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Rainbow Frog Tessere di Mosaico

Composition: 100% cotton Weight: 332 g/m² Size: 4 Rear rebozo reinforced rucksack carry with candy cane chest belt Today I have a review of one of my biggest HW loves for you - it is this quite ordinary looking shortie I bought last summer as the "last and ultimate" wrap for my then-2-years old toddler (haha, I would have never guessed that my now-3-years old little lady would fancy a now-and-then hop-on from time to time even now). Of course, such a wrap had to match my very specific criteria - I wanted a supportive wrap, but not too thick to be too big to fit in a small bag, no light colours but no brown-green-khaki scale/"earth" colours either, something hand woven and if possible, cheap. :D A lot of people had a good laugh about it in the FB group [...]

By |2020-05-06T10:10:34+02:00May 5th, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Rainbow Frog Tessere di Mosaico

Woven Wings Macbeth

Composition: 87 % cotton, 13 % merino Weight: 322 g/m² Size: 4 Front cross carry with a ring Today we reached very deep into our review archive - Emilka was barely one year old when we tested this wrap! Woven Wings, founded by three designers, babywearing moms and consultants Alaina Williams, Sarah Condry and Christina Mitchell, is one of the most well known British high end brands that emphasize the quality of the used materials, their ethical origin and local production. The first wraps were released in 2013 which makes it one of the most traditional woven wrap manufacturers in Europe. These triangles are probably one of the less known WW designs (their droplets, leaves, Geo Floral or simple geometric Geo patterns are far more popular with numerous releases - in contrast, there are only three "triangle" wraps). To be honest, at the first sight [...]

By |2020-03-17T12:02:32+01:00March 17th, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Woven Wings Macbeth

VeKa Carriers

I was very excited about this testing or, in fact, re-testing! First time we tested Vekas it was spring/summer 2018 and one year later, during the summer 2019, we had the opportunity to try out the size 2 and the adjustable carrier. The first time, Emilka was tiny and light (about 70 cm/8 kg) and the second time she was already a big (and heavy :D ) young lady (86 cm/12 kg). Last time I fell in love with the adjustable version and was very curious how it would hold up with a much heavier load. VeKa Size 2 Size 2 is recommended for children from 6 months up to 2,5 years of age by the manufacturer. The carrier is partially adjustable (the width of the back panel can be adjusted by cords - honestly, not my favourite solution of adjustment, [...]

By |2020-03-15T10:30:20+01:00March 15th, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on VeKa Carriers

HamaMama Nameless Neon Wrap

Composition: warp cotton + glitter, weft linen Weight: 384 g/m² counted by us Size: 8 (586 cm) Back wrap cross carry, Celtic knot finish We have not published a review of any hand woven beauty for a shamefully long time - last time it was about two beautiful NAMAK wraps (April 2019) and just a few weeks before that two wraps from Martina Diviak, a Czech-German weaver who weaves the wraps under the brand of HamaMama. But that does not mean I did not try any other HW wraps in the meantime - I had the opportunity to tie several of these unique gems, from Hopity, Honu, NAMAK, Solerin, AnnaTká, Fénix, Hoja, Indajani or Rainbow Frog and, of course, numerous Madalo wraps in different types of weave. It will take some time, but we will publish articles about them in the future, too. [...]

By |2020-03-20T09:29:26+01:00March 13th, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on HamaMama Nameless Neon Wrap

Wild Slings Mega-Review

We have been testing and publishing articles about Wild Slings since the very beginning of this blog’s existence, from the first releases from the winter 2017/2018 to this season’s hottest new pieces. Now we have quite a few reviews of these wraps in our archive so the time has finally come to publish a mega-review of 8 wraps from this Polish manufacturer.  Wild Slings Frères de sang Composition: 50% Egyptian combed cotton, 50% organic pima cotton Weight: 280 g/m² according to the manufacturer, 347 g/m² counted by me Size: 6 Rucksack carry, Tibetan knotless finish “Frères de sang” means “Blood brothers” in French and nowadays it is basically a legendary design from Wild Slings. The silhouettes of forest animals and symbols of natural elements in monochrome - simply something that is very “WS” and defines the brand as [...]

