"Wraps take TOO long to put on. I don't have that kind of time."
"How can a piece of fabric be safely supportive?"
"Wraps are WAY too confusing...no thank you!"
Yeah...I am embarrassed to admit that I have said ALL of those things listed above. To be completely honest, up until about 4 weeks ago, I had NEVER even tried a wrap on. I made judgements based on friends who had posted pictures using a wrap. I never thought I would like a wrap.
But then I went to the Fort Wayne Mom & Baby Show...and met the owners of SnuggyBaby. Jo (the creator of the SnuggyBaby wrap) and her husband were there to educate new moms and dads and parents-to-be about baby-wearing, wraps, and slings. Jo's husband encouraged me to try a wrap. He walked me through, step-by-step how to put it on and how to put the baby in. WOW, oh, WOW was I surprised how EASY it was!
So of course, being the little review blogger that I try to be, I went home and immediately sent an email (because I was too chicken to ask in person) if I could do a review of one of their wraps. While I would have purchased one at the show, I knew (having 2 carriers at home already) that my hubby would not have been pleased if I came home with another carrier..regardless of the reason ;)
So...for the last 4 weeks I have been using my wrap day and night..for hours at a time. Andrew has taken naps in the wrap. I have cleaned the house with Andrew in the wrap. I have taken Collin to the potty with Andrew in the wrap. I have put laundry out on the line with Andrew in the wrap. I have taken Collin to the park...with Andrew in the wrap. I have typed this blog post...with Andrew in the wrap. The list goes on..and on...and on...
So, would I be doing all these things if a wrap was "too hard" "too confusing" or "too time-consuming"? Um..NO!
My friends, I am here to tell you that my wrap is AH-MAZING! Seeing as Andrew is not a fan of soft-structured carriers, wraps are our new favorite word! Comfortable, supportive, cute...there are so many things I love about this wrap! Let me list them for ya:
Incredibly easy to put on and use. Seriously. I am eating every last word I said before trying a wrap. Don't believe me? Watch my little video at the end to see it all in action. And just so you know, when you buy your wrap (which I think you should), it comes with its own how-to video!
Super supportive. Because the wrap goes across your back and around your waist, you have all the support you would need. I have worn Andrew for several hours at a time..only taking him out to feed and change him. I feel like the wrap does a great job of evenly distributing the weight. And just for an FYI, Andrew is almost 19 pounds.
COMFY!! The wrap is made out of a 100% cotton knit fabric. It's just stretchy enough that it gives when you are putting your little one in it; but it's not so stretchy that the baby is dangling down by your knees at the end of the day! And with 5 1/2 yards of fabric, you have plenty of fabric to work with!
Stylish! The decorative panel in the front jazzes up your wrap! And there are TONS of choices! Good luck picking your favorite!
One Size Fits All! LOVE LOVE LOVE! No buckles to readjust; no straps to reset. The wrap fits everyone just by putting it on like usual! It does take a couple times to figure out how tight to tie it and what the best position is for each person. I have found that when the fabric in the front crosses between my breast area, that was where I got the best fit!
Affordable! Considering many carriers will run you close to $100 or more, you can get a SnuggyBaby wrap for around $56...maybe cheaper if you catch one on clearance!!
Super Awesome Customer Service: The first wrap I received ended up having a defect and I had no problem exchanging it! In fact, since Jo lives about 45 minutes from me, I was able to just stop by her house and pick up a new one while I was in her town! How awesome is that??
Any room for improvement?
I just want one small, little thing added to the wrap. I'd love to have a little pocket on the front where I could stash my phone and keys in case I don't have pockets or don't want to bring the diaper bag along. That is all :)
I am in love. This wrap is so wonderful and so awesome. It is not too hard to put on. It doesn't take too long (less than 2 minutes) and it isn't confusing!
I love my wrap and I think you would too!!
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