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    Sensimo Slings Maxima

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Sensimo Slings / heart weave Fibre: 70% combed cotton, 30% repreve Measurements: 562cm long, 70cm wide, 280gsm Key words: Supportive, cool, vibrant     I’ve always noticed that wrapping older children draws attention. The number of people who openly stare or turn their heads as they pass by (motorists included, argh!) still surprises me. Howver, when I was testing Sensimo Maxima I knew it wasn’t just the older children passers-by were noticing. To say this wrap is vibrant is an understatement! The gorgeously saturated jewel tones pop and almost glow in the sunshine. The black weft picks out the heart weave with a…

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    Liora Rae Wovens Bloom

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Liora Rae Wovens / Bloom Fibre: 24% Egyptian cotton, 76% combed cotton Measurements: 396cm long, 67cm wide, 289gsm Key words: Stretch, bounce, recoil, cush, supportive     I should start off with a warning. If you’re looking for a measured review, with staid language and a modest description of this wrap’s qualities, step away now. This review is not that. Because I’m a tiny bit in love with Bloom.     I knew this was something special as soon as I pulled the wrap from its bag. Bloom has a texture unlike anything I’ve felt before. I spent a few days puzzling over…

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    Woven Bliss Romeo Wings

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Woven Bliss / Wings Fibre: 100% combed cotton Measurements: 506cm long, 69.5cm wide, 316gsm Key words: Supportive, solid, blankety, thick     When I first pulled Woven Bliss Romeo Wings from its postage bag, I thought it was going to be one of ‘those’ testers. You know, the kind of tester which, although great, is not your personally preferred wrapping qualities. The kind of tester you can objectively appreciate, but don’t feel too sad to bid farewell to. Well, it turns out I was 50% right. True to its initial in-hand feel, Romeo Wings is thick (that’s a nope from me), blankety (still…

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    Happy Fluffy Diamond Coal

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Happy Fluffy / Diamond Fibre: 100% linen Measurements: 542cm long, 73.5cm wide, 289gsm Key words: Glide / slippery, supportive, firm, cool     Exotic blends are pretty commonplace in the babywearing world these days. Baby camel hair, lyocell, banana viscose – where these once would have drawn comment, these fibres are no longer surprising. However, the blend of this Happy Fluffy tester is still  unusual enough to be intriguing – 100% linen. In a marketplace dominated by cotton blends, all-linen wraps are still few and far between. I had no idea what to expect from Diamond Coal!       I enjoyed Coal’s…