Solly Baby Wrap Review

Summary

Product brand: Solly Baby

Product model: Solly Baby wrap

  • Hands-free babywearing
  • Soft and breathable
  • Natural fabric
  • Can hold 25 pounds 
  • One size fits all
  • Machine washable
  • Durable

If there is such a thing as a wrap following, then the Solly Baby Wrap has it. What differentiates the Solly Baby wrap from other wraps is the unique and proprietary material Soilly Baby uses. The Solly baby wrap material is the perfect combination of breathability, feel and the right amount of stretch.

Most parents that have used the Solly wrap will rave about how comfortable their babies are in it and how they love to sleep wrapped in its butter soft folds. 

With this wrap you get to keep your baby close to you while your hands are free. It’s great to be able to get the house chores done while your young baby is safely next to your body.

Features

  • Cool fabric, ideal for warm and hot weather 
  • 100% certified Lenzing modal (sourced from the pulp of Austrian Beechwood trees)
  • Comfortable fit for mother and baby
  • Promotes bonding
  • Lightweight and silky soft
  • Suitable from birth up to 25 pounds
  • Easy to put on
  • Helps to reduce crying and calms colicky babies
  • Provides a safe and snug bed for your baby

Solly Baby Wrap specifications

LengthApprox. 5.5 yards..
Wearing positionFront inward
TypeWrap
Weight limit25 pounds
Age limit9 months
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Why I love the Solly baby wrap

There are many reasons to love you Solly. The first thing I noticed about this wrap is the unique fabric that it is made of. The fabric is extremely soft and feels great to the touch. 

Solly’s certified Lenzing Modal is an extremely silky soft and sustainably made knit. The proprietary material is made from Australian beechwood trees and made in the USA.

The natural fibers wick moisture away from the skin, which means you and your baby won’t get hot and sweaty while using it. 

It’s the ideal newborn baby wrap for summer and warmer climates as well as for parents that get hot easily

I was also happy to find out that this baby wrap is not bulky at all.

There is ample fabric for all body sizes but the material is fairly thin so the wrap never becomes uncomfortably bulky.

Unlike some other wraps I’ve triedt, this one is very easy to put on. The instructions are straightforward for a snug fit that is super comfortable for both you and your baby.

The Solly wrap comes in a beautiful neutral color range. It’s really difficult to settle on one color when you see all of the options.

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It’s all about the Solly wrap fabric

The Solly Baby wrap is sustainably made from 100% certified Lenzing modal, sourced from the pulp of Austrian Beechwood trees. These natural fibers give the fabric a super-soft feel, helps to wick away moisture, and makes for a very breathable material. That means you and your baby will not become hot and sweaty when you’re out on your walks.

The material is also thinner than many other wraps, which means you never have too much fabric to tie around you. 

How to wear the Solly baby carrier

It is super easy to put the Solly wrap on, with or without help. To begin with, there is a tag in the middle of the wrap. You put that tag in the middle of your front and from there you wrap the Solly criss-cross over your back, bringing the ends over your shoulders. 

For a very clear illustration on how to wrap your baby in a Solly wrap, watch this video on YouTube:

Solly Baby also has a number of useful videos on their website.

The different ways to use your Solly

The basic tie

The basic tie is the simplest way to wrap you Solly. It’s exactly what you think of when you imagine a baby in a wrap. 

The straps are crossed on the back across the top and hips. They also cross on the front to create a pocket for your baby.

Here is a picture from the Solly wrap instructions themselves.

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The classic carry

The classic carry goes hand in hand with the “basic tie”. It’s how you place your baby in the basic tie you just learned.

Here are the instructions from Solly:

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The newborn carry

The newborn carry is a variation of the classic carry where your newborn is more supported to ensure the whole body is enclosed in the wrap including some neck and head support.

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Checklist for wrap babywearing safety

Babywearing safety is important and Solly takes it seriously. The Solly wrap manual comes with a clever way to remember the important points about safe babywearing – T.I.C.K.S.

T — Tight: your wrap should be tight as if you were hugging your baby close to you.

I — In View: You should always be able to see your baby.

C — Close: Keep baby close enough to kiss. Don’t let the wrap sag.

K — Keep chin off chest: Ensure your baby is not curled in a position where the chin is being pushed towards the chest.

S — Supported back: Your baby’s back should always be evenly supported.

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How to take your baby out of the Solly wrap

Taking your baby out is as important as putting him in. In fact, you may find yourself putting the baby in and pulling him out more often than you think.

Knowing how to remove your baby from the wrap safely is important because you won’t always have a second pair of hands available to help you.

Check you the picture below showing you how to remove you baby from the wrap:

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The Solly wrap delivers comfort

The Solly baby carrier ties snugly around you and your baby. Most parents that have tried it say that their babies are so comfortable, they fall asleep almost immediately and can stay content like that for hours. 

Only when they feel hungry will they begin to fuss again.

The way the Solly baby carrier is wrapped around your body means that the baby’s weight is distributed evenly across your body, which means you can wear your baby for hours before your back or shoulders will begin to feel any strain.

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Easy travel companion

Being very soft and lightweight, the Solly wrap folds up very small and fits into its own little storage pocket. You can easily pack it in your diaper bag, it hardly takes up any space, great for moms and dads on the go.

And take a careful look – at one end of the wrap there is a secret little pocket, just right to stow your baby’s pacifier. 

Hip healthy product

Solly Baby Wraps are safe for babies. The product has been certified as a hip-healthy baby carrier by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

This means the Solly Baby Wrap encourages healthy hip development, which is especially important during the first six months of life when a baby’s hips grow a lot.

The Solly Baby Wrap allows you to carry your baby in the so-called ‘’frog position” with your baby’s legs in an M shape while in the wrap. In this position, your baby’s bottom is lower than his knees, which supports proper hip development.

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Who is the Solly baby carrier for?

The Solly wraps are popular with parents who prefer locally made, sustainable and eco-friendly products. This is a product made from natural fibers and sourced sustainably. 

In addition, Solly baby uses environment-friendly dyes for their wraps which is another factor that makes them popular with parents who prefer environmentally friendly products.

Safety of the Solly wrap

I’ve already mentioned the Solly is a  hip-healthy baby wrap and complies with the Internation Hip Dysplatia Institute guidelines.

In addition, it’s also ATSM F2907 compliant, which means it’s certified to standard consumer safety specifications for sling style carriers and wraps.  

The Solly wrap is as safe as they come.

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Conclusion

Most wraps are very similar, they are a long piece of fabric that can be tied around your body to keep you baby calm and safe. The Solly wrap differentiates itself in a one simple way; the fabric is simply amazing.

The Solly baby wrap is lightweight, it feels amazing to the touch and has the perfect amount of stretch.

All in all, the Solly Baby Wrap offers a snug and cozy place for your baby to relax or sleep in while you have peace of mind that he is safe, happy and close to your heart.