Didymos Prima Petrol Hemp Woven Wrap (Size 3)
Are you hemp curious? This is a stunningly vibrant wrap, thin, soft and shimmery. It always turns heads.
Ideal for: newborns, younger babies, older babies, toddlers, pre schoolers
Suitable for: all sized people
Carries: front, back and hip
Blend: 60% cotton, 40% hemp
Width: approx. 72cm
Length: approx. 3.2m
Thickness: approx. mm
Weight: approx. g/metre squared
Cost New: approx.£100
Didymos: One of the biggest brands in the woven wrap world and one of the originals too ƒ?? the've been around since 1972. The founders had twins and loved carrying them, and it all grew from there. Didymos means twin in Greek. Didymos are a good, solid German brand, very well recommended. They tend to be along the middle of the road to expensive end of the scale, but do hold their value very well. They offer a vast range of different wraps that are available in many different blends, sizes, weaves and thicknesses - something for everyone. Didymos releases limited edition wraps on a regular basis in addition to their regular line.
Find out more about Didymos.
To find out about other brand available, see our guide to woven wrap brands.
This wrap is made from 40% hemp and 60% cotton.
Hemp is an amazing fibre. It is fast growing, drought resistant, tough and requires far fewer pesticides and fertilisers than cotton. Hemp is also resistant to mould and typically lasts four times longer than cotton. Great if youƒ??re thinking about a legacy wrap to pass down the generations.
Hemp has been used in the Asia and the Middle East for thousands of years, but it was not really popular in Europe until colonial expansion in the sixteenth century saw an increased need for rope and canvas.
Although hemp belongs to the cannabis plant family, hemp grown for its fibre contains too low a level of THC to be used as a psychedelic drug. Sorry, hippies!
However, this has not prevented the cultivation of hemp from being banned in the USA. Some states have made the cultivation of hemp legal, but have not yet started to grow it due to resistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
It used to be that you only very few limited edition woven wraps contained hemp, but these days hemp blend wraps are more popular and are freely available from a growing number of manufacturers.
Wraps made from hemp are beautiful, slightly smooth and silky with a high natural sheen. They are quite cushy / bouncy. Hemp sadly creases easily, my main issue with it, as otherwise I adore hemp wraps.
Hemp wraps can take a little breaking in from new. More than a cotton wrap but less than a linen wrap. Hemp is not dissimilar to linen in terms of feel and wrapping qualities. However, whereas linen is renowned for its coolness, hempƒ??s insulating properties make it better suited to colder weather. So that would be 300 days of the year in the UK then!
Hemp blend wraps are often very highly sought after by many experienced babywearers and are not cheap to buy unfortunately. I love them though and think that they pay you back for the investment by holding their value well and providing an easy to care for, pretty and comfy wrap.
To find out more about other blends available, please see our guide to woven wrap blends.
The saying goes that ƒ??hemp loves heatƒ??. Which is true, heat makes it lovely and soft and will not damage hemp blend wraps. However, remember your hemp wrap will shrink in high heat.
Always check the manufacturerƒ??s instructions, but I recommend that hemp wraps are washed at temperatures up to 60 degrees centigrade on the delicate cycle. As with all baby carriers and slings, it is best to use liquid detergent that is free of optical brighteners, bleach or softening agents.
Hemp wraps can be tumble dried, but should only be dried to damp as it they are much easier to iron when damp. Tumble drying and steam ironing a hemp wrap is one of the most effective ways to break it in. My favourite tip for breaking in a hemp wrap? Leave it in a hot car overnight.
This wrap is a size 3 and approximately 3.2m long.
Size Length (metres)
Size 1 2.0 ƒ?? 2.2 m
Size 2 2.5 ƒ?? 2.7 m
Size 3 3.1 ƒ?? 3.3 m
Size 4 3.7 ƒ?? 3.9 m
Size 5 4.2 ƒ?? 4.3 m
Size 6 4.6 ƒ?? 4.9 m
Size 7 5.2 ƒ?? 5.4 m
Size 8 5.5 ƒ?? 5.8 m
What you can do with any particular size of wrap depends on your size, your child's size and your skill level. We love a ruck tied at shoulder with a 3.
