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Wrap-around Baby CarriersWraparound Sling - Hip Carry

We currently stock the following Wrap-around slings:

All our prices include first class P&P within the UK!

What is a Wrap?

A wrap-around baby carrier or sling (also known as a 'wrap') is basically a long piece of fabric. Most are around 5m in length and between 60cm and 90cm wide. They can be wrapped and tied in various ways to provide a secure and comfortable carrying position for any age of baby.

The simplicity of design makes wraps incredibly versatile baby carriers. You can carry your child from birth through the toddler years, on the front, hip or back in a variety of carrying positions. Even very heavy babies can be carried comfortably for hours because the weight of the baby is distributed evenly across the torso of the carrier and onto the hips.

To the novice sling wearer the instructions for use and the length of the fabric can look alarming but with a little practice they are very quick and easy to put on. Once the sling is tied on you can lift your baby in and out without having to re-tie it each time.

Stretchy Wraps and Woven Wraps

Wrap-around carriers can be split into two groups.
Stretchy Wraps are made of fabrics with a significant amount of stretch (such as cotton jersey, cotton lycra or fleece). This means that you can tie the wrap on in the basic cross carry position and then put your baby in once the wrap is fully tied. The advantage of this is that they are easy for even wrap novices to use and you can tie them on before you go out and pop your baby in and out as required. However the stretchy fabrics aren't quite as supportive as the woven fabrics; so these wraps tend to be best used from birth up to about a year or so.

Woven Wraps are made from woven fabrics, they usually have a little stretch from the weave - enough 'give' to be comfortable and flexible, but they aren't as stretchy as the stretchy wraps. For some of the carrying positions this means you need to tie the wrap around your baby rather than tying the wrap first. This means the learning curve for using them is a little steeper. However the advantage is that you get superior back support for the adult wearing the wrap, so they are more suitable for using with heavy toddlers.

Wrap-around tying instructions

In our Information section you can find detailed photo instructions for the following carrying positions shown using the Ellaroo Wrap:
Front Cross Carry
Wrap Cross Back Carry with a chest knot.
Hip Cross Carry

We've also now added some photo instructions showing the basic tying method for stretchy wrap-arounds (Wrap Cross Carry) so you can see exactly what is involved before you make your purchase.

Stretchy Wraps

Tricot Slen (100% organic)

Tricot Slen organic wraparound baby carrierAge range: newborn to toddler
Weight range: birth to 40lb (18kg approx)
Positions: cradle (nursing), upright facing in, hip

  • One size fits all
  • Perfect support
  • Easy to use
  • Comes with instruction booklet and DVD
  • 100% soft, knitted, organic cotton
  • Fairly traded

 

The wrap is at its widest in the middle and tapers at the ends for easy tying. The basic tying method for a stretchy wraparound is used for most carrying positions.

As with other stretchy wraps the Cuddly Wrap is designed so that one size fits all (the fabric length is 5.5m approx), and can be used in a variety of carrying positions.

Tricot Slen Fabric Information

The Tricot Slen is made from 100% organic cotton and is fairly traded. It is luxuriously soft and is beautiful quality. The Tricot Slen is machine washable.

The Tricot Slen is currently available in the colours shown below.

Please click on the thumbnails for larger images.

Black Blue Jeans Anthracite Dark Purple
Black Blue Jeans Anthracite Dark Purple

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£49.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
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Kari-Me

Kari-Me baby Sling Age range: newborn to toddler
Weight range: birth to 33lb (15kg approx)
Positions: cradle (nursing), upright facing in, upright facing out, hip, back

The Kari-me is a UK manufactured wrap around carrier based on the traditional design but using a modern fabric. It is made of 90% cotton with a touch of lycra so is stretchy and snug fitting once tied in place. The softness and stretch of the Kari me fabric makes this a particularly lovely sling to use with a newborn.

The fabric of the Kari me is widest in the middle (70cm approx) and then tapers towards the ends to make for easier tying. One size fits all with this sling; if you are smaller you can tuck the ends out of the way after tying. The wrap is 5m long approx which will be long enough for most people.

Because of the nature of the fabric you need to tie the Kari-me on quite tightly so it fits you closely before you put the baby in. It then provides a lovely supportive and snug carry, which is very comfortable for both of you.

The Kari me has 5 carrying positions: cradle hold, upright facing in, upright facing out, on the hip and on the back (click here for a photo of the back position). The same basic tying method is used for most positions.

