Babywearing Review: Oscha Rei Electric Dreams

Oscha Slings Rei Electric Dreams
Fiber Blend: 47% organic combed cotton, 32% pure bamboo, 21% cotton
Size: 8 (base +3)
Wearee: 10-12 months, ~8-10kg
Carries Tried: FWCC, DH with fancy finishes, Poppin's hip carry, Ruck with fancy finishes

A pink and black wrap that matches my blog's theme colours? Be still my heart!

I definitely love a black and pink pairing, and this wrap really hits the spot! A simple, geometric wave design in a scale that's wearable and chic, I've been eyeing this wrap for a long time. Thanks, Oscha, for sending over this stunner for me to play with!

And at a size 8 (base +3 for me), let me tell ya, there is certainly a lot for me to play with.

I've had the opportunity to try a few long wraps by now (kudos to all those companies producing longer wraps so babywearers of all sizes can experience the joy of wrapping), but Rei Electric Dreams is by far one of the more overwhelming ones. As much as I loved the long (and oh-so-pretty!) tails, I would be chopping this to a base size if it were mine! And the scraps? I'd make them into a stunning bag, of course.

That being said, the reason it's overwhelming is actually one of my favourite wrap qualities in a base size wrap: drape. I've never before had the chance to wrap with something that has almost liquid drape. While the wrap doesn't feel heavy in hand, the way the tails fell during wrapping did make it a little harder to wrap with! However, Rei Electric Dreams feels so luxurious in hand, with a stunning sheen as well. Definitely a pretty wrap, and something I wouldn't mind having wrapped around be as a very very long scarf, haha.

The sheen of this wrap is also indicative of another one of its wrap qualities - slipperiness. I found this out the hard way when I made the ridiculous decision of trying a DH with a wriggly baby for my first up with it. I gave up halfway and did an FWCC instead. In saying that, however, the slipperiness sure makes it perfect for fancy finishes! Make sure to check it out in action on THIS earlier post about easy fancy finishes using Rei Electric Dreams. I've had lots of fun with this wrap for ring finishes as well, so I look forward to sharing that with you all soon.

While the fiber blend does make it slippery, the weave itself gives Rei Electric Dreams some much needed grip. The wrap is still more on the slippery end of the spectrum, but that little bit of grip from the weave helps hold passes in place compared to what a plain weave would in this blend, I think. The weave is also fairly dense, with almost no stretch to it. So while it is slippery, it also has zero sag, which means that once wrap jobs are tied off, it is not budging. I'm not a fan of constantly re-adjusting my wrap jobs, so this is a huge plus for me.

Rei Electric Dreams was my first taste of Oscha bamboo blends, and in comparison with the hemp and wild silk blends that I've tried from Oscha, this one definitely feels the heaviest in hand, but also the thinnest! I know it seems like I'm contradicting myself, but I swear that's how it feels. I can't even blame the length for it - my wild silk one was a size 7. I think the cushiness would make Rei Electric Dreams a wonderful squish wrap, while the thinness and natural cooling qualities of bamboo would make it perfect for warm weather.

I took these photos at the iconic Luna Park here in Melbourne. When my brother and his family came to visit, they really wanted to go to Luna Park. I hadn't ever been there, so I decided to join in (thanks, Aidah, for taking all the non-selfie pics for me!). Oscha Rei Electric dreams fit perfectly with the colourful festival vibe of the place! It's a photogenic wrap too, so that helps.

I'd really love to see where else Oscha's Rei Electric Dream could be photographed, so I'm sending it out traveling around Australia! If you're interested in hosting this beautiful long wrap, make sure to send me an e-mail with the subject line "Oscha Rei Electric Dream Travel List" with your BWBBS and/or HE Feedback.

To see more gorgeous wraps by Oscha (warning: there are many), you can check out their website and Instagram. Don't forget to join the Oscha Slings International Community on Facebook too!

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