Didymos Facett Morgentau (Morning Dew) & Facett Mittagshimmel (Midday Skies)
Morgentau (Morning Dew) & Mittagshimmel (Midday Skies) are the latest colourways of Didymos's Facett design. Both are 100% cotton and 200 GSM, putting them in the thin category (along with Facett Morning Mood that'll also have similar wrapping qualities).
I was testing a size 6 (base -1) in each, with my toddler and five month old baby.
Didymos have been making baby wraps since 1972 and are widely considered to be the 'grandmother' of the modern babywearing brands. They are a German company, experienced in selling & shipping worldwide, and their website is available in several languages (including English for those of us whose grasp on other languages extends, embarrassingly, to ordering a glass of wine & requesting the bill!). Didymos's experience and focus on the safety and well-being of children, with attention to social and ecological ethics, has resulted in a brand that babywearers around the world have come to trust for affordable quality.
When I first started looking into baby wraps, Didymos was one of the names that my babywearing friends immediately suggested I try. Sure enough, one of my very first wraps was a 'Didy', and my first Mei Tai a 'Didytai' so I'm always really excited to be offered the opportunity to test and review one (or two!) of their wraps.
Your Didymos wrap will arrive in an iconic Didymos blue & white box with helpful leaflets detailing basic carries, safe useage & care instructions.
Morning Dew has a beautiful graduated weft of fresh apple green, fading through rich emerald and aqua green, on an ecru warp. It makes for a subtle, gentle and very pretty wrap, which conjures up visions of apple pies at grassy picnics, with perhaps a wood sprite popping over to nab some cider!
Midday Skies has an equally pretty graduated weft of bright turquoise blue, deep royal blue and a pale sky blue with a hint of lilac, on an ecru warp. True to its name, it reminds me of gazing up at bright summer skies and spotting the odd cirrus cloud.
Unlike some 'grads', the colour change occurs along the length rather than across the width of the wraps. This means you get a slightly different look depending on where the colours fall, although the 'stripes' are sufficiently narrow for all to be on display.
Sometimes the simplest designs look the best when wrapped and this is definitely the case with Facett. The criss-cross diamond design works especially well with the graduated weft, blending in the colour transitions and creating a pretty, textured effect. Both Morning Dew & Midday Skies radiate bright and beautiful colours that can't fail to lift your spirits (even when The Great British Bake Off will never quite be the same again!),
Handily, the two rails of each wrap are distinctly different, with one showing the ecru warp and the other the graduated weft. This makes it easier for new (& busy or distracted!) wrappers to wrap with them without getting twisted up like a Swiss Wurzelbrot.
The Wrapping Qualities
When they first arrived, Morning Dew & Midday Skies felt light, thin and a teeny bit crispy. Never fear though! They went straight in the washing machine and tumble drier and softened up nicely, making them squish worthy from the outset. Their inaugural wash also brought out the diamond pattern into a lovely three dimensional miniature waffle-like texture.
In hand Morning Dew & Midday Skies feel very light and floaty with lots of diagonal stretch. They're easy to wrap with and extremely mouldable, which makes them ideal for newborns or smaller babies. That waffley texture also adds a lot of grip, and the passes stay exactly where you put them.
Morning Dew and Midday Skies were strong enough to carry my hefty toddler too, although I tend to prefer a little more 'cush' and a bit less stretch when carrying him for longer periods. If you're buying Morning Dew or Midday Skies for a heavier wrappee, I suggest buying your base size and using multi-layer carries.
Being thin and airy, these beauties are great for warm or humid weather and will keep you and your little one beautifully cool. They're super easy-care too, wash in the machine at 60 degrees and tumble dry. You can even get away with not ironing them post-wash.
Facett Morning Dew and Midday Skies are lightweight, airy, extremely mouldable and as summery as strawberries at Wimbledon. Perfect for newborns and smaller babies, yet strong enough to carry a toddler in multi-layer passes, they're ideal for warmer or humid climates, holidays and sandy beaches.