Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sleepy Wrap Review and Giveaway

*This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering!*

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am a big advocate of baby wearing. The benefits for both momma and baby are numerous. Baby is nestled close to momma, where he or she wants to be. Baby cries less. Momma has her hands free to do other tasks such as caring for older children. Momma and baby are happy. Those are only some of the many benefits to baby-wearing.

Recently, I had the opportunity to review an amazing product called the Sleepy Wrap. Originally when I was offered to be sent one to review, I was thinking I'd be the one to wear Abigail. However, an arm injury has prevented me from doing so. Therefore, I had my sister test out the Sleepy Wrap for me. She loves it! She is especially happy with how comfortable it is to wear- no straps digging into her body. She said that Abigail feels completely snug and safe in the Sleepy Wrap, as well. Upon first taking it out of the package, I was worried that we would never figure out how to use it, but the instuctions are simple to follow. When she was putting the Sleepy Wrap on, I was impressed by the quality of the product; the Sleepy Wrap is made with a fantactically soft fabric with a bit of spandex in it to keep Abigail snug.


From the Sleepy Wrap website:

The Sleepy Wrap baby carrier securely holds your little one close to you. Our baby wrap is specially designed for your baby's first year of life, yet you may comfortably carry your baby for as long as you both desire. Time and time again you will find your baby sleeping peacefully against your chest.

There are many different hands-free baby carriers to choose from. Yet, carrying your baby in a Sleepy Wrap will make a difference in your babywearing experience. Here are some of the reasons-

*gives great support for little heads and necks -especially when your baby falls asleep

*your baby fits just perfectly every time! -no guessing how much room you will need to leave for you baby to fit inside without being too tight or too loose

*custom fit- simply tie the wrap carrier snug against your body and no matter what body type you are, it will fit!

*good quality fabric -heavier cotton knit with a touch of spandex-the ideal material for babywearing

*discreet nursing is no problem -no need to take the baby out of the wrap baby carrier or use any special attachments for privacy

*your baby’s hips and legs are supported and not just hanging down

*no pressure points on your baby -no pressure on developing hips or spines like other hard baby carriers which place pressure on your baby’s pelvis

*holds your baby high -the fabric bounces back unlike the t-shirt like material of other stretchy baby wraps to keep your baby snug against your chest

*durable -sturdy fabric that doesn’t stretch out or change shape with repeated washing or babywearing

*feels soft on your baby’s skin

*adjustable -just enough give so that there is no need for readjusting

*much more snug than a car seat or other bulky carrier

*grows with you and your baby -it's optimal for infants yet you may continue to carry your baby with this wrap baby carrier as long as you are both comfortable

*no baby is too small -the baby wrap is designed for the tiniest of babies. See our FAQ page.

*ideal for kangaroo care - premature infants thrive when wrapped in a Sleepy Wrap

*one size fits all -adults of all sizes can comfortably wear and share the wrap

*bilateral -wide straps over both shoulders so that there is no lopsided feeling like with babywearing in a sling

*no time limit to how long your baby can stay in the wrap -there are no pressure points on mom or baby so you may carry your baby as long as you and your baby are comfortable

*no digging straps or poking buckles or buttons -simple design

*evenly distributes the weight of your baby-much more supported than carrying with your arms, on one shoulder, or your hip

*instructions are included -no extras to buy

*perfect for traveling -compact and great on uneven terrain or crowded places

*cleans up nice -wash, tumble dry and go!

*comfortable -moves with you instead of restricting you

*affordable- a great value seeing that your baby will probably begin to walk on his own before he outgrows the wrap

*natural sleep solution -no plastic, no music, no bouncy seat-just you- calming and soothing your baby with your warmth, your voice, your scent, your movement and your heartbeat. There is no more natural way to put your baby to sleep.

Bottom Line:
I highly recommend the Sleepy Wrap for its quality construction, ease of use, and affordable price ($38.95)

WIN IT:
Abby of Sleepy Wrap has offered one living life one day at a time reader a chace to win a Sleepy Wrap.

HERE’S HOW TO WIN:
• Visit Sleepy Wrap,and then leave a comment here telling me which color Sleepy Wrap you would choose.

• If you are not a blogger, email 3 of your friends telling them about this giveaway, and cc me at colleenstearns@gmail.com.

SCORE EXTRA ENTRIES:
1. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my site (be sure to post your link here so I know where to find it.)

