TLB Reviews: Ovolo

The Goods: Ovolo Woven Baby Wraps

The Reviewers: Kileah, Micah, and Amy

Editor’s note: we like to use products for a long time before posting our reviews because we feel a week or even a month’s use for something that could be an investment for a buyer isn’t enough time to really be able to review the product. That said, it took us AGES to get this review posted, much to our embarrassment. In that time though we got to learn that not only does Ovolo make quality wraps, they also maintain quality service, support, and interactions.
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Left- Lark Glacier, size 6. Right- Fletching Wagtail, size 4.

The Good

Kileah says…

I am pretty sure I squealed when our Ovolo wraps came in the mail! Down to the packaging…there was so much love and care put into sending it to us. We received the Fletching Wagtail in a size 4 (3.6 metres/11.81 ft.) and the Lark Glacier in a size 5 (4.2/13.78 ft.) both in their loom state.  They both are 100% cotton but both completely gorgeous and DIFFERENT in their feel and wrapping specifics. The wagtail was a bit of a “beast” to break in at first…but nothing that a good thorough washing/drying and a few wears couldn’t fix. It’s an amazingly squishy and supportive wrap that doesn’t dig in at the tension points, and practically oooozed of sleepydust. The pixie hobbit and the baby hobbit both absolutely love getting wrapped up in it. The design of the fletching has a bit of personal meaning to our family as Micah’s grandfather’s name was Fletcher…the middle name we picked out for the sweet baby that we lost several years ago. Holding, wearing, using this warm, sturdy wrap has been a small source of healing in my heart.

And then Ovolo sent me and my littlest squish a NINJA and a HANDMADE Bandana in December. They did it JUST BECAUSE. Because they love their people and care about creating pieces that last. Pieces that are a part of your family…even for generations to come. THAT is the kind of heart and company I want to support. The kind that values my family and will do whatever it takes to help and support us in our journey of loving and learning with each other. Thank you, Ovolo. Thank you for working so hard to love on us in such a busy time of the year!

Baby hobbit in a double hammock carry using the Fletching Wagtail.

Baby hobbit in a double hammock carry using the Fletching Wagtail.

Micah says…

While I’ve been baby wearing since our oldest hobbit was born 6 years ago, this was my first experience wrapping with anything other than a Moby. I have to say that I was a bit skeptical at first- mostly because my experience using the Moby wasn’t that great- it was too long, and stretched out too easily for me. I did my best to put preconceived ideas aside and went to work learning to wrap with the Ovolos we received. I’m pretty big on the way things look, so for starters I can tell you that I was absolutely thrilled with the wraps Ovolo had sent as they were both patterns and colors that I liked. What I was not prepared for, however, was just how comfortable they would be once I got a few wrapping techniques down. The support that I felt I had as I carried a child in both was fantastic, and the knots stayed tied well.

Pixie Hobbit in a ruck carry with a tibetan tie-off using the Lark Glacier.

Pixie Hobbit in a ruck carry with a tibetan tie-off using the Lark Glacier.

 

Amy says…

We reviewed the Heartwood Onyx in a size 6. (100% cotton, 257gsm if you’re into wrap stats.)
I’m saying this, but really, it’s my husband who’s giving the feedback for the review! This wrap is his daily driver. In fact, it’s probably in use for at least an hour each day, if not more! This is our son’s legacy wrap, hands-down, from both a quality perspective and for the emotional attachment we all have to it. My husband is not a wrapper. He wore our daughter in a “crotch-dangler” buckle carrier six years ago, so the first time he wrapped our newborn son in this Ovolo wrap was literally the first time he had ever wrapped a baby.

It’s beginner friendly. At first, we both scoffed at the included instruction photos (“Isn’t this a bit much? LOL.”) Answer: no! It’s not a bit much. Literally as soon as he had the wrap tied, he was praising the instruction sheet for how easy it was to do something that, at first blush, looked complicated. Since then, he’s tried a variety of videos and tutorials to guide him through other carries. (Spoiler alert: none have really worked, he’s ended up frustrated, and gone back to the tried-and-true FWCC. Front Wrap Cross Carry, for those who don’t speak wrap-ease.) It showed up soft and has broken in to buttah. It’s lovely. M y husband does things to this wrap that I’d never dream of! It gets tossed wherever he’s taking it off (floor, couch, bed, on top of the laundry heap in our room…). He’s not gentle with it. Our son has barfed stinky chunks of curdled breastmilk on to it more times than we can count. He sucks, teethes, and chews on the rails. I couldn’t tell you what the care instructions say; all I can tell you is that the hubs tossed it straight into the washer on ‘delicate’ with cloth-diaper safe detergent, and then we line-dried it. In the winter, it went into the dryer on ‘delicate’. I don’t think it’s shrunk much since we first washed and dried it to set the weave and prep it.

Real dad. Real newborn. Real beginner wrap job!

Real dad. Real newborn. Real beginner wrap job!

It’s forgiving as all get-out. It’s been in action for 10 months here and over that time, my husband has gotten MUCH better at wrapping (always the FWCC). He needed a mirror for the first month or so, and now he could probably do it with his eyes closed. He still doesn’t care much for getting the prettiest, or the neatest, or the best wrap job. He knows how to make sure the baby is in a deep seat and to spread the passes over his bum. Beyond that, all bets are off. Our guy isn’t small, either, he’s 25 pounds or so. This wrap forgives the sometimes sloppy passes and stays tight; it keeps him high and feeling light, despite his baby-heft. Even when our (strong like a horse!) baby is arching his back and trying to nose-dive out of it (for instance, when he’s about to be handed off to me to nurse), the passes stay tight and hold him.

If I had to get rid of all my wraps except one, this would be the one we kept. It has taken abuse, forgives sloppy wrapping, and my husband and son don’t go a day without it. It also helps that Ovolo knocked it out of the park with the design; it’s masculine and earthy and aesthetically simple yet beautiful. We love it.

