deep blue and goldLike many wrap-obsessed parents, I begin stalking the babywearing pages on Facebook.  I drooled over brands and patterns and colors, and I wanted to buy all the wraps!  I discovered Didymos pretty quickly, and then I fell in love with Indio pattern.    I joined the DIdymos Love & Appreciate and Indio Lovers Unite! Facebook groups.  I had been eyeing the Deep Blue and Gold Indio on a retail site when one popped up on the swap.  I mentioned it to my husband, and he said, “If you want it, buy it.” That was all the encouragement I needed.

imageThis was one of my first Didymos wraps (I bought this one and another at the same time), my first hemp/cotton blend, and my first size 5.  The size 5 let me try out a few different carries, which was fun!

Didymos Deep Blue and Gold Hemp Indio details:
(Some details are gathered from websites. I no longer have this wrap, so I cannot weigh and measure it).
60% cotton, 40% hemp
Size:  5
Length:  4.2 meters
Weight: 220 g/m2
Rails:  Tapered
Color:  Dark blue (navy) with gold in Didymos’ indio pattern

20150322_172356(0)This wrap is just gorgeous!  The gold in the pattern makes it look shiny and fancy, and I think anyone would look beautiful wearing their baby in this wrap someplace dressy: a wedding, out to a party or to a nice dinner. At the same time, the gold isn’t overwhelming so the wrap is also great for everyday use.  This is one of the wraps I took with me on a trip to Barcelona, and I wore my baby to a reception that my husband had to go to for work as well as out while walking through the town.

20150523_185843I thought this wrap felt thicker than its 220 g/m2.  That might be because it wasn’t completely broken in or I’m not used to the feel of the hemp blends.  The thicker feeling made it seem more supportive, and it wrapped well.  I felt like it was easy to wrap, tighten and tie, but it also didn’t slip once tied.  I appreciate those qualities in a wrap.

I got churny and ended up selling this wrap.  I didn’t like how stiff and thick it felt, but don’t hold that against the wrap!, I have discovered I’m just not a fan of the hemp blends.  If you have more patience for breaking hemp in than I do, get this wrap.  It is gorgeous and shimmery, and you and your baby will both look gorgeous in it!  I’m  glad I tried it, and I enjoy my Deep Blue and Gold Hemp Indio photos.

One note about Indios:  the pattern seems pretty prone to getting pulls.  I love the Indio pattern, but I’m so clumsy and spend so much time outside that I really fret about rubbing up against something that snags my wrap and creates a pull.