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Poe Wovens Jonquils Aurora

Table with close up mage of the wrap. The table reads Price point: 190 dollars for a size 6. Width: 27 inches (68.58cm). Tapers: shallow, six inches about 13 degrees. shoulder feel: Thin but soft. Can dig at shoulders if overtightened. Support: easily held baby's weight without extra stretch of sagging. very supportive. Age: Newborn to toddler. Care: 100 Percent cotton. wash on delicate cycle, cold water, low speed spin. Air fluff dry, steam iron needed as mercerized cotton is prone to becoming tense after washing. Heat retention very low, 100% cotton, extremely light and airy. Grip: High. Pattern is very embossed, raised from the surface of the wrap. The raised pattern adds to the grip of cotton. Softness: Soft even in loom state with the raised pattern feeling rough. This softened after the first wash and only increased after the second wash. Pliable: Very loose, pliable wrap. Forms smooth passes with cross passes pleating at the leg.

I said I was excited for the Junior year of Poe Wovens this past July and that excitement was well placed. The latest wraps coming through their newest ranges feature vibrant color combinations, strong supportive fibers, and redesigning of some Poe classics.

Image shows the view looking down from the wearer's point of view of the knot tied to secure the carry. The company label is visible in the foreground and the rocks below are fuzzy in the background. Close up view of gradient color orange to pink Jonquil flowers against a pale blue background. The flowers and geometric circle tendrils are raised from the fabric of the wrap adding texture.
Large fat knots in this deliciously thin wrap.
We are proud to test another beautiful wrap by Poe Wovens. Weaving artistry alongside beauty, Jonquils Aurora has an irridescent sheen with variegated colors of pale orange transitioning to pink against pale blue. Woven of 100% mercerized cotton, Jonquils Aurora has a finished width of 27 inches (68cm), consistent with other Poe Wovens Wraps we have tested (read our review of Spangled Glory with Tencel here).
Momma's medium brown hands can be seen making a seat for a back carry. The wrap is stretched up over baby's back and over Momma's arms spread elbows back as she works to create a deep seat for baby. Close up view of gradient color orange to pink Jonquil flowers against a pale blue background. The flowers and geometric circle tendrils are raised from the fabric of the wrap adding texture. The sheen of the wrap is very prominent, each of the colors in the gradient visible as pale pink to subtle pale lilac purple, briefly pale yellow into deeper orange tones.
Making a seat. Nice high coverage of baby’s back with plenty of wrap for the seat.

The sheen is achieved with the transition from orange to pale pink all of the colors capture and reflect the light. The cycle of colors looks like the sun rising against a pale blue sky.  Pre-wash Jonquils Aurora measured as 238 gsm. After a wash on delicate cycle in cold water and air fluff dry, the wrap measured as 133 gsm. The low gram per square meter is a testament to the lightweight feel of Jonquils Aurora.  Hemmed with quarter inch rolled hems, the tapers are average depth and although a prototype, no irregularities or weaving flaws were noted. The wrap is easy care, benefiting from ironing and completely machine washable.

Close up view of gradient color orange to pink Jonquil flowers against a pale blue background. The flowers and geometric circle tendrils are raised from the fabric of the wrap adding texture.
Nice smooth chest pass. Double Hammock.
What we like about Jonquils Aurora

Little to no heat retention, the yarn is lightweight and soft. We received this wrap in loom state.  The bloom was amazing to see, the texture really popped from the surface, The blooming to nearly twice the size of the loom state.

Before and after images of loom state on top and post wash on the bottom. The top image shows the wrap folded and is halfway up the doll's legs. The lower image shows the wrap folded the same way and is now fluffed up to under the doll's arm. The wrap in the lower image is three times the thickness of the wrap in the top image. Babywearing doll stands next to the folded wrap on the right for comparison. The doll is Masai Momma by Toto Wraps and wears red and blue striped plaid Masai flannel dress and beaded necklace with beaded earrings. The doll wears her baby on her back in a wrap the same color.
Before and after images of loom state on top and post wash on the bottom. Babywearing doll is Masai Momma by Toto Wraps.