Ovolo Heartwood Onyx. Our legacy wrap.

Ovolo Heartwood Onyx. Our legacy wrap.

The Bad

Kileah says…

As I mentioned before: the Fletching is what I’d call more of an experienced babywearer’s wrap…it’s a DREAM to wrap with when the wrap is broken in…but it takes some good washing/drying and some good beating/wearing around to break in. Absolutely worth the effort because it speaks STRONG and SOFT when it’s in its ideal state. The Lark, simply due to its more “lightweightedness,” was easier to re-adjust to breastfeed my youngest two in.

Micah says…

A few things come to mind here. First, the Fletching Wagtail, which is the wrap that I absolutely loved, is too short to be a versatile wrap for me. At 5’10” and 245 lbs. I need a wrap that’s at least a 6 to be able to feel secure using it in a back carry- I wasn’t able to use this wrap for anything more than a simple hip carry. This could definitely be a downside for dads since we tend to be bigger framed than moms! Also, the Fletching Wagtail is such a heavy woven fabric that it really isn’t ideal for use in warmer weather.

Pixie Hobbit in a hip cross carry using the Lark Glacier. This was on a Costco that she was less than thrilled to be a part of!

Pixie Hobbit in a hip cross carry using the Lark Glacier. This was on a Costco that she was less than thrilled to be a part of!

Amy says…

I think it’s faded a bit after a ton of use and several times drying in the sun. Black is a tough color as fading goes, but that’s really the only potentially bad thing I can say. We don’t mind it the slight fade. I probably should’ve hung it in the evening when it wouldn’t be in direct sunlight. Maybe the other “bad” is that my husband commandeered this thing and I think I’ve gotten to use it maybe one time! Ha!

To Micah’s point, I’ll mention that my husband is 5’7″ and a medium build, and a 6 is just fitting him to wrap our 10 month-old in a FWCC. If you’re buying for a dad (and this is the epitome of a dad wrap!), look at the longer sizes.

The Ugly

Kileah says… 

The ugly for me? Don’t know if I have anything bad to say…I’m in love 🙂

Micah says…

The ugly for me is simply that wraps just aren’t as quick and easy to use as most soft structured carriers. I wish they were, because they are pretty cool and extremely comfortable as long as you wear them correctly.

Amy says…

We did have a hem on one rail succumb to some razor-sharp baby teeth. Fixing that is on my to-do list, but it’s been like that for a couple months, and it hasn’t impacted wrapping at all. (And again, my husband is not gentle when he’s using this thing, so consider that the hems were put under a good deal of stress every time he’s used it.) Did I mention this thing takes a beating?

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While no product is absolutely perfect for everyone, our reviewers all agreed that the Ovolo wraps come close. So we’re excited to share the love with you in an Ovolo Wrap giveaway for one lucky Leaky and excited that 3 additional wraps are going to babywearing lending libraries!

Babywearing Ovolo wrap

Ovolo Ombre Lupine

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Ovolo is giving away one of their brand new wraps, the Ombre Lupine in a Size 6 ($325 value) for one lucky Leaky!

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Meet Ombre Lupine, a gorgeous combination of blues, purples, and greys with a navy blue weft. Lupine is the first in our series of wraps called Ombre. Ovolo Ombre wraps are uniquely woven on a small dobby loom in plain weave and in very limited batches, less than 20 per color. Ombre wraps are woven with 8/2 cotton for both warp and weft. Ombre is truly the wrap for everyone. It carries very much like your favorite handwoven, with lots of stretch, amazing drape, and very gentle on shoulders. Woven and finished in the USA.

Size 4: 4.6 meters

Width: 76cm
Rails: Selvedge
Ends: Blunt Hemmed
Middle Marker: Tactile

100% 8/2 cotton | 275 gsm

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered.  The giveaway is open from March 16, 2015 through March 23, 2015.  A big thanks to Ovolo for their support of TLB and all breastfeeding women; please be sure to visit their Facebook page and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.  Check out their Etsy shop too!

This giveaway is restricted to US entries only. 

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Comments

  1. These are gorgeous. When I was first pregnant babywearing wasn’t common in my area, but now all of my clients ask about wraps and carriers and I like to have a variety of them to try.

  2. Katherine says:

    I actually don’t have a favorite baby wearing lending library yet! I’m new to baby wearing, so I have yet to find a group.

  3. Amanda Bucher says:

    I really liked our local Lending Library, BWI of Rochester NY. Unfortunately, the chapter just closed due to low membership. : (

  4. Love the colors in the Ovolo Ombre Lupine wrap! Its just beautiful!

  5. Cristina Checa says:

    My favorite lending libraries are:

    Babywearers of Color
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/BabywearersOfColor/

    Babywearers of East County
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/babywearersofeastcountysd/

    Babywearing International of San Diego
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/BabywearingInternationalofSanDiego/

  6. Nikki Weeks says:

    sounds like these wraps have taken a good visit and had plenty of use. I like that even though maybe tougher to break in, these sound like great wraps.

  7. I only know of one lending library and it’s through Treasure Valley baby wearers in Idaho.

  8. I am a first time mom , who is new to baby wearing, so I don’t know of any lending libraries! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. The Hardin County babywearers is my local babywearing group. We are new and would love the addition to our lending library!!!

  10. I have given a couple wraps- didn’t know there was such a thing as a lending library of wraps! That is cool!

  11. BWI of Central NJ

  12. Renee VanAllen says:

    Would love to win! 🙂

  13. Tara Kosing says:

    BWI of Chicagoland 🙂

  14. I’m on baby 7 and didn’t start wearing until # 5 but love it now. I don’t have a wrap style carrier that I like so this would rock for this busy mom!

