I first started babywearing when little man J was a few weeks old, after I won a wrap in a competition before he was born. I only ever really wore him around the house though; being a first time mum suffering with anxiety and PND I was too nervous of people staring at me to wear him & about. (Though now I know babywearing is a great help with PND).
With little man N, I first wore him when he was just 2 weeks old. This time around I am much more confident and seem to be battling off the PND – maybe babywearing has helped with this. One of the most popular and advised carriers for newborns is a stretchy wrap so when I was given the chance to review one from Snugiwraps
, I was elated as I am always lusting over Steph’s carriers over on her Facebook page
. As my original wrap is red, I opted for a blue one.
As of January 2014, Snugiwraps stretchy wraps are made of a new improved fabric. You can definitely tell this as soon as you take it out of the packaging, it is so soft & smooth. The colour is so vivid too. The Snugiwraps logo is stitched onto the wrap, giving you your middle marker. As I have wrapped before, I didn’t really need instructions but the instructions which Steph includes are very informative. You can also check out her video on YouTube if you need visual guidance. Wrapping is difficult at first and it might take a few practices (with J I used a teddy!) but once you have learned, you never forget!
Once the wrap is on and baby is in, you can barely tell they are even there – which is when you know you have done it correctly. I found this wrap much easier to get N into place, and it didn’t really need adjusting once he was in there. As he is a little older with head support now he loves to be looking around, but it is also prefect for when he wants to snuggle and go to sleep. When he falls asleep and I take him out whilst still asleep he really does notice and lets out a shriek so he must like it!
Usually I get funny looks when wearing N (not many people where I live do it – not in this style of carrier anyway) but yesterday I got an “Aww” from a young lady, who noticed as she was walking past that I was wearing him!
Snugiwraps stretchy wraps are priced are £20 and come in a variety of colours. If I wasn’t planning on purchasing a different style carrier in the near future I would definitely be purchasing another wrap in a different colour as they are well worth what you pay.
Our rating – 5/5
We were sent this item free of charge to review, but all thoughts and opinions are honest & our own.
For more information on choosing your very own baby carrier, check out this article from Mum Knows Best.