Ocean Teal cotton gauze wrap
Ocean Teal is the top selling colour this season just as it was last year. We're not surprised as it's a very flattering colour for almost everyone and looks equally good on mums or dads.
When you're on holiday or going out on a summer adventure, the last thing you want to worry about is damaging a precious wrap. Looking after your Calin Bleu couldn't be easier, just stick it in the washing machine on a normal 30 or 40 degree wash and hang it out to dry. You don't have to worry about the colour running, it's dyed with the best dyes that are safe for baby and don't run in the wash.
Choose size Medium or Long based upon your size, not your baby's. A wrap size 6 is the same as our Medium which is 4.6m long and suits most people for most carries unless you're very tall or over UK dress size 16. In that case opt for a wrap size 7, i.e. Long which is 5.2m.
Whichever length you choose the width of the wrap is the same. When it's stretched out long you'll see that it is actually in the shape of a parallelogram. The ends of the wrap are cut on the diagonal so that when you are tying the wrap the knots are less bulky whcih is more comfortable to wear as well as being easier to tye.
The cotton gauze fabric we use is a wonderful lightweight and strong fabric which softens up every time you wash it and use it. It feels very light and comfortable when you're wearing it so it's the perfect choice for summer. It's 100% natural cotton which means it's breathable so when you and your baby do get hot your skin won't get sweaty as the wrap will absorb the excess body heat. Both you and your baby will be able to keep cool and stay comfortable when you're out and about enjoying the sunshine!
The wrap spreads your baby's weight evenly over your back and shoulders whist you carry him/her. As you get used to it and your baby grows you will be able to carry him or her for longer periods when you want to as your carrying muscles get stronger.
All Calin Bleu wraps are made in the UK and are safety tested and comply with the BS EN 13209-2:2005 which is the baby carrier safety standard for the UK and Europe.
Follow the instructions that come with it to carry your baby or toddler on the front, hip or back from 3.5kg to 15kg or 7lbs to 33lbs. That's about the weight of a newborn to a 2 or 3 year old.
If you need any advice in choosing or using your sling, just get in touch we'll be happy to help.
A lovely colour and toddler worthy
Posted by Ryn on 19th Apr 2016
My son is 20mo and he loved going up in this. It's fairly easy to wrap with and back carrying him was no harder than with a standard woven. Dad likes it too as they're both sweaty beasts. It's going to take a bit of beating to soften up but it will do the job. Excellent price and quick delivery
Great for summer
Posted by Jenny on 31st Mar 2015
I bought this wrap after trying a friend's one and being amazed at the difference compared to the stretchy wrap I was using. It's incredibly lightweight and comfortable and keeps nice and cool too - great if you are doing a lot of walking or in warmer weather. It's easy to wash and dries quickly which is good as I have a teething dribble monster to carry! The instruction book is really clear and gives step by step pictures on the different carrying styles so you can find which one suits you.
baby Johannes loves his new wrap
Posted by Eva on 21st Jul 2014
Really a great wrap, especially in hot weather such as Germany recently has. I do carry Baby much more frequently now - and he really being so close in whatever activities.
Thanks to this wrap can be packed really small we keep taking it with us everywhere - ánd we found there also are so many additional usages - it can be a changing mat, blanket, sunshade...
Posted by Marijke on 14th Aug 2013
This is a very good wrap for the summer. It's light, breezy and colorful.
The little one really enjoys the feeling of the fabric and enjoys being close to mum or dad.
It's not a stretchy wrap, so learning to wrap it tight enough took some time, but once you've got the hang of it...
Great summer wrap - new favorite
Posted by Unknown on 3rd May 2013
Been trying several brands, this is my new favorite, great for warmer weather.
Great work ;)
saving grace for reflux baby
Posted by Unknown on 8th Jan 2013
Mylife has improved enormously since I bought this product. My newborn son has reflux and needs to be upright almost all the time. In this wrap he will settle and sleep and I have 2 hands to carry on doing things.
Thank you. I'm just ordering another as I can't afford to be without my first for the time it takes to wash and dry it!
Lovely colour, great for summer
Posted by Susannah on 11th Jun 2012
I needed a thinner weight wrap for summer and loved the colour of this one. The tie is a bit different from the stretchy wraps I am used to, but it is more flexible in a way and you get used to it. It is great for summer and the warmer weather (er when that returns). My OH actually prefers this to the stretchy wrap