Didymos from Birdies Room. My first woven wrap! Enter to win a $50 gift certificate

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Okay, now I get it! Woven wraps are awesome once you've learned how to use them.  I am new to woven wraps and you may be as well.
They are comfortable.  Sooooooo comfortable.  I was never sure on how to use them because to be honest how many sales people know how to use them? I was told by one sales person, "it's too difficult to show, here's a pouch".  So, I was left with that impression.

Birdies Room sent me a wonderful wrap to review through Didymos.  I highly recommend shopping with Birdies Room as they have a great selection for all your babywearing needs and other goodies that are essential once you become a parent or if you need to buy a special gift. If you need a gift, get a Didymos wrap and introduce the new mom to something essential in parenting.

Learning to wrap is wonderful and for new babywearers give it a try!  The value of wrap is invaluable, you'll have a new appreciation for this style of babywearing.  Once you invest in a wrap and are done with wrapping there are loads of for sale or trade groups and forums.  You can even convert your beautiful wrap into a SSC or ring sling too!

Didymos is a company from Germany that started in 1972! Read the story {here} How serious is Didymos about quality? Check out their criteria {here}
                                          Hip Carry position  picture from Didymos

This position is a The Wrap Cross Carry
So when you get your Didymos wrap, it comes in a lovely box with a DVD on how to use. It's a fabulous DVD and takes through knot methods and you can rewind and watch, rewind and watch before practicing with baby in it.  Also Barbara from Birdies Room is very helpful.

So what are some the advantages of a
Didymos wrap? Here's a few examples:
  • Your hands are free(yes I know like most baby carriers)
  • Babies who are carried regularly do not develop fear of loss, they cry less and become independent earlier. 
  •  The sling is suitable for all sizes and you can carry your baby from birth to the age of three years. I have carried my 3 1/2 yr old in a back carry.
  • The wraparound sling is lightweight and handy,and, when not needed, it folds and fits easily in a bag. 
  •  DIDYMOS- slings are made from pure organic cotton and the colours are free fom heavy metals.
  • I love this one!  I have yet to make this a hammok for my son. He'd love it!  When the Didymos is no longer needed for carrying, it will serve as a hammock, a comforter, a swing , sun-sail, a scarf, etc
I have this one! I love it!  picture from Didymos


What I like about Didymos?
  • The ease in using them. I found the DVD very helpful.
  • So COMFORTABLE!
  • You don't have to wash it right away necessarily.  If you want it softer than go for it but I loved the feel of it and strength of the wrap. Who new a piece of cloth could be so amazing for babywearing. I am new to wrapping and love it.
  • The use only 100% organic cotton
  •  I had the Jacquard in Waves Elder which is fine, elastic and soft for a woven.
  • Practice, practice, practice. With anything new, it can take a little time or a long time to get it right.
  • Proper support all the way around.  For me and my son.
  • Can be used year round
  • Can easily breast feed in it
  • Various tying methods so you never get bored with the same old, same old and grow with your baby's needs.
  • Safe & magical. I love wrapping and wish I started earlier.
  • I really liked the support on the Didymos site as well, such as pictures of their tying methods. I like the company a lot.  Friendly and good energy.
  • They have a Free App that is super helpful and takes you through the steps of tying methods and I downloaded it to my iPad.
  • Fits all sizes, from petite to plus size as they come in different measurements. 
What I didn't like?

Too be honest I can't find anything to say.  For some it's the learning curve.  For me not so much. I loved practicing and feeling the support of the wrap and here's my son using it as a blanket!
This picture angle makes him look freakishly long!
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99 comments:

tobyhir said...

Organic crib sheet

Mandee said...

an aristrocrat wool cover for the baby and some toys for the toddler!

Beth said...

I'd use it towards a DIDYMOS Zeitreiste / Time Travel wrap

Emily B said...

I'd pick up an organic cotton jumper and snap bodysuit for my daughter!

Sweet Panda said...

I would spend that on the Organic Toy Fruit Basket and the Organic Duckie

lace said...

