DidySnap: Review of the new full buckle carrier from Didymos

We’ve loved the beautiful Didymos woven wrap fabrics for many years. This classic babywearing brand makes high quality, organic wraps that feel and look fantastic.

The DidySnap is a new carrier from Didymos that combines the fabric of their snug, supportive woven wraps and a convenient structured carrier. It is advertised as fitting from newborn to toddler, with padded waist and buckled straps offering multiple carrying positions.

There’s no doubt that we’re already swooning over the gorgeous fabric choices, but how does the DidySnap hold up as a carrier? Is it as easy, comfortable and adjustable as they claim?

We’ve put the DidySnap to the test to find out.

Purchase the Didymos DidySnap from our online store, priced from £129.

You can also try before you buy at our London Babywearing Boutique or with your nearest Wear My Baby Consultant. 

DidySnap Fabric and Feel 

The DidySnap is made from soft 100% organic cotton, specially woven to flex and snug to support your baby, whatever their shape.

This makes the carrier feel really soft, mouldable and lightweight – without the bulkiness of big brand names like the Ergobaby and BabyBjorn carriers. 

The fabric panel and straps are made with 100% organic woven cotton, so it’s kind to your baby’s skin, with no hard parts to rub or dig into your baby’s skin.

DidySnap Fit and Features 

The DidySnap offers 3 parent facing carrying positions: front, hip and back.  We really like it for back carries in particular as the padded, adjustable length straps make for a secure, comfortable ride for babies from around 6months+. 

The width of this carrier is really easy to adjust – it goes narrow for small babies and wide enough to support a toddler.  The height is adjustable to a degree by cinching the seat of the carrier using a drawstring.  This is reasonably effective in reducing the size of the seat for smaller babies, but not as easy as some other carriers.  It’s also not possible to extend the height for toddlers.

The DidySnap offers plenty of adjustability to fit a wide range of parents.  As well as being able to adjust the length of the shoulder straps, you can buckle them in both backpack and crossed straps styles for a front carry.  There’s also soft pads that sit under the webbing where it fits around your body; this isn’t something we’ve seen in other carriers and is a nice feature to add that little extra comfort.

Another less common feature is that you can fasten the shoulder straps to the body panel in two locations – either under the baby’s bottom, or to the sides.  This offers yet another way to adjust the seat of the carrier to fit different age babies.

Downsides

As with all soft-structured buckle carriers, different brands and models suit different people so the DidySnap may not be the perfect fit for everyone.  It’s very wide padded shoulder straps may feel bulky for some. However, the carrier is adjustable to fit a wide range of adult shapes, including being able to adjust the shoulder strap length.

Didymos claim this carrier is suitable from newborn; we found that whilst it adjusts to safely support some newborns, it’s best fitted once a baby is a few weeks old.  The DidySnap is width adjustable, but for bigger toddlers it is not possible to increase the height of the panel.  This means that the back of the carrier may not support high enough up the back of your toddler, especially if they are tall.  For a true Newborn to preschool option we prefer the more adjustable Isara The One.

Our Opinion?

If you love woven wraps, and the gorgeous designs of Didymos fabrics then the DidySnap will definitely appeal to you. 

As a carrier it is more adjustable than many others on the market.  It is soft and snuggly for your baby and the wide padded straps make it comfortably supportive and padded for you.  

A solidly performing full buckle carrier, convenient for everyone and – we’ll say it again – an increasing range of gorgeous fabric options we’re swooning over!

Hannah Wallace
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