Video courtesy of Tanya Tougas.
Please see our guide to carries you can do with a woven wrap for more ideas.
We want you to be able to get the most out of your sling hire, so we offer a large range of accessories available for you to add on to your sling hire. Only accessories appropriate to the sling or carrier you are hiring will be offered.
Check out our guide to available accessory add on options for more information on the choices offered above.
When you are renting a sling for the first time you will get 2 days added on to the end of your rental period to allow for posting so that you hopefully get the full amount of time requested, actually with the sling.
So, if you choose a 2 week rental starting on the 1st of the month, your hire end date will be the 16th (14 days plus 2 days extra)
The sling will be posted to you on the 1st, hopefully arrive (dependent on Royal Mail) the 2nd and you will need to post it on or before the 15th to ensure it arrives with us by the 16th.
If you are extending your hire then no extra days are added, so a 2 week extension means that the sling will be due back 14 days later than originally agreed.
How to Rent
These are the steps needed to rent this wrap:
1) Select a type of hire -you can choose from postal hire and extension of existing hire. Only use extension of existing hire if you currently have the sling in your possession.
2) Select a rental period - 2, 3 or 4 weeks. If you are extending your rental, you can choose from 1 day, 2 days or 1 week rental periods too.
3) Pick a date to start your rental, this is the date the sling is posted to you for a new rental or the first available date if you are extending your rental. Dates is dark blue are available to be selected, dates in light blue are not able to be selected. This may be because we don't post out slings on that day, the sling is already reserved for someone else on that date or the rental period you have selected is too long for you to start a rental that day and return it before it is reserved for somebody else.
4) Choose your rental options using the drop down boxes. The mandatory boxes are starred and you must answer these questions Find out more information about the available accessory add ons. Only accessories that are compatible with the sling you are looking at will be shown here.
5) Click 'add to shopping basket' button.
This rental will now be added to your shopping basket. You may go on to rent or purchase anything else on our site or checkout. If you wish to hire more than one sling, you are very welcome to. All rentals starting on the same date will be posted together and will be covered by a‹¯¨ single fee for postage. If you select several slings to be posted out on different dates we will contact you to ask for the additional postage to cover the additional parcels.
When you check out, you will need to give us your contact details, just fill in all of the boxes. You will need to pay the rental fee and postage at checkout.
You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit of£40 per sling. Larger accessories also require an additional deposit of£10. We will email you to request payment of the deposit a few days before it is due to be posted to you. You do not pay deposits as part of the checkout process.
Deposits are wavered for members.
Rental slings are sent out on the first day of your hire via Royal Mail 1st class recorded post, unless another service is selected. Costs for postage will be added when you check out.
You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit of£40 per sling. Larger accessories also require an additional deposit of£10. We will email you to request payment of the deposit a few days before it is due to be posted to you. We prefer PayPal for deposits but also accept direct bank transfer. You do not pay deposits as part of the checkout process.
Deposits are wavered for members.
Membership of It's a Sling Thing postal loan service gives you access to a range of benefits and discounts across all of our services. The funds raised from membership are used to increase the sling library stock so that we are better able to help people in the future.
- No deposits when you borrow from the library
- £3 off every time you rent something from the library
- 10% off all new slings and babywearing accessories
- 10% off all workshops
- 10% off all sling clinic appointments (in person and by Skype)
Membership of it's a Sling Thing costs a one off fee of£25 and lasts for a lifetime. Become a member today.
How to Buy
We don't yet sell Didymos, but if you rent this wrap from us you will receive discount codes from several retailers who do. So, if you rent it and love it, you can buy your own and save money! How awesome is that?
Babywearing has been practiced throughout the world for centuries and is extremely safe when done correctly.
Your child's safety is your responsibility. Please check yourself and your baby against the TICKS rules for safe babywearing every time you carry your baby, no matter what you carry them in.
You must always read all safety, use and care instructions prior to using this (or any) sling or carrier. Slings and carriers must only be used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.