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Budget Edition Babywearing Review: Little Frog Sunny Agate

John

little-frog-sunny-agate-babywearing-reviewLittle Frog, without a doubt, was one of the FIRST woven wrap brands that I ever learned about. When I started out with babywearing, I was on quite a bit of a budget and opted to go the DIY route. There are SO many wraps and SO many colors... TOO many choices for me. And I was overwhelmed enough with trying to learn my carries and how to be a new mom to twins. I didn't have time to shop around for a cheap wrap. (Facebook groups were JUST starting to become a "thing," so posting about it wasn't the first resort option it is today.) I was always told I would learn the hard way, and I did it again by taking 20 months to try our first one. LF sunny agate main review

I don't think I have heard anything but good things about Little Frog from the very beginning, so needless to say I was rather eager to receive Sunny Agate from a friend who was looking for some help breaking it in. When I opened the tyvek bag, it felt like one of those "AHHHHHH" moments where an extremely obnoxious golden spot of light fills the room. Except for it wasn't obnoxious at all. In fact I think the entire atmosphere of there room changed. (Yes, that is how vibrant these colors really are!)

LF review checklistI was so surprised at the texture of the wrap. I was expecting it to be as smooth as a baby's bottom, but nope. It was just enough texture to give the wrap some solid grip without being too thick or "coarse." The thickness, or rather I should say thinness, of the wrap was about what I expect. Thin and floppy. PERFECT for our ATL, GA heat, without shafting us on support. (And this is actually one of the thicker LF wraps!)  The only thing that I would say was a bit of a down side for us was that I found the wrap dug a little more in my shoulders than I would have prefered for front/back carries. I think that this had a lot to do with the fact that I switched my babies usual front/back seating arrangements. I didn't find that it dug  at all with carries that required shoulder passes, but because the wrap is so thin, I feel like I would have been better off sandwiching the rails or paying more attention to keeping them flatter on my shoulders as I wrap a back carry. (Usually I can just kind of grab and go, so I know for next time with Little Frog to go slower. Haste is waste!)

LF review specschecklistThe thing that I love most about these colors are the stripes. I have always struggled with adjusting and tightening (pulling out the slack) and making sure I stay focused on the strand at hand. The rainbow stripes allow you to follow your strand every step of the way, and is the best thing a newbie could ask for starting out. Getting out slack is important, and learning how to really own every inch of your carry is SO much easier to do when you can visually follow every inch of your wrap as you work with it.

When all is said and done, I really don't think that you can go wrong with this wrap. Little Frog has always been one of the first names to pop up when a budget question is asked about wraps, and if I could go back and do it again I would DEFINITELY be starting out with this wrap (because i LOVE the colors) instead of going the DIY route. But no regrets because everything happens for a reason, but if I ever find the opportunity to start funding my own stash, this wrap would be at the top of the list FOR SURE!

 

Wrapees: 25ish lbs  Made from 100% cotton (thread=broken twill weave) Weight:  240 g/m2

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