The electric grain mill looks interesting. I'd love to see what fresh ground flour tastes like. I'd also love the Didymos Indio in red/white.

Alicia said...

I'd love to add any of the wooden groceries to our play kitchen!

Christi said...

I' would use it toward the purchase of a Lisca Arancia / Herringbone wrap or a Didymos ring sling by SBP!

Anonymous said...

i would buy the mama jacket

The Durhams said...

I would buy one of the organic cotton wraps, in solid color. We have baby #2 on the way in August and have been considering getting a woven/stretchy wrap.

Aleasha said...

I would probably buy one of their organic cotton wrap, not sure what print...there are so many! :)

Tanya Apodaca Melby said...

I would use it towards a didy!!! :))

Vanessa Coker said...

Pull-On Wool Cover, most likely.

nikolelgee said...

i would buy a linen blend didy

Stephen said...

i would love to use it towards a DIDYMOS. they look amazing!

jenn
mashmellow@hotmail.com

EmKa said...

cloth diapers

Melmomof4 said...

I'd put it towards a DIDYMOS Linen Blend carrier

ES said...

Wrap!

Alex Liz R. said...

I would love to try a mother ease diaper.

mean green mom said...

I would use mine for a didymos- I think the natural green is my fave, but its too hard to choose. I love them all :D

Kristy said...

didymos hemp pfau!

Rianne said...

I would use my giftcard towards a woven wrap, most likely Indio Blaze

Olivia L said...

I'd get a 4 pack Organic Terry Shaped Diaper

Erin said...

I would use it towards another Didy, probably a Waves, because I've heard they're great for warmer weather. :)

prozac pphn said...

I must admit, it looks very stylish.

aperry said...

Didymos stripped lars

Ally said...

Ruby-Gold 1975 Standard! That is beautiful. Although the time travel is wild, and I do love me some hemp. I'm so glad to hear you say you find the learning process enjoyable - I teach babywearing and I've found myself almost discouraging folks from trying woven wraps (even though I love it and enjoyed it myself) because some are really turned off when they try it and it isn't perfect.

Christine said...

I would use it towards a woven wrap! I want one soo bad!!
fc_bailey@yahoo.com

Elaine said...

I would buy either a Robert or a Rosalinde linen wrap (still waiting to find out whether we're having a boy or a girl)

Anonymous said...

I like the wooden groceries!

Kristina S.
kristina_ann_scott@hotmail.com

Tara said...

i'd get a bunch of the natural skincare products like http://www.birdiesroom.com/p-260-all-natural-citronella-bug-spray.aspx and http://www.birdiesroom.com/p-776-all-natural-sunscreen-spf15.aspx
taraz9 at excite dot com

Becky said...

I'd put it towards a mystery box!

sunnymummy said...

I would get the Didymos Wrap in Katja. Beautiful products!

Julie G. said...

I would get some Goat Milk and Sandalwwod Foaming Bath and some other bath and skin care items and maybe a cloth diaper... always hard to resist those :)

Rebecca O said...

Hand-Made Bowl and Mug!
bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

Erica K said...

Organic crib sheets

Erica K said...

organic crib sheets

mywildcrazylife said...

IMSE VIMSE One-Size Fitted Snap Diaper is what I would choose

Sarah K said...

One of the didymos carriers

skiger at gmail dot com

Amy M said...

I would get a few Mother-Ease One-Size Cloth Diapers!

Dawn said...

Probably a crib sheet and some baby toys. ;p

Dawn said...

Probably a crib sheet and some baby toys. ;p

Amy said...

Didymos ring sling

Sara said...

It would go toward a Didymos Selters.

LJ said...

I'd buy the Organic Toy Veggie Crate.

Laura snookie_poo@hotmaildotcom

Copper said...

IMSE VIMSE One-Size Fitted Snap Diapers!

Aimee said...

a wool diaper cover

Sissy said...

Stock up on wool wash & lanolin!

Katy Emanuel said...

