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Sestrice Mega-testing

Linda and I, we are very fond of the Slovakian brand Sestrice, whether it comes to their wraps or their marvelous carriers (we already published a review of one of their wraps - Slncia Lollipop and also a very excited article about their Carrier and Carrier Plus wrap conversions). This time, it was not only one wrap, not only one carrier - but the whole "Sestricebox" with 5 wraps and 2 carriers! Also, it was a lucky coincidence that my friend lent me another Sestrice wrap around the time of the Sestricebox testing, therefore - hold on tight! - here you have a review of 6 wraps (!) and a retest of Carrier Plus. Right in the beginning, I must applaud to Sestrice just for the choice of testers in their test-box - from a newborn wrap to a toddler piece; different types of weave, different blends and designs [...]

By |2019-06-12T19:14:05+02:00June 10th, 2019|Carrier Reviews, Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Sestrice Mega-testing

KiBi EVO Carrier

During the last autumn, our local babywearing group had the opportunity to test the wrap-conversion KiBi carrier - basically a legendary and still very popular carrier manufactured in the Czech Republic which Linda and I are very fond of (it was actually Linda's very first carrier). We often recommend it to the babywearing beginners as an affordable, durable and long-term solution of their problem if they are looking for an adjustable carrier that will fit really "until the end". KiBi EVO is not an alternative version of the "old" KiBi but it replaced it completely. If you wish to buy the old version, from now on you can get only a second-hand one or probably some pieces forgotten in some e-shops. So what is different? The most obvious difference is the waist belt - its shape is different (is is not straight as in the [...]

By |2019-06-03T20:39:36+02:00June 2nd, 2019|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on KiBi EVO Carrier

Angel Wings wrap cardigan and nursing top

It is no secret that Linda and I love Angel Wings babywearing clothes as you could have read in our article we published last autumn. This year, they also offer hot new items for pregnant and breastfeeding mums and we were very excited about the opportunity to try two of them on. "Angora" wrap cardigan Material: 80% polyester, 15% viscose, 5% spandex Size XS Lenka's View: Is this a vegan cardigan for real? I would never guess that after touching it for the first time and I would rather thing that there is some noble sheep hidden in it - it does not feel like made of artificial material at all and feels very pleasant on bare skin. It is a little bit hairy and unfortunately tends to develop lumps, mainly in the most exposed places but that is not surprising [...]

By |2019-05-27T22:31:02+02:00May 25th, 2019|Babywearing clothes reviews|Comments Off on Angel Wings wrap cardigan and nursing top

NoMa Baby Klasik Carrier

NoMa Baby is one of the less notorious Slovakian manufacturers of carriers and woven wrap accessories (at least in the Czech Republic). I need to say - what a shame, right in the beginning! I have been following NoMa on Facebook for quite some time, I really like their work and therefore I was very glad I got the opportunity to test one of their carriers. I also have one remark to start with - although I have already somewhat came to terms with this fact in the babywearing world and it does not surprise me anymore, the online existence of some brands only on Facebook does not seem adequate anymore (mainly if the manufacturer does not share much information about themselves, just like in case of NoMa). Nowadays, when the babywearing market is oversaturated and the competition between the manufacturers is [...]

By |2019-05-27T23:02:07+02:00May 24th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on NoMa Baby Klasik Carrier

Wild Slings Les ténèbres Nimbostratus and Nocturne La potion de la sorcière

What is the first thing that comes to your mind if a wrap is referred to as a "crazy thick blanket"? A high-weight Luluna? A puffy-weave Yaro? Something hand-woven? The first thing I think of is the brand of Wild Slings and their "towels", i.e wraps with "fluffy cloud cotton" as their manufacturer lovingly calls it. This fluffy cloud cotton is basically something like the good old chenille. Chenille is soft and hairy yarn that scarfs, sweaters or blankets are usually made of (in case it is still not clear, this is what Wikipedia says about chenille ;) ). I was not my first encounter with a WS "towel" - last autumn, I had the opportunity to try La forêt vierge Cumulus, when Iveta (Czech "Mrs. Wild Slings", the administrator of the Czech and Slovak WS/ROAR/DISO fan group and owner of many wonderful wraps from these [...]

By |2019-05-21T22:58:18+02:00May 19th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Wild Slings Les ténèbres Nimbostratus and Nocturne La potion de la sorcière

Loktu She Silvan Flos and Bird Garden Amber

Silvan Flos Composition: 75% combed cotton, 25% Tencel  Weight: 375 g/m² (declared by the manufacturer), 365 g/m² (counted by us) Size: 4 Rucksack carry  Silvan is the newest (oficially released) Loktu She’s design. The Tencel pinkie Flos has two brothers, green all-cotton Alpinus and brown-yellow merino Fall. All of them are intended for toddler-wearing, which you can tell from their weight after all.  It is no secret that there are only a few wraps with Tencel I really liked - the green-pink Navis Amphitrite boats from Loktu She are one of these exceptions. Although they contain a loooot of Tencel, their fluffy weave compensates for its tendency to feel somehow "flat" on one's shoulders. The pink Silvan contains much less Tencel, but the weave seems denser and the wrap overall tougher than I would imagine it to be [...]

By |2019-05-23T22:44:19+02:00May 11th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Loktu She Silvan Flos and Bird Garden Amber

Mum’s Era Utah

Composition: 100 % cotton Weight: 239 g/m² Size: 7 (537 cm measured by us, tips 47 cm) Back wrap cross carry, Tibetian knotless finish Let me summarize my impression from this wrap right at the beginning: a Russian kitchen towel. Really, the way it looks, the way it feels in one's hands and I dare say the way it behaves in the carry, too. I signed up for testing of this wrap because I liked the blue colour and the "zig zag" pattern, but when I saw it live, I must say I was quite disappointed. Some wraps can surprise you - you would not find them interesting when not tied, maybe even a bit ugly, but once you see them in the carry, they magically transform into completely something else! This magic usually happens in case of wraps with vertical stripes, but nothing like [...]

By |2019-05-05T22:36:12+02:00May 5th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Mum’s Era Utah

Eli Handmade 2in1 Carrier

Eli Handmade carriers are manufactured in Šumperk, Czech Republic, by (surprise, surprise) Eli - i.e. Eliška Matějčková who made her first carrier (surprise, surprise) for her own son several years ago. I must admit I intentionally avoided reviewing this brand for some time and I had to summon up courage to do so. The first reason is that I am not really fond of extra-soft waist belts (which I knew was typical of Eli Handmade) and the second reason is that one of the carriers did not get much excited reviews in our local babywearing group a while ago. Why? I cannot really say, to be honest. Maybe it was the choice of the particular tester carrier (as Eliška said helself, it was a trial carrier), maybe the overall dissatisfaction was caused by the first critical reviews and the rest just jumped on the bandwagon. All in all, Eli [...]

By |2019-05-23T23:01:22+02:00May 4th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Eli Handmade 2in1 Carrier

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+02:00May 4th, 2019|Babywearing clothes reviews|Comments Off on Loktu She Babywearing Wrap Cardigan

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+02:00April 29th, 2019|Babywearing clothes reviews|Comments Off on Kokon Anorak and Winter Cover
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