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Babywearing 101, vol. 5: Washing and Caring for Woven Wraps and Baby Carriers

Washing and caring for wraps and carriers – why so much ado about it? It is just a long piece of fabric with or without some buckles, isn’t it...? Well, it is not such an ordinary piece of fabric. It must have specific properties and be much more durable than, for example, your corduroys – after all, we carry those who are the most precious to us in the whole world in that “piece of fabric” and it requires special and somewhat more delicate care. This article will be long because I will try to mention everything I know about caring for the woven wraps and carriers. However, the basics can be summed up into 5 points: WASH FIRST: it is necessary to wash and iron most woven wraps before tying them for the first time (on the other hand, it is not necessary in case of most carriers); [...]

By |2020-01-22T15:08:58+01:00January 22nd, 2020|About Babywearing|Comments Off on Babywearing 101, vol. 5: Washing and Caring for Woven Wraps and Baby Carriers

Moyo Wraps Testing

The Slovakian brand Moyo is mostly known as a carrier and babywearing clothes manufacturer (the review of their carriers is here and of the babywearing clothes here). Similarly to other carrier manufacturers they decided to make the carriers out of their own wraps, in four different designs so far. We had the opportunity to test two of them, Aloha and Village, just right after they were released. Quite understandably, Moyo, as a "carrier" brand does not tend to experiment with blends - all their wraps are universal all-cotton of medium weight. Their colours are very vivid, the patterns are distinctive patterns and generally very attractive, according to the general opinion of our fellow wearers from our local babywearing group. Aloha! on the Beach Composition: 100 % cotton Weight: 280 g/m² Size: 6 Front cross carry [...]

By |2020-01-21T17:19:19+01:00January 21st, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Moyo Wraps Testing

Fidella FlyClick Plus (Toddler)

I must admit that my relationship to the German Fidella is a bit ambivalent - I literally fell in love with their flagship, the buckle-less Fly Tai, I was excited about their wraps, mainly thanks to their unusual width (you can read the review of the Outer Space Neptune wrap here and of the Outer Space Lilac ring sling here), but the all-buckle carrier, Fidella Fusion Toddler 2.0, was not a right fit for me at all. So what about the half-buckle carrier, basically a hybrid of my beloved Fly Tai and Fusion that I dislike? In the beginning, I must mention something that still confuses (not only) me about Fidella carriers - the "numbering" of the sizes. In Fly Tai, it is Baby Size and New Size (New Size being the bigger one), in Fusion it is Baby and Toddler. [...]

By |2020-01-12T09:50:30+01:00January 10th, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Fidella FlyClick Plus (Toddler)

Sycha Slings Frogs Spring Sky

Composition: 100 % cotton Weight: 235 g/m² according to the manufacturer, 240 g/m² counted by us Size: 7 Strangle proof back cross carry To be honest, this was the first time I ever heard about the British Sycha Slings when testing this wrap, kindly provided by the FB "Nosíme a testujeme", i.e. "Babywearing and testing" group - hereby we want to thank them for the opportunity. I am getting a bit ahead of myself right in the beginning but I need to say this - although it is not super trooper extra wrap (well, in fact it is not even supposed to be a super trooper extra wrap, but about that later), Sycha brought me to my knees because of their story. I could start my "historic overview" as in case of most [...]

By |2020-01-04T15:27:49+01:00January 4th, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Sycha Slings Frogs Spring Sky

Luna Dream Standard

Luna Dream is one of the lesser known babywearing brands, at least in the Czech Republic; however, in Poland, it is quite a household name. It is a family company, based in Dobiesz, a town south to Warsaw, which offers budget-friendly woven wraps and carriers.  Concerning the wraps, just as in case of similar budget brands one cannot expect any experiments with blends - almost all the wraps are all-cotton, with prices from 60 to 80 Euro for a size 6 wrap, in rather conservative (but not dull) designs. In case of their carriers the price range is much wider, but the cheapest Standard costs a bit less than 70 Euro and the most expensive adjustable wrap conversion Grow Up costs (still quite affordable) 123 Euro.  We tested the Standard carrier, recommended for children from 74 to 92 cm by the manufacturer; allegedly wearable up [...]

