This release’s story is as follows: it’s been woven exclusively for a Polish FB-group of SensiMo fans Chusty Babywearing Polska B/S/T and chat. Which means that everything in this wrap – pattern, color, blend – was chosen lovingly by Polish babywearing moms themselves.
Bella by SensiMo from Polland is a rather thick wrap, with a very dense weave reminiscent of thick paper. It’s very easy to wrap with and it doesn’t require particularly thorough wrapjob. At first my baby’s position was a bit wry because I started nursing right away without tightening. It was readily forgiven – the wrapjob remained firmly in place without sliding, and the support was ultimate, dissolving 10 kg completely.
I didn’t notice any bounce which was a good thing for me, as I find it hard to wear in sagging wraps. This Bella is for red lovers, with a special shade of red that suits most faces. The other side is white – or, more precisely, of a very pale shade of red (because of the underlying threads) with darker pattern. My personal favourite is a slightly warmer red, like the one in Oscha’s roses. And one more thing: the wrap contains lurex (3% with 97% cotton), which seemed to add a little rigidity and to help fixing the wrapjob.
My tester was in size 7, but wrapped thriftlessly – tails left in FWCC were long, but not long enough to tie in front. However, this extra turn is unnecessary anyway, because the fabric on the waist would be too bulky, while the support is great as it is. I wonder, how would size 6 do? It would probably be enough to tie a double knot right before tail tapering begins, so you don’t really need a size 7 unless your own size is 50 or more, or you’re carring a big kid.
To summarize: this wrap can be a wonderfully supportive carrier for bigger children who have already started to wiggle and move around, torturing mum’s back and undoing the wrapjob. Bella can well restraint a young rider, and is also worth looking at if you fancy red and shiny things!
By the way, this pattern also comes in other colors, white with juicy green (without lurex), for example. I looked up more of SensiMo wraps while writing this text, and I really liked a good lot. Many of them delight with interesting patterns and color decisions. Hopefully, these wraps will become more popular here as well, especially considering that they are quite unexpensive.
Every slingobranch I’m sure to seek a baby to wear ) But gentle tots reasonably reject doubtful proposals from a strange lady. However, I’ve got a true friend – one of Nina Archipova’s younger daughters, Dunia. Dunia is a good 15 kg load of purest positive! It is often said that a certain wrap “behaves well during a wrap job”. I was astonished how well Dunia behaves during a wrap job, hugging, positioning herself, advising me. She really helped my weak back and feeble arms (it’s been a while since I stopped wearing my daughter). Such a skilled passenger could become a youngest babywearing consultant, making comments right from the wrap!
Despite this, I was too chikeny to tighten the upper rail properly ))) This wrap is grippy one. Supports wonderfully) If there is any concern regarding a gram of lurex in the blend, it only reveals itself in a glittery look, not tactily. At the slingobrunch we tested a brand new item – I think washing will add softness and more prominent relief to it. It’s unlikely to require complicated care, looks pretty indestructible. And doesn’t catch dirt )
Text: Anna Sokolova, Julia Nurmagambetova.
Translated by Elena Radugina.
Photos and Video: Nina Arkhipova.
Video Editing: Julia Nurmagambetova.