8:57 PM Posted by Erin
It all started five years ago when our daughter was born with a search for a healthier and more natural alternative to baby strollers. It didn’t feel right placing her flat on her back and away from the warmth and security of my body. My husband and I started exploring the option of carrying her in a sling. While the slings we tried held her close and made her happier and more peaceful, they just didn’t feel right on our shoulders and backs. We needed to find something to make both the carried and the carrier happy.
When our son was born, we encountered the wonderful world of baby wraps which distributed his weight across both shoulders and our whole back. They were much more comfortable. A woven wrap seemed too restrictive. The other stretchy baby wraps were great but they were difficult to tie so that they would fit just right as the material seemed to stretch out when we walked for a while. When we took our son out of the stretchy baby wrap the t-shirt material bagged out and we always had to retie it before placing him back inside. The search was on for the perfect material and we found it- more sturdy and durable than the cotton t-shirt material and with a touch of elasticity that bounced back. It conformed perfectly to our son's body, so we could wear him all day and take him in and out of it without needing to retie it, and it was so much easier to nurse in.
We created the best baby carrier for our children. Soon our neighbor wanted one. And then her friends wanted one. The compliments and positive reviews started pouring in. We figured that every family with a newborn would appreciate one and decided to make our baby wraps available to the public. The name for our baby carrier started popping up by itself when we kept seeing happy parents carrying their peacefully sleeping babies in our baby wraps.
And the "Sleepy Wrap" was born.
The Details: One lucky winner will receive their choice of color of wrap from Sleepy Wrap. The Rules: Visit Sleepy Wrap and tell me what color you'd choose if you won.
Try, Try again... Second Chances:
**Follow my blog and leave a separate comment letting me know.
** Follow This Mom Can Shop on Twitter and tweet RT @thismomcanshop #babywearing #breastfeeding wrap by Sleepy Wrap sling Giveaway PARTY ends 9/19! http://tinyurl.com/lxj5p5 You may do so once a day for extra entries.
**Grab my Best For Breast Carnival Button for your site- and sign the linky 5 extra entries into each contest. Tweet the Carnival info for 3 extra entries to each contest. You may tweet each day for extra entries.
** Blog about this contest linking back to this contest and leave a separate comment.
** Buy any product from Sleepy Wrap for 10 extra entries and send me the link to your purchase.
The Nitty Gritty:
*Winners are chosen randomly, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!
*winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.
*contest ends September 19th, 9 pm EST. Winner will be posted within 48 hours.
*open to US & Canada residents only!
*rules for each entry must be followed to be valid.