5 reasons to babywear + GIVEAWAY win one of three baby carriers!

5 reasons to babywear

Since Violet was born we have been huge fans of babywearing – We use our baby carrier at least once a day, even 8 months down the line! When Violet was a newborn I think I would have gone a little crazy without it – she didn’t like going in her pram at first,  so I wouldn’t have been able to leave the house without it. Also, how does anyone get anything done without a baby carrier? I have done my make-up, hoovered, cleaned the house, written blog posts, eaten breakfast, made the beds, baked cakes and more – all whilst wearing Violet (not at the same time though, that would be amazing!). When people ask me what are my top baby essentials, a carrier is always high on my list (plus if you keep reading you could win one of three carriers too!)

Finding one that you like can be tricky though, we’ve tried a few, some I’ve liked more than others. I personally never got on with the stretchy wrap kind, I always worried about whether I’d done them up correctly and it felt like Violet would be slipping lower and lower as I walked along. So, I much prefer foolproof options with clips, my very favourite is the Ergobaby 360 and more recently I’ve also discovered the Izmi Carrier which is similar but lightweight. Baby carriers really are personal preference though, so if you have a little one do try a few different styles to see what suits you!

Anyway – if you didn’t already need persuading to babywear, here are a few more reasons:

It’s so Easy

If I need to quickly pop out or walk the dog, popping Violet in the carrier so much easier than setting up the pushchair, we can be out of the house within minutes, which is never the case when I’m taking the whole pushchair set-up out! Top tip is to put your shoes on first though, the amount of times I put the baby carrier on then try and reach my feet! 🙂

Snuggly and Close

Violet loves being in the carrier, it calms even the biggest of meltdowns and she will often will fall asleep too. She loves being snuggled into my chest, it’s warm and they can feel your heartbeat. I’m sure it must feel like they are back in the womb as babies just love the closeness.

Free to explore

Getting about with your baby in a carrier is so much easier as you don’t need to look for step-free access or lifts. We also love our carrier for exploring bumpier terrain like the beach, walks through the woods and in the countryside, areas where a pram is just not going to manage!

Breastfeeding

I never used my carrier for breastfeeding, although I know so many Mum’s who do and it must be so handy to feed on the go! I wish I’d given it a go when Violet was small, but never mind – I’ll know for next time.

Convenience

Get stuff done around the house, run to the shops, eat your breakfast and scroll through social media – all things you can do with your baby on board. If Violet is awake she loves being nosey and watching everything I do, even if it’s something as simple as washing up, she’ll be fascinated and want to join in!

5 reasons to babywear

So, if that hasn’t convinced you enough to try babywearing – maybe the thought of winning a baby carrier might? I have got THREE carriers to give away to three lucky winners. Which one would you like to win?

  • The Izmi Baby Carrier (RRP. £75.00) – the soft intimacy of a fabric sling, with the support and comfort of a buckled carrier, from from birth to walking.
  • The We Made Me PAO Carrier (RRP. £109.00) – eminently stylish and practical Pao Carrier is super-adjustable, soft-structured carrier ideal for babies aged 0 to 36 months
  • The YogaBellies Stretchy Wrap (RRP £32.00) –  keeps baby close to mama helping them to feel safe, secure and settled. For newborn – 35lbs.

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45 Comments

  1. Tracy K Nixon
    5 November, 2017 / 7:52 am

    I’d love to win the The We Made Me PAO Carrier as I have purchased from this company before and highly recommend their carriers and customer services!

  2. Lydia
    5 November, 2017 / 7:56 am

    I love the look of the Izmi, I’ve heard of them before but not see anyone with one. Gemma has only just started liking ours so it’s finally getting daily uses but the Ergobaby does sometimes feel quite big to wear around the home.

  3. Hali Kinson
    5 November, 2017 / 8:10 am

    I would like to win the paper carrier

  4. Solange
    5 November, 2017 / 8:50 am

    The We Made Me PAO Carrier.

