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Loktu She Babywearing Wrap Cardigan

Material: merino wool Size: S/M Last autumn, we reviewed the Loktu She babywearing sweater and were truly excited about it - a wonderful piece; but let's be honest, without a wearie or a pregnant belly it is not very versatile and quite pricy considering one would not probably use it "after the baby". The elegant wrap cardigan was intended to solve this problem, i.e. to look good even without the compulsory "load". Same as its older turtleneck sibling, the wrap cardigan is wonderfully warm and will keep you nice and cosy even during the coldest winter temperatures - however, you somehow need to solve the neck protection, but from my own experience something as simple as a woolen scarf will do a perfect job. But that is due to the wrap cut of the cardigan, obviously. And as I already said, [...]

By |2019-05-23T23:13:32+00:00May 4th, 2019|Babywearing clothes reviews|0 Comments

Kokon Anorak and Winter Cover

Well, May is here in a few days and the average temperature rises up to 20°C, so this review may seem a bit pointless - but anyway, maybe someone is planning their summer holiday in Iceland or somewhere else around the polar circle and might appreciate reading an article about this babywearing gear. :) Anorak/raincoat (placed over carrier) I was not very excited about the babywearing anorak made by Almya, but I must say I really liked this raincoat, or better said anorak (I do not suppose it is perfectly waterproof) that you place over the carrier or a wrap from the Russian brand Kokon - it really is not a bad idea. If you travel light and like hiking, it will be perfect for such a purpose - you can pack it into a really small package that will not occupy much space in [...]

By |2019-05-23T23:27:42+00:00April 29th, 2019|Babywearing clothes reviews|0 Comments

Pabelle Slings Llama Biscotti, Blur Sorbet and Makia Porto

We introduced Pabelle Slings and their elegant Makia Ivory last autumn. Meanwhile, we had the opportunity to try several other Pabelle wraps - two all-cotton pieces, the violet Makia Calluna and the Christmas limited edition Kisses Under the Mistletoe, and another Christmas beauty, Eshweria Flaming Star with lurex, or the blue-black llamas Llama Wakatobi with tussah. None of the wraps disappointed us, on the contrary, they exceeded our expectations quite substantially - mainly the all-cotton ones (one of the factors being also their almost unbelievably low price) surprised and pleased us very much. But let's not get ahead of ourselves; first, we have a review of these three blended pieces for you! Llama Biscotti Composition: 54 % cotton, 41 % tussah, 5 % linen Weight: 369 g/m² (counted by us in a broken-in wrap) Size: 5 Rear rebozo reinforced rucksack carry [...]

By |2019-04-28T10:39:55+00:00April 25th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

Manduca First Vivid Green

Manduca is the most well-known and the most popular ergonomic carrier at least in central Europe, without any questions. Actually, for many people, the word "Manduca" has become a synonym for any ergonomic carrier. Together with the American Ergobaby, Manduca was one of their first "mass" producers - it has been on the market since 2002 (probably - I was not able to find the answer even on the official Manduca website - only the information about its fusion with the Wickelkinder company). Anyway, someone who has dominated a certain market for nearly two decades must be doing it right. Or not? Some technical data - first, what the manufacturer (or the distributor) says: the carrier is suitable for children from birth to 5 years (from 3 to 20 kg) the inner-integrated newborn insert enables carrying the babies since birth, and approximately since 3 months, [...]

By |2019-04-14T21:24:58+00:00April 13th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Testing of MoniLu Carriers

Aside from Andala, MoniLu is probably the most popular carrier manufacturer in the Czech Republic. Anytime you go anywhere at a babywearing meet-up, or basically anything connected with babywearing, you can be sure to encounter at least one or two MoniLus. Therefore, we had the opportunity to look, touch and try these carriers in most of their versions over time and now we even got our hands on their hot new product - the carrier intended for the smallest babies, suitable from birth according to the manufacturer - MoniLu UNI Start. All the MoniLu carriers have a lot in common, naturally - the typical soft-hard waist belt (in my opinion it is soft, but many fellow-wearers consider it "hard" - therefore I use this ugly term - "soft-hard" :D ), generously padded shoulder straps and particularly the materials and sewing of very high quality. At [...]

