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BALLARD STRIPE REVIEW by Courtney C.

Posted on April 18 2015

Meet  Courtney C.
"Babywearing or Toddlerwearing is very near and dear to my heart. It has become part of the way I parent and how I deal with life so to say. I am a very busy mom (oh heck, all moms are busy) so when it comes to getting things done, I need my hands free. I don’t care if you use a wrap, SSC, or a towel to wear your kid. If you babywear, I LOVE IT. 
I’ve been babywearing for two plus years now. I have tried almost any brand you can name (except for handwovens)...I have dabbled in many brands; you name it, I’ve tried it. And I love each and every wrap I have tried. No hater-ade over here."

*My son is 2.5 years old, 29lbs

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Ballard Stripe

"So what makes Kindred Wrap so special?

For me, I have the pickiest shoulders in the world. Not really sure if shoulders can be picky, but mine are! So when I wrap with a woven, it must be able to lay on my shoulders softly but firmly. I also have a bit of lower back issues from pregnancy, so making sure that the wrap isn’t slippy is very important to me.

When I tried the Kindred Ballard Stripes I definitely fell in love. If you have tried a Pavo Aquaria, or hearts, then this wrap is pretty comparable. Ballard Stripes cush factor is a 9/10. It is a little more firm than an Aquaria, but I think that with more breaking in, the stripes will be just as cushy or more. The cush suffices for a toddlers weight. It is soft, and cuddly. It has a nice bounce to it that any big baby would love. I think bounce is so important in a wrap, because it has a little give, and it’s not too tight.

  

As far as the wrap jobs that I got to do with this wrap: FWCC, Rucksack, DH, DH CCCB, RR, RR CCCB, DH TAS, and Torso. My favorite carry was the DH and FWCC. It is very easy to wrap with. It glides very nicely and it doesn’t get stuck. But like I mentioned, it is not slippy, or messy. It is easy to work with. Another important factor is that this wrap is airy. Living in Hawaii, I need an airy/breathable wrap that won’t kill us in the heat. This wrap was fine in a single or double pass carry. I also enjoyed the wrong and right sides. I like a wrap that has variety, and the stripes had exactly that.

I would recommend this brand to anyone with newborns or toddlers. I got to feel and play with a few of the other test wraps and they were not dense like Stripes. It would be a great brand to start with, and to grow with. And that right there says it all, because you want to make sure you invest in a wrap that will last you a while!" -Courtney C.

 

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