Babywearing is optimal for mamas and papas who wish to keep their babies close to them in order to provide a continual source of comfort as well as to encourage bonding with their little ones. Of equal, if not more practical, importance is that the caregiver’s hands are kept unoccupied so that she or he may move around as freely and unencumbered as possible.
Added Benefits of Babywearing
- Keeping baby warm, close and comforted
- Baby is closer to the wearer – gets a head start with learning facial expressions, language and communication
- Beneficial for colicky babies as well as babies who have reflux
- Helps baby physically – lower chance of Plagiocephaly (also known as Flat Head Syndrome)
- Fewer strangers try to touch baby (as they do when s/he lays in his pram) since people tend to respect the adult wearer’s personal space
- Makes travelling easier (both simple errands as well as longer trips such as being away on holiday)
In the light of all this my wife and I are “big” on babywearing. We’ve tried a number of different types as well as brands of baby carriers and our favourite one so far is certainly the DidyKlick by Didymos.
Why is the DidyKlick by Didymos our Favourite?
Structurally, the Didyklick is a mid-way point between a woven wrap and buckle carrier. In our eyes, this means that wearers experience the best features of both carrier-types. On the one hand, the DidyKlick is quicker and easier to wear than a simple woven wrap, yet it offers the flexibility which soft structured carriers sometimes lack. Sizing the DidyKlick between caregivers, for instance, is as easy as sliding one buckle (compared to at least 5 buckles on soft structured carriers) since the rest of the fabric is wrapped around the wearer as with a normal woven wrap.
The DidyKlick is also among the most comfortable carriers we’ve worn. Baby feels like an extension to your body, without causing any strain on your back. My wife even compared it to being pregnant again! Have a look at just how effortless the whole experience is in the video below.
We were spoiled for choice when it came to choosing both the fabric as well as the pattern for our Didymos carrier. Ours is made of organic cotton which contains no heavy metals (this is important since baby spends a lot of time close to – and sometimes even chewing on – the fabric), is extremely robust, hypoallergenic and ecologically sustainable.
In a nutshell, we consider the DidyKlick to be one our most valued and most used baby-related items. We recommend it to all our friends and a number who have enjoyed trying it out with their little ones went on to purchase their own. Conclusion? Money well spent.