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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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    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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    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 Facett Tethys

    ​ AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Facett Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 499cm long, 67.5cm wide, 207gsm Key words: Soft, waffle, glide, thin     I’ve been curious about the Facett weave for a while, so I’m delighted I’ve had the chance to try one for myself. The first thing I noticed about Tethys – the moment I touched the wrap in the box, in fact – is that it was soft. Really soft. I was amazed that this was a loom state wrap! A wash and iron left it even softer still. This has to be one of the biggest advantages of Tethys, making it a very…

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    Stash Shot Saturday: The Dresser of Delights

      Stash Shot Saturday: The Dresser of Delights I do love to take stash shots – there’s something very calming about folding carriers neatly, and it feels so satisfying to set up a nicely composed shot. It’s been quite some time since I last took one – I’m glad I got around to it today! Of course, when I set up a SSS, I never take just one photo 😉 Don’t these ring slings look just lovely hanging over the edge of the drawers?     These dark blue/neutrals are so classy. I was lucky enough to win the baby booties from Red Stitch Blue Stitch designs. I’m really impressed…

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    Didymos Lisca Minos

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Lisca Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 489cm long, 66cm wide, 232gsm Key words: Soft, thin, stretchy, bouncy, snuggly I’m a longtime fan of Didymos’ lisca weave, but have only owned ‘thick’ versions (250+gsm), so I was excited to try a thinner lisca.     The colourway of is Minos really striking and grabs your attention immediately. From further away Minos appears a dark, saturated aubergine. However, close up it becomes apparent that there are 3 different colour threads – black, blue and pink. The blue and pink threads are very vibrant (almost electric) in their colour, and they really pop against the black…

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    Didymos Ada Natur

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Ada Fibre: 68% cotton, 25% hemp, 7% tussah silk Measurements: 479cm long, 67cm wide, 275gsm Key words: Supportive, textured, elegant, sheen, soft     Natties! Ah, possibly one of the most divisive colourways in the babywearing world. Some love them, some are terrified of them. I used to fall in the latter camp (the mud! The tomato sauce! The horror!) but having taking the plunge with a Natural Silk Prima, I have happily decamped to join the natty lovers. I adore the subtle elegance, the effortless goes-with-all-outfits style (and it turns out they’re not the stain attracting nightmares I envisaged).  …

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    Didymos Ada

    AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos /  Ada Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 480cm long, 76.5cm wide, 214 gsm Key words: Thin, smooshy, mouldable, stretchy, textured This is a new weave for Didymos, so I was very excited to have the chance to test it out and evaluate the wrapping qualities. When I first took Ada out of the box, I was surprised by two things: how soft it was, even in loom state, and how incredibly intricate the pattern was. Of course, intricate patterns are nothing new for Didymos, but Ada is even more detailed than their previous offerings. Ada is a wonderful mix of dark denim blue and a warm,…

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    Didymos Cashmere Silk Ellipsen

    AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Ellipsen Fibre: 50% cotton, 30% silk, 20% cashmere Measurements: 396cm long, 68.5 cm wide, 135 gsm Key words: Thin, soft, glide, sheen   Cashmere Silk Ellipsen (CSE) is perhaps the least well known of Didymos’ mulberry silk blend natty wraps, but is still HSA and difficult to track down. CSE is 50% cotton, 30% silk and 20% cashmere. And yes, this blend feels just as luxurious as it sounds. Like NSN (Natural Silk Nino), NSM (Natural Silk Mille) and NSI (Natural Silk Indio), CSE is unusual in that it is woven with all of its fibres in both the warp *and* the…

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    Didymos Garten im Herbst

    AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Garten im Herbst Fibre: 60% cotton, 40% wool Pre-wash measurements: 453 cm long, 70 cm wide, 284 gsm Post-wash measurements: 444 cm long, 70 cm wide, 292 gsm Key words: Supportive, solid, robust     Woven exclusively for Natürlich Wachsen, Garten im Herbst (“Garden in Autumn”) intrigued me as soon as I saw it. It reminds me a little of Didymos’ existing bird weave, Vogels, but the addition of branches with angular foliage and the different style of birds makes for a more quirky design. This is one of those patterns which really comes to life when wrapped; the branches lie beautifully,…