does need a bit of practice to perfectly and quickly tie a baby carrier, but you'll be rewarded with a unique and comfortable sensation if you persevere. In front of the stomach, on the hip, on the back, with different centres of gravity, shifting weights and additional functions, for example, as blankets, mats, baby hammocks and swings,baby carriers are comfortable, practical and fun.
One tip that is still not widely known: taking advice or participating in baby-carrying seminars is one way to quickly learn how to use baby carriers properly; staff with special training from baby-carrying schools are able to provide advice and support concerning the correct use of carriers so that carrying your baby always remains a pleasure. Our baby carriers are woven in two bindings: transposed twill and diamond twill. Due to their diagonal elasticity, both types of weave possess wonderful baby-carrying properties. The centre of the baby carrier is identified by a little sewn-in label, the ends are tapered and the hems doubled for comfort.
+ From newborn to toddler
+ Versatile carrier-may be worn in front of the stomach, on the hip, on the back
+ May also be used as a hammock, swing, blanket
+ Correctly tied, the baby carrier adapts perfectly and individually to both carrier and child
The Different Sizes Of Slings
We offer our slings in 4 different length : 2,60m 4,20m 4,60m and 5,20m.
The suitable size depends on your size and the carrying positions.
The longer the sling, the more possibilities you have to carry your baby.
For the cradle and the hipseat you need 2,60m, for the back pack and the different cross- carries you need 4,20m until 5,20m slings.
With the length of 4,60 or 5,20m you can bind all different positions.
Colors are listed by numbers, due to the natural dyes used variances are to be expected in the wraps:
Tabitha, stocking at 9 pm EST on 7/15:
Ring Slings $120
Cielo Diamondweave below:
Alegria, crema de nube weft, below:
We have a special version of the traditional "Rainbow Herringbone" in stock in size 4.6m, it is a Diamondweave version of the same colors, pictured below:
Tulip above (Herringbone weave)
Primavera TWILL above
Primavera DIAMONDWEAVE above
Boy or Girl Diamondweave above
Rainbow Herringbone above
Forest Diamondweave above
Golden Rainbow Diamondweave above
Light Rainbow Diamondweave above
Dark Rainbow Diamondweave above
Dark Agua Azul above
Turquesa Diamondweave above
Turmalin Diamondweave above
Coral Diamondweave above
Graphit Diamondweave above
|Color 17||Color 05|
Jenni, our babywearing guru at Abby's Lane, recommends that size 4.6 will fit most average size and build people, size 4.2 will fit more petite builds, and 5.2 would be better for plus size or women with a larger bust size. If you have questions regarding sizing, please email us at AbbysLane@aol.com
We are excited to announce our Girasol rental program! Full details may be found here, if you agree to these terms, please email us at AbbysLane@aol.com with the subject line "Girasol Rental" for further instructions.
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