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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

Marisso Slings Aspen Galaxy

Composition: 32% merino, 68% cotton Weight: 320 g/m² declared by the manufacturer, 342 g/m² counted by us Size: 6 Back wrap cross carry with a chest belt I have been curious about Marisso, a British (or in fact Scottish) high-end brand, for quite some time. It got its name from Ana Marisso, its founder, and they produce wrap from high quality materials in a few rather conservative (but not boring) designs. Their flagship among their patterns is Aspen (just like, for example, the legendary Argus in case of Artipoppe). We were able to finally test one of these wrap, the nubby black beauty Aspen Galaxy, thanks to the Czech Marisso tester tour. I must say that this cuddly woolen blanket came just in the right time in the middle of January. :) Galaxy [...]

By |2020-02-03T14:09:26+01:00February 3rd, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Marisso Slings Aspen Galaxy

Loombera Slings Dadyr Solsetur

Composition: 54 % combed cotton, 21 % aloe vera fibre, 12 % cashwool, 7 % tussah, 6 % tsumugi Weight: 280 g/m² pre-wash according to the manufacturer, 332 g/m² counted by us Size: 6 Back wrap cross carry with a chest belt I already covered the "who, when and why" about Loombera in our last article about this relatively new, but very interesting and creative Polish brand. They are not afraid to use mixtures of blends, as I mentioned last time, too. So lets talk a bit about two of those you can find in Dadyr Solsetur - aloe vera fibre and cashwool. I must admit that I stumbled upon a little problem in case of "aloe vera fibre" right in the beginning - I found two different variants. The first one is "aloe vera microfibre" which [...]

By |2020-02-02T11:37:53+01:00January 31st, 2020|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Loombera Slings Dadyr Solsetur

Neko Slings Switch Toddler

Neko Slings is still a bit exotic brand in our country - it is a Turkish manufacturer of woven wraps and baby carriers, well-known in their home country since 2012 when the began to make their first elastic wraps. Soon after, they started to make woven wraps and also carriers later on. Their collections are inspired by Turkish Oriental tradition and they emphasize local production and GOTS certified materials (GOTS =  Global Organic Textile Standard certified cotton meets all the eco-, bio-, socio-, fair-trade etc. criteria). Recently, this brand came to the Czech Republic too, so here is our first review - this time of the full-buckle model, Switch Toddler. This is one really large toddler carrier! It is recommended from the size 86 up to 6 years of age by the manufacturer - personally, I would not be afraid to [...]

By |2020-01-30T10:01:00+01:00January 28th, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Neko Slings Switch Toddler

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)