Fantastic wrap at the right price
Using safe dyes and quality organic cotton, Daiesu wraps are woven in India and are incredibly easy on the budget (a size 6 will set you back approximately $110AUD plus postage, a ring sling $70-80).
Jigsaw came to me in Raspberry for testing, and it’s possibly the softest wrap I have EVER pulled straight from the bag. It’s very well hemmed and finished, and with a width of 73cms there’s quite enough wrap to get a deep seat under a tall toddler – or to snuggle a squish without wrestling a lot of extra width.
I love the pattern. Love it. Simple and clear, great clean contrast, and a nice density in the color (pictured with Pavo’s Flamingo Unicornio for color comparison).
As I said, this was floppy right from the bag, and I did think it mightn’t be love with 30lbs of child. Oh no, it’s good.
Even after a wash, the pattern doesn’t lift much, so passes are quite easy and don’t require a lot of effort to tighten. Weighing in at 260 gsm, this has a little bounce, (like a thin-medium jacquard Didymos, or Pavo Unicornio) which made a double hammock a winner and FWCC really comfortable. Jigsaw is cuddly and manages some cush without being bulky or overwhelming; I didn’t get dig or sag despite a bouncing Audrey (we saw a horse, it was VERY exciting).
Chelsea of Keep Calm and Carry Them
Versatile easy going wrap for any babywearer
This was my second tester, and it arrived while I had Sandbox. My review will, naturally, compare them to each other. Jigsaw arrived to me in loom state, so I was expecting a somewhat stiff package. Not so! I was pleasantly surprised to find it was already very soft prior to the wash. You will see from my pre and post wash pictures that it didn’t fluff up too much, but that is definitely because it arrived relatively supple to start. The beautiful colour also remained the same after a wash. It is really a pleasant colour, almost a rich gold. In hand, Jigsaw felt softer than Sandbox and I feel like the weave was perhaps a bit looser, but I wouldn’t describe it was a loose/long weave either. As far as width, it was a good width for both toddler and baby (only slighter narrower than the generous Sandbox). I would describe Jigsaw as comfy…. this is a wrap I would use a lot. It wraps easily as far as seat-making, tightening, and knots go. With both my baby and toddler I found Jigsaw to be comfortable for well over 1/2 hour. While soft, Jigsaw still has just enough grip to wrap snug, with less strict tightening then was necessary with Sandbox. I would say the knots were quite large, but I attribute that to the width and not being fully broken in. All in all, this is an excellent starter wrap and I will recommend it to beginners… But it is not just a beginner wrap, it is a versatile easy going wrap for any babywearer 🙂 Thanks again for the opportunity to test!
Colleen Van Dyk
Get this if you are learning to wrap. And still get this if you are wrapping a lot more already with a bigger baby.
Comfortable and supportive
Jigsaw was very soft, snuggly and easy to work with. I used it for FWCC with knot under the bum, SWCC and Ruck with my 9kg son. All carrys were comfortable and I found Jigsaw really supportive. What I mostly appreciate is the width – 72cm after wash. You have enough matterial for perfect secure baby´s sit – especially for one-layer carry. This width also makes the wrap comfortable and supportive with no need to be “thick beast”.
I can only recommend Jigsaw for everybody. Broken in it is very soft and kindly to newborns (if you don´t mind that it is wider) and still supportive for bigger kids. As it is easy to work with so I think this wrap is good to begginers too.
Thank you for the opportunity to try this wrap. My son is not too heavy but I have very picky shoulders and plenty of experiences so not every wrap gets popular to me. I would not hesitate to own Jigsaw. We enjoyed and really liked it!
Hana Nova, Czech Republic
Zatil Aqmar, Malaysia
Great for big child
As I`m not very experienced in shorties, I was really excited and alredy checked which carries to wrap size 3 before the wrap arrived. Touching the wrap, it already felt quite soft, it looks like it was used much, a little fuzzy but light Pilling. It’s a medium thick wrap, very grippy because of the pattern, with the perfect width even for bigger kids or toddlers. I guess it’s also suitable for newborn, when it's broken in. I really like that there is no wrong side, as usually I prefer “opposite rails”. I had a few problems with double layer carries, as the wrap was very grippy, but I loved it for one layer carries. Nevertheless, when the wrap was tied it stayed at it's place and it was no problem to wear my big child for a 2 hr walk. I also liked the hip carries very much, as the wrap was easy to tighten and didn’t make huge knots.
