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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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    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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    Wrapping Qualities Explained

      Last weekend I had the privilege of helping to run a workshop with Tina Hoffman at at The Wrap Show. Together, we explored the language the babywearing community commonly uses to describe wrapping qualities, defining terms and discussing what they really mean.   Handling a variety of wraps which exemplified the different qualities was something the workshop attendees found very helpful. I’d love to offer that to everyone reading this post, but sadly, we can’t feel wraps through the internet…! So instead, here’s my best take on terms commonly used to describe wrapping qualities. I hope it’s helpful. If you have questions, or comments, please do let me know…

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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 Sage (Salbei-Natur) Prima

    AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Prima Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 471 cm long, 69.5 cm wide, 240 gsm Key words: Mouldability, glide.   Two things stood out to me when I first wrapped with Sage: the mouldability and the ease of tightening. Combined, these two characteristics allow me to get extremely snug wrap jobs (particularly in back carries) – I feel as though I’m gluing my toddler to me! This snugness is what makes Sage so comfortable for me. It’s not cushy, but (with proper tightening) it isn’t diggy. Having Isaac hugged so closely to my body distributes his weight fantastically.       The lovely mouldability/glide…