The wrap is very pliable, easily falling into a pile upon itself and passes wrap close, like an ace bandage. Carries in all positions were supportive and comfortable. Front, back, and hip carries were equally comfortable with the shoulders in spread position. The grip was amazing from so thin a wrap, allowing passes to stay put, making Jonquils Aurora an easy wrap for a beginning babywearer.  Passes are easy to smooth, the mercerized cotton offering the right amount of stretch.

Baby looks over Momma's shoulder at Porcupine as Momma adjusts the wrap. Momma stands with tails to the wrap in each hand and outstretched. Medium brown Momma with natural curly hair wears orange-brown knit cap and red lipstick. Her light brown, curly blond haired toddler wears a short sleeved pink sweater and neon blue sneakers. Baby is on Momma's back in a Double Hammock carry in a gradient orange to pink on pale blue background woven wrap with embossed jonquil flowers.
The last step to a tight Back Wrap Cross Carry is to pull the tails out and give a little shimmy.

The Double Hammock was a comfortable long wear carry. We took in the view of the turtles, giraffes, and animal encounters with the hedgehog.  Christina’s Ruckless provided support and comfort for my 27 pound toddler. The ladies found the wrap “pretty, pretty” and asked for ups, even in the house. Both sides of the wrap were stunning, the colors rolling through taking on different hues throughout the day.

Standing in front of a red-orange brick wall watching the train pass. Medium brown Momma with natural curly hair wears orange-brown knit cap and red lipstick. Her light brown, curly blond haired toddler wears a dark denim jeans cuffed mid calf and a long sleeve grey shirt. Baby is on Momma's back in a Christina's Ruckless carry in a gradient orange to pink on pale blue background woven wrap with embossed jonquil flowers.
Watching the train pass by. Christin’s Ruckless Back Carry
Wrapping Qualities

Jonquils Aurora has a beautiful embossed pattern of flowers with tendrils in geometric circles.  This embossing adds an amazing amount of grip to the wrap, allowing passes to stay in place without great tension.  This makes it a wonderful quality for those new to babywearing as removing slack while holding tension can be quite a balancing act.  The wrap does not contain slippery fibers as the sheen may suggest, it is precisely the opposite.  There is definitely more grip than glide to Jonquils, a quality that makes it ideal for back carries.

Baby looks off into the distance where baboons are having lunch. They stand in front of a lush green bush with small stellate leaves. Medium brown Momma with natural curly hair wears orange-brown knit cap and red lipstick. Her light brown, curly blond haired toddler wears a short sleeved pink sweater with monkeys. Baby is on Momma's back in a Christina's Ruckless carry in a gradient orange to pink on pale blue background woven wrap with embossed jonquil flowers.
Watching the baboons have lunch and groom. Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry.

To make sure to give an honest opinion on all the qualities of the wraps single layer carries in front, hip, and back are tested.  This gives an idea as to the support of the wrap in each carry position.  Hip carries are usually single layer, one shouldered carries allowing testing of weight distribution and support.  Wearing Poppins and Hip Cross Carry were easy, the 27 pounds of excitedly wriggling toddler did not strain my shoulder.  I did find that the thinness of the wrap made a very tight top rail dig after thirty minutes of wear.  This was easily adjusted by letting out just a little slack in the top rail to prevent unnecessary tension.  The Rucksack carry was our single layer back carry and has never been a particular favorite.  Great for calming a toddler tantrum, the ruck is my fast go to in a shop or parking lot.  Jonquils Aurora gave a nice solid Ruck with passes landing right under baby’s shoulder blades.  I usually prefer a little higher passes in the Ruck, mostly because my toddler is testing the tightness of the top rail and leaning in the throes of tantrum.  This Jonquils Aurora is a prototype and the final wrap will be generously cut for a wider finished width of 27 inches.  