Karime Baby Carrier Karime Baby Carrier

Kari-me Fabric Information

The Karime is over 90% cotton with a touch of lycra to make it stretch without losing its shape. It is machine washable. The Kari-me is available in the following colours: Black, Blue, Burgundy, Lilac, Natural and Teal.

Black Blue Burgundy Lilac Natural Teal
black blue burgundy lilac natural teal

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£49.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
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Cuddly Wrap (100% organic)

Cuddly Wrap wraparound baby carrierAge range: newborn to toddler
Weight range: birth to 33lb (15kg approx)
Positions: cradle (nursing), upright facing in, hip

The Cuddly Wrap is a stretchy wraparound carrier made of top quality 100% organic cotton jersey. The fabric has enough stretch so that it moves with you but is still supportive enough to provide excellent back support for the person carrying, even with older babies and toddlers.

The wrap is at its widest in the middle (55cm approx) and tapers at the ends for easy tying. The basic tying method for a stretchy wraparound is used for most carrying positions.

As with other stretchy wraps the Cuddly Wrap is designed so that one size fits all (the fabric length is 5.5m approx), and can be used in a variety of carrying positions.

Cuddly Wrap Fabric Information

The Cuddly Wrap is made from 100% organic cotton and is fairly traded. It is luxuriously soft and is beautiful quality. The Cuddly Wrap is machine washable.

The Cuddly Wrap is currently available in the colours shown below.

Cuddly Wrap Baby Carrier Cuddly Wrap Baby Carrier
black red brown denim plum
black red brown denim plum
cranberry slate
cranberry slate

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£68.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
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Moby Wrap

Moby Wrap Age range: newborn to toddler
Weight range: birth to 35lb (16kg approx)
Positions: cradle (nursing), upright facing in, hip, back

The Moby Wrap is another very popular stretchy wrap-around carrier. As with the other stretchy wraps it is ideal to use from birth but spreads the weight of heavy, older babies and toddlers very effectively too.

As with the other stretchy wraps the Moby Wrap can be used in a variety of carrying positions including cradle, tummy to tummy and on the hip. It is possible to breastfeed your baby in the Moby Wrap although older babies may need to feed in a more upright postion rather than a cradle hold.

The Moby Wrap is designed to fit all shapes and sizes. The Moby Wrap is 5.5 metres long and about 55cm wide in the middle, with tapered ends for easy tying.

 

 

 

 

Moby Wrap Fabric Information

The fabric of the Moby Wrap is 100% cotton and the wrap is machine washable.

The Moby Wrap is available in the colours shown below.

 

black chocolate indigo red
black chocolate indigo red
navy moss leaf
navy moss leaf

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£40.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
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Moby Wrap Midweight

Moby Wrap Midweight Age range: newborn to toddler
Weight range: birth to 35lb (16kg approx)
Positions: cradle (nursing), upright facing in, hip, back

All the comfort of the Moby Wrap with a little less bulk and thickness.

The NEW Moby Modern Midweight is a twist on the award-winning original Moby Wrap. Modern hues and distinctive contrast stitch have always been signature to the Modern Moby Collection (Slate, Pacific, Cafe) but now with a new 'lighter' midweight, 100% cotton fabric.

The Moby Midweight fabric has been tested to provide the same excellent support and comfort as the Original Moby Wrap but with a little less thickness and weight. The Original Wrap weighs a total of 2lbs, whereas the new Moby Modern weighs 1.75lbs.

The Moby Midweight comes complete with a handy matching storage bag and full written instructions.

 

 

 

Moby Wrap Fabric Information

The fabric of the Moby Midweight Wrap is 100% cotton and the wrap is machine washable on cool.

The Moby Midweight Wrap is available in the fabrics show below.

 

pacific slate
pacific slate

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£40.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
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Moby Wrap UV

Moby Wrap UV Age range: newborn to toddler
Weight range: birth to 35lb (16kg approx)
Positions: cradle (nursing), upright facing in, hip

The Moby UV is exactly the same as the normal Moby Wrap, but made with fabric that is guaranteed SPF 50+ to ensure that your baby's delicate skin is safe from the sun.

The Moby Wrap is a very popular stretchy wrap-around carrier. As with the other stretchy wraps it is ideal to use from birth but spreads the weight of heavy, older babies and toddlers very effectively too.

As with the other stretchy wraps the Moby Wrap can be used in a variety of carrying positions including cradle, tummy to tummy and on the hip. It is possible to breastfeed your baby in the Moby Wrap although older babies may need to feed in a more upright postion rather than a cradle hold.

