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Daiesu Octagram Night Sky review


Manufacturer – Daiesu

Design – Octagram

Colour – Night Sky

Blend – 100% cotton

Weight – 260gsm

Width of wrap – 70cm

Size tested – 6

Retail price of tested design and size – £61.95

Provided to me by – Koala Slings 

Website – Daiesu


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We had Daiesu Octogram night sky stay with us over Christmas, and the design felt really appropriate for the festive season. It’s also a lovely thickness so felt like wrapping with a lovely soft and cuddly blanket. The design is lots of diamond shapes running top to running along the wrap width, and interlinking with each other. Every other row contains a flower design inspired by traditional Malaysian and Indonesian handweaving techniques (this is a machine woven wrap), known as the flower of eight-pointed stars. It is this flower design that made it feel festive to me, as in the depths of winter they reminded me of beautiful snowflakes. As with Daiesu’s other designs, Octagram is available in a variety of different colours so you’ll likely find one to suit your tastes.



We’ve tried other Daiesu wraps in the past (read the reviews for Sakura Spring here and Jigsaw Mustard here) and have always been impressed with them and found them very comfortable to use. Octagram lived up to previous experiences and was a very welcome visitor. Although the GSM (grams per square metre – the weight of the wrap), was very close to the other Daiesu’s I’d tried, Octagram felt thicker and more cushioned on my shoulders than the others. It is impressively soft and floppy, and was very easy to wrap with. I wrapped over a wooly cardigan on one day which with some wraps could have caused too much friction and made wrapping harder, but Octagram wrapped over it with very little catching on my clothes, but still has enough grippiness to hold a knotless finish securely. It felt very supportive with 2 year old Reu and is certainly a toddler worthy weave, while also being squish worthy soft and floppy. Reu clearly approved as he fell so soundly asleep in it on one walk that I managed a now rare sleeping wrap transfer to the sofa!



Overall I enjoyed using Octagram, especially on our cold wintery walks. As with all the Daiesu wraps I’ve tried I’ve been impressed with the level of support and comfort it provided, and how soft they are from new. It’s nice to see that Koala Slings are now selling these in the UK, making them easier for European buyers to get hold of and raising the profile of this lovely wrap brand.




Daiesu Sakura Spring review


Manufacturer – Daiesu

Design – Sakura

Colour – Spring

Blend – 75% cotton, 25% linen

Weight – 270gsm

Width of wrap – 66cm

Size tested – 6

Retail price of tested design and size – 385 MYR (approx £58 at time of review)

Provided to me by – Daiesu

Website – Daiesu


Daiesu Sakura Spring (there is a Sakura colourway for each season), stayed with us for a couple of weeks testing recently. Spring is a really lovely bright pink and orange design, and certainly brought some cheer to our days. The tester wrap had been travelling for a while before visiting us and arrived (in a lovely sturdy Daiesu tote bag), feeling really soft and floppy. I didn’t realise it was a linen blend until I researched the wrap, as it was so soft and easy to wrap with. I can’t say if it required much breaking in as I’m not sure how many people it visited before me, but I can say that with some use it becomes beautifully soft, as was the other Daiesu wrap I’ve tried – Jigsaw Mustard which you can read the review for here.



During our time with Sakura spring we tried it out in a few different front and back carries. As mentioned earlier, it was really nice to wrap with as there was no stiffness to it at all. It wrapped around 21 month old Reu and I really well and supported his weight easily, but would be equally nice to wrap a smaller baby with thanks to the softness and the way in which it moulds around so well. In one of the carries (a ruck), the shoulders felt a little diggy but that was rectified by sandwiching the shoulder straps, which is not an unusual requirement for me when carrying a toddler. At 66cm wide, Sakura is roughly in the middle of common wrap widths and I found it a good width to wrap with, as there was enough to form a good seat without having a lot of fabric bunched up.




Overall, we enjoyed our time testing Sakura Spring. It’s a really nice design and the colours are very vibrant and cheerful. The wrap was lovely and soft and really easy to use, and Daiesu are also very good value for money wraps with a variety of eye catching designs. Since reviewing Jigsaw a couple of months ago, I’ve bought myself one of their Sandbox wraps which had been dyed for a charity auction. If you fancy your own custom dyed Sandbox wrap, All the Small Things are working with Daiesu and have a supply ready and waiting to be dyed in whatever way you can imagine! Prices start from £55, click here to visit their website and here for my review of one of their other dyed wraps.






Daiesu Jigsaw Mustard review


Manufacturer – Daiesu

Design – Jigsaw

Colour – Mustard

Blend – 100% cotton

Weight – 260 gsm

Width of wrap – 70cm

Size tested – 6

Retail price of tested design and size – 320 MYR (approximately £48)

Provided to me by – Daiesu

Website – Daiesu


We recently hosted a Daiesu Jigsaw Mustard tester wrap for a short while. It is the first Daiesu wrap we’ve tried, although I’ve admired their jigsaw design for quite some time due to the simplicity but effectiveness of the design. I would think this design would appeal to many different people and of either gender, and with 8 different colours available at the time of writing there’s bound to be one to suit most tastes.


The wrap had already been travelling for a while before arriving with us, and was lovely and soft and floppy on arrival. We tested it out with both front and back carries for walks and shopping trips, trying a front wrap cross carry, a ruck finished knotless tibetan and a double hammock with freshwater finish. I found it really nice to wrap with, it moulded round Reu (19 months at time of testing), and I really comfortably and was easy to tie. The passes for the double hammock spread easily and slid over each other without too much friction. And the knotless finish held well for our walk to the park, without any slipping. It was perfectly supportive for toddler Reu but would also be suitable for younger babies too, and with a width of 70cm there’s plenty of room for bigger children too.


Overall, we enjoyed Jigsaw’s short holiday here, and have since ordered a dyed Sandbox wrap from Daiesu which I’m looking forward to trying out too. This is a great quality all round wrap, especially when you consider how reasonably they are priced.