Palm trees and cattails line the dark green lake in the distance. Medium brown Momma with natural curly hair wears orange-brown knit cap and red lipstick. Her light brown, curly blond haired toddler wears a neon yellow hoodie. Baby is on Momma's back in a Double Hammock carry in a gradient orange to pink on pale blue background woven wrap with embossed jonquil flowers.
Taking in a view of the lake. Double Hammock, Wiggleproof, tied under bum.

Front carries test the ability to distribute weight across the back and endurance of the lower back in particular.  If the top rail is too loose in a front carry the wearer generally compensates by leaning backward, straining the lower back over time.  When properly tightened a good, supportive wrap will ensure the wearer is able to have good posture when walking and moving, taking the pressure off of the lower back and distributing it across the trapezius muscles rather than latissimus.  Thinner wraps tend to lack support despite secure top rails and cause strain in the latissimus leading to lower back pain.  Jonquils Aurora was fully supportive, holding baby high and secure without sagging or stretching.

Momma and two toddlers observe grey giant Flemish rabbit and other animals not in view. Rabbit is in zookeeper's hands, hopping on green artificial turf grass. Momma wears one toddler and other light brown, blond haired toddler wears a pink sweater with a monkey sits in Momma's lap. Medium brown Momma with natural curly hair wears orange-brown knit cap and red lipstick. Her light brown, curly blond haired toddler wears a neon yellow hoodie. Baby is on Momma's back in a Double Hammock carry in a gradient orange to pink on pale blue background woven wrap with embossed jonquil flowers.
Animal encounters from the safety of the wrap and Momma’s arms. Double Hammock, Wiggleproof, tied under bum.

Christina’s Ruckless and Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder were very comfortable.  Both of these carries feature half knots at the chest and can be uncomfortable in a dense wrap.  These were very comfortable carries in Jonquils Aurora, even long wear without pressure or pain at the half knots.  Multilayered carries are my go to mostly because each pass works like a pulley system.  I know, seriously?  A physics lesson after an anatomy lesson LaKeta, I just want to wear!  You’ll love this because it is the answer to all your questions about doesn’t your back hurt.  Babywearing is the practical application of simple machines. The wrap acts as a pulley system, each pass working the same as a pass through the wheels of the pulley. Each pass cuts the amount of work being done in half. It’s true, this is a scientific fact!  Don’t believe me? How about I let these guys from MIT explain it:

More images of our adventures with Jonquils Aurora
Back view of the wrap. Momma and baby's profiles are seen looking down at baby's neon blue and pink sneakers. Medium brown Momma with natural curly hair wears orange-brown knit cap and red lipstick. Her light brown, curly blond haired toddler wears a neon yellow hoodie. Baby is on Momma's back in a Double Hammock carry in a gradient orange to pink on pale blue background woven wrap with embossed jonquil flowers.
Periodic checks to make sure shoes are still there is essential. Double Hammock, Wiggleproof, tied under bum.
Baby holds a piece of Romaine Lettuce in hand outstretched toward a giraffe. The brown and white spotted head of the giraffe is seen with blue tongue extended reaching for the lettuce. Medium brown Momma with natural curly hair wears orange-brown knit cap and red lipstick. Her light brown, curly blond haired toddler wears a neon yellow hoodie. Baby is on Momma's back in a Double Hammock carry in a gradient orange to pink on pale blue background woven wrap with embossed jonquil flowers.
Feeding time with the giraffes is their favorite activity! I love how babywearing puts her high enough to feed them by herself.
Medium brown Momma with natural curly hair wears orange-brown knit cap and red lipstick. Her light brown, curly blond haired toddler wears a neon yellow hoodie. Baby is on Momma's back in a Double Hammock carry in a gradient orange to pink on pale blue background woven wrap with embossed jonquil flowers.
Chest pass of Double Hammock, tied under bum
Medium brown Momma with natural curly hair wears orange-brown knit cap and red lipstick. Her light brown, curly blond haired toddler wears a neon yellow hoodie and is pointing to her nose. Baby is on Momma's back in a Double Hammock carry in a gradient orange to pink on pale blue background woven wrap with embossed jonquil flowers.
Playing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. Double Hammock Tied under Bum.

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