The Moby Wrap is designed to fit all shapes and sizes. The Moby Wrap is 5.5 metres long and about 55cm wide in the middle, with tapered ends for easy tying.

 

Moby Wrap UV 

Moby Wrap UV Fabric Information

The fabric of the Moby Wrap UV is 100% cotton and the wrap is machine washable. The fabric has been treated by the Rayosan™ process to make it SPF factor 50+ without changing the other qualities of the fabric. Think of the Rayosan™ process as an invisible dye. It acts like a mirror and will deflect the harmful UVA and UVB rays off the fabric.

Although it is a chemical process, it was tested and passed the Oeko-Tex 100 certification process, which ensures us that it was tested for harmful substances and passed. The dye is considered to be durable for the life or the garment. It is long lasting, but will start to gradually wash out after 30 washes or so.

The Moby Wrap UV is available in the colours shown below.

 

 

 

UV turquoise UV fuchsia sand sand
turquoise fuchsia sand almond blossom

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Solid colours: £44.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
Almond Blossom £50.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
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Woven Wraps

BB Slen (100% organic)

BB Slen organic wraparound baby carrierAge range: newborn to toddler
Weight range: birth to 44lb (20kg approx)
Positions: cradle (nursing), upright facing in, hip, back

  • Perfect support
  • Great for heavy babies and toddlers
  • Comes with instruction booklet and DVD
  • 100% woven organic cotton
  • Gorgeous vibrant fabrics
  • Fairly traded

 

We stock the BB Slen in two sizes. The 4.9m is suitable for most average sized men and women. The 4.6m is better for more petite people, but please note that some fabrics are only available in the 4.9m size. If you end up with excess fabric it's quite easy to tuck it out of the way after tying.

BB Slen Fabric Information

The BB Slen is made from 100% organic cotton and is fairly traded. It is soft and pliable with just enough diagonal stretch in the weave, and is beautiful quality. The BB Slen is machine washable.

The BB Slen is currently available in the colours and sizes shown below.

Please click on the thumbnails for larger images.

Prunella Green Peas Fruit Cocktail Blue Lotus
Prunella Green Peas Fruit Cocktail Blue Lotus

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£62.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
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Calin Bleu Gauze Wrap

Gauze Wrap Age range: newborn to toddler
Weight range: birth to 35lb (16kg approx)
Positions: cradle (nursing), upright facing in, hip, back

If you want a simple stylish baby carrier youíll adore these UK made gauze slings in a range of fashionable colours.

The loosely woven gauze flexes to fit your body and your baby. Made from breathable 100 per cent cotton this soft flexible one-size sling works well from newborn to toddler and fits tall and small parents too. The wrap doubles up as a back carrier. In all positions, the carrier distributes weight evenly across both your shoulders and provides excellent support for both baby and adult.

The lightweight fabric feels similar to a soft muslin or cheesecloth and is perfect for all seasons. Stay cool with your baby close to you indoors and out. Great for summer but convenient throughout the year as youíll stay comfortable when carrying your baby round the house, on public transport, or in shopping centres. Itís also ultra compact, and an ideal sling to keep in your bag.

The Calin Bleu Gauze Wrap comes with a detailed instruction booklet to help you get to grips with wrap tying!

 

 Gauze Wrap

Calin Bleu Gauze Wrap Sizing

We keep stock of the Calin Bleu Gauze Wrap in the medium size is 4.6m long which and will fit most people. If you are over 5’10” or 13st approximately then a large may be more suitable for you. The large size is approximately 5.2m long.
The fabric is the same width throughout, with a slant cut end for an attractive finish. This wrap is wide enough to be used for back carrying babies once they have sufficient head control.

Calin Bleu Gauze Wrap Fabrics

The Calin Bleu Gauze Wrap is 100% cotton and is currently available in the following beautiful colours:

 

natural olive chocolate mystic blue
natural olive chocolate mystic blue
black amethyst mountain grey ocean teal
black amethyst mountain grey ocean teal

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medium size: £40.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
large size: £44.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
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Ellaroo Wrap

Ellaroo Wrap baby carrier Age range: newborn to toddler
Weight range: birth to 35lb (16kg approx)
Positions: cradle (nursing), upright facing in, hip, back

The Ellaroo Wrap is a beautiful traditional wrap-around baby carrier, consisting of a single stretch of 100% hand-woven cotton made in Guatemala. The fabric of the Ellaroo is quite lightweight, so easy to manipulate and not too hot to wear. This makes it ideal for use in any climate.

