Frequently Asked Questions
Wraps, slings, baby carriers ... what's the difference?
There are lots of different carriers on the market today, such as slings, wraps, front packs, carriers, and so much more, each made to suit different lifestyles!
The baby wrap suits any lifestyle and is by far the most comfortable choice of all baby carriers out there. It takes some time to get used to, which is the draw to other styles of carriers, but once you get used to the baby wrap, the comfort, ability to grow with baby, and ability to share the same wrap with your partner you will agree the baby wrap is the best choice.
The wrap uses both shoulders, as well as your back, to carry the weight of your baby. A sling only uses one shoulder. Both come with no stretch, some stretch, or full stretch. We recommend the full stretch for optimal comfort for both you and baby.
Most front packs and carriers have narrow straps, buckles, or rings, which often cause discomfort.
Moby wrap, sleepy wrap, peapod cuddly wrap, maman kangourou, BambooMama baby wrap, Mom'sHomemade baby wrap; stretchy baby wraps that literally wraps around your body to wear baby in comfort, through all growing stages.
'Back pack' style Carriers:
ErgoBaby, Pikkolo, BabyHawk Mei Tai, Beco Butterfly and Baby Bjorn baby Carriers; using straps, buckles, snaps or other fasteners.
Slings & Pouches:
Maya wrap, Hotslings, EllaRoo Ring Sling, Sakura Bloom Slings; used to carry baby over only one shoulder.
Why choose the Bamboo Mama® Baby Wrap?
The Bamboo Mama® Baby Wrap uses eco-friendly, organic, locally made fabric.
The bamboo french terry is made of 65% Bamboo, 28% cotton and 7% lycra for comfortable stretch. Bamboo is a renewable resource, breathable and naturally antibacterial. It is OE100 Class 1 Certified, making it an organic choice! It has super soft luxurious drape, just like your favorite T-shirt. The edges are tapered, making it easy to tie, and the middle pocket makes it convenient to carry keys, cards or your child's favorite toy.
There is no better fabric on the market today.
The Cotton French Terry version is an economical alternative made in Canada.
The Bamboo Mama® Baby Wrap is Made in Canada by a work-at-home-mom (WAHM)!