Cait is a mama of two, wife of one.
Cait enjoys weaving, babywearing, and hiking outside with her kiddos!
Cait discovered babywearing six years ago with her first baby but made the jump to woven wraps just over two years ago when her second child was born. She is very active in the online babywearing community and is an Admin to two babywearing communities, Didymos Wrap Chatter and Wear all the Babies 101. When it comes to babywearing, Cait likestrying out new things, including this new DIDYKLICK!!
So, Cait, what was your first impression upon opening the neatly woven bag that contained your new DidyKlick, other than the beauty of the fabric, of course!
My first impressions were Holy Wow! Mars is gorgeous! After opening it, I immediately noticed the padding that the DidyTai doesn’t have which is such a great addition. The waist band is firm but mouldable when compared to some of the thicker and more padded soft structure carriers I have tried.
From the manufacturer, we know that the DidyKlick is manufactured and tested for 3 Kg up to 20 Kg. In North American lingo, that is 6.5-45 lbs. But sometimes it’s hard to squeeze out that upper range. How big is your daughter? Did you find it to be a good fit for you and her?
Cecilia is 29lbs / 34 inches and just over two years old. I would have no qualms recommended this to someone with a child of the same age, and even older. Before trying the DidyKlick, I was concerned that it would fit but not really fit, if you know what I mean, but that is definitely not the case. At the largest setting, she’s about 1-2″ on each side from being fully knee to knee (and knee to knee isn’t a requirement at this age anyway – it’s just about comfort.) and the padding, even without the reinforcement from the Meh-Dai straps, makes for a comfortable ride for her. When using the straps as reinforcement, she’s completely knee to knee.
The DidyKlick and a Back Carry…
Helmet included at the request of the child. Love it!
Putting the DidyKlick to the test with a 6-year-old even??!!
I also put my oldest daughter, Catherine, up in the DidyKlick!! She’s 6 years old and right at that 45 pound mark and it was surprisingly comfortable. The waistband takes off some of the pressure on the shoulders compared to a woven wrap, and when you combine that with capping the shoulders with the spread straps, I was very impressed! I’ve thrown Catherine up in a few wraps and have yet to find one that is as comfortable as the DidyKlick.
What function were you hoping for from the DidyKlick?
My main interest in the DidyKlick was a carrier that my 2 year old couldn’t “seat pop”. The ultimate test was at a Publix (that’s an American grocery store, fyi) trip, and much to Cecilia’s protests, she could not get down and run around the store like a wild animal. It’s definitely become one of my favorite carriers, and has been basically all I’ve used since it arrived.
What features impressed you the most?
I love the padding in the waist band. I also love that the buckle is fully protected with padding and so does not dig into your stomach or back. The waist padding extends enough around both of my hips and then there’s only about 8-10″ of non-padding in the very middle of my stomach.
Was there something you found intriguing, quirky, unusual, unexpected?
I sort of wish the drawstrings matched the color of fabric on the carrier vs being white but that’s super minor and it is covered when you spread the straps. Another unexpected thing was how small it folds up! It fits perfectly in my bag which is great as they get older and you’re not always wearing but need something just in case.
We see that your hubby used the carrier as well. Does your hubby usual wear your little ones? How did he find it??
He carries them relatively frequently, less now that Ceci is firmly in the “mama’s girl” camp and must be carried by mama or else a fit will be had. He found it really comfortable. I think it’s definitely a great option for someone who wants the comfort of wrapping without so much length.
Was it easy to transfer the carrier from one wearer to the other?
Super easy!! Literally just expand / tighten the waist belt and you’re good to go!
Are there any discoveries you made while using for making the carrier more comfy along the way??
I would definitely recommend spreading the shoulder straps over the shoulders for long trips but even bunched shoulders was comfortable short term.
And one final question! Can we talk muffin top, that little bit of padding some of us carry around our mid-section that we often try to disguise? We hear complaints that some soft structured carriers accentuate said muffin top. How did the DidyKlick fare??
Honestly, muffin top is the main reason I don’t use soft structure carriers or carriers with waist bands. I think the DidyKlick really shines in this category. Like I stated above, the padded waist comes around both hips for me, so you’re not having the webbing dig into you. The padded waist contours to your body and doesn’t create that muffin top. There’s about 8-ish inches of non-padded webbing that, when you back carry, sits on your stomach and depending on certain movements, you *may* see a bit of muffin, but really really minimal and I’m a size 14/16 (US Sizing). As well, when you tie off the Meh-Dai style shoulder straps at the waist, the fabric wrap straps totally cover any webbing and potential muffin top.
The NEW DidyKlick by DIDYMOS – Tried and Proven to be a great wrangler for busy 2-year-olds because we all know that it’s nice to contain them in a safe place sometimes.
The DidyKlick, Wrangler-Supreme versus Ceci, Determined 2-Year-Old
DidyKlick for the win!
The DidyKlick – Proving to be a great carrier for big kids AND small babies!
A very special thank you to Cait and her beautiful family for doing such an awesome job at providing feedback and photos on this awesome new carrier by DIDYMOS!
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