This is my first review on a woven wrap, but they are something I use quite often due to their versatility and convenience of having a carrier that be tied in a myriad of different ways to suit the occasion. They are made of strong woven fabric of different blends and have a slight diagonal stretch but shouldn’t sag when worn, allowing you to snugly wrap your baby against you in front, hip and back carries.
My initial thoughts on the Keppeke Cubes wrap was that it was quite soft for a brand new woven wrap. It’s 100% cotton and the geometic cube pattern gave the wrap nice texture and adds the right amount of grip while wrapping.
It also comes in different colourways to match any outfit!
In my pictures I am doing a Double Hammock back carry and A Front Wrap Cross Carry on my front. For more information on wrap sizes and carry options check out this site http://www.krystabellelane.com.au/pages/babywearing-help and you can search these carries on www.youtube.com
- Quite soft and has a good amount of grip
- Could be used for infants through to toddlers
- There are many ways to wear and tie it and when done correctly will be ergonomic for you and baby
- You need a bit of practice when learning to tie woven wraps so make sure you feel confident in wrapping baby before leaving the house with your wrap!
- This brand only comes in a size 6 (4.6m) so it’s quite long but on the upside you can use it for nearly every carry. Also a lot of people get their wraps “chopped” and hemmed into smaller sizes or converted into ring slings so that is always an option if you find it too long.
My Chiropractic Opinion on the Keppeke Woven Wrap
The brilliant thing about woven wraps is that you can achieve great postural support for you and baby if you correctly wrap using many different tying techniques. The baby can be held in a great “M” position and the “C” curve of young babies can be maintained. There are probably hundreds of different tying techniques so use your local sling group to join a meet and learn or even just go to Youtube and watch countless tutorials.
To learn more on optimal ergonomics visit my page on The Importance of Ergonomics
This is good video tutorial to start out with using a newborn
A Day In The Life Of…
A review of the Keppeke Woven Wrap in my daily activities
Getting baby into carrier in the car park It’s a tad tricky with the long tails but with practice it makes it a lot easier
Is it easier to put it on before leaving the house? No, you can’t pre-tie it with most carries
How supported is the baby in the Keppeke? Very supported depending on the size of your baby and the type of carry you choose to do.
Is it easy to carry my baby bag with carrier on? Yes, it is quite easy.
Can I hold my older child’s hand with the carrier on? Yes.
Does it feel hands-free? Yes, it does and I feel I can use both hands when needed
How supported is baby when they fall asleep? quite supportive depending on the type of carry chosen
Can I breastfeed while wearing the baby in the Keppeke? I have found I need to take baby out of the wrap first but the wrap can make a great breastfeeding cover if you wanted.
Can I bend down to pick up toys, laundry etc? Yes, but even though his body is well supported, I always put my hand behind his head.
Can I sit down while wearing it? Yes but also dependent on the carry you choose
How does it feel after 30 minutes? Great! I found it easy to wear for prolonged periods.
Does it pass the late afternoon/dinner time test? ie; the witching hour! Yes, baby can get snuggled while I am busy!
Can it hold a toddler? Yes, but it’s best to learn some double layered carries though to add support
More Information on the wrap I am using as taken from http://www.krystabellelane.com.au/collections/wraps/products/cubes-woven-wrap-brown
Name: Brown Cubes
Size: 6 = 4.6m
Colours: Brown & ecru
Composition: 100% cotton
Cubes has a soft loose binding, though sturdy, suitable for babies and toddlers.
Please note: All Keppeke wraps made atleast 5% longer than specified to allow for shrinkage after 1st or 2nd washing (which is part of the natural process).