Monday, June 22, 2009

Sleepy Wrap Review and Giveaway!

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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!

Additional entries will be granted for all of the following (leave a separate comment for each):
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  • Blogging about the giveaway (leave the link to your direct post)
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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

42 comments:

Montana Mama said...

Wow! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I would get the Organic Natural one, but if not organic, then I'd get the beige.

Montana Mama said...

I'm a follower.

kangascommune said...

I'm a follower...

kangascommune said...

I would love a brown Sleepy Wrap!!!

kangascommune said...

...and I blogged about it. :-)

Shasta said...

I think I would opt for a semi neutral color and go with the brown! Our other carrier is a cranberry red and boy do I feel like we stand out while sporting it.

Shasta said...

I also love that the wrap isn't bulky like the ergo baby we have. I don't like wearing it because I feel like I can't move around. After reading up on the sleepy wrap it looks like the perfect carrier; being able to nurse with it on would be a dream! (I'm a follower too)

rma said...

I would love a royal blue one for my new son due to arrive in the fall.

Ben and Sarah said...

I love the sleepy wrap! i've been using one with my son since he was only a few weeks old! We've got a brown one but I would love a tan or khaki one too! I'm a follower and I'm headed over to fb to blog about it!

Eric and Danielle said...

I am a follower.

eric_danielle at netzero dot com

Julia said...

I love the organic Khaki. If I didn't get an organic one I really like the brown one. I had never heard of these wraps before but they look awesome and would love to try one!

Julia said...

I recently became a follower and am excited to learn about other cool products and ideas as I am a new mom and am getting ready to start trying to have another :)

Julianne said...

I would love the beige one or organic khaki!

Erin said...

I love the light blue!!

Montana Mama said...

And I'm a subscriber.

Valerie said...

Oh, I love the green or the organic brown!

Blessings,

Valerie

Valerie said...

I've got you on my blog sidebar
http://thecraftyclassroom.com/blog/

Blessings,

Valerie

Valerie said...

I subscrive via Google Reader :)

Yeah, finally figured that one out, lol.

Blessings,

Valerie

Melissa Cummings said...

I'm in need of a classic black wrap. And I've been told Sleepy Wraps are the best. :)

mjbc07 at yahoo dot com

Danielle said...

Love the green!!

hippiemamabrit said...

This would be perfect for the twins...due in just 10 weeks!!! I love all the colors! I love your Lime Green!

hippiemamabrit said...

I'm a follower!

Jen said...

I am afraid I am not that exciting as far as color choice goes. I would go with basic black.

Jen said...

I am a follower.

Jen said...

I subscribe via google reader.

GwennS said...

I'd adore a red Sleepywrap!

GwennS said...

I'm a follower!

GwennS said...

I'm a subscriber!

GwennS said...

I put the summer of baby love button on my blog! http://mylifewith3ladiesandagentleman.blogspot.com/

GwennS said...

Tweeted the contest! http://twitter.com/TheRedheadedOne/status/2302039635

iluvmygrlz at yahoo dot com

{lauren} said...

I would love the green..that way I could *hopefully* use it again with any other kiddos God blesses me with:)

{lauren} said...

I subscribe!

{lauren} said...

I have the button!

Montana Mama said...

I've got the Summer of Baby Love button on my blog.

The Partains said...

I would pick the organic natural color.

Susan said...

I've been thinking about getting a wrap for my new baby due in October. The orange looks awesome.

Mallory's Mommy said...

i love the green!

Jason and Kelly said...

I love Orange. Count me in for orange please!

Jason and Kelly said...

Yeah! I found a new blog to read! I am following!

Jason and Kelly said...

I blogged about it!

http://kandjhaynes.blogspot.com/2009/06/sleepy-wrap.html

Laura said...

I am a follower

Laura said...

I like the Organic-Khaki.