Didymos Indio wraps are a classic standard of babywearing. Indio refers to the signature weave of Didymos which it has been using since the early 70’s. Indios have been popular with babywearers for decades because their design makes them both supportive and grippy, a great combination for extended wearing. Indios can be 100% cotton or a blend of cotton with linen, hemp, silk, wool, cashmere or alpaca. They are woven from two to three colors of thread and come in a huge range of color combinations. A search of wovenwrapsdatabase.com shows that there are over 200 variations of the Didymos Indio so there is surely something for everyone!
Our library Indio is known as Monti and is a size 6. It is 100% cotton, white and caramel, and medium thick. I love Monti most because it is soft, floppy and well broken in. You can tell it has had lots of love. It would be great for a newborn or a toddler, is easy to wrap with and has a nice diagonal stretch. I had Monti checked out from the lending library during the month that my daughter started popping her seat and getting very wiggly when wrapped. Monti was great in learning our first unpoppable carry and as you can see Emme was also a fan.
Didymos wraps are sold in Germany, but can be purchased a few places domestically including Woven Wraps and Caribou Baby. Birdie’s Room is a Canadian retailer but always has a great selection of Didymos Indios and ships to the US (shipping is free for orders over $150).
My ratings according to Jennah’s arbitrary breakdown . . . (note these ratings are for Monti, the library Indio, wrapping qualities may vary for other Indios depending on the fabric blend)
Softness after breaking in: 4/5
Newborn suitability: 4/5
Baby (6+ mos) to toddler suitability: 4/5
Suitable for wrap conversion (RS, MT, or Buckle): 1/5
Cost (in this or other colors): $115 to $200+ depending on size, color, blend