  15. I’ve never used a wrap and I’d love to try this one!

  16. I’d highly recommend the BWI groups here in MN. There are two, BWI of the South metro and bwi of the Twin Cities. Both run by amazing, fabulous women!

  17. Kelly Placek says:

    Lodi Babywearers, Roseville Babywearers, and Rivercity Babywearers are my favorite lending libraries

  18. The BWI chapter in Birmingham AL and Rocket City Slings in Huntsville, AL!

  19. Hoa Hoang says:

    Great reviews! I have the Ovolo Lark Onyx and it’s breaking in nicely!

  20. Beautiful wraps!

  21. Sarah Stilwell says:

    Hello, I would like to answer the question in the giveaway but I don’t know of any lending librarys, local to me or otherwise, so I will just say that I these these wraps are beautiful and I would LOVE to win one to try out!!

  22. Thanks for the review. I’m new so I don’t have a favorite lending library yet, but hopefully my local group can get a good one started! The ombre lupine is gorgeous!

  23. Great reviews – Just got an Ovolo Fletching and looking forward to using it and breaking it in.

  24. Hoa Hoang says:

    OC Babywearers and SoCal Babywearers!

  25. Danielle King says:

    Thank you for a great review and giveaway

  26. I absolutely love all the honesty that came with this review. I love wrapping but it isn’t always sunshine and rainbows and definitely isn’t a “one wrap fits all” kind of scenario. I would love to try an ovolo some day. 🙂

  27. Becky Regnier says:

    I actually don’t even know of any lending libraries. I really want to try a woven wrap though. I’ll have to look and see if I can find one close to me!

  28. Kallie Beaton says:

    Such a great review! I love the ombre lupine one!
    Sadly I don’t know of any lending libraries

  29. Jennifer Colwell says:

    I’ve never used a lending library, I don’t think there are even any near me *SadFace*

  30. These are beautiful! I currently use a stretchy wrap for my little squish, but would love to try one of these gorgeous woven wraps as she is getting heavier!!!! Beautiful colors!!!

  31. Eugene/Springfield babywearing network

  32. Kallie Beaton says:

    Such a great review! I love the ombre lupine one!

  33. We have a local lending library here in my hometown!

  34. Lucila Rosines says:

    Would love to try these out

  35. I love our local Rice Lake babywearing lending library. It is a new lending library that is run through our public library.

  36. Lucila Rosines says:

    I don’t know of any lending libraries but would love to learn about them.

  37. I have wanted to try an Ovolo for awhile. They look amazing!

  38. Elizabeth Merrill says:

    BWI Boston is my local lending library 🙂

  39. Love ovolo… Have tried many of hem, and would love to add an ombré to the stash! I would donate it to the local babywearing group 🙂

  40. Kimberly says:

    I just discovered some mamas started a library and FB group in our area! Go Billings Montana!

  41. Kaila moore says:

    I love lending from being of Oklahoma city they are super helpful!

  42. Crystyn Haun says:

    babywearing international of south central Pa

  43. Hoping to try an Ovolo soon!

  44. Amber Southard says:

    South Sound baby wearers

  45. I own an Ovolo and absolutely love it, they’re definitely made to last.

  46. Manddi K says:

    Babywearing Internation of Northeast Wisconsin

  47. Melissa Urquhart says:

    Beautiful! Sadly, we do not have a lending library nearby. I think the closest is probably 2 1/2 hours away in Seattle.

  48. Port Huron Babywearers!!

  49. I recently started wrapping and I love it. I got to try out a handwoven at our local Babywearers meeting and wow, what a difference. I gotta start saving my pennies for one of these beauties!

  50. Madeline Moosman says:

    The babywearing lending library closest to my heart is the JBLM Babywearers at Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA. 3 of my dearest friends started this group as a way to help military mamas learn how to baby wear, helping to save their sanity during the long weeks, months and years that husbands and daddys are away from their little ones!

  51. I’ve been using my ovolo wrap for about a year and it never fails to wrap my toddler comfortably for long periods. I love the wrap and the company that makes it!

  52. Babywearers- South Sound Area

  53. i don’t know any lending libraries.

  54. Babywearing International of Redding, California! It’s the only one remotely close 🙂 I’ve gotten to try carriers so I know what I like and don’t like

  55. Emilie H. says:

    I don’t know of any lending libraries. I didn’t even know these existed!

  56. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful!

  57. I don’t know where the lending libraries are near me.

  58. Stacy Adams says:

    I’ve been looking into a wrap and I’d love to get a free one since its such an investment!

  59. Tamar rice says:

    My favorite lending libraries are Babywearing international of Hampton Roads and also First Coast Babywearing (Jacksonville,FL)

  60. These are gorgeous wraps! If I could nominate a lending library for one, it would be the Brantford Babywearer’s of Brantford Ontario!

  61. oh so pretty… Would love to try Ovolo!

  62. thank you for the giveaway! I’m super jealous you got to test for them! They had the coolest hide and seek giveaway at the international Babywearing conference.

  63. Oh and BWI Tucson is my fav

  64. jamie fox says:

    beautiful wrap thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Kara Montgomery Porter says:

    In love with these wraps, great review!

  66. Ashley R says:

    Great Review! Babywearing Around Tulsa is my local LL and serves all of Northeastern Oklahoma!

  67. Liliana Gonzalez says:

    I’ve never borrowed from a lending library, but hope to someday borrow from the Monterey babywearers lending library

  68. MIchelle V. says:

    My favorite lending libraries are local, in Pittsburgh we had a lending library that I had found through Facebook. It was so awesome! I haven’t found one in DC yet, it’s just a matter of finding the time to find one!

  69. Idaho Babywearers is the library I use. 🙂

  70. Babywearing of Maine 🙂

  71. Melissa Pratt says:

    We don’t have a local lending library, but there is a local learning library. Central Mass Babywearers Social Group.

