Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Review, but no giveaway

I know, I know. You were hoping I would give away something other than cool points, but I'm cheap and don't have the connections to get stuff for free.

While I was still pregnant I asked many people about what they preferred, slings/wraps/peekaroo, and my SIL, Michelle, said a wrap was the way to go. So I ignored her and found two slings that I wanted to try because they just seemed easier than a wrap. I purchased a Hug-a-Monkey sling, and was less than thrilled. It didn't feel like there was enough fabric to safely hold the boys, wasn't adjustable (which I knew before I bought it) and I got the wrong size. So, I set out to find a better one and purchased a Maya wrap (which is really a sling). Cooper hated it from the beginning, but Carter didn't mind, until he didn't want to stay in a safe position for it anymore and wiggled out. So, once again I had to resort to using harnesses that dug into my shoulders & gave me a headache...not good.

My other SIL, Sarah, mentioned awhile ago that she was taking pictures for her friend for a new website, So Nurturing, and the great wraps she made. I was meaning to visit the site, but kept forgetting.

After spending a Saturday holding the babies while we were out and about, I knew couldn't do it again (I've had crazy pain in my hands/wrists since I was 6 months pregnant, and frequently drop things).

I went to the site and purchased one of the cuddle soft wraps ($45, without the matching hat) in Teddy bear brown.

And, I decided to let Mr. Fussy Pants (aka Cooper) be the judge.He loved it!! And, it doesn't dig into my neck, is a lightweight fabric, AND is available in super cute colors! Also, I was terrified about being able to tie it right, but the website has great step by step pictures that even I can follow. Oh, and it also folds up small enough to fit into the smallest diaper bag.

So, if you have a little one, or need a gift for a baby shower (or want to buy me the one in soft black bubble so I can have one to match any outfit...I mean...for the other baby) check them out. Shipping is very reasonable, and it was shipped within a week, and at my house 3 days later.

ALSO, if you are in the Olympia, WA area and in need of a fabulous photographer...check out Sarah, not only is she an awesome photographer, but an absolute sweetheart.

11 comments:

Jen said...

That looks like the EXACT same thing as a moby wrap. Except cuter than mine. Have you ever tried a moby wrap? It actually looks lighter, and if it is, I might be tempted to get one.

Michelle said...

Sooooo CUTE!!! I love it!

Oh, and they are the exact same thing as a moby wrap only much cuter and slighly less expensive. :)

Michelle said...

p.s. I have several baby pictures of Jacob making that exact oooo face. hahaha. I love it.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Wow...thanks for sharing. I actually do have to get a hostess gift for a baby shower in two weeks. Great idea...and something she does not have yet. Too cute!

Erin said...

I don't have anything like this, and I sure am getting tired of holding Kaitlyn everywhere I go (and I'm pretty sure my left bicep is getting bigger than my right one, because I only hold her on that side). Thanks for the review!

Missy said...

Too Cute! I just duct tape the girls on my body and drag them around...

Ellis Family said...

I was thinking the same thing about the Moby wrap. I like the Moby, but it is hot, so lighter weight sounds nice. Too late for me though, I probably won't buy anything else. When we're out and about I usually just stick with the stroller.

WhisperingWriter said...

Very cute!

I never used one of those. I felt stifled having a baby strapped to me.

Cheeseboy said...

I think that there should be a wrap with a built in portable DVD player.

Dolli-Mama said...

I have a moby wrap and a snugli (front carrier)but I going to buy a sling this week. I think each carrier serves a different purpose. I used the snugli out in public and walking around, and the moby when a baby is fussy or around the house. I need a sling to pop the baby in when I need to do something fast, but don't want to put on the moby. I also think 2 slings might help me carry 2 babies from one room to another without droping them! :) Not that I have dropped a baby, but they are getting heavy!

Megan and Jeremy said...

Darn. My babies are too fat now! I just haul them around in a stroller! So is Cooper your "fussy" guy? One of my twins is definitely dubbed the fussy one & when I want to complain I try to remember how nice that I have a really easy going/happy one because where would I be if they were both like that!?!

Glad you found something so you're not in pain anymore!