2. Subscribe to my blog via reader.

3. Click on the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link on my left sidebar.

4. Tweet about this contest on Twitter (Be sure to follow me on Twitter too- see link in my sidebar.).

IMPORTANT: Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

*Enter by 9pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 23.

One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment.

81 comments:

Shari & Andrew said...

I like the gray or light blue color. My friend has a sleepy wrap and she absolutely loves it! She uses it everywhre!

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Linda and Greg said...

I would love the gray color! Thanks for a great giveaway!
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lace said...

I would love to win a gray sleepy wrap. Brown would be my other choice of color.

I've never tried a wrap and here they are great.

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Michelle said...

I am a baby wearing addict. I love the sleepy wrap...in black or dark green.

Shelley @ SIMPLE Reviews said...

I would love to win the brown one for my friend, KT!

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Jennifer said...

I like the gray one! These are super neat!

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Anonymous said...

I would love to have a brown one!

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tscrapper said...

I would either get the gray or the brown, since they're both neutral and two of my favorite colors. We didn't have this brand with our daughter, but loved wearing her.

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PsychMamma said...

Wonderful! I would choose the classic black

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A Family Completed... said...

I would choose the Green color. I love green!
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Heather said...

I would pick the green!

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Jenna said...

I like gray. This looks like a great carrier. Thanks!

Lindley said...

I like the dark green one. This looks much more comfortable than my old carrier which made us both hot and sweaty! Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

MFJ:
I would choose the gray color.

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moushka said...

Dark Pink for me!

Gina said...

Hmm I like the dark green, or maybe gray. Sleepy wraps looks awesome!

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Melissa said...

I don't really know why, but I absolutely love the orange! Such a great color! I would love to win this with my first baby on the way! jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

Ferguson Family said...

I love your review on this, I've never read anything so in depth on a sling! This really helps me make a better decision!

My favorite color is the Tan color!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Reva Skie said...

I like that these are adult colors. The brown is classic and would go with many outfits.

Digital Misfit said...

I would choose the brown - I love that the fabric comes in solid adult colors, not patterns and pastels.

Great giveaway!

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linda said...

This is a great product, I'd never heard of before. I think the orange or light blue would be great.

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Stacy said...

I really like the dark green one.

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summerdays said...

I like the black or navy blue!! summrob1@aol.com

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Erin said...

I like the tan.

veggiesamosa said...

What a great wrap! My favorite color is the green. It would be great to win one and carry around my baby girl.
Thanks
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Anonymous said...

I would choose the green wrap. Looks so cozy!
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Robyn said...

I love the tan or the grey. very gender neutral.

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windycindy said...

I would like the dark green Sleepy Wrap! These are very nice baby carriers. Thanks for the chance to win! Cindi
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Kimberly L said...

I would choose the Tan. These look comfy for both mom and baby. Really like these.

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april_cooks said...

dark green OR tan
these look fantastic! as easy on mom's back as on the baby

ihchicky said...

I'd to win it in either Dark Green, brown or tan. Thanks for the chance!

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I am a blog follower.

*Heather* said...

I would love to win the dark pink or brown one! Too cute, thanks for the giveaway! hermashaw@gmail.com

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

Purple is my color so I would have to choose purple!

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Gwen in SoCal said...

I like the brown one. Thanks!

Rich, Brittani, and Nugs said...

I would definately pick the orange one!! It matches my diaper bag perfectly and I love having awesome things in bright colors so more people ask me about them!

Claire said...

Orange! I love it!

Matthew Roach said...

ORANGE! amazing color...happy and full of life :)

ERoach said...

Orange-- GREAT color

Feed the moose said...

I think I would either get the black (since it would go with everything) or the green (since the shade is so lovely!).

Anastasia said...

i like orange, light blue, dark green, gray

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meka foo said...

Would love to try one of these with the new baby! I would pick gray!

Frances said...

Navy blue is my first choice; dark green is my second.

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sheriamore said...

I really would love this. So many times I want to purchase something like this. I would like it in black

Designher Momma said...

I would love the light gray...it's simple and would go with everything!

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bocktalk said...

I would love to have one in brown!

Betsy said...

i would choose the brown one. thanks!

kevnjacks said...

I would love one in gray or light blue! :)

Tracey said...

OOO, I like the purple. Thanks!


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Emilie said...

I would love a gray one. Carrying around my little guy while trying to keep up with his older two year old brother would be so much easier with this. Thanks!

Shelley said...

I would love to get this in dark green.

thanks for a great giveaway.

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