The Wrap 8ssentials
Brand: Bara Barn
Material: 100% Cotton
Price Range: $80-100
Age Range: Newborn+
Find-ability: Bara Barn is a lesser-known wrap brand, and therefore only found in a few places new and used.
Our local babywearing group has a lending library with this Bara Barn shortie wrap. I was curious to use the Bara Barn, as I found it a pretty color and I had never worn or even heard of one before. After a little research I found that the Bara Barn “knot shawls” are made in Sweden. They are a small company, which specializes in the shortie wraps and ring slings. Their size 2 wraps are a bit wider and longer than the standard shortie size.
Pros: The Bara Barn prize themselves on the thinness of their wrap. It is most certainly thinner than any other wrap I have felt before. Using it on a summer day at the park during a babywearing meeting, it was very breezy and cool. I had BabyT in a simple ruck on my back and even though he is a little furnace, it felt nice and breathable.
Bara Barn wraps are also a soft 100% cotton. They have simple and beautiful colors, and break in very well. The thinness also makes it easy to wrap with. Thick wraps can be hard for beginners to wrap with, as they are bulky and cumbersome, but this wrap is a very simple shortie.
Cons: This wrap is thin. While thin can mean very breathable and airy, it also means diggy and rough for this wrap. The thinness gives away some of the comfort that I have felt in other wraps. The rails across the shoulders along my neck started to dig rather quickly and feel sore. I wouldn’t say the Bara Barn was made for my 20lb+ chubbers.
The Wrap Up…
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