DidyKlick from Didymos
The DidyKlick from Didymos is now quite a well-known carrier on the babywearing market, although much is still developing and changing here. Since a few years I have the baby carrier in my assortment and would like to report here from my experiences.
Information about Didymos and the DidyKlick
The German manufacturer Didymos was founded in 1972 in Ludwigsburg by Erika Hoffmann and became known primarily for its baby sling. Over the years, Didymos has continued to develop and expand. Today, Didymos is probably the best-known manufacturer of baby slings in Germany. Didymos is a real family business, which is now managed by the second generation of the Hoffmann family.
The baby carrier is priced at 129€ for the cheapest models and thus belongs, just like the DidyTai, in the medium price range. There are (currently) fewer models available in the store here than for the DidyTai. According to the manufacturer, the DidyKlick can be used from birth. This also corresponds to my experience from the Trageberatungen.
In addition to Didymos directly, the DidyKlick can also be purchased through other online stores, such as Natürlich Familie. Here it is available in different patterns from 129,90€*.
The DidyKlick belongs to both the wrap conversions ("baby sling conversions"), as it has straps that can be fanned out, and to the half-buckle carriers due to the buckle on the belly strap.
The belly strap of the baby carrier is relatively narrow and firmly padded. An old version of the belly strap was much softer. It is closed on the side with a buckle on the padding. The bar width adjustment is done with Velcro on the belly strap. For newborns, the web width and the back of the carrier can also be adjusted with a drawstring, which gives it a long service life. The fabric at the back of the child's knees is padded.
The straps are attached to the back part with very small darts. They are not padded and have small loops to which the headrest can be buttoned with a snap. The head support of the DidyKlick can be gathered.
I tested the carrier with my son and the demo dolls from the babywearing consultations. In addition, I can also share the experiences of the consulting parents here.
The DidyKlick can be adjusted very well even with a newborn, due to the second bar width adjustment option with the drawstring. This simultaneously shortens the back part, so that the baby does not "sink" in the Didymos baby carrier. For larger and heavier children, the web width can be additionally increased with the help of the straps, whereby the weight is supported more at the same time.
I found the straps very comfortable on the shoulders, but would buy the shoulder pads DidyPads in addition for everyday use. The DidyPads allow the straps to lie completely on the shoulder and still have padding. You can buy the DidyPads shoulder pads at Natürlich Familie.
Some parents report that the width of the straps is restrictive, though this is more due to the wrap conversion type of carrier itself. With newborns, the straps sometimes stick out a bit when un-tilted, but this can be remedied by tying them.
With heavier children, the belly strap in its old, soft version is partially compressed and rotates because it is very soft. Thus, he can easily cut into me as a wearer. With my son, I could not determine this, which is why I find the previous testing of the stretcher very important. In the meantime, the belly strap has been replaced with a firmer version where this problem does not occur. I also find this abdominal belt significantly more supportive.
Back carrying with the DidyKlick from Didymos
Didymos has written a manual with Michaela Schelldorf from the Trageberater Akademie(www.trageberater-akademie.de) about carrying on the back with the DidyKlick.
Hip carrying with the DidyKlick from Didymos
In this video you can see how I put on the DidyKlick with a demo doll, for carrying sideways on the hip. In this example, I use a sling ring from Didymos in size M.
Didymos writes that the carrier can be washed at 30 degrees on the gentle cycle. I would use a laundry net or a pillowcase for protection. I myself have washed it only by hand, where no problems occurred.
Conclusion about the DidyKlick
The DidyKlick is a great, well thought out carrier from Didymos. It has a good price-performance ratio and can be used for a long time. Like all baby carriers, I recommend testing the DidyKlick beforehand. The only criticism is the abdominal belt in the old version, which sometimes turns in with heavy children and thus cuts. This Didymos has improved in the meantime, but it can still sometimes be found in carriers bought second-hand. With the new firmer version of the waist belt, this point of criticism, however, is omitted. If necessary, the additional purchase of the DidyPads shoulder pads makes sense.*Thisis an affilate link. You will receive a 5% discount on your first order. I earn a small commission on this.