First of all, look at that sweet little face!
My friend, Grace, gave me the best gift recently! Here is the history -
When I was a new mom, I carried my only baby all around myself. No wrap, no sling, no Snugli or other carrier - my arms were it. Fine with just one baby, right?
Along comes baby number two - sweet and petite Rachel. My mother-in-law bought me a Snugli and I loved it for her, though it did pull on my neck some. Rachel was so little, I don't really know how big of a deal it was. Oh, and there is the deal of being so short (5'0") that even when I have it tightened as far as it would go - I am still too short for the smallest setting. So, it hung off my neck more - but as I said, with Rachel this was ok since she was small. At least I thought it was.
I started using the Snugli again with Samuel - and he isn't a huge baby, just average, but bigger than Rachel was. And, it was pulling on my neck a lot. Well, I went to visit my friend Grace and her neighbor makes these great wraps. She let me try hers first and said if I liked it, she would give me one.
We tried it at Target - and Samuel was so happy and content in it, he really seems to enjoy being in it! I was sold from the beginning. I've only learned how to tie it on this one way so far, but it comes with a cd and printed instructions for tying it on lots of different ways. I think the two things that make it work so great are:
* it is adjustable - not one body size fits all, you tie it onto you, so it fits you
* it spreads the weight out across your shoulders and back instead of just hanging from your neck
Doesn't my little papoose look so cute all bundled up in there? He always seems to enjoy being in the wrap and I love carrying him this way. Grace described it perfectly, when you have your baby in a wrap - it is like they are part of you, it doesn't feel weird or uncomfortable, you just move as one and it is so comfortable.
Thanks for such a great gift, Grace! P.S. You can also check out Grace's diaper/wipes cases, very very cute and useful for so many different things! I have two of these and it is all I take in to church - no diaper bag, just the case with a travel size wipes and a diaper or two.