WrapMySol from Girasol
The carrier MySol from the German manufacturer Girasol I already had from the beginning in my assortment for the carrying consultations. But some time ago I also added the second carrier from Girasol, the WrapMySol.
In this article you will learn what the differences are between the two carriers, what bothers me about the belly strap of the WrapMySol and why I still find the baby carrier comfortable. In addition, I will of course describe the special features of this baby carrier.
Information about the manufacturer Girasol
The German manufacturer Girasol has been around for a very long time. It all started with a trip of the owners Gerhard and Camilla to Central America at the end of 1980. In order to continue financing their trip, they bought woven fabrics and then sold them on various markets. When they returned to Germany in 1983, they continued this business.
They opened their own store in Berlin. To this day, the products are sourced from Guatemala and Mexico, and fair trade and sustainability are important to them. This can be read on the website www.girasol.de.
They have also had their own in-house baby carrier, MySol, since 2009. The WrapMySol was added later as a supplement. In addition to the baby carriers, Girasol's online store offers slings, ring slings, various accessories, hammocks, bags, doll carriers and yard goods of the woven fabrics.
Information about the WrapMySol
The WrapMySol is a wrap conversion, which means a "sling conversion". Wrap Conversions are still very similar to slings, due to the expandable straps and the associated possibilities when tying.
In terms of price, depending on the model, the carrier ranges from 124€ to 134€ with the belly strap for tying. The variant with buckle belt is minimally more expensive. The other abdominal belt can also be ordered separately in the store. So you can replace your existing waist belt at will. If you want the straps on the shoulder a little narrower and underpadded, you have the option to use shoulder pads, which are priced at 15€.
The carrier can be purchased through Girasol itself. However, various online stores also carry the WrapMySol so also Natürlich Familie*.
According to the manufacturer, the baby carrier can be used from birth, about size 50/56, up to an age of about 2 years, about size 98. This also corresponds to my experience, although the stretcher was often less comfortable with larger children. But more about that later.
Presentation of the Girasol carrier in the video
How the stretcher is otherwise built, what is special about it, I explain in the following video:
A few impressions of various details you get on the following photos.
The differences between MySol and WrapMySol
The MySol and WrapMySol carriers from Girasol really only differ in one aspect - the straps. All other aspects of the carrier such as the waist belt, the back panel, the bar adjustment are exactly the same.
With both baby carriers, you can choose between the belly strap with buckle or the belly strap for tying. The buckle belt can also be purchased separately. This is then also usable for both baby carriers, since there are no differences at the waist belt, as already described.
Also to the MySol I have already written a long time ago the test report MySol of Girasol, in which I tell of my experiences when wearing.
My experiences while carrying
I have been using the carrier myself for a year now and have also shown it to parents in my babywearing sessions. This has allowed me to gain a wide range of experience.
The carrier fits very well for small babies, and it can also be adjusted well for newborns. Sometimes my parents found it convenient to tie off the straps to shorten the back a bit and provide additional support for the neck area. However, this is not always necessary and can be achieved in other ways.
Since the straps are relatively wide on the shoulder, the tilted version of the straps was usually preferred. This I felt myself with my daughter also as clearly more pleasant.
For larger children, the carrier is generally also well adjustable. The weight of the Traglings can be supported by fanning the straps over the baby's bottom even more. However, the relatively narrow and little padded abdominal belt became noticeable with increasing weight. He no longer supports so well and tilted partly something, whereby I always fanned the straps over the buttocks to compensate for this.
For heavier children, I would therefore prefer a wider, more stable waist belt. This is also reflected in my experience from babywearing consultations.
It is nice that the baby carrier, through the second drawstring for the belly strap, can really be used for a very long time. In addition, I can still additionally increase the bar width with the straps, if this becomes necessary.
According to the manufacturer, the WrapMySol can be washed at up to 60 degrees in the washing machine, although Girasol recommends washing at 40 degrees in a laundry net or pillowcase. It should not be dried in the dryer.
Personally, I only hand washed the Wrapcon and had no problems at all.
My conclusion about the WrapMySol
The WrapMySol by Girasol is a very comfortable baby carrier for your newborn or small babies and can be customized very well with them. Due to the wide straps, the weight distribution was really very comfortable.
With larger, heavier children, I would wish for a firmer, more supportive abdominal belt, as this abdominal belt takes relatively little weight and also tilts a bit with increasing weight.
However, the carrier can still be adjusted well for larger children and the lack of weight distribution of the belly strap can be compensated for, at least in part, by fanning the straps out over the child's bottom.
So those were my experiences with the WrapMySol. You can find more impressions in the test with the WrapMySol in the Product Review - Girasol Wrap MySol by the babywearing consultants from Nesthäkchen.
Do you know the WrapMySol? If so, how do you like this baby carrier? Or do you know similar baby carriers? Is there anything else you'd like to know about this wrap conversion that I haven't described here?
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