Didymos | North Shore Indio v1 | Wrap Conversion Ring Sling | Review

This carrier is:

  • Didymos brand.
  • Indio pattern / weave.
  • North Shore is the name of the color / fiber blend.
  • 40% hemp 60% cotton.
  • Version 1 (v1) of North Shore Indio.
  • Wrap conversion ring sling (WCRS) – a ring sling sewn “converted” from a woven wrap.
  • Ring Sling has an Eesti style shoulder, and was converted (sewn) by Sleeping Baby Productions (SBP).
  • Ring Sling has slate color rings.

Words I would use to describe this carrier:

  • soft
  • breathable
  • classy

We would be thrilled if you would add YOUR OWN review of this carrier! Reader reviews located at the end of the post near the comments section.

The Indio is one of Didymos (or Didy)’s most classic patterns. It has stood the test of time, being one of the first patterns they produced, and still in production today.

The Indio is just the pattern however.  Indio wraps come in many combinations of natural fibers, including linen, cotton, hemp, silk, and wool.  They also come in a plethora of colors.  Choose your favorite color combination, and most likely there is an Indio to match. It is one of my very favorite patterns I have tried.  It is classic and simple and beautiful.

 

COLOR

The color is of North Shore Indio is navy blue with white. The fibers have such a noticeable shimmer to them, especially since I purchased this brand new. It was hard to capture the hue, but it did not have a purple or teal hue – it was a lovely navy blue. Didymos cotton dark blue and white Indio was one of my first wraps that I truly loved. I wished for a hemp version for a few years, then North Shore was released!

VERSION

Didymos released an initial batch exclusive to Birdie’s Room (of which this is one), then later released a second batch sold by several retailers. I purchased a size 7, and had it converted (cut and re-sewn) into a size 3 woven wrap, and a medium length ring sling.

FABRIC

The characteristics of hemp tend to be: a bit warmer to wear, a bit of bounce, strength and support without dig, smoother and less grippy than linen. Since this Indio is rather thin, it wasn’t hot to wear, compared to a thick hemp wrap. It is medium thickness as Didymos Indios go, but almost all Indios are on the thinner side of woven wraps across brands. It was lovely for a newborn, and would have nicely supported a toddler in a multi-layer carry.

HIGHLIGHTS

In feel on the shoulder, it was comparable to Anthracite Hemp Indio, and April Hemp Indio. It felt almost slightly thinner than those two, but the difference was faint. The Eesti hybrid shoulder style provides a great deal of comfort and support to a ring sling with a thinner fabric such as Indios. I have tried a thick linen Indio ring sling with a gathered shoulder, and it was not nearly as supportive as the Eesti shoulder for a heavier baby. I have shown this ring sling with my newborn, and also was able to wear it with my two year old.

Ring Slings put weight on only one shoulder. All the weight of the baby. The comfort of a ring sling will never be that of a two-shouldered carrier, or a carrier such as Mei Tai or SSC that puts weight on both upper and lower body. As ring slings go, I enjoyed this one, especially the stunning and luxurious Didymos fabric!

We would be thrilled if you would add YOUR OWN review of this carrier! Reader reviews located at the end of the post near the comments section.

 

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