By |2019-12-30T10:36:23+01:00December 30th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Luna Dream Standard

Coccolare Toddler Turkus Horizontal

Coccolare is quite an unusual carrier, at least in the Czech Republic, because as far as I know no Czech (or Slovak) manufacturer offers this type of carrier. It is a "waist-belt-less" carrier, or better said, it has a "waist belt" made of the black polyester straps simply attached to the back panel with no padding whatsoever. Aside from the basic versions, such as the tested Turkus Horizontal which is made of a simple, thin Coccolare's original wrap with elegant diamond weave, this Polish manufacturer makes carriers for such household names like Loombera or also Kenhuru in the past. Therefore I assume there must be something interesting about these carriers what makes the popular at least in Poland. To explain, why they are so "special" and how the "Coccolare type" carrier looks like, I attach a picture I borrowed from the official website of the manufacturer - the carrier [...]

By |2019-12-28T12:46:19+01:00December 28th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Coccolare Toddler Turkus Horizontal

Kuukivi Bulik 2.0

Composition: 96 % cotton, 4 % sparkle Weight: 300 g/m² Size: 7 Russian Jordan's Carry Kuukivi, which translates from Finnish poetically as "moonstone", is a younger, cheaper and less fancy sibling of the Polish Loombera (well, at least I think so; there is no official website aside from the Facebook page and even Slingofest does not seem to know Kuukivi yet - I only assume that Kuukivi and Loombera are related because they are connected by the same person in charge, Aleksandra Glabus, and that they have shared fan groups on Facebook ;) ). Otherwise, Kuukivi is as mysterious as it own name. I tried to understand why Kuukivi is Aleksandra's separate project; i.e. that it is a "budget" brand for that part of the babywearing public who cannot afford a Loombera. However, I do not see [...]

By |2019-12-22T09:30:05+01:00December 21st, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Kuukivi Bulik 2.0

Loombera Slings Testing

Loombera, a Warsavian woven wrap brand with two cute bears in its logo, is one of the newest players on the Polish high-end babywearing field; it was founded only in 2018. Scandinavia-inspired design, elaborate and luxurious blends (Loombera is not afraid to use even five blends in one wrap or exquisite blends such as aloe), wraps released in extremely limited editions - all the ingredients that a good HE brand should have so that people are willing to pay for their goods and feel they are getting exactly what their money is worth. After all, I am one of those people - one gorgeous Loombera resides in our stack, too. It is the beautiful light-blue Skarpur Snjór (do not be overexcited, today is not the time for its review - the reason is quite simply; we have not have the time to take the photos with it, yet). By [...]

By |2019-12-21T23:08:51+01:00December 15th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Loombera Slings Testing

Sling Studio Bracken Fern Frost

Composition: 50 % schappe silk, 50 % cotton Weight: 250 g/m² Size: 6 Reinforced front wrap cross carry Not having a single article about such a famous brand as Sling Studio here, on our blog? Almost unforgivable. However, it does not mean that I never held a wrap from this manufacturer in my hand before - on the contrary, it has been quite a long time since I had the first opportunity to try and tie a Sling Studio - well, just as you can see in these photos that were obviously taken quite some time ago. To be clear, this review was written almost a year and a half ago but it had to wait for the photos for such a long time. Yes, that is what takes me so long usually; I am undeniably a kind of a graphomaniac [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:54:29+01:00December 4th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Sling Studio Bracken Fern Frost

Monami Slings Tulipannah Fuchsia

Composition: 100 % combed cotton Weight: 270 g/m² Size: 6 Double hammock, freshwater finish These fuchsia tulips were the second wrap from the Polish brand Monami (not that much well-known in the Czech Republic) I tested. I tried the blue tulips (in slightly different design) a year and a bit ago, of the same composition and weight - the only thing that changed is that my wearie is substantially bigger and heavier. I quite liked the blue tulips (someone in Monami must really love this flower!); in short - a modest all-cotton wrap with not that much exciting properties that could be okay for modest wearers. By that time, I thought it was nothing I could wear a 15kg toddler in comfortably and my opinion did not change in case of the pink wrap, either. I would not be my "go [...]

By |2019-11-11T07:53:05+01:00November 11th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Monami Slings Tulipannah Fuchsia
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