New Zealand Babywearing Week 2014 – Register your Event

New Zealand Babywearing Week will soon be upon us. If you haven’t already, register your interest in hosting an event in your town! Fill out the online form on the official 2014 events page and we’ll be in touch right away with all the information you’ll need.

The theme set by Babywearing International this year is ‘Share the Adventure’. We’re looking forward to seeing what everyone gets up to this year!

WINNER: Photo a Day Manduca Prize Package – NZ Babywearing Week 2013

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During October we had a bit of a babywearing photo-sharing-fest on our facebook page.  So many photos were shared – it was fantastic to see the variety of baby carriers you all have and the creativity to fit some of the themes was fabulous :)   A big thanks to My Natural Baby Ltd who donated a Manduca prize pack valued at $340.00 (pictured above) as the prize for the photo competition. A winner was chosen randomly from all the daily entries.  In case you missed the themes, check them out in the image below:

Babywearing Shot a Day Oct 13

And the lucky photo-sharing winner is Cherie Grindley.  Big congratulations Cherie!!  Please leave a message via the My Natural Baby facebook page with your delivery address details and your Manduca package will be sent to you right away.

Thanks again to everyone who joined in the photo-sharing fun during October.  If you didn’t see the photos check them out on the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page.

WINNER: Oscha Woven Wrap Courtesy of The Sleep Store

 

Oscha Woven Wrap

Thanks to everyone who has joined us on the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page as we celebrated New Zealand and International Babywearing Week 2013. To celebrate 2300 page members we have a Oscha woven wrap - Starry Night Nebula in Midnight Blue, size 6 to give away to one lucky page member! Big thanks to The Sleep Store for donating this carrier for our giveaway.

And the lucky winner is Jose Lum who wrote:

“Draniece (soon to be 1yo) and I would love to win this Oscha! I’ve been having Draniece as my koala in my DIY sarong sling since birth! Would love to snug her in this lovely Oscha everywhere I go! Awesome!”

Congratulations Jose! Please get in touch with Jo at The Sleep Store to let her know your delivery details .

This was our last liker giveaway for this year. The photo sharing competition continues however till the 31st October after which time a winner of the Manduca package from My Natural Baby will be drawn.

Happy New Zealand & International Babywearing Week 2013 . . .

New Zealand Babywearing Week Giveaway – WIN an Oscha Woven Wrap Courtesy of The Sleep Store

Oscha Woven Wrap

It’s New Zealand Babywearing Week (5 – 13 October 2013) and we are enjoying celebrating with you.  Our next giveaway for this year will be drawn once we reach 2300 page members over on the New Zealand Babywearing Week facebook page.

Our 2300 liker giveaway sponsor is The Sleep Store.  One lucky ‘New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page’ member will be randomly drawn to take home an Oscha woven wrap - Starry Night Nebula in Midnight Blue, size 6. (Open to NZ residents only).

This Oscha is a lovely soft and supportive wrap in deep midnight blue and ecru cotton, mimicking the rich, dark night sky and twinkling stars. Deep indigo blue cotton warp with ecru wild silk/cotton weft. A beautifully soft and supportive wrap. 25% wild silk, 75% cotton.

Wraps can be used to carry your baby from birth onwards. Correctly used, a wrap distributes the baby’s weight beautifully, making for an extremely comfortable, supported and snug carry.

Wraps are highly adjustable. Not only can you carry your child on your front, back and hip, in each position you have a myriad of choices about the kind of carry you want to use, this means that you can tailor your wrap exactly to suit you, yet the same sling can be adjusted for someone else too!

Although using a wrap can look intimidating at first, with a little practice you can get into the swing of things and they will become simple to use in no time. You will soon be amazing your friends and family with how quickly and easily you’ve wrapped up and soothed your baby.

Oscha slings soften beautifully with use and come with a handy bag to carry them in.

Size:  6 = 4.7m

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To be in with a chance to win, like the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page  and leave a comment under the Oscha woven wrap image that’s pinned near the top of the New Zealand Babywearing Week page to let us know why you’d like to win it.

