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About Nien

My name is Nienke Bos-Polders. I make ergonomic baby carriers from repurposed wrap fabric and top quality materials. I use high-quality threads and sturdy buckles, and Dutch sheep’s wool for padding. Wrap fabric is specially woven and makes for safe and combortable babywearing.

My grandmother taught me how to sew when I was younger, and I’ve been at it ever since. During my pregnancy, I discovered the joy of babywearing and was inspired to make my own carriers.

I developed the patterns myself. At first,I experimented with canvas models, trying them out with my own daughter until I found the most comfortable design. Safety and quality are top priorities for me, and I make sure that all stitching and seams on my carriers are strong and secure.

The best thing about handmade carriers is that they can be fully customised to your personal needs and wishes. They are unique! You can get an idea of the diverse range of designs by looking through the photos of my carriers. And of course, if you have any questions, I’m happy to help.

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The Benefits of Babywearing: A Brief Overview

– Babywearing is practical and easy
– It leaves both hands free!
– Ergonomic babywearing can contribute to the proper development of the back and hips
– Babies that are worn tend to cry less
– It promotes skin-to-skin contact
– Babies feel safe when worn in a carrier or wrap
– Babywearing helps the bonding between parent(s) and child
– Babywearing can help reduce reflux and tummy cramps
– And, of course…. Babywearing is just great!

Babywearing Methods

The Full Buckle SSC can be used as a front carrier by crossing the straps across the back for better weight distribution.
As a back carrier, the SSC is used much like a backpack.
We’re working on tutorial videos for both methods and will be uploading them soon.
Materials
I use only tried and tested wrap fabrics.Thanks to their cross-twill weave, these fabrics have diagonal stretch, providing excellent support and comfort for the child.
I also use 100% Dutch sheep’s wool. Wool is a natural insulator with fantastic thermoregulation properties—warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The straps and buckles that I use are premium quality and CE approved.

I exclusively use Gutemann threads.

Amazing Benefits of Wool

Wool gives superior performance to man-made fibres, and as wool is a naturally occurring fibre it brings so many other amazing benefits…

1. Wool resists wrinkles
– Wool is like a spring, it has a natural crimp that allows it to return to its natural shape even after being stretched by up to 30%. Its complex coiled structure gives it great resilience against becoming flat and hard, so you can count on wool to keep its shape.

2. Wool has balanced thermal insulation properties
– Meaning it is warm in winter and cool in the summer.

3. Wool is hypoallergenic
– It is resistant to bacteria, mould and mildew that can trigger allergic reactions in many people.

4. It absorbs harmful pollutants
– Not only does wool absorb many harmful pollutants from the air, it does not re-emit them. It’s estimated that wool used in interiors can help purify the air for 30 years.

5. Dust mites don’t like wool
– Dust mites need moisture to survive. Wool has microscopic pores that respond effectively to changes in humidity making it unfavourable for the growth and breeding of the house dust mite. Dust mite allergens are one of the triggers for asthma attacks.

6. Wool is naturally anti-static
– wool generates very little static electricity because of the qualities of its natural fibres. Static attracts lint, dirt, and dust, so its anti-static properties keep it much cleaner for longer.

7. Easily cleaned
– wool fabrics clean easily because the outside surface of the wool fibre consists of a series of overlapping scales (similar to the feathers on a bird), which means that dirt sits on the surface of the fibre, making it easy to remove.

8. Wool is naturally flame resistant
– wool is difficult to ignite, has low flame spread and heat release properties; it does not melt and has superior self-extinguishing qualities.

9. Wool is a naturally renewable fibre
– what could be more natural than wool? Each year sheep produce a fleece, which makes wool a natural and renewable resource. As yet, no one has been able to reproduce the properties of wool synthetically.

10. Eco-friendly and Sustainable
– when it’s ‘out with the old’ wool will naturally biodegrade. It is a totally natural product, entirely renewable and sustainable. And it is 100% biodegradable – a very important feature in a world that is increasingly concerned about the environment.

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Because the carriers are made with sheep’s wool, it is important that you carefully follow the care instructions..
Handwash or machine wash on the wool cycle at 30C maximum.
Air dry flat (for example, on the flat part of a drying rack). Wool can become felted in high temperatures, so never put it in the dryer.
For the spin cycle, set the centrifuge to 800 maximum.