Prepare yourself: I ALWAYS forget anything vaguely resembling a bloom shot, because I'm usually far too keen to get things washed, but HUZZAH! This Nona all-cotton arrived on a quiet day from local stockist Startwell Babywearing, and as you read on I'd like to you keep in mind this is a budget woven - a size 6 will take a measly $102AUD out of your bank account.
After a few twists I may have jumped around on it a bit (I wanted to take it out! BREAK IN FASTER!) which is really fine as long as your floor is clean and the soles of your feet are too. Think of it a bit like treading grapes into wine.
We have LIFTOFF! I am a big fan of freshwater double hammock. The passes don't fall off my shoulders, it doesn't take as much messing around as a saltwater finish, and there's plenty of support. First wrap in this felt pretty crunchy, but my 16 kg 3yo was up for an hour and it didn't dig, didn't sag, and didn't require retightening or adjusting.
There's plenty of grip to be had from the leafy fern pattern and inexperienced wrappers may want to really perfect their front carries before trying a back carry, because the second pass takes a little care to get across snugly and evenly. Once it's there I promise it will velcro into place!
I absolutely LOVED the width of this - at 68cms, it's not overwhelming, but there's plenty of width for a nice seat.
We headed down to the beach one night for pho and guess what came with us...
Turns out to be just as good in a reinforced ruck with the passes spread.
The color scheme is fresh and lovely, and Audrey has asked for the turquoise ferns on a few occasions, so I guess the color speaks to her as well!
You can see it in action here - http://youtu.be/YMn42Zvk6NA
and buy it here