Izmi Baby Wrap Review

The creators of the Izmi Baby Carrier have gone and created one of the best stretchy wraps on the market: the Izmi Baby Wrap.

Yes, I know I often get excited by stretchy wraps, but this one really is something special. Here’s why.

YOU CAN TIE THE IZMI BABY WRAP ON AND LEAVE IT ON ALL DAY

 

Like all stretchy wraps, the Izmi Wrap is a long piece of fabric that you wrap around yourself and pre-tie before putting in your baby. It needs to be worn tightly, with your baby held snug and high up on your chest. Each hem has contrast coloured stitching, making it easier to follow the tying instructions without getting the fabric twisted. You can then take your baby out, and pop them back in again, without needing to undo or re-tie the wrap.

 

JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF STRETCH

 

Stretchy wraps either stretch width ways and length ways (‘2-way stretchies’)  like the Hana and BobaWraps; or one direction only, generally width ways (‘1-way stretchies’) like the Moby Wrap. Two-way stretchies tend to be easier to use, more forgiving and super comfy. But they can lack the longevity of 1-way stretchies, whose relative rigidity and lack of ‘bounce’ mean they can support larger, more fidgety babies. The Izmi Wrap is a 2 way stretchy, but it’s a little less stretchy in both directions than most. So it gives you the best of both worlds: easy, comfy and long-lasting. Turns out you can have your cake and eat it.

 

IT DOES WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN

 

Slings are often are stress-tested using weights well above the weight of a baby you’d actually carry in them. Once deemed safe for a certain weight, many brands will often then advertise their stretchy wraps as suitable for very large/heavy babies. Larger, in fact than will realistically be supportive and comfy for you both for long periods.

The Izmi Wrap is more realistic than most. In fact, I reckon it actually undersells itself a bit. Marketed as suitable for 0-9 months old,  is genuinely is supportive enough to carry a 9-month-old. In fact, it’s firm-yet-stretchy level of support means you could likely carry a toddler in it, too – albeit for a shortish period of time. Though you’ll get the most out of an Izmi Wrap during baby’s first 3-4 months when they are likely to want to spend large amounts of time snuggled up against your chest.

 

 

WEARING THE IZMI BABY WRAP FEELS A BIT LIKE SLATHERING YOURSELF IN CARAMEL. BUT COOLER

 

The Izmi Wrap is made of 97% Bamboo Viscose and 3% Spandex (Lycra). If you’re already a bamboo convert, I don’t need to say anymore. If you’ve never worn so much a pair of bamboo socks, let me fill you in. Bamboo feels fantastically soft against the skin, even on babies’ delicate skin. It also makes this wrap strong, silky and almost cool to touch. It has many similarities to the Hana Wrap (also a bamboo blend), but a little heavier and with less stretch and bounce. Bamboo is also breathable, making this wrap great for hot climates and all seasons. It’s not the lightest wrap on the market (the Ergobaby Aura wins out on this front), but instead has a lovely silky, drapey quality that reminds me a bit of the old Galaxy Caramel adverts.  Bliss.

 

IZMI BABY WRAP COMES WITH THE BEST INSTRUCTIONS FOR A STRETCHY WRAP I’VE EVER SEEN

 

If you want to learn how to use a stretchy wrap, most people head to YouTube (or, even better, to their nearest carrying Consultant or sling library). Written instructions or diagrams for wraps can be more puzzling than those for flat pack furniture. But the printed, step by step instructions included with the Izmi wrap – in several languages – is so well thought through, so cleverly drawn, they’re actually quite easy to follow! And if you’d like to see it in action, there’s a video coming soon.

The safety advice included is sensible, thorough and accessible. It has handy hints for getting a better fit if you are petite or plus size.  It focuses throughout on how to tie the wrap tightly, so baby is well supported and their airways are protected.

So if you’re looking to buy a wrap for a friend or loved one with a newborn, who doesn’t have a local babywearing educator to help them, this is a great wrap to go for.

See our safety tips for carrying a newborn in a stretchy wrap here.

 

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Izmi Baby Wrap
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Izmi Baby Wrap
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GBP £49
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Hannah Wallace

Hannah Wallace

One of the UK's top babywearing consultants, Hannah founded Wear My Baby in 2014. She has worked with over 10,000 families and has trained with Slingababy, the School of Babywearing and L'ecole A Porter.

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2 thoughts on “Izmi Baby Wrap Review”

  1. Hi Hannah. I’m undecided between this and the Ergobaby Aura, and wonder if you could help me compare? I’m looking for something to wear around the house all day and in warmer weather (I already have an Ergobaby Embrace carrier that I’m happy with for longer walks in cooler weather). My newborn is two weeks old, but I suspect we’ll want to wear for a long time. I’m also hoping to learn to breastfeed in the sling. Any thoughts very welcome! Thank you 🙂

    1. If you someone who ‘runs hot’ then go for the Aura as it’s ultra light and glorious for summer. Otherwise the Izmi Wrap is a superb all rounder; slightly stretchier and less rigid than the Aura.

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