I am very excited this week to be reviewing and offering a giveaway for Sleepy Wrap! If you haven't heard of these awesome baby carriers then I am thrilled to be the one to introduce you to them!
Basically, a Sleepy Wrap is a long strip of stretch-cotton fabric that you "wrap" around your body in a particular configuration that allows you to carry your baby or toddler in a variety of ways. The way the carrier ties on is highly ergonomic and is very supportive to back muscles that tend to become tired quickly with other carriers. The wrap comes in a large range of colors for every style and personality, and they have recently even started offering organic Sleepy Wraps! Possibly best of all, Sleepy Wrap is versatile enough to be one-size fits all! That means that my husband and I can not only use the same carrier but we can do so without having to adjust anything- just tie it on and go! Oh, and did I mention that they are also incredibly affordable?! Sound to good to be true? Just keep reading and I will tell you why I am so impressed!
Now, I must admit, when I first heard about wrap carriers I thought they were a bit intimidating- after all, they are a very long piece of fabric! Since trying a Sleepy Wrap for myself, however, I have completely fallen in love! The instructions for the tying method on the Sleepy Wrap site are so easy to follow, and once you have tried it a couple of times it just becomes second nature! Plus, because the Sleepy Wrap is stretchy you don't have to worry about trying to guesstimate how much room you need to leave for baby- you simply tie it on snuggly and slip baby right in!
I started using the Sleepy Wrap with Lion Cub when he was just one-day-old (so that I could get a little blogging time in!) and he snuggled right into it and... drum roll please... fell asleep!! Since then we turn to our wrap whenever I need to be able to use both my hands or just need to calm him down. It was especially useful yesterday at our Father's Day dinner- I never would have been able to eat with the family if I hadn't been able to slip my sick and fussy Lion Cub into our Sleepy Wrap! What a life (and sanity) saver!
One of the factors that is especially important to me in a carrier is how much strain (or lack there of) it puts on your back. I have scoliosis (as some of you may know from my pregnancy posts) and my back tends to become tired and achy very quickly with other carriers. This has been a total non-issue with the Sleepy Wrap however! I am so happy to report that I have been able to wear this carrier for hours and hardly notice Lion Cub's weight at all (and he is already gaining quickly)! Plus, I think that the breathable cotton fabric will make our Sleepy Wrap the ideal summer carrier! I really couldn't be more pleased!
Another thing I really appreciate about Sleepy Wrap is all the research they have put into babywearing as a company. They aren't just throwing a product out there to turn a profit- they have put time and effort into finding out what is the best way for parents to carry and nurture their little ones. Just check out this intriguing article on their site- it is eye-opening! They also have a very comprehensive list of the benefits of babywearing to both parent and child, along with a page completely devoted to showing the comparisons between different style carriers.
So, are you just dying to get your hands on one now? Well, head on over and snag one from their site! Want a chance to win one for free?! All you have to do is visit their site then come back here and tell me what color Sleepy Wrap you like best!
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The giveaway will end Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 9:00 PST. Winner will be posted and notified this coming weekend. For full details and rules about the Sumer of Baby Love Blog Party, please visit this post