Doeck Arbor Musco
100% cotton (48% ecru cotton, 52% green cotton)
252 gr/m2 (95.7 oz/ft2)
68 cm (27″) wide
Doeck is a Dutch brand, founded in 2012 by a babywearing mama (she’s a consultant too!). So far there are four collections, Arbor (‘tree’) is one of them. The earlier collections are very different. For example ‘puur’ (pure) was made of organic cotton, woven on solar powered looms, unbleached, undyed and locally produced. Even though Doeck still tries to source locally, the look of the newer collection is less organic & more trendy. I like it!
Arbor Musco is part of the Arbor collection, Musco is a green on ecru wrap. The design is simple, but elegant. It reminds me of the year rings of a tree, a design inspired by nature with a modern look.
The wrap is 100% cotton, it feels thin in hand and very soft from the start. (It’s not very thin, I would say it’s on the thinner side of medium)
If you look at my pictures you will immediately notice the middlemarker. It’s a (big) leather label saying ‘Doeck’. I actually like the look of the label, but it doesn’t suit this specific wrap in my opinion.
It would look great on a jeansblue wrap, with a more ‘tough’ appearance. Not on a wrap like this.
At the Dutch Babywearing Conference I got to meet the lady behind this brand and she told me you can choose a different middlemarker once you order a wrap.
No leather if you prefer so, great!
Arbor Musco doesn’t have a lot of stretch or bounce, it’s very soft from the start and gets even softer after a short breaking in period.
This wrap will make a great shorty. It makes a nice small knot and has the perfect combination of ‘slide’ and grip for a carry with a slipknot.
Folded it will be only a small package and would take almost no space in your handbag.
I’ve tested a long wrap, which is probably the best choice with heavier kids. I prefer multilayer carries with this wrap and my 15kg toddler, but it was surprisingly supportive for a thinner wrap.
Just like other thinner wraps you have to wrap more carefully, to make sure it will not dig in your shoulders.
You don’t have to be an experienced wrapper for this wrap, but if you plan on carrying your heavy pre-schooler you will need some practise to wrap evenly & neat. Your shoulders will be thankful!
With a less heavy baby (up to 10kg) the wrap is pretty forgiving. The passes slide in to place effortlessly and it’s very easy to wrap with. It has a nice smooth feeling, This wrap shines in a Double Hammock, a smooth chestpass, the backpasses almost glide in to place by themselves, simple, fun, yet elegant design.
I think it will make a great summer wrap, airy, thin, supportive. If you don’t like green, you might need to take a look at the other colorways for this design.
I don’t recommend a knotless finish with this wrap. I think it glides quicker than the grip could keep up with.
This wrap makes a small knot, which means you don’t need to finish knotless.
Arbor Musco is probably a perfect wrap for a newborn: soft from the start, not thick, easy to wrap with, I can only imagine how perfect the kangaroo carry will look with this wrap!
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