By |2019-04-11T21:27:31+00:00April 9th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

NAMAK Night Flowers and Magical Song Hand Woven Wraps

Mrs Mária Nagy is simply a legend in the Czech-Slovak world of hand-woven wraps - once you enter it, it is virtually a must to own one NAMAK or at least try a few on your own shoulders. As I wrote in the article about the HamaMama wraps - every HW wrap is an original, usually custom-made and woven according to the requests of its future owner; therefore it is possible that its properties may not be the right fit for everyone. These two particular wraps were custom-made too, and hereby we want to thank their owner for the opportunity to try them. Right fit or not, in this case there is nothing to discuss - as to the properties, these two pieces are basically perfect, in (not only) my opinion. Night Flowers Composition: Tencel/bamboo Weight: 313 g/m² (counted by us) [...]

By |2019-04-11T20:44:22+00:00April 8th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

Kokon Komfort Carrier

Kokon (i.e. ‘cocoon’ in English), or ‘Gooslionok’ in its native Russian tongue, is widely known in its classical version - a soft structured carrier made of fabric (i.e. not of a woven wrap), with a cooling vent pocket or without it (we had the opportunity to test one with the pocket last autumn) and with wide shoulder straps intended to be worn crossed. Despite the enormous amount of different wrap conversions emerging on the babywearing market in the last few years, it still remains quite popular while one of the factors is, to be honest, that it is really affordable. Kokon's manufacturer is not afraid of experimenting and tries to move forward which is only commendable. Aside from the classical version, they offer a carrier suitable for little babies called Chick (which we tested last summer) and also the huge Toddler version in which, with a strong enough wearer, even a [...]

By |2019-04-02T16:58:53+00:00March 30th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Made by Zuz Babywearing Parka

Three times bravo and hallelujah! The Made by Zuz parka was probably designed and sewn by someone who actually babywears (and moreover, babywears on the back!) - that certainly helps a lot, in any case. ;) Zuz is no newbie on the Czech babywearing market - she sold her first products on Fler (Czech version of Etsy) in 2015 which can be considered (regarding the diversity of offer of the babywearing garments) medieval ages of babywearing, if not even stone age. Aside from the babywearing clothes both for mums and dads, Zuz offers also nursing clothes and clothes for children; however, the babywearing jackets and hoodies still remain the main and the most renowned article in the brand's portfolio. As I already said, this parka is great! It is made of very warm soft-shell (the one with [...]

By |2019-03-28T10:32:53+00:00March 26th, 2019|Babywearing clothes reviews|0 Comments

ŠaNaMi Brown Coffee (Hnědá káva) and Paisley Bordó

ŠaNaMi, acronym from the Czech ‘Šátky Na nošení Miminek’, meaning ‘wraps for babywearing’, is one of the oldest wrap and babywearing clothes manufacturers in the Czech Republic. For a long time, babywearing meant wearing ŠaNaMi or Vatanai in our homeland, and those few imported pieces from our western neighbours like Didymos or Storchenwiege meant the highest level of luxury. ŠaNaMi was founded by the Adamec family from Týniště nad Orlicí in 2004 (my estimate - I counted that according to the information from Slingofest; I was not able to find any official information). Their first wraps were the classical, legendary ŠaNaMi twill-weave stripes. This is what the brand was producing for so long as 10 years, before releasing their first jacquard wraps in 2014. ŠaNaMi are no wrap innovators and do not experiment, regarding both colourways and patterns - everything is more or less subtle classic [...]

By |2019-03-24T17:25:19+00:00March 20th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

Didymos Pfau Junos

Composition: 60 % cotton, 40 % wool Weight: 205 g/m² according to the manufacturer, 275 g/m² counted by us Size: 7 Reinforced front wrap cross carry No woven wrap manufacturer is such a legend as the German Didymos, founded in 1972 by a mother of four, Erika Hoffmann. The story of Didymos (meaning ‘twins’ in ancient Greek) began a year before that when Erika's girls, twins Lisa and Tina, were born. Soon after that Erika found the best helper and companion in her traditional wrap from Central America. Do you ever feel like a freak when walking down the street with your baby in a wrap nowadays? Just imagine Erika with her twins almost 50 years ago in a small German village where they used to live! If you do something for 50 years and you are successful [...]

By |2019-03-19T20:12:46+00:00March 18th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments
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