Joy and Joe Baby is a very special brand to me. I can say that it was my very first love in this wonderful world of baby wearing. Their SMP design completely stole my heart on their first release with SMP Black&White (I still dream that maybe one day I’ll own it..) 😉 After other releases I finally was able to purchase the SMP Noir (my special wrap that will never EVER leave).. So I guess I could say that Joy and Joe Baby and I, we have a love story..
I was very lucky to have been chosen to test their beautiful SMP Midnight Rainbow, an amazing wrap.. And when they asked for testers for their new project, since my life was so chaotic, I decided to step back, just because I thought I wouldn’t be able to give the so deserved attention to this wrap. I really believe that if you commit to something, you should do your best. However, right before this beautiful tester was about to leave The Netherlands, I got a message asking if I really didn’t want to test it.. Like.. Last call.. How could I say no?? And I’m so happy I didn’t!
So here it goes! Fountain of Love is.. (and I quote from their website)
our high end collection of premium quality woven wraps woven with the top of the range yarns and weaving techniques. The uniqueness of the fountain of love comes from not just the its elegant brocade design but from the collaborative efforts of our expert team consisting of textile designers and engineers, scientists and babywearing consultants who have been working behind closed doors since last year to create this unique weave never been seen before in the babywearing industry. Brocade designs are mostly special occasion textiles and they exude this intriguing baroque romance fashion style.
Yarns: 50% Luxurious Italian combed cotton + 50% Mercerized cotton Weave: Double weave with a broken twill weave effect and some technical weaving procedure that we call ‘the formula’ What to say about this wrap as soon as I opened the package? Pure Luxury! Really!
love the bag..
Look at this beauty..
The design is not what I would normally buy, or so I thought, but I have to admit, it’s beautiful and wrapped looks.. amazing! And the texture? Soft.. So soft.. In comparison to SMP Noir, I find it softer and thinner.. But don’t get me wrong, it’s so supportive!
I had to make a test run, my son was asking me up but as soon as he was up, he wanted to be put down.. so excuse his maybe not so friendly face.. eheh
I made a quick DH and had absolutely no issues with it, good grip, sliding beautifully into place..
Next day I tried the wrap with my 4yo, I don’t normally wear him but I do like to test my wraps with him since he is heavier and bigger, helps me to get an idea of how it will be in my near future..
Again, perfect! I did a ruck tied tibetan and loved it. He liked the experience, I think that if I have kept him there a bit more he might have fallen asleep all cuddled up.. 😉
The following days I tried several carries and all were comfortable, in my shoulders, on my back, for my son..
You can actually see this is a high end wrap and it’s so worth the money value.
Yes it is more expensive than the normal range that Joy and Joe Baby have made us used to but they have really really stepped their game. Imagine an expensive high quality wrap that’s a beast and needs breaking in. Now imagine that same expensive high quality wrap already broken in, new from the HQ, ready to use.. Priceless..
And don’t be afraid of handling this wrap.. I didn’t take extra precautions to avoid pulls or loose yarns.. I wrapped like I do with all my wraps and had no problems with it. Perfection!
Love love love this heart detail
I have to mention that this wrap doesn’t have a “wrong side”. I mean.. Look at it! It’s beautiful both ways!! Inside out or not, I love them both!!
I was very sad to send the wrap to the next tester as I ended up feeling I didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to but the little I did was great! I was happy to get the Black and White (I have a tendency of liking monochrome wraps) but I think that the Pink and the Mustard are just lovely too! So suitable for summer!
In my opinion this wrap is suitable for beginners and also for newborns.. I can’t wait for my squish to join us in December.. Maybe there’s another wrap by then that I can test with 3 different ages.. 😉 *hint*
Thank you once again for the opportunity! It’s always a pleasure to work with you Joy and Joe Baby. ❤
One of the most important safety rules of baby wearing.. close enough to kiss.. ❤