10 Jan

A Review on DAIESU SAKURA SUMMER WRAP CONVERSION MEI TAI

A Review on DAIESU SAKURA SUMMER WRAP CONVERSION MEI TAI

 

Baby: 7mos, 7kgs

Toddler: 33mos, 13kg
Wearer: Height – 5’6.5”/ Weight 55kgs / Medium Body build

Type of Carrier: Sakura Summer Wrap Conversion Mei Tai

Brand: Daiesu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/daiesu/?fref=ts

Authorized Local Retailers/Distributors: (Coming Soon)
Size: Baby Size/Standard
Fabric Content: 100% Organic Cotton
Type of weave: Jacquard
Surface Weight: 270gsm
Suitable for small babies & infants
Cold wash on delicate cycle, no fabric conditioner, gentle liquid detergent, dry under shade

Type of carries done: Fontcarry, Backcarry

Review:

I am honestly not good with mei tais because the local brands I have tried were not grippy enough to hold my baby’s weight so I have always had to tighten every now and then or else I would have aching shoulders and body pain. I was also quite intimidated to pursue carrying with the mei tai because of the long tails and straps.

The first thing I appreciated was the lightly padded shoulders and shortly thereafter was the width of the tails! It was so pretty! I then got excited as I unraveled the package because the tails allowed me to pretty-fy my knots. The waist strap wasn’t too long either so I didn’t have to tie around my waist twice.

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Sakura Summer WCMT by Daiesu fresh from the mail

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My toddler in Sakura Summer WCMT

DESIGN

This pretty thing is a breath of fresh air. Its warm zesty colors and the dainty Sakura blossoms is such an attractive sight perfect for my little snuggle ladybugs. I love how simple but well thought of the overall design of this carrier is. The cincher allows this carrier to be worn for tiny babies and the width of the tails allows for toddlers to still be knee to knee.

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WEAVE

Not too thick, which allows this carrier to be worn even during the most humid time of the day but also supportive enough to babywear for prolonged period.

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Out and about at Serin Tagaytay

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Serin Tagaytay with my 7mo old

During the first Babywearing Flashmob at Alabang Town Center with fellow babywearing mommas

SUPPORT/GRIP

I have given both my girls a turn to uppy with this carrier and both times, yes, even with my toddler, it did not disappoint. It was grippy enough to hold a snug carry for the couple of hours I strolled around the mall with my 7month old and I am now convinced that there is definitely a good make of a mei tai and the Daiesu Sakura Summer Wrap Mei Tai is one of them.

Overall, I had a great experience with this carrier. It is definitely well recommended even for beginners and especially for those who have a carrier preference to mei tai.

 

 

 

10 Jan

A Review on Almitra Tattva Nilopala Woven Wrap s6

***NILOPALA WOVEN WRAP***

Baby: 7mos, 7kgs
Wearer: Height – 5’6.5”/ Weight 55kgs / Medium Body build

Type of Carrier: Nilopala Woven Wrap
Brand: Almitra Tattva
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Almitra-Tattva-Babywearing-Art-Studio-796969637008553/?fref=ts
Authorized Local Retailers/Distributors: (Coming Soon)
Size: 6
Fabric Content: 100% Cotton
Type of weave:
Surface Weight: 210gsm
Width:
Suitable for small babies
STRICTLY Handwash Only
Type of carries done: FWCC, FCC, Reinforced Kangaroo, FRTR

Review:

The moment I opened the package, two pouches were in it and one of them was a blue and black pouch which matched its wrap. It made my heart skip a beat because my daughter’s name is Azuri, which means blue, which is also my favorite color. I could imagine in my mind the outfits to match this wrap with.

DESIGN

This is a classic. The vines and the shade of blue are appealing in a simple, understated kind way. Indeed, less is more.

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Nilopala by Almitra Tattva upclose

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WEAVE

This wrap is soft out of the pouch. The weave is loose and the wrap is perfect for the Philippine weather where it is almost always hot and humid. I could wrap my little girl with this even with multiple passes. This wrap, however, like the previous Almitra Tattva wrap is delicate and prone to pulls and snags which is why we had to be extra careful with her.

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Taal lake at the backgroup with babywearing mommy friends

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SUPPORT/GRIP

This is a lightweight wrap and as expected, it is not as supportive or as forgiving. A bad wrap job will result to achy shoulders or a popped seat. I find that I have to make sure I tighten strand by strand by stand and make sure my baby is snug as a bug otherwise she likes to lean or straighten her legs. This beauty is soft and smooth and even silky. It literally glides when I make passes but it has zero grip thus is definitely not for beginners. My mom, who has no prior experience to wrapping was in town while this tester wrap was with me and she was inlove with its design and insisted to try wearing my little girl in her. It sure looked really beautiful in photos as expected but her wrap job wasn’t too good that it wasn’t very comfortable for both wearer and baby.

In my personal opinion, this is best for small babies and definitely for very special occasions. Overall, I had a wonderful experience with Nilopala but I would not recommend it for daily use nor for prolonged wearing with toddlers.

Action shots with Mimi Sandy:

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