  5. 5 November, 2017 / 9:37 am

    I’d love to win the The We Made Me PAO Carrier… Tobz loves going for walks and this would make it so much easier. Hope you are well x

  6. kim neville
    5 November, 2017 / 9:54 am

    I like the design of the We Made Me PAO Carrier

  7. Lorraine Stone
    5 November, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    LOVE this one The We Made Me PAO Carrier.

  8. Fay Norris
    5 November, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    I’d love to win The We Made Me PAO Carrier

  9. maci234
    5 November, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    The We Made Me PAO Carrier

  10. Margaret Gallagher
    5 November, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    PAP carrier is perfect

    Welcome charlotte

  11. Hera
    5 November, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    I’d love to win the yogabellies wrap as a yogabellies allum hehe x

  12. Stephanie
    5 November, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    The Izmi Baby Carrier

  13. Kerry Kilmister
    5 November, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I would love to win The Izmi Baby Carrier

  14. melanie stirling
    5 November, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    The Izmi baby carrier would be lovely.

  15. Lucy Bean
    5 November, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    The Izmi Baby Carrier

  16. Alana Walker
    5 November, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I’d love my 3 week old daughter to have the We Made Me PAO Carrier.x

  17. dragonfly63
    5 November, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    The We Made Me PAO Carrier Ian really good and would be great for a new grandchild (not too far away I’m sure).

  18. Catherine Gregory
    5 November, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    The Izmi Baby Carrier for my 19 day old Noah as he is very clingy due to reflux so this would be great to keep him close but still be able to potter about. Thank you

  19. Kelly Wheelhouse
    5 November, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    I really like the look of the Pao carrier 🙂

  20. Angela Treadway
    6 November, 2017 / 2:49 am

    We Made Me PAO Carrier x

  21. suey1969
    6 November, 2017 / 8:19 am

    I think the Izmi carrier is the nicest.

  22. Stephanie Coals
    6 November, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Would love the PAO carrier please, it looks brilliant

  23. Gill Williams
    7 November, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    The YogaBellies Stretchy Wrap would be great for my new nephew.

  24. Sarah Austin
    7 November, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    The PAO carrier!

  25. Helen Stratton
    8 November, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    The We Made Me Pao Carrier looks like a really good quality, sturdy item.

  26. Carrie-Anne Brown
    9 November, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I love The We Made Me PAO Carrier the most, looks very safe and stylish

  27. Amanda tanner
    9 November, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    I’m entering this to win for my cousin who just had a baby so would let her choose

  28. Lydia Barton
    10 November, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Izmi baby carrier is the one I would most like, I’ve previously tried a friends that was similar and it was so comfortable.

  29. Katarina Basanic Green
    11 November, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    The Izmy looks great!

  30. EJ Dunn
    11 November, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    I would like to win the The We Made Me PAO Carrier because my husband is really into baby-wearing and can’t wait til our first is born (she is due tomorrow!). I don’t think a stretchy sling will be his sort of thing and I think he would feel much better with a strapped carrier instead.

  31. Danica Clarke
    12 November, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    I would be thrilled to win any of the three but the Izmi baby carrier looks particularly good 🙂

  32. 12 November, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    I’d love to win the izmi! Looks so good

  33. Emma Gibson
    12 November, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    The Pao classic

  34. Ruth Harwood
    13 November, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    We Made Me PAO Carrier

  35. Emily Coates
    13 November, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I would love the We Made Me PAO carrier 😍

  36. Nigel Rummey
    14 November, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    The We Made Me PAO Carrier

  37. Rachel Butterworth
    14 November, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    We Made Me PAO carrier.

  38. john prendergast
    14 November, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    We Made Me PAO Carrier

  39. k dunn
    16 November, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Would love the we made me Pao Carrier as i need a more solid wrap for my little chunky monkey as he’s stretched my moby wrap!

  40. ADEINNE TONNER
    17 November, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    Has to be the we made pao carrier i’d love to win.

  41. lynn savage
    19 November, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    I’d love to win the We Made Me PAO Carrier

  42. Amanda tanner
    21 November, 2017 / 7:15 pm

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  43. Allan Fullarton
    22 November, 2017 / 8:25 am

    The We Made Me PAO Carrier.

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