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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Happy Fluffy Anna

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: HappyFluffy / handwoven Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 370cm long (plus 6cm fringes), 69.5cm wide, approx. 226gsm Key words: Thin, airy, mouldable, vibrant     You may recall that I recently tested another of HappyFluffy’s wraps, Diamond Coal. Proving that HappyFluffy can boast variety in its wrap offerings, Anna is substantially different to Coal – always a nice experience!     Anna is a handwoven, with a very pretty weave – pleasantly detailed and intricate. The weave pattern provides nice visual texture and is a good counterpoint to the simple stripe colour pattern. The striking black fringing adds extra elegance and I found myself…

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    Didymos Gold Silk Flames and Silver Silk Flames

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / flames Fibre: 60% cotton, 40% tussah schappe silk Measurements: 394cm long, 66cm wide, 218gsm (measurements taken from the Gold Silk Flames wrap) Key words: Lightweight, strong, nubby, solid, mouldable     The fabric lies on your hands: just enough weight to make its presence known. You move your hands and the fabric glides across them; a gentle whisper moving softly. You hold your child close to you and gather, pull, and tie. The fabric is crisp in your hands. It holds closely to you, an extension of your arms around your child.       My reviews are not normally marked…

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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…