Friday, April 15, 2016

Wrapy Baby Carrier Review

Hey guys! How is it April 15th??? A few years ago April 15th was a big deal when I was a tax accountant, but now....not so much...except that work has finally slowed down some and my 15 month old actually slept through the night! (Ya'll don't be fooled...it's not just newborns who don't sleep!) So I was like, what haven't I done in a while....oh that's right, compose a blog post!

I've had this one on the back burner for a while, but just haven't had a chance to do a write up yet. I am so excited to have many pregnant friends though because this may be what I buy them, regardless of whether it's on their registry or not (and I LOVE a registry!).

I was sent a Wrapy Baby Carrier to review, and I can honestly say, I so wish I'd known about this carrier when my two guys were smaller! I registered for and was given a Moby wrap when pregnant with my first, because that was the popular carrier to purchase at the time. How little did I know! It was so hot and made both baby and me sweat like crazy. Also, after a month or so, I quit using it much because baby became more mobile and didn't care to be stuck in such non-forgiving fabric.

Enter the Wrapy carrier: made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex, it has a little bit of give that is just what a growing baby needs.
                          
I was a little hesitant to try it on a mobile toddler because he's past his baby days...but the carrier boasts that it can be used for up to 35 pounds, and Charlie is only 21, so I figured it was worth a try. When big brother had a soccer game last weekend, I put the carrier to use to keep Charlie off the field. It worked for about 5 minutes before he was itching to get out and start moving again....but while he was in it, it was so much more comfortable for me than holding him in my arms! Between crazy winds, my 4 yr old crying and refusing to play soccer and Charlie trying to figure out why he had been put in the carrier, this is the best picture we got.
I carried Sam alot because I was at home with him all the time. Since that was not the case with Charlie, he is not quite as used to being carried around!

The material is very long and I couldn't get it folded correctly outside with the wind whipping around, but thankfully I had a husband around to help. This was a very fast wrap and from memory....it has been a good year since I used a wrapping carrier since our go-to is usually the Ergo (which is also a favorite of mine for different reasons!) Charlie had plenty of room to move though, and it didn't feel super restrictive like some carriers often feel. I had a very loose tie going, but you could definitely tighten it up for a newborn and keep them snug and warm inside.

While I am not a fan of the promotional pictures on Amazon, the instructions that came with the carrier explicitly state that baby should be carried facing you, and not on your back.

If you are interested in purchasing the Wrapy from their website, the company has given me a discount code for future customers. Please send me an email if you're interested or comment on this post with contact information.

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