From our friends at Girasol…….
Why carry babies?
It’s really quite simple – carrying is good for everyone and it keeps you mobile!
It’s quite natural to continue carrying babies after birth: the body heat from the person carrying the baby helps make the child feel calm and secure – you’re with me and I will protect you!
But carrying is also a wonderful and unique experience for parents: trust, bonding and intensive familiarization, feeling what the baby needs and rediscovering the world together at “eye level”. And, of course, “baby-wearing” provides great benefits in everyday life: when at home, shopping, travelling by bus or rail, in crowds, with brothers and sisters – the baby’s with you, but you’ve got your hands free!
But carrying is also beneficial in difficult situations: problems with restlessness, frequent crying, wind, teething pains and confusing environmental stimuli usually get much better more quickly with frequent baby carrying.
The correct method of carrying where the legs are spread slightly apart and the baby is brought into a kind of squatting position also constitutes an important prerequisite for perfect hip development and healthy back muscles while helping children develop their senses.
Quality and Fair Trade
It has been our priority to provide baby carriers of high quality at favourable prices since 1984. We were awarded the top “Recommendable” commendation for our outstanding quality by the ÖKO-Test magazine in its special baby issue in 2000. A later test in the ÖKO-Test 2/2007 magazine found the Girasol baby carrier (rainbow stripes) to be “very good”.
And there’s one thing you can depend on:
Only pure untreated cotton that has neither been pre-bleached or chemically finished is used. We do not use formaldehyde, halogen-organic compounds, aromatic amines or brighteners. And our fabrics are not treated subsequently with chemicals or finishes.
Our select weavers are masters of a very difficult and ancient skill: diagonal weaving. A high-quality baby carrier produced with this method of weaving will always adapt elastically and never stretch out of shape. The hems have been doubled to prevent the edges from causing any unpleasant pressure.
Our carriers are all made from fabric that may be washed in the machine at 60°C . Baby carriers and slings shrink a little after the first wash – the lengths stated refer to the lengths after washing.
The Girasol Woven Wrap
Hardly any other carrying method is as versatile as baby wraps are: the different styles of tying them allow them to be used from newborn babies to toddlers; they can almost always be perfectly adapted to the changing needs of both carriers and the carried.
Admittedly, it does need a bit of practice to perfectly and quickly tie a baby wrap, but you’ll be rewarded with a unique and comfortable sensation if you persevere. In front of the stomach, on the hip, on the back, with different centres of gravity, shifting weights and additional functions, for example, as blankets, mats, baby hammocks and swings – baby wraps are comfortable, practical and fun.
Our baby wraps are woven in two bindings: transposed twill and diamond twill. Due to their diagonal elasticity, both types of weave possess wonderful baby-carrying properties. The centre of the baby wrap is identified by a little sewn-in label, the ends are tapered and the hems doubled for comfort.
All Girasol baby wraps may be washed at 60°C, may be ironed and occasionally – if haste is required – even dried in tumble-driers.
We offer our wraps in 4 different lengths : 3,60m 4,20m 4,60m and 5,20m.
If you need a special size, there is the possibility to have it custum made.
The suitable size depends on your size and the carrying positions.
The longer the wrap, the more possibilities you have to carry your baby.
With the length of 4,60 or 5,20m you can bind all different positions.