A fine wrap for all skill levels, the Limited Edition Delicate Pink colorway of the Babylonia BB Slen is not only easy to use, but it's easy on the eyes as well. Here's a thorough review of this gorgeous woven wrap. [Image of a woman from chest to waist wearing a baby on her back in a pink and off white woven wrap Babylonia BB Slen Delicate Pink tied in a Freshwater Rapids back carry. Baby's foot hangs at her side and there's a pink rosebush in the background.]
Review: Babylonia BB Slen Delicate Pink woven wrap
Pattern and Colorway: BB Slen Delicate Pink (Limited Edition)
Fiber: 100% cotton
G/m²: 264 (calculated)
Release date: 2017
Size tested: 4.8 meters (4.83 meters, 73 cm wide, 931.9 grams)
Stats of (willing) wrappee at time of test: 22 months, ~24 pounds, ~33 inches
Wrap Qualities Summary
Thickness (thin to thick): medium thin
Softness (soft to scratch): medium high
Density (airy to tight): medium, slight airy
Texture (raised or flat, coarse to smooth): fine, from the pattern
Soap (dry to soapy): leans to soapy
Grip (glide to stick): medium low grip, medium high glide
Support (light to heavy): newborn to toddler, prefer 2+ passes for toddler
Stretch (none to lots): medium
Cush (none to marshmallow): medium low
Moldability: medium to medium high
Flop (none to silky): medium
Care: (easy to difficult): easy
[Image of a tie tied on a woman's back with a pink and off white woven wrap Babylonia BB Slen Delicate Pink, which is carrying a white toddler whose foot rests at the woman's side.]
This wrap has some of my favorite wrapping qualities, especially for beginners. It isn't too extreme on anything, making it really nice to use for all skill levels but especially beginners. There's no quality that one has to work around in order to get a spectacular wrap job every time - the wrap allows the user to get it done.
Texture is my favorite wrap quality and Pink doesn't disappoint. The pattern has thin lines that run the length of the wrap; the lines have small circles fused to them every inch or two. The scale of the lines makes the wrap have little bumps or ridges of texture along the length. My tactile-loving heart thoroughly enjoys running my fingers along the ridges of the tails. AND the ridges seem to help the passes glide across each other yet also lock passes into place against each other. It's like a perfect click-and-lock system, I love it.
[Image taken from under arm showing the side of a Double Hammock back carry in a pink and off white woven wrap Babylonia BB Slen Delicate Pink worn by a white woman and a white todder.]
[Image of a flat shot of a pink and off white woven wrap, showing the lines of the pattern running long the length of the wrap.]
The pattern certainly adds to the visual pleasure of this wrap. It is subtle yet definitely catches the eye - classic simplicity, really. And I cannot get over this pink, it is so pleasing to me. I am not a pink person for the most part, especially in my carrier collection, yet this pink draws me in. It is subtle yet striking. It catches the light with a subtle shimmer and variety of hue. One of my favorite photo sessions with Pink was on a sunset walk - the changes in light give us light, almost washed away to white, pink in the beginning then morphing into a rose gold as the horizon catches the last bits of burning light.
[Image of the side of a Double Hammock back carry worn by a white woman and a white toddler in a pink and off white woven wrap Babylonia BB Slen Delicate Pink. The wrap has taken on a golden hue in sunset light.]
Thin - Pink is surprisingly thin in hand. It's a lovely summer weight. Tossing light and breezy passes over shoulder is a delightful experience. Pink has a slightly denser weave than Champagne, the last Babylonia Slen that was here, but only slightly more dense. "Dense" doesn't feel like the right word, really the weave just feels more locked into place than it did before, but I guess that is density! I would not say Pink is a dense weave when comparing to the greater scheme... not at all. It still has that light and airy quality but with some support too.
My 24-pound toddler felt great in this wrap. I'm definitely feeling more of his weight and size lately, regardless of the carrier (and they tell me he's only going to keep growing) but multi-pass carriers defied gravity well. Wearing for over an hour in supportive carries such as Double Hammock and Reinforced Kangaroo was no problem. Not only is Pink supportive but also soft - definitely newborn-worthy.
I can't get over this gorgeous wrap, so here's a bunch of photos! (Click for captions or to expand image,)
[12 Images of a pink and off white woven wrap Babylonia BB Slen Delicate Pink, described in gallery image captions.]
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Delicate Pink is a limited edition colorway from Babylonia and at last publishing time only the 4.6 and 4.9 meter options were available so get on this asap! https://babyloniausa.com/collections/all-baby-carriers/products/bb-slen
Thank you to Babylonia for sending this carrier for review! This post is not sponsored by any company or group.