As with any woven wrap, the Ellaroo Wrap is incredibly versatile and can be used with any age of baby or toddler. The woven fabric has just a little diagonal stretch to make it mould well to you and your baby when wrapping, but it is very supportive so is great to use with heavy babies and toddlers.

 

You only need to learn one basic method of tying to get started; but if you enjoy experimenting there are loads of different ways of tying and using an Ellaroo Wrap!

Ellaroo Wrap baby carrierEllaroo Wrap Sizing

Available in three sizes: small (4.2 metres), medium (4.6 metres) and large (5.0 metres).

Small - only suitable for very petite women (5’2” and size 8 or less).

Medium - suitable for most small to average sized people for all carrying methods.

Large - for people over 5’10” or 13st for all carrying methods.

Ellaroo Wrap Fabrics

The Ellaroo Wrap is 100% cotton, woven in Guatemala. It is available in a variety of beautiful fabrics. The colours are really vibrant, no photograph can really do them justice and colours tend to display differently on different computer monitors so we can never guarantee a totally accurate representation.
Please click on the small swatch picture to see a larger version of the thumbnail, and a close up of the fabric.

The manufacturers recommend hand-washing the Ellaroo Wrap but it will cope with a wool cycle in a washing machine. All dyes used in these wraps are non-toxic.

Christiane
Christiane
Eco
Eco
Limona
Limona
Kristen
Kristen
Maija
Maija
Bule
Bule
Lola
Lola
La Rae
La Rae
Claudia
Claudia
Nadia
Nadia
Ronda
Ronda
Ysabel
Ysabel
Fuchsia
Fuchsia
Seattle
Seattle
Ordering and Delivery of Ellaroo Wraps

We try to keep most colours in stock as far as possible in the medium and large sizes as these are the most popular sizes. If the colour/size that you wish to order is currently out of stock then our system will not let you add it to your shopping cart.
If you would prefer a small size, or would like a colour that we don't keep in stock at Little Possums please contact us and we can usually source one for you.

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£55.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
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Storchenwiege Wrap baby carrierStorchenwiege Wrap

Age range: newborn to toddler
Weight range: birth to 35lb+ (16kg+ approx)
Positions: cradle (nursing), upright facing in, hip, back

The Storchenwiege Wrap is a beautifully soft, top quality wrap carrier. The unique weaving method used in the production of the fabric enables children to be carried up to a higher weight range than with other carriers. The Storchenwiege weave is excellent at retaining its shape when in use which reduces the amount of adjustment required.

The Storchenwiege is manufactured in Germany. It has a double hemline for durability and tapered ends for easy tying. The fabric is prewashed and preshrunk and all the cotton used in the production of the Storchenwiege is Oeko Text 100 certified free from chemicals and residues. The Storchenwiege is machine washable.

As with all woven wraparounds the Storchenweige is an incredibly versatile carrier, offering a wide variety of carrying positions (including front, hip and back) to suit babies and toddlers of all ages. The Storchenwiege comes with a detailed set of illustrated instructions.

 

 

Storchenwiege Wrap baby carrierStorchenwiege Wrap Sizing

We keep the Storchenwiege Wrap in stock in the 4.6m and the 5.2m sizes. We recommend the 4.6m for small to average height and build and the 5.2m for people who are taller than 5' 10" and/or large build.

The Storchenwiege also comes in 3.6m and 4.1m lengths. If you require one of these sizes please email us and we can usually source one for you.

Storchenwiege Wrap Fabrics

The Storchenwiege Wrap is 100% cotton.
We offer the striped Storchenwiege in the colours shown below: Inka, Anna and Ulli.

The plain colour Storchenwiege Wraps are actually woven in a delicate diamond weave using two shades. The diamond weave of the leo Storchenwiege Wraps makes them exceptionally soft and flexible even when new.
From a distance they look like a solid colour but close up you can see the attractive diamond weave (see the enlarged portion of each swatch picture). The colours available are Leo Marine, Leo Turkis, Leo Natural, Leo Rouge and Leo Green.

 

Storchenwiege Wrap Fabrics - Stripes

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Inka Anna
Inka Anna
Ulli Lilly
Ulli Lilly
Storchenwiege Wrap Fabrics - Solids

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Leo Marine Leo Turkis Leo Natural
Leo Marine Leo Turkis Leo Natural
Leo Rouge Leo Bordeaux
Leo Rouge Leo Bordeaux

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4.6m size: £69.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
5.2m size: £78.00 (inclusive UK P&P)
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