  72. Heather Clarke says:

    Unfortunately, I’ve never had a lending library close but we are moving to Jacksonville, FL in the coming months and they have one so I am very excited to get in touch with them! 🙂

  73. Melissa L says:

    My favorite lending libraries are Babywearing International of Greater Austin and Babywearing International of San Antonio, I know both of them would love to add Ovolos to their lending libraries! I for one would also love one… I love Grovia, and have been eyeing an Ovolo wrap for myself for some time!

  74. Jennifer Sines says:

    I’ve never used a lending library.

  75. Trish Harden says:

    Thank you so much for a chance to win this awesomeness!

  76. Great reviews- I love the dad perspective too!

    • Oh- lending libraries!
      Vicenza Babywearers, for sure. It’s harder to learn about wearing while overseas as a military mom, and I love that the place that I learned to love wearing has a LL now!

  77. Brianna W says:

    Douglas County Babywearers Lending Library

  78. Stephanie says:

    I’m fairly new to the wrap world, the only lending library I know of is our local group for Duluth/Superior.

  79. Jessica Ward Hughes says:

    BWI of Hampton Roads! Super helpful, friendly folks!

  80. Kim Moore says:

    Our local babywearing group has wraps to borrow from, but I don’t know of any others!

  81. Valerie S says:

    Babywearing Around Tulsa! 🙂

  82. I’ve never been to a baby wearing library. I think there will be a “lounge” though at Mommycon, which I’m attending.

  83. I’m brand new to mommyhood (I have a 6 week old DD) and am just getting into the world of baby wearing and making connections there. Looking into maybe getting involved with Babywearing International in my area 🙂

  84. Lindsay D says:

    I would love to try one of these wraps and have one for our new lending library, they seem absolutely fabulous! <3

  85. Beautiful! Would love to own one or give as a gift

  86. Britney Cooper says:

    I’ve never used one, but there is one in the Sacramento area I may use when baby is born.

  87. Ashley Fuechsel says:

    Love ovolo! Especially wagtail. It’s amazing. lending library: south Florida Babywearing

  88. Melissa Baxter says:

    My favorite is the Southeast Iowa Babywearers. 😉

  89. Don’t really have an Babywearing lending libraries up here in the frozen north! Wish we did!

  90. Our favorite is Babywearing International of Kansas City

  91. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for reviewing a newer brand. I’ve only ever wrapped my niece, but I plan on wrapping my (future) kiddos, and this brand looks like a lovely option!

  92. Jennifer says:

    Oh, and I recommend the Bellingham, WA Babywearers. They taught my sister and I how to wrap (and they meet in a library, how cool)!

  93. Rhiannon H says:

    Hampton Roads Babywearers & International Babywearing of Hampton Roads.

  94. Leslie Martino says:

    Thank you for the review!

  95. victoria sutherland says:

    I love these wraps!!

  96. victoria sutherland says:

    Our local lending library (well as local as it gets) Shreveport/Bossier Babywearing!

  97. julie iida says:

    thanks for the giveaway

  98. Gorgeous wrap!!!

  99. Sarah S. says:

    My husband is the wrapper in our family too and would LOVE this to pieces! Such a well constructed review and addresses all my questions and concerns.

  100. My local baby wearing group has a lending library!

    https://www.facebook.com/bwimadison

  101. Danielle Henke says:

    I wish I knew about lending libraries before requesting a Moby on my registry. I am petite and it is too much fabric for me. Sounds like this product would be perfect to keep my babylove closer while working!

  102. Karyn Franz says:

    AHHH! I’ve been dying to try an Ovolo and am so in love with their Ombre Lupine!!

  103. I don’t have a local lending library. So none to suggest.

  104. Elizabeth B. says:

    My favorite library is the one I am trying to start in my hometown for Lancaster Area Babywearers, but I am thankful to the Columbus Ohio babywearing library an hour away for being an inspiration and resource for our communities!

  105. Sarah Taylor says:

    Havent heard of this brand before. Now in love!!!

  106. Courtney Nardelli metz says:

    Ive been wanting to try an ovolo!

  107. nikki johnson says:

    I would LOVE a woven wrap!

  108. My favorite is BWI of Lansing. It’s the first ever lending library I attended and the people there are amazing and very helpful.

    I haven’t personally been to a meet at the BWI of Grand Rapids but they are a wonderful group of people on facebook.

  109. Kristina lemerond says:

    I love reading wrap reviews. Reading this one makes me want a new wrap from ovolo

  110. What a wonderful round of reviews. Love the honesty of them.

  111. Michelle Suttles says:

    My favorite lending library (and the only one I’m personally aware of at the moment) is Babywearing International of Greater Cincinnati. https://www.facebook.com/groups/798924030138077/

  112. BWI of the Cedar Valley is my favorite LL!

  113. I sadly don’t have a favorite babywearing lending library, because I don’t have any around 🙁

  114. Jutta P. says:

    I’ve actually never honestly participated in a lending library. I would probably be our local library. LOL!

  115. These are some of the most beautiful wraps I’ve seen. I’m a fan of darker colors and simple but beautiful designs and Ovolo definitely pulls that off!

  116. Elise Rogers says:

    I only know of one. That’s BWI of bell county, tx. They are just starting to build a lending library.

  117. My favorite lending library is BWI Twin Cities, MN

  118. Nicole Melton says:

    I am not part of a lending library but have thought of joining Babywearing International of Kansas City.

  119. Here in Connecticut we have a thriving community of babywearing groups! I help run Central CT Babywearers and although we don’t have a lending library we always have a lot of carriers for people to test drive at meetings. On of my friends, Maggie, runs another group, Up Please! East of the River Babywearers, and does have a small lending library. There’s also two new-ish BWI groups and another grassroots group as well. Hooray for babywearing and support!

  120. It’s not an official lending library but my area has a small group of wonderful ladies that are amazing! It truly does take a village! I’d recommend finding a local mommy group! Chances are that a few ladies are bound to be wrappers!