By |2020-03-13T15:23:09+01:00March 3rd, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Wild Slings Mega-Review

Agossie Wraps Testing

Quite recently, I wrote in one discussion on Facebook that I enjoy hand woven wraps more and more because the machine woven ones cannot surprise me basically by anything anymore - and that such wraps would have to be "the bomb" to take my by the heart. Well, it did not take a week and this "bomb" came - these three Dutch wraps from Agossie. Agossie is a lesser known and generally not very mainstream high-end brand. I knew about one Milkweed in the Czech Republic, but otherwise I think there is just a handful of wraps from this manufacturer in our country. It is always very interesting for me, to try wraps from such manufacturers, but regarding Agossie I was very excited and looking forward to testing very much. Which is basically the situation that leads to disappointment, right? Not in this case, because these Agossie wraps turned [...]

By |2020-03-01T20:19:02+01:00February 23rd, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Agossie Wraps Testing

ROAR Wraps Mega-Review, vol. 3

We all know the Polish ROAR wraps very well - we have tested them numerous times (you can read the reviews here or here). Now, we have a review of 4 other ROAR wraps - two of them are were released just recently, during the last six months or so, and the other two, taken the overall ROAR portfolio, are basically historical pieces. ROAR Sakura red custom (tussah, linen)   Composition: 50% Egyptian combed cotton, 30% tussah, 20% linen Weight: 260 g/m² according to the manufacturer Size:6 Double hammock This red Sakura custom was created for the Czech Wild Slings/ROAR fan group, and together with the pink merino/mulberry silk variant it is one of the few blended ROAR wraps (before Sakuras, these were only the sparkly wraps with rexor viscose, cats and dogs with tussah and the two [...]

By |2020-02-22T17:38:08+01:00February 22nd, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on ROAR Wraps Mega-Review, vol. 3

Geek Slings Yenn – In the Shadow

Composition: 100% cotton Weight: 280 g/m² according to the manufacturer, 361 g/m² counted by us Size: 6 Christina's ruckless back carry Geek Slings is a brand new Polish woven wrap manufacturer from Poznań founded by Marta Gąsior. It has been only 3 months since they released their first wrap and in those 3 months they managed to release several wraps with patterns that every true fantasy geek would definitely fall in love with - beginning with the Witcher or Cthulhu to the legendary Discworld. If have no idea what "geek" means - according to Wikipedia there are different meanings of this word, depending also on the context in which you use it. In this case, in connection with the world of fantasy, this definition is probably the most fitting: "A person with deep interest in a particular [...]

By |2020-02-16T10:24:38+01:00February 16th, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Geek Slings Yenn – In the Shadow

Natibaby Nelumbo and Rainbow Violet

Today we have a review of two basically classical old school wraps from the Polish Natibaby. Old school meaning really old, at least in the context of the Czech babywearing world - in 2014 most of the current popular brands did not even exist and baby wraps were something only members of primitive African clans would probably wear, at least from the "average mummy" point of view. Even the oldest and the largest Czech babywearing Facebook group Nosíme děti (i.e. We Wear our Babies) was founded not a long time before than - in 2013. I can imagine that by that time, when babywearing was not common in the Czech Republic at all and most of the babywearing parents were using Manduca or Ergobaby carriers (and in case of wraps, it was probably something striped from ŠaNaMi), Natibaby wraps must have looked like a revelation, given their design and [...]

By |2020-02-15T16:12:14+01:00February 15th, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Natibaby Nelumbo and Rainbow Violet

Moisha Grow Carrier

Moisha is a Czech babywearing brand from Třinec. We have published quite a few reviews of their wraps (you can find them here, here or here, for example). Last autumn, Moisha released their new carrier which we were very curious about and just had the opportunity to test it. Grow is, just as its name suggests, a fully adjustable carrier. Its age/size recommendation is probably something even the manufacturer is not really sure about yet - if you look at their website, they state different recommendation in case of different colour variants of the carrier - in one case it is "from 3 months of age/60-62 cm up to 98 cm", in another case "from 2 months/58 cm up to 98 cm". On Moisha's Facebook Page, the carrier is recommended from 2 months of age/58 cm up to 92-98 cm" (as to [...]

By |2020-02-09T16:59:00+01:00February 9th, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Moisha Grow Carrier