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Brand Review: Yaro Slings

Yaro Slings has become my favorite budget brand to recommend to new and seasoned wrappers alike.  Yaro, little sister brand of Solnce, combines high end aesthetics and delectable color combinations with great wrapping qualities and a wallet-friendly price point--most size 6 cotton wraps from this brand are priced around $75USD.

I've owned 4 different Yaro patterns (Turtle, Yolka, La Vita, and La Fleur) in cotton and linen blends, as well as one wool blend. 

Turtle was the most textured and the narrowest of the Yaros I tried (and I say that without being able to recall an exact width measurement, but I believe between 25-26").  It had nice diagonal stretch and was a bit heavier feeling than the La Vitas and La Fleur, and not as airy.

Yaro Yolkas are dead ringers for the ever-popular Didymos Liscas, with a few small differences.  My Dark Blue-Green Yolka is in the middle of the stack below.

Like Liscas, the regular weave Yaro Yolkas (there is also a denser toddler weave, which I have not tried), are best in multi-layer carries, as the stretch can turn into sag over time, especially when hauling toddlers.  They are incredibly soft, smooshy, and delicious to wrap with from first wash.  The herringbone weave can be a bit pull prone, so I often take pronged rings off when wrapping with them. Didymos Liscas have three thread colors while Yolkas have two, and the edge finishing is different. Yaros are several inches wider as seen in the comparison photos above with Lisca Fuchsia.  These are one of my top choices for cuddling new babies, not so much for rucking boisterous toddlers. :)

La Vita and La Fleur patterns in cotton and cotton-linen generally share similar wrapping qualities.  These are moldable, wide (around 30"), fairly smooth/untextured wraps that glide into place well, making multi-pass carries easy.  They breathe well in the heat and make smallish knots.

When my 5 year old son unexpectedly wanted to go up one day, I reached for my linen blend La Vita Purple-Rose.  Yaro linen breaks in easily and I found it had no trouble supporting a 50lber in a double hammock, and the width gave him a great seat--he could even be arms in.  

Aqua Green-Black La Fleur, also a linen blend, had wonderful shimmer.

The most recent Yaro to join my stash is also my first woolie. Wool is loved for its temperature regulating properties, bounce, and support, but it requires special care when washing and must be dried flat.  Since I don't really know where I'd dry 5 meters of fabric flat :) wool joined our stash in the form of a ring sling: La Vita Winter Rainbow.  The merino Yaro uses does not have any itch or prickle and has proven itself very toddler-worthy in a single layer, though I'm equally excited to use this with a squishy baby. For those interested in trying new blends but wary of spending much on an unknown, I can't recommend this brand enough.

Yaro offers wrap lengths ranging from 2.6 meters all the way up to a whopping 6.5 meters, making these wraps a great choice for conversions and other extra-long-length purposes.  Slingomama is the best place to view what's in stock, though ordering through the monthly US group buy gives you the best price (a 20% discount) as well as first dibs on new releases, which are previewed on Yaro's Facebook page


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