If I won I would use the gift certificate for the ABC blocks

jill johnson said...

I would love a wrap!

Shannon said...

I would probably use it on some Imse Vimse and some wool covers

Lily said...

Wooden toys

twinsincloth said...

Some new crib sheets or new toys

Julie said...

I would spend the $50 on training pants for my oldest son!

juliedianebaker at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I would spend the $50 on training pants for my oldest son!

juliedianebaker at aol dot com

Christine Jessamine said...

i love the Wooden Peacock (Closed Tail)!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Sara said...

If I won I would spend the money on the wrap I currently have on layaway!

Sara said...

If I won I would spend the money on the wrap I currently have on layaway!

Clover said...

I'm a sucker for gray and black wraps... I would have a tough time picking between the Black Hemp Pfau and Anthracite Hemp Indio!

BriAnne said...

Towards a Chiara before they disappear!

JCurry said...

I'd probably use it towards a standard stripes wrap.

christa @ mental foodie said...

Hemp Pfau!

Anonymous said...

Didymos Mystic

Sara E said...

I'd buy a hemp pfau, not sure what size yet!

kristin said...

Either a lime or aqua waves!!

Krissy said...

I'd use it to bring my hemp Pfau and ruby os home. :-)

Janine Hora said...

I would use it towards a Pfau 2012 black didymos wrap!

amanda b said...

definitely a new hemp didy shorty for the wee one on the way.

Kay said...

I would use it towards a wrap!

dashlynne said...

I would use it towards nepomuk! Love those dragons!

jeannie-lynne said...

I would use it towards nepomuk! Love those dragons!

mleimbach said...

Definitely a wrap!

mleimbach said...

definitely a wrap

Katelyn said...

I would put the gift certificate toward either Lime, Red or Aqua waves. I hear that waves make a wonderful summer wrap, but I just can't decide which color I like best!

Carrie M said...

I would put this towards another wrap! I love the Indios and waves and have heard wonderful things about the wrapping qualities of Pfaus.

indianairishgirl said...

I would probably put it towards the Pfau 2012 hemp...it is beautiful!

Angela Yamashita said...

Hemp Pfau baby!

Stacie said...

I would get 1 or 2 figure 8 hammock rings, a sling ring and some cloth diaper liners or one of the mestrual cups.

Krystal said...

I would get one of the menstrual cups to try out.

Jen P said...

i would order wooden alphabet blocks or a carrier sling

penguinjo99 at gmail dot com

Mel said...

Didy Waves Holunder!

Becky said...

I would definitely get a swim diaper if I won! And maybe some diaper inserts.

Crystal said...

I never win anything!! I have been ogling didys for a while now and this would be the perfect excuse to give one a go!

tall_person13 said...

diapers or sling Rachel DeHart

daivabaum said...

I'd get Organic Velour Training Pants
poniabaum at gmail dot com

Erin Gilliam (The Babywearing Blog) said...

I would get an amber necklace and a swim diaper

CJ said...

organic crib sheet & the vegetable play set

carlaboo11 said...

id get motherease diapers

Rude And Not Ginger said...

I'd put it towards A Didy Anthracite Lillies wrap. So pretty.
kdent2@indy.rr.com

Alycia said...

I'd put the $50 towards cloth diapers and inserts - love the organic cloth!!

The Dyer's said...

I would get wet bags and reusabl wipes!

Sara said...

I'd probably get a wool cover and/or some toys -- love the organic veggie crate toy!

TiaMaria said...

I would buy a Nepomuk wrap, I just love this design for my toddler!

TiaMaria said...

I would buy a Nepomuk wrap. I love this design for my toddler!

Mrs. Biller said...

Baby leg warmers and organic clothing

Heather M said...

didymos tina cinnamon/turkis

Breanne said...

Organic Crib Sheet

Kathy T said...

Probably a Didymos, as I've always wanted to try a woven wrap.

Julia said...

I would use it towards a Didy for my friend who is expecting. Every one needs a Didy!

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