Archive: Natibaby Fond De La Mer (Silk Blend)

Regular price $165.00

This is a new design for Natibaby and to be honest, it didn't quite call to me. But now that I have it in hand, I have to say I rather like it. It is a lovely, delicate design and even more, my 2 year old loves it and wants to be wrapped in it. Perfect! 

This is a jacquard weave woven in bright blue and white threads 

70% cotton 

30% silk

Release Date: 21 November 2013 

No official weight, but this is a lighter weight silk. 

Natibaby silk is known for being fairly dense and thick; however, this is one of the lighter weight, airier weaves. It is not old school Nati silk, which was super thick and dense. Despite being thinner, it still breaks in to be super soft and snuggly. 

Nati's wrap are hit or miss on the silk smell. Sometimes it has that distinctive scent; other times it does not. This wrap smells like silk, so be forewarned if you are sensitive to it. It doesn't bother me (I actually sort of like the smell of silk), but some people are quite sensitive to it. If this is the case, I find that if you can air the wrap out for a couple of days in a room where there is good air flow, the smell does dissipate quite a bit. If you stick it in a closet for a couple of days, chances are the silk smell is going to be there, so make sure it truly airs out. Sometimes the silk scent can linger even after a wash.

Silk does require gentle care. It should be hand washed in cool water or on your washing machine's delicate or silk cycle, although I do strongly recommend hand washing.  Silk wraps should be hung to dry. To fluff them up, you can put them in the dryer and tumble on a no heat setting for 5 minutes.