The didymos waves was my first woven wrap! If you're reading this review, you're obviously interested in woven wraps or wrapping in general and hopefully know all about the benefits of babywearing and looking for carriers that are comfortable and safe for both mom (or dad!) and baby so I'll save you my routine speech! The didymos woven wraps are (in my opinion) the best woven wraps for their price. All in all a great value! Specifically, the didymos waves, are a little more forgiving that other woven wraps, and make a great begginner woven! Also, they are cotton, so they are easy to care for (unlike wool wraps) and breathe nicely in the summer! The difference between the woven wraps and the hybrid or stretchy wraps is that although the woven wrap defenitely does have more of a learning curve and is not as forgiving as a stretchy wrap, the woven will distribute and support more weight, will not sag, and will last from newborn to toddlerhood! If you can only afford to make one investment in a wrap, make it a woven!