FAQs

General Queries


Are the Babywearing gears unisex?

Yes it can be used by both males and females and for baby boys and girls.


Can one nurse while Babywearing?

Yes you can nurse in all the gears mentioned.


Is it safe?

Yes it is safe if worn correctly by following the manual and video links.


Is it ergonomic?

Yes it ergonomic, and provides the most comfortable wide base and M position for the babies.


Do the wovens need break in?

Most of the wovens are soft in our collection, a few would require break in.


Do the colors bleed?

We use natural dyes, there can be occasions where the color may bleed, advisable to use a color lock while washing.


Is washing instruction provided?

Yes


How do I wear the above gears?

All of our products have a manual, you need to follow the same.


What is the Return and Exchange Policy?

You can return a product and get it exchanged within 7 days of receipt only if there is a Manufacturing defect. Your product will be replaced in next 7 working days once we receive the product from you. There will be no cash back for the same. However you can opt for a credit note*

Woven Wraps


What is a Woven Wrap?

Woven wrap is a wrap used to wear your baby with ease and comfort, it is extremely sturdy as it is a woven fabric. It is cooler and sturdier than a Stretchy Wrap and can carry more weight. Most of the woven wraps are toddler worthy. It is a long fabric used for wrapping babies.

What are sizes in woven wraps?

Sizing of Woven Wrap

size 2 –  2.7 meters

size 3 –  3.1 meters

size 4 –  3.6 meters

size 5 –  4.1 meters

size 6 –  4.6 meters*

size 7 –  5.1 meters*

Almitra woven wraps are a bit longish for Size 6, we do maintain a size of 5 meters to adapt to various styles of wrapping and body make


Why different sizes?

Different sizes depend upon the body make and also styles of wrapping you want to use. If you are of a slender make you may go for Size 3 and if you are at the heavier side may go for Size 6 or Size 7, however universally Size 6 is the most versatile of all wrap sizes as it gives you the freedom to experiment and use different wrapping styles


What carries can be done in a Woven Wrap?

The famous carries are

  • Front Cross Carry
  • Kangaroo Carry
  • Double Hammock Back Carry
  • Ruck Sack Carry

And you can add more to this list.


Can a woven wrap be used for new borns?

Woven wraps can be used from the time your baby is born, would suggest a thinner 100% cotton wrap for a new born.


What blends do Almitra offer in woven wraps?

We offer the following blends:

  • 100% Cotton
  • Linen and Cotton
  • Jute and Silk
  • 100% Silk
  • Cotton and Viscose


Will I learn, is it easy to tie?

Wraps may have a steeper learning curve, it also depends upon your life style, but woven wraps are the most favorite universally for its sturdy nature and the versatility it offers in terms of various carries.


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How is it different from a Mei Tai or any other Baby wearing gears?

Woven wrap is a long fabric, and rest of the gears are either semi structured or buckled


Mei Tais


What is a Mei Tai ?

Mei Tai is an Asian inspired baby wearing carrier. It is a rectangular cloth with belts to tie. It has shoulder and waist belts to knot.


How is a Mei tai different from a SSC (Soft Structured Carrier)?

A Mei Tai is a semi structured carrier with belts to tie. A SSC is a buckled carrier.

A Mei Tai is a lighter and cooler option, most of the SSCs are bulkier.


Does the Mei Tai come with a head support?

All Almitra Mei Tais have a cushioned neck support. Some of the Mei Tais in our collection do come with hoods in addition to the neck support which gives extra stability.

What kind of Mei Tais do Almitra offer?

  • Trendy Broad Spread Shoulder Mei Tais
  • Wrap Converted Pleated Shoulder Mei Tais
  • Reversible Mei Tais
  • Padded Mei tais
  • Designer Collections
  • Toddler Mei Tais


What is the Weight limit?

Almitra Mei Tai can be used upto 15 kgs. The hand woven Wrap Converted Mei Tais are all toddler Worthy.


What is a Wrap Converted Mei Tai?

A WCMT is a Mei Tai made of a Woven Wrap, hence sturdier and has the beauty of a wrap. It also has wrap like broad shoulder so it gives you the extra support and covers your back like a wrap. You can still get a similar wrap feel with this semi structured Mei Tai.


What is the blend of Fabric?

All our Mei Tais are 100% cotton. We use Cotton Drill or Hand Woven Wraps.


Does it become sweaty?

Mei tais are a lighter and Cooler option than SSCs, the unpadded Mei Tais are pretty breezy.


Do they come in sizes?

Almitra Mei Tai comes in standard size and toddler size.


Are the belts long enough?

We do keep long belts so that the wearer of all sizes can wrap or tie easily.

What kind of carries is possible in Mei Tai?

  • Front Carry
  • Back Carry (recommended for toddlers)
  • Hip Carry


Ring Slings


What are Ring Slings?

Ring Slings are one shouldered carrier like slings. It has a learning curve but the easiest to use once you master it. It is for someone who wants an easy carrier, mostly used for short distances. Its extremely easy to move the baby for different carries in a Ring Sling.


What kinds Ring Sling do Almitra offer?

  • Pleated shouldered double layered Ring Slings
  • Hand Woven Ring Slings


What are the sizes?

  • A free size with a long tail
  • Medium Size for more compact look

Both of the above have a tail good enough to be used as a cover if needed


Can it be used for new borns?

Yes it can be, you need to use the new born carry with added neck support to be given.


What are the rings made of?

These are aluminum big size rings especially certified for the purpose of Ring Slings.


What is the maximum weight?

We recommend upto 15 kgs, but please note that as the baby becomes heavier the shoulder tends to hurt if used for very long durations.


What carries can be done?

  • Front Carry
  • Hip Carry

We do not recommend back carry in Ring Slings


What is the fabric blend used?

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We use 100% cotton.