Abbie Kennedy is the sling Librarian in charge of the South Cheshire baby-wearer group, UK
I've had the pleasure of dealing with Joy & Joe Baby a couple of times, and I've always been very impressed with the professional, friendly and helpful service. My sling library has a stretchy wrap kindly donated by Joy & Joe Baby and we recently hosted the travelling Blackberry Ripple Woven Wrap.
It arrived in its own cloth bag, a fabulous bright yellow bag, with an instruction manual and size chart. First impressions were positive, it had the same blankety goodness that older Girasols are famous for. I was keen to try it out, and it came with us on a couple of Christmas Expeditions. I used it with both my youngest (17 months) and oldest (4.5 years) and it passed the test!
This wrap is soft and solid. Medium thickness, it has a blankety quality. It doesn't feel at all delicate, it is a flat weave but not too slippy. The edges and tapers are professionally finished. This is a fabulous workhorse wrap, it'd be well suited to life in the car - hardy and ready for any job you might ask. It doesn't feel precious, it feels like something to be well loved and well used.
It wrapped well, and felt supportive even for my biggest. The right amount of grippiness, it felt solid when wrapped. The extra width (78cm) makes it a great wrap for bigger kids.
Several local ladies tried this wrap at our sling meets, and all really enjoyed using it.
I really enjoying hosting Blackberry Ripple, and hopefully will be able to try more Joy & Joe wraps in future!
Thank you so much Abbie for the review of the blackberry ripple woven wrap- Joy&Joe ltd
Hello, my name is Bisi, babywearing consultant (SoB CIC), mother to two cheeky & very special kids (Joy and Joseph). Our 3rd baby has been christened Joy&Joe baby wrap slings! and we loveeee babywearing :)