  121. Would love to win one of these beauties for our Hardin County Babywearing lending library.

  122. BWI of Madison, WI has a lovely lending library. An Ovolo wrap would be most appreciated!

  123. we unfortunately don’t have a lending library where I live! But lots of meet ups and sharing at those events

  124. These wraps are gorgeous!! What a dream it would be to own one!

  125. Great review. I would love to get to play with an Ovolo wrap someday myself.

  126. I don’t know of any lending libraries besides babywearing friends, but now I am looking into it! Love the lupine ombré so much!

  127. We don’t have any local lending libraries!! There’s a group of moms working on getting something going in our area though.

  128. Actually, here in small town Minnesota we don’t have a lending library! I was thinking it would be fun to start one for our area. Would love to know how to do that and get some wraps for it!

  129. My favorite babywearing library is at the store I work at, A Baby Naturally. We want people to like our wraps and mei tais and SSCs and slings before they invest in them. My local BWI library is great too, BWI of DuPage County.

  130. Rachael Bender says:

    Babywearing International of Phoenix!

  131. Jenna Beach says:

    these wraps looks lovely! I would love to win my first woven wrap!

  132. My favorite lending library is Baby wearing International of Kitsap Peninsula 🙂

  133. I have never borrowed from a lending library. That’s kind of a new concept to me, but it’s a great idea. Nice detailed review and beautiful wraps!

  134. Olympic Peninsula Babywearers; Babywearing International of Kitsap Peninsula; Seattle Babywearing Moms (& Dads){also a Babywearing International affiliate}.

  135. I’d really love a chance to try this wrap out! I’ve tried a lot of different carriers and a few wraps but nothing this nice when it comes to wraps (I’m a nanny/babysitter). Now I’m about to be eight months pregnant with my first little so I haven’t tried a lending library yet, but I do plan on joining my local baby wearers international group which I know has a lending library (very very excited to take advantage of that and get awesome advice from fellow moms).

  136. Jonny Cain says:

    JBLM Babywearers has a great lending library!

  137. Cala-Dece says:

    Babywearing International of Redding
    Humboldt Babywearers!

  138. Monika Majka-Helms says:

    My baby wearing lending library is babywearing international of kitsap peninsula!

  139. I am a Babywearing consultant and is provide a lending library to my clients (and pretty much anyone who wants to learn about Babywearing).
    Check out http://www.babyhipcc.com to learn more about me and what I do. The more wraps and carriers that I have available, the more babies that get ‘worn’.
    I also work with a local high school to teach teen moms about Babywearing and have donated a few carriers to them, it would be great for more carriers to be available.
    San Antonio Birth doulas is another great local organization that can really benefit from donations.
    Thanks for doing this and I’m glad everything worked out in the end between ovolo and tlb.
    Denise

  140. Antoinette Allen says:

    I have never actually used a lending library so I can’t say what my favorite is. My local babywearing group has one but I haven’t had a chance to see it yet.

  141. Love these wraps! Lupine is incredible!

  142. Great colour and a great review

  143. York Sling Library!

  144. Ciel Williams says:

    We have a local baby wearing group that maintains a lending library. I loved going there with my first LO and ended up with five carriers including a woven wrap. I have been eyeing the ovolo wraps at our store since they came out. I’ll definitely have to try one out with our library!

  145. What als gorgeus wrap… Ik wil fit in my stash!

  146. i love my fetching jade, it still needs some breaking in.

  147. Elizabeth says:

    Pittsburgh baby wearing lending library!!!

  148. I actually don’t know of any….we live in a very rural area. There may be one or two in the closest city but definitely too far for me to go. 🙁

  149. Rachel R. says:

    Thanks for this review! My favorite lending library is our local Gainesville BWI chapter 🙂

  150. Amanda B says:

    I am embarrassed to admit I have never heard of baby wearing lending libraries. Maybe I just haven’t done enough research on baby wearing and now need to hit the computer. It could also be that there are not many resources where I live. I have to travel over 100 miles either north or south of me to find any real baby resources. It’s sad but true.

  151. These look amazing. Would love to try a wrap, I just use a soft structure.

  152. My favorite lending library is BWI of Hampton Roads! ♡♡

  153. Monique Eckert says:

    I love my local chapter of BWI! Babywearing International of Grand Rapids, MI!

  154. I’ve been fascinated with Ovolo for a while buy have yet to get my hands on one! Can’t wait to try them out.

  155. Chrystal says:

    I’m so glad that these reviews got posted. I’ve been interested in this company and their product but it’s a lot of money to spend on something I’m not absolutely sure about. Thank you to the reviewers.

  156. Stephanie Craig says:

    I have never heard of baby wearing lending libraries! I will be investigating these for our next little one!

  157. Christina A. Ponzo says:

    I can recommend 2 lending libraries: BWI of Gainesville and South Florida Babywearing.

  158. Jennifer says:

    I actually don’t know of any lending libraries–but I’ll mention my local shop, The Nappy Shoppe in Plano, TX. They have tons of carriers to try out in the store, and tons of cloth diapers, and lots else–amber, mama stuff, etc. I love them! https://www.facebook.com/nappyshoppe

  159. Jennifer C says:

    BWI of Cleveland!

  160. Well, definitely my own: BWI of Central PA. Our neighboring group is great, too: Bloom Babywearers. 🙂

  161. I have not tried woven wraps yet, but I am so happy to have connected with the Babywearing SLC group on Facebook. They have several to borrow in their lending library.

  162. Jenny Travis says:

    In terms of wraps that I’ve used/borrowed from others I’ve had the Ergo, the Moby, and a sling style purse like one that I don’t recall the name of. I used my Ergo until my son was way beyond 2. I’m expecting baby #2 and looking to have a wrap to use. I have been looking for one like this because I’ve experienced how stretchy the Moby is and would prefer a firmer hold!