Cordula Theis, Germany
Soft and easy to wrap with
On to my second wearee. at a weight of most wearees he is the most comfortable to wear with in this wrao in terms of width and weave. I also like to feel my wearee s weight slightly pulling on my shoulders so I loved it even during long carries. No igging whatsoever. Really appreciated the width here. But you definitely need a tight wrap job in a dh. But in fwcc for my todd… ahh it shines the best. .. I love a slightly more stretch and a little less recoil in my fwcc with a bigger babe. And this fits. Awesomely. Knot wise. Acceptable size to me in a single knot. It needed some retightening and double knotting with my todd..
In summation. I m generally not a floof fan. I like my wraps sturdy and no nonsense due to my wrapping needs. so umm my wraps are a turn off to most. And this would really really appeal to newbies. Its so easy to wrap with and soo soft. I have kejora on po. I cant wait… to just have some softness in my stash. And for wrap racun and for big kid cuddles.
Siti Nurhayati, Malaysia
Supportive and cushy
Rosanna Chio, Malaysia
Soft but strong
The wrap i was sent was brand new and nice and soft. I love wraps that come ready to use and don’t need breaking in first and this wrap is one of those, but you can tell it has more to give too. I think with a couple more washed and wears this will get even softer and quite cushy too. It’s a medium-thin wrap. Nice and wide at 74cm, and has nice long tapers.
I often see and hear people saying that all cotton wraps don’t work with them for toddlers or bigger babies, or that they need to be thick/heavy wraps to be supportive enough. This isn’t something i often find to be true with me. This wrap is brilliant with Ezra and with Eden. The only difference being that With Eden when i went on a longer walk I tied with a chest belt as this gave more support on my shoulders.
If you like soft but strong wraps that aren’t too thick then I think you will love this. I adore it and can’t wait to let one of you have it to see what you think.
Dom from Slingdad Dom
Amazing deal for a high-quality wrap
Shockingly, pretty awesome.
They sent me a 100% cotton size 4 to review. Everyone sends me size 4’s, probably because they don’t want to waste the fabric to send a reviewer a 6, which means I am very, very good now at doing carries that work with a base-2/base-1. I spent most of my time doing ruck variations, double hammocks tied at shoulder, and a stray kangaroo or half FWCC. So I got a good feel of how Jigsaw works in one or two layer carries, without a ton of wrap to disguise poor support. Sunny stayed up for anywhere from a few minutes to two hours at a time, including one long trip to the zoo.
I surprised myself, first, by finding the pattern rather classy and interesting.You can divide babywearers into two categories: those who see the carrier as a baby accessory, and those who see the carrier as an adult accessory. The former tends to gravitate towards cutesy designs like (at worst) Natibaby sock monkeys or unicorn Lisa Frank Explosion Rainbow. These mamas stress over wearing boys in pink wraps and feel guilty putting a penis-owner in a Girasol. The latter mamas don’t give llama fart: these are ones who see wraps as mama accessories, sort of like purses you put babies in, and who wear whatever they want, gender be damned. These women tend to match their wraps to their outfits. I count myself as one of the second category, and expected Jigsaw to fit into the first.
I was surprised that Jigsaw fit into my aesthetic. Once wrapped, it wasn’t cutesy or kiddie; instead, the classic black and white gave it a much more sophisticated feel than I’d expected.
And it wrapped – well, I’d say. Jigsaw has a very solid feel on the shoulders, without easily creating pressure points. I did have to be careful placing to knot in shoulder tie-offs, because the solidness of the wrap had a tendency to create one of those arm-numbing, nerve-crushing knot-spots. But it wrapped with plenty of stretch, making it ideal for eking out that last bit of wrap necessary.The stretch didn’t come with more than an average amount of bounce.
Jigsaw was soft, but not kitten-belly, write-home-all-praise-the-unicorns soft, though it may get there with use. At a medium weight – 260gsm – it would work well for a toddler or infant (I would find it overwhelming for a newborn). I found it decent as a ruck under bum wrap for an entire Target trip, and everyone knows Target trips take a while with three kids in the middle of the afternoon. So I’d cautiously recommend it as a one-layer ruck wrap.
Overall, I really liked this wrap. It wrapped solid, it stayed put, with medium grip and very little slip. I liked the stretch, though someone who is turned off by ace-bandage stretch won’t dislike the wrap because of it. It carried my medium-size (25) toddler without digginess, and only gave us trouble with that ever-tricky shoulder-knot placement.
Jigsaw’s still in stock in certain colors and sizes. For a budget price, this is an amazing deal for a high-quality, attractive wrap that’s going to get better with wear. Its easy-care, no-fuss wash routine, plus an hard-to-pull weave, should make this a great favorite among beginning wrappers and those who don’t want to bother much with fancy fabrics or intricate wash routines.
Elizabeth of Manic Pixie Dream Mama