I am so excited to tell you about MSK Royal!
Size: 8 (Base +1 for me)
Age and weight of child: 13 months, 25 lbs
Appearance: This wrap made me feel “fancy” when wearing, while not being too intimidating to really wear through all events due to the easy-care cotton and dark colors. The streaks of color and the varying skip widths in the weft give the impression of a galaxy. The space nerd in me definitely latched onto this pattern/color combination hard core. (Hint: We named our baby “Nova”)
Handfeel: This wrap is deceptively thick when folded but it feels a lot thinner in hand than what that folded height would imply. I think it’s because of the pattern which gives it a very pillowy feel. I can understand why Lisa offered blankets for this wrap because it truly does make me want to snuggle.
Wrap Qualities: That luscious pillowy feeling isn’t just good for snuggling on the couch, it’s also great for wrapping! I could pull off a quick/sloppy wrap job (admittedly the only kind I do unless I *must* try harder because I know I’ll be taking pictures) with ease, support and comfort. The fabric still has enough give to allow me to make a good seat while feeling rock solid once in place. If you insist on tightening (because you’re not sloppy like me) then you might find that it takes a couple extra tugs to get into place due to the delicious texture. However, since it will hold solid without that extra effort, this is still a tremendously accessible wrap!
Conclusion/Highlights: I would recommend this wrap if the following things appeal to you:
-Newborn to toddler/preschooler
-Lots of texture
-Amazing “galaxy” color impressions with a fancy feel when combined with the sophisticated weave pattern
-Forgiving of sloppy wrapping
It would be hard to choose whether to get this wrap in a base size or a base-2 size range. It makes gorgeous fancy finishes but the huge knot and pillowy texture make it slightly more challenging to wiggle into said fancy finishes... so I think it would really shine in simple tie off base-2 wraps as well! It does wrap a bit short so I would size up, no matter what.