For extra entries in the draw check out these options:

  1. Like The Sleep Store Facebook Page
  2. Leave a comment under this post to let us know why you would like to win this Oscha woven wrap.

Good luck to all who enter!  And thanks for helping to spread the word about New Zealand Babywearing Week – happy babywearing to all!

WINNER: Tula Baby Carrier Courtesy of Nestling

Tula Baby Carrier Set Sail

Thanks to everyone who has joined us on the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page as we celebrate New Zealand and International Babywearing Week. To celebrate 2200 page members we have a Tula baby carrier in the Set Sail print to give away to one lucky page member! Big thanks to Nestling for donating this carrier for our giveaway.

And the lucky winner is Chris Blackburn who commented that he’d like to win this Tula for his wife. Congratulations Chris! Please get in touch with Kim at Nestling to let her know your delivery details .

Keep an eye out for the next giveaway announcement! Happy New Zealand & International Babywearing Week 2013 . . .

Photo a Day Competition – WIN a manduca package courtesy of My Natural Baby Ltd

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We are excited to once again be running the very popular babywearing pic a day event this year. From October 5 – 31 there will be a theme a day for your babywearing photos which you are invited to share on the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page. Each image shared will count as an entry in the prize draw to win a manduca package which includes the following thanks to My Natural Baby:

  • 1 x ‘NewStyle’ black manduca
  • 1 x SilverLily organic cotton ZipIn (Limited edition)
  • 1 x SilverLily organic cotton fumbee shoulder strap protectors (Limited Edition)
  • 1 x manduca front pouch
  • Package value $338.85

The Manduca Baby and Kids Carrier has been designed in Germany by Wickelkinder GmbH.  Orthopaedically designed and packed with features, the Manduca baby carrier is one of the most versatile and comfortable soft-structured carriers on the market.

 Main features of the NewStyle Manduca baby carrier:

  • Can be used for newborns (from 3.5kg) and for children up to 20kg (about four years old).
  • Includes an integrated infant seat insert
  • Has an integrated back-extension for older babies and toddlers
  • Has integrated head and neck support
  • Is adjustable to fit most people
  • The outer material is 45% organic cotton and 55% hemp
  • The inner material is 100% organic cotton
  • Can be machine washed at up to 30C
  • Comes with instructions.

The ZipIn zips into the extendable panel of your manduca to give a fresh and fun look, while the organic cotton fumbees attach easily to the shoulder straps which babies, especially teething ones, love to chew on! The fumbees save your carrier straps from the drool and chewing and can easily be put through the wash, saving you from having to wash your whole manduca so often!

The manduca front pouch can be attached to the waist band of your carrier using the velcro strap, or use it with the included shoulder strap. It’s roomy enough to hold a nappy change, keys, phone, money/cards and even some snacks.

The image below lists the themes for each day of this year’s photo sharing event. Have fun! Looking forward to seeing your babywearing pix!

Babywearing Shot a Day Oct 13

New Zealand Babywearing Week Giveaway Sponsored by Nestling – WIN a Tula Baby Carrier

We’re on the countdown to New Zealand Babywearing Week (5 – 13 October 2013) and we are looking forward to celebrating with you.  Over the next few weeks we will be continuing our offering of some fantastic giveaways thanks to our generous product sponsors.  Our next giveaway for this year will be drawn once we reach 2200 page members over on the New Zealand Babywearing Week facebook page.

Our 2200 liker giveaway sponsor is Nestling.  One lucky ‘New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page’ member will be randomly drawn to take home a Tula Baby Carrier in the Set Sail print as pictured below. (Open to NZ residents only).

Tula Baby Carrier Set Sail

You can use Tula to carry newborns and toddlers all the way till your child is about 4 years old. Tula Carrier is compatible with the Tula Infant Insert and with the Tula “Free to Grow” toddler extensions.

Features of the Tula Baby Carrