Diva Milano Rose Azzurro
Diva Milano is an Italian brand which produces high quality woven wraps in elegant designs. They also sell babywearing accessories (babywearing coats) and nursingwear.
I have been hosting both an Essenza & ‘regular’ Diva all cotton wrap, which was a great opportunity to directly compare the wrapping qualities of both wraps.
The biggest difference between Essenza & the original Diva Milano line is the production place (Diva Milano is woven in Italy, but the Essenza line is woven in India),off course this reflects in the pricing.
For the Essenza wraps they use Indian cotton where the more expensive Diva Milano wraps are made with Egyptian cotton.
You can find my review for the Essenza all cotton wrap here.
As soon as you hold this wrap in your hands you will feel that this is a great toddler wrap, after a wash & iron I’ve calculated the weight at 290gr/m².
The wrap is 82cm wide, which is wider than most other brands and also (much) wider than the Essenza line.
This width is perfect for bigger children, I love wider wraps with my toddler!
The Rose design is a flower pattern all over the wrap, with some birds and roses. After the initial wash the texture looks intimidating, but after ironing the fabric gets much smoother and softer.
For a heavier wrap this is surprisingly easy to wrap with. I wouldn’t pick it to carry a newborn because the width and weight might be a bit overwelming for a tiny baby.
I’ve used the wrap to wear my heavy big girl (3,5 year old – around 15kg) and it’s very supportive for an all cotton wrap. The knot can be a bit bulky, this is why I would prefer a knotless finish with this wrap.
This is a nice Rucksack carry wrap, it does a great job in a single layer carry with a heavier baby. If you like bounce & cush, this isn’t the right choice for you….. but if you’re looking for an elegant, strong, wide wrap for your toddler? Here it is! I could call this a ‘working horse’, but that feels a bit demeaning for such an elegant design.
The wrap has two middle markers, I don’t really like the way they are sewn on the wrap (instead of being sewn in to the hem).
Because of the texture you might think it’s hard to wrap with, but it’s less grippy than I expected it to be.
It breaks in pretty quick, getting more mouldable and softer with every wear. It’s not nearly as airy as the Essenza wrap, this weave looks/feels more dense.
I think a size 4 would be a good choice, perfect for a rucksack carry. Because of the bulky knot I wouldn’t pick a very short wrap.
My tester is a size 6 which is great for a double hammock.
This is a wrap which you can use as a wrap hammock or wrap swing without being scared to get pulls. The weave is tight and not prone to pulls at all.
This design is available in different colourways, you can take a look at the Diva Milano website for more information on how to order one.