Joy and Joe baby – King of the birds Verreauxii
100% cotton – 255 gr/m²
Joy and Joe baby is a British brand. The wraps are woven in a factory in the North of England, with high quality yarns of British origin.
I have tried their ‘Luceo Non Uro’ wrap last summer and got the chance to try two new wraps, one of those is the ‘King of the birds’ (KOB) design.
KOB will be available in two weft colours, I received the black weft version (Verreauxii) and there is a brown weft too (Chrysaetos).
King of the birds is a celtic eagle fusion design, you can read more about the design on the J&J blog.
Both colourways are stunning, I love the contrast of this darker weft, but the brown compliments the teal colour nicely too!
Before you read this review, take a look at the beauty of the wrap and the colours… and the magical sleepy dust:
KOB reminds me of Luceo Non Uro, I love the textured feel of the design and the ‘wrong’ side. The ‘right’ side is very soft already, where the wrong side provides more grip.
The wrap has a medium thickness, doesn’t need any breaking in and is suitable for both newbie babywearers and experienced wearers.
The passes slide in to place easily, the wrap has a nice stretch and is very mouldable, it’s very easy to get a smooth wrapjob with this one!
It has more cush compared to Luceo Non Uro (at least from what I have kept in mind ; ) ) and I think it would make a nice shorty too.
Because of my pregnancy I find it hard to judge whether you can use this wrap in a single layer carry with a heavy toddler, I don’t get along with the rucksack carry very well at the moment ; )
(but as far as I can judge, it has a nice cush, maybe the stretch would be a reason to add an extra layer when you’re wearing a bigger child)
If there’s one thing I could change about this wrap I would sew one rail differently, so the wrap doesn’t have a ‘wrong’ and ‘right’ side.
The textured feel of the design makes the wrap grippy enough for a knotless finish, where the areas in between the eagles are smooth and soft.
I think it will make a great slipknot, because of this combination of grip and glide!
This wrap doesn’t have the shine which I know from ‘Luce Non Uro’, but the colours are vibrant.
On the ‘wrong’ side the design is not very recognisable, which would make me wear it with the ‘right’ side out mostly.
This wrap is a good choice for those who are looking for an easy going wrap, don’t want to spend a lot of time breaking a wrap in and prefer something that can be used with their newborn and their toddler comfortably.