  163. These are gorgeous!

  164. Our local group has a playdate stash rather than a lending library, so here’s to BabywearingLA!

  165. Lacey Miller says:

    I don’t have any lending libraries close to me 🙁

  166. shay washington says:

    i am not aware of any lending libraries, but would love to learn more about this.

  167. Mary Schuh says:

    I don’t know of any babywearing lending libraries.

  168. Deidre C says:

    I love Ovolo!!! I would love to win!

  169. Maggie B says:

    Thank you for the review of this product. I’ve been wanting to try a woven wrap, but had opted for the structured carrier after fighting with the moby. I would love to add one of these to my collection one day!

  170. Babywearing international of DC-MD-VA!

  171. Sounds like an awesome wrap.

  172. I actually don’t have any lending libraries surrounding the small, rural area where I live! I have been the babywearing ambassador for many friends and acquaintances!

  173. Babywearing International of New Haven and Babywearing International of Kansas City!

  174. I’ve only participated with one baby wearing lending library- a local one. I had a volunteer come to my home and help me try different types of carriers, wraps, slings- it was so nice. Then k went to a meeting and it was chaos. So sad because I wanted to keep trying different methods of carrying my baby.

  175. Sarah P. says:

    There’s a BWI group in my area, and it has a lending library, but that is the only local one I am familiar with! It’s the BWI Group of DC-MD-VA.

  176. I’ve only had the pleasure of using the lovely carriers from the lending library of Babywearing International of Phoenix, and that’s what led me down the beautiful rabbit-hole of wrapping 🙂

  177. Stephanie Lund says:

    I wish I had known about babywearing lending libraries while still pregnant. It was definitely a paralysis of choice when looking online. I also wish I had known about Ovolos- so beautiful!

  178. Elizabeth Gee says:

    I am not aware of any baby wearing lending libraries
    I wish I knew a few. I used an Ergo then toddler Tula with my first and would love to try wrapping.

  179. St. Louis Gateway lending library!!

  180. Nicole Laudenslager says:

    What a great give away! Thanks!

  181. Nicole Laudenslager says:

    We love BWI of New Haven and BWISEPA!

  182. Leela R. says:

    My local babywearing group (BabywearingLB) has a small but growing lending library!

  183. Would love to try a woven wrap!

  184. My go-to lensing libraries are the Saratoga Springs BWI and the local Sling Babies.

  185. BWI LLs are the best! <3

  186. I don’t know any baby wearing lending libraries. I never even knew there was such a thing but will definitely be searching for a local one

  187. Nichole chamberlain says:

    san antonio bwi

  188. Sarah Schiro says:

    I have never used a baby wearing lending library. I didn’t even know they existed, but they are such a great idea. I wanted to wear my son more as an infant, but he resisted baby wearing. I am not sure if I was doing something wrong? He loves his MobyGo now- He’s two. I am pregnant again and am hoping to have more success baby-wearing this time so I can have my hands free to care for my two year old.

  189. Sarah Rich says:

    my favorite lending libraries are:
    Babywearing SLC – my local library!
    Utah County Babywearers – for moral support and cross lending between our two groups
    OTown Babywearers – They gave us advice how to start up our group and our Library and donated one of their carriers to get us started too

  190. My favorite lending library is generally through my local BWI group. I know Paxbaby has one too but it’s paid.

  191. i have the ring sling and beco, been dying to try a woven!

  192. three favorite lending libraries

    BWI of New Haven

    BWI of Hampton Roads – Virginia Beach

    BWI of Hampton Roads – Southside

  193. Jessica O says:

    I don’t know of any lending libraries in my area but I would love to find one and learn how to wrap!

  194. aimee place says:

    I am just a novice at baby wearing and am just getting started so I do not know any lending libraries.

  195. i for sure wish there were a lending library near me but i have yet to find one. if i had a bigger stash i could start my own!

  196. Dawn Schock says:

    My favorite local lending library is http://www.BWIofmiddleTN.com

    P.S. I absolutely love Ovolo wraps. I got to test Ombre, and it was love at first site. Unfortunately, my hubby was unemployed for 6 months last year and we are still recovering from the cut in pay, so owning Ombre is not in the cards at this time. 🙁 The lucky winner will be in heaven. Trust me!

  197. The only babywearing library I know of is a great local group (Dayton, OH) where many moms come to help others learn how to wear and try different carriers. It is great!

  198. Unfortunately our local group does not have a lending library yet. Hopefully once we can become an official BWI chapter we can start one. They seem to be a tremendous resource and I would have loved having access to one in the beginning of my babywearing journey.

  199. caro Gilbert says:

    I love mamaroo mid willamette babywearers and portland babywearers lending libraries!

  200. Jessica B says:

    My local babywearing international group has a great lending library!

  201. Babywearing SLC

  202. Love Ovolo & Kim! These are such beautiful and well-made wraps with so much love put into each one. As for fave lending library, my local one is the BWI SF Bay Area. 🙂

  203. Rachel L. says:

    I actually don’t know any babywearing libraries! Hopefully I can see some from the list here!

  204. Anna Andrews says:

    i actually hadn’t heard of lending libraries until today, so I don’t have a favorite, but I want to find one!

  205. Samantha says:

    I do not know of baby wearing lending libraries but think that is such an awesome idea! I am aware of a group locally in Roseville, a baby wearing group that meets up, but other than that I’m not sure if there are others around me. Would love to win this for my friend that is expecting.

  206. I LOVE our local babywearing group and the lovely educators! I’ve learned so much by attending meet ups and making friends who are a part of Babywearing International of Grand Rapids. And I SO love getting to borrow beautiful wraps from their outstanding lending library! What a great community and resource for this first time babywearing mama.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GrandRapidsBabywearing/

  207. This is awesome! I am still new to babywearing so I am unsure on which to recommend.

  208. There are no babywearing libraries close to where I live, they are all 1 hour to 2 hours away, however I do believe in supporting them, because babywearing the little one is just natural and everyone should be able to babywear their little ones. These are the ones that are the closest to my hometown:

    Babywearing San Diego
    http://www.babywearingsandiego.org/

    So-Cal Babywearers
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/443579949008666/

    and Babywearing Tamecula Valley
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/520030124703803/

  209. Alexandria says:

    I am just getting into babywearing, my first squish is due April! I am happy to recommend “Bridge City Slingers” in Lethbridge as an awesome lending library – such a kind, helpful, knowledgeable group of ladies I’m looking forward to get to know more after this babe arrives!

  210. I don’t know of any but looking into finding out!

  211. I don’t know of any babywearing libraries in my area, but I think they’re a fantastic idea!

  212. This wrap looks awesome. I hope my husband likes it as much as these dads did!

  213. These are gorgeous! And I love that you take a good amount of time with your reviews!

  214. great reviews! thank you.

  215. oh and my local babywearing chapter of Babywearing International is the best. We have 9 meetings/month in the Bay Area and each site has a lending library. How awesome is that?!

  216. Portland Babywearing (on Facebok) has a pretty awesome lending library, and awesome people too. As does Sante Mama’s Hold Me Close babywearing group.

  217. Liana Wolfe says:

    I’m only familiar with BWI of Denver. In the past I’ve borrowed wraps/carriers from friends to try out.

  218. Catherine B says:

    I am actually not familiar with any lending libraries. I was introduced to modern babywearing by my wonderful sister in law!

  219. I too am unfamiliar with formal lending libraries, though my sister-in-law lent me a few to try when I was learning!

  220. Babywearing Support of OKC has a great lending library!

  221. Great review! Interesting that the Onyx faded slightly. I love the look of the Glacier!

  222. Favourite library is of course my local one: Cheltenham and Gloucester. Run by some very lovely ladies who are really doing their best to support new babywearers.

  223. Tiffany Cardenas says:

    Sonoma County Babywearing Enthusiasts & Napa Valley Babywearing

  224. Sarah Moses says:

    Ovolo may be my favorite wrap brand! And you’re right about the fletchlings being wraps for experienced wearers!

  225. Sarah Moses says:

    Oh and my favorite/local/only one I know of lending library is that of BWI of Middle TN. 🙂

  226. Miranda Sue Fielder says:

    Blackhawk Babywearers, BWI of the Cedar Valley, BWI of Central Iowa

  227. I’m expecting my first in September so I don’t know of any lending libraries yet. I/m sure there’s one in Indianapolis but I’d really like to find a group in Bloomington, where I live. A question: what size is the wrap in the giveaway? In one place it says 4 and in another it says 6.

  228. lauren daley says:

    Tucson chapter of BWI!

  229. i have always loved the look of Ovolo wraps! my fav lending library is BWI New Haven!

  230. BWI of Central Indiana!!

  231. I’m just learning about lending libraries. But we have a local group, Mountain Area Babywearers, and if we actually get out to a meeting, iBook seer what it’s all about!

  232. Ashley H. says:

    I’m not part of a lending library atm, but there is one near me in Augusta, GA that would probably be where I would join. What pretty wraps!

  233. Jacqueline Yang says:

    I regularly check things out from our local BWI chapter (Babywearing International of the Bay Area), but Babywearers of Color also has a program that I would like to try out soon.

  234. Hayley Elliott says:

    Not sure if it has an official name, but the one in Asheville, NC. I believe it is through the shop in Asheville called The Littlest Birds.

  235. Gorgeous! Unfortunately, I don’t think there is a lending library anywhere near me!

  236. Melissa Bartholomew says:

    Love the Salt Lake Babywearing lending library!

  237. Michelle says:

    Greenville babywear era in greenville,sc

  238. Sarah Hayes says:

    I’m not aware of any in my area. It would be great to have one so I could try a wrap. Thanks for the chance

  239. BWI of Delmarva

  240. I would love to wrap my sweet baby girl in an Ovolo wrap! 🙂

  241. I am new to baby wearing so I don’t know if there are any lending libraries in my area.

  242. Jessica Hill says:

    I know there is a lending library with BWI of Middle Tennessee, but I haven’t been brave enough to go to a meeting or play date yet.

  243. Kristina says:

    I’m still pregnant so I haven’t had a chance to babywear yet but the birthing center I go to has different styles to try out.

  244. Elizabeth Godschalx Wisniewski says:

    I don’t know of any near me. Wish I did though. My 3 year old loves to be worn but outgrew our carriers and I’ve been looking for something that will work for us. A woven wrap is definitely something I’d love to try!

  245. Amanda Lea says:

    I have never heard of a baby wearing lending library, time to search one out I guess! 🙂

  246. These look so comfy!

  247. Kate Edkin says:

    I have never heard of a lending library. :/ New to me

  248. I don’t know of any babywearing lending libraries near me, but I should look them up!

  249. Wait, what? Babywearing lending libraries are a thing?! I want to go to one!

  250. Carolyn Bowers says:

    My local baby wearing group has a great lending library. I’ve used an Ergo for years but they convinced me to try woven wraps. LOVE!!! I haven’t purchases one of my own because of the cost. I did make one out of Osnaburg fabric. It’s great but I would love a “real” one. 🙂

  251. Beautiful wrap! Excellent review.

  252. I have used Babywearing International of Cleveland’s libraries.

  253. Beautiful Wraps! I don’t have a favorite baby wearing lending library yet! I too am new to baby wearing, and I follow our local BWI chapter on Facebook (of DC MD and VA), but still hoping to make it to a meeting soon. My LO is 3 months old now, and loves being carried all. the. time.

  254. Bree Lien says:

    I don’t have any near me but we have a group where we get to meet up monthly everyone brings what they have and we try each other’s out. So many helpful ladies! Humboldt babywearers

  255. BWI of greater Boston

  256. I love the colors of these wraps! Beautiful!

  257. I’m new to baby wearing, so I don’t know of any lending libraries. I’d love to find some though!

  258. Kristina D says:

    I don’t know of any at all actually… I suppose I should look into that! 🙂

  259. tabitha derek zurovetz says:

    we have one where I live and I love who runs it Sarah and Piper. Sarah is the amazing momma with the awesome hair above and adorable baby boy.

  260. Candy Harvey says:

    BWI of Chicagoland
    Rochester and SE Rochester Babywearers

  261. Andrea H says:

    There are no lending libraries near me, but I absolutely love the idea of being able to try out a wrap/carrier before taking the plunge!

  262. Babywearing International of Madison, WI is starting to build a pretty extensive library! And oh my goodness this wrap is beautiful!:)

  263. Melissa K. says:

    I don’t know of any in our area, but I would love to try a wrap. I have two other carriers that my son has rejected.

  264. Heather Bowden says:

    My favorite lending library is Babywearing around Tulsa.

  265. Maria D. says:

    When I lived in Virginia, I really loved our BWI of DC/Alexandria/Northern Virginia! There were so many nice mamas there. Thanks for the giveaway!

  266. Tricia Johnson says:

    I’m a brand new babywearer here 🙂

  267. Don’t know of lending libraries– due with my first this fall. But going to check out some of the other commenters suggestions right now!

  268. I haven’t looked for a lending library close by, will have to once the new baby comes in July!

  269. I am new to the big world of babywearing. I only occasionally wore my oldest in a Moby but i am very excited to wear #3 a lot more! I love your review- it was so thorough!!!

  270. melissa henry says:

    The only one I know of is the Northern Virginia one in my area. I think that is what it is called.

  271. I love our local lending library: BWI of south central pa.

  272. Nrsoul713 says:

    BWI of greater Boston has a lending library.

  273. Jennifer says:

    There is a lending library in my town, but I do not know the name of it.

  274. I haven’t used a lending library yet, but I would recommend my local one, BWI-Madison. I haven’t been able to go to any meetings, so I haven’t seen anything in person, but I have seen some pictures that have been posted, and it looks like there is a nice selection of wraps and other carriers (nice, but small selection…better than nothing!).

  275. BWI of Grand Rapids

  276. Sam Camerer says:

    I actually don’t have a local babywearing lending library but I know a few locals that are trying to start one up!

  277. BWing of Maine, and all it’s smaller chapters.

  278. Chelsea Puig says:

    I do not have any favorite lending libraries. I haven’t used one, personally. But I hear great things about BWI meetups!

    We just got our first cotton gauze wrap to join an SSC and Babyhawk mei tai carrier. I would love to win and try something more sturdy!

  279. I am not familiar with any baby wearing lending libraries. I will have to look into them.

  280. Amy Hall says:

    We only have one babywearing group, Kansas City, but they split the library among a few locations each month to cover the massive metro area.

  281. Adrienne Austin says:

    What a beautiful wrap! I’d love the chance to break it in! And my vote for Lending Library is the BWI of the Triangle here in North Carolina!

  282. I’ve never heard of them before! I am pregnant for the first time now though and new to baby wearing. My son is due in 7 weeks

  283. Stacy Renee says:

    I’m not sure about any lending libraries in my area as I am new to babywearing (3 months in) but I’m definitely going to try to find one in my area. A few of my online mama friends have wraps and constantly praise them and I’d love to use one!

  284. Dayton Ohio babywearing group.

  285. I have never tried a lending library. I know of one in Ann Arbor, MI, and I know of a local BW group in Jackson…but i don’t know if they have a lending library.

  286. I had no idea there even were lending libraries!!! Will be googling that shortly. 🙂

  287. Jessica D. says:

    I don’t know of any lending library because I am new to babywearing.

  288. Stephanie says:

    I don’t know any actually! We are expecting our first in September.

  289. Amber Faith says:

    I like our local BWI group in Memphis!

  290. Danielle G says:

    I’ve never heard of a lending library, but we just moved to Pittsburgh, so I looked one up. There’s one here! Pittsburgh Babywearers! So excited.

  291. I love this turn to making softer more handwoven like wraps! They are beautiful!

  292. My local group doesn’t have an official lending library, but we have an incredibly friendly and helpful group regardless!

  293. I appreciate the thoroughness and different perspectives in the review. Thank you!

  294. Gladys Aguilar says:

    Ive never heard of a lending library. Wil have to search it up

  295. Unfortunately we do not have any where I live 🙁

  296. Lindsay Jackson says:

    I don’t know of any lending libraries. Our small town just doesn’t have any. I absolutely love the concept though!!

  297. We are working on our own BWI chapter so we don’t have a lending library yet.

  298. Kimberly R says:

    Unfortunately, I do not know of any babywearing lending groups in my area. I’ve done babywearing using a Baby K’Tan from my LDS, Diaper Junction, for the past 2 years, and an Ergo from a big-box store the past 6 months.

  299. Jessica Massaway says:

    I don’t know of any local lending library…but loved reading the comments!! I never really did any babywearing with my first 3 but better late than never!

  300. i like our lending library BWI of NYC! but i haven’t seen many libraries to have a ‘favorite’

  301. Bellingham Babywearers has a great lending library 🙂

  302. I am new to babywearing, so I don’t have any yet!

  303. Any BWI Babywearing Group

  304. Any BWI Babywearing group.

  305. Melissa Bowers says:

    I don’t know of any baby wearing lending libraries, but I live in a very “crunchy” city in the NW, so I’m sure they are around; I’ve just never heard of any.

  306. Don’t know of any locally – but baby isn’t here yet!

  307. Peter Franz says:

    Awesome wrap! We don’t have a lending library in the area but are slowly raising awareness for baby wearing.

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