• Babywearing Clothing

    Wear Me Babywearing Coat

      AT A GLANCE Brand Wear Me Features: Front & back carrying, suitable for pregnancy, removable fur lining, removable hood, adjustable waist, cuffs with thumbholes   The nights are drawing in, and there’s a nip in the air…Yes, it’s autumn once again, and right about now babywearers everywhere are figuring out how to keep themselves and their children warm and dry. It may seem strange, but in my 4.5 years of babywearing, I’ve never tried a ‘real’ babywearing coat. I’ve used oversize coats, capes and cloaks, zip in inserts, a homemade button-in insert…but never a dedicated coat. So I jumped at the chance to test the Wear Me coat, curiousity…

  • Event

    The Wrap Show: Magic Summer Event Review

    I tend not to think of myself as having been a babywearer for that long. But, as the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun (or is it when you’re perpetually sleep deprived?), and I’ve been wrapping for a little over 4.5 years now. In that time I’ve tried a lot of wraps and have even been lucky enough to attend a few babywearing conferences and events. So, as someone who’s been around the metaphorical babywearing block a few times, what was Magic Summer like?   The Geekery Capturing the essence of a wrap online is difficult and elusive, even if you just focus on the aesthetic of a…

  • Woven Wrap

    Didymos Crepelino Azur

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / crêpe Fibre: 100% linen Measurements: 451cm long, 67cm wide, 236gsm Key words: Thin, firm, solid, supportive     An open apology to all babywearers in sunny, hot climes: I’m sorry, but I just didn’t realise. I didn’t know that a baby could stick quite so disgustingly thoroughly to your back. I didn’t appreciate just how suffocating swathing yourself in a base size wrap for a Double Hammock could feel. You see, the UK is…not exactly renowned for its summers. I mean, most years we do get one. Sort of. The temperature definitely rises, and we even get the odd week (or…

  • Woven Wrap

    Girasol Nightfall Cuervo

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Girasol / double weft toddler twill Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 485cm long, 72cm wide, 291gsm Key words: Robust, supportive, comfy, vibrant     Let’s talk about friends. Friends, like wraps, come in all different kinds. There’s the been-around-forever, reliable, call on them first in an emergency ones (Firespiral Barnacle Seafoam RS in my stash). There’s the ones you don’t hang out with often, but whenever you do, you have a great time (this one’s my light blue wool Prima). Then there’s the ones which are a less perfect fit for you than they were originally, but your shared history keeps you together (first…

  • Woven Wrap

    Didymos Prima Monochrome Hemp

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Prima Fibre: 75% cotton, 25% hemp Measurements: 438cm long, 67cm wide, 232 gsm Key words: Classy, airy, tough, mouldable     How can I break thee in? Let me count the ways… That’s an appropriate beginning really – for, though it may not sound like it, this is the start of a love story.     When Monochrome first arrived, that’s not what I thought I’d be saying. It was nice enough to look at, but as soon as I touched it – wow, you know it’s a hemp blend. It was stiff and rough – oh, so rough. After a…

  • Onbuhimo

    Didymos DidyGo Onbuhimo Zephyr

      AT A GLANCE Brand / carrier / weave: Didymos / DidyGo Onbuhimo / Zephyr Fibre: Straps and panel, 100% cotton Measurements: N/A Key words: Light, compact, easy to use, convenient   I’m a wrapper. I knew it from the moment I tried my first stretchy wrap. I loved it. I never even considered an alternative; I knew wrapping was for me. Wraps were all I touched for the first 7 months of my baby’s life. When I ventured into the world of soft structured carriers (SSCs), it was to find a carrier for my husband. I tried it too, of course, but it was never as comfortable for me…

  • Woven Wrap

    Marisso Caver Sky Blue

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Marisso / Caver Fibre: 59% Egyptian cotton, 41% combed cotton Measurements: 478cm long , 65.5cm wide, 322gsm Key words: Soft, supportive, workhorse     I’m thinking of a spring day. The air still isn’t all that warm, but the sun is warm enough that you can lie on the grass outside. You put your head down on the grass, and as you breathe in its fresh scent, you look straight up at the sky. It’s not the brilliant blue of summer – no, it’s that light, slightly hazy springtime blue. Fluffy, insubstantial clouds are gently drifting around, and contrails are fuzzing out to…

  • Woven Wrap

    Didymos Silva

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Silva Fibre: 78% cotton, 12% linen, 10% silk Measurements: 488cm long , 67cm wide, 324gsm Key words: Cushy, supportive     EEEEE! You’ll have to forgive me. I know, opening a review with a squeal is not ideal. But I have been so excited to get the chance to review this wrap! Didymos has previewed/teased Silva a number of times, and each time I have been intrigued by it. So, let’s find out: has Silva lived up to my expectations?     When you first handle this wrap, you don’t think of it as heavyweight. It has a gauzy texture and…

  • Woven Wrap

    Didymos Tranquility

        AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Tranquility Fibre: 50% cotton, 50% linen Measurements: 457cm long , 66cm wide, 379gsm Key words: Thick, supportive, shine     I’ve been babywearing for 4 years now. It’s a decent stint of time; a little over 12% of my life! In that time I’ve tried many wraps. Thick wraps, thin wraps, easy care and luxury blends, no pattern and highly patterned. I’ve been around the wrapping block, you might say.     Having tried such a variety of wraps, these days not many of them seem unusual. But this wrap. Ah, this wrap. I knew Tranquility was a bit special…

  • Woven Wrap

    Miloves Slings Rosette Midnight Pearl

        AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Miloves Slings / Rosette Fibre: 100% combed cotton Measurements: 490cm long , 67cm wide, approx. 293gsm Key words: Glide, soft, classy     For years I’ve admired the style of Audrey Hepburn. Classy, elegant and stylish – and yet still a little bit bold, not playing it too safe. In my opinion, it’s a winning combination, but one which it’s hard to capture. Yet that’s what Miloves Slings seems to have done with Rosette Midnight Pearl. The colour choice is bold: a true white with only the slightest cool, greyish cast added by the black weft. The white side catches any natural…