Brand Name: Girasol
Wrap Name: Earth Rainbow Standard Weave vs. Boy or Girl Thick Weave
Reviewed by: Sara Stobart
Size of Wrap: 4
How long has this wrap been used by you?
What size is the wrappee?
14 months, 29 in, 20lbs
What is the thickness of this wrap?
Medium, the second was thick for a Gira
Does it have cush?
I found both weaves to be really easy to wrap with, but the standard weave was not at all cushy or comfortable with my toddler. The thicker weave didn’t feel soft and moldable straight out of the bag like a typical Gira, but I had no problem wrapping tightly to my body. DS napped in a double hammock tied at shoulder for a good hour, maybe longer, and that boy did not budge. I’m talking plastered to my back solid. And he’s a wiggly toddler. I think from now on I’ll just call the thicker weave the toddler-tamer. Seriously. I think with some breaking in, this wrap could definitely be called marshmallowy soft, too.
How does it feel on your shoulders?
While I felt the standard weave was a bit hard on my shoulders, the toddler-tamer wasn’t quite as diggy. Gira definitely saw a problem and solved it with this one.
How much diagonal stretch does the wrap have?
The thicker weave is not quite as pliable as the standard weave. It is dense, firm and grippy. A straight jacket for toddlers (in the most gentle form of the word!)
How supportive did you find it in a single layer carry?
My shoulders didn’t last in the standard weave with a single layer carry, but the toddler-tamer rocked a ruck! It was supportive, easy and fast. A great go to for quick shopping trips with a toddler. Small enough to throw in your bag, strong enough to get the job done.
I found both weaves to be pretty solid in a double layer carry. With a newborn, the standard weave is just right. With a toddler, the thicker weave is necessary and a double layer carry is just a bonus for stability!
Can you compare this wrap to another wrap already on the market?
The two wraps wrapped very similarly to each other, with the toddler-tamer being obviously thicker, more supportive, and needing a bit more breaking in.
Who do you think this wrap would best be geared to?
I think the thicker weave is best geared toward toddlers and heavier babies, but honestly is a great choice for anyone. I used it to wrap the 3mo squish that I nanny for and I found it to be an awesome wrap for her as well! It was soft and moldable enough and did not feel like it overpowered her at all like other “toddler” wraps I’ve tried. So for someone looking for one wrap with multiple purposes, this is perfect!
Would you recommend this wrap to a friend? Why? What did you love about it?
I would absolutely recommend the thicker weave to a friend. Especially someone wanting to try a Girasol. The colors are the perfect muted, earthy rainbow. The wrapping qualities are far superior than any other Gira I’ve tried. And its just such a great all-around wrap. Its gorgeous & iconic, its a workhorse, and it can grow with you and your family into the toddler years and beyond. It can be that one wrap you stow in your car to use in any occasion. Just get an extra for the house, too ;)
I have only been babywearing for a year. I started with my son, Cameron the day we came home from the hospital. I am a SAHM mom so I wear VERY often. I also nanny for two other babies. Another toddler and a squish. So someone is always strapped to me. I would say I’ve probably sampled around 40-50 wraps. I’ve just fallen in love with the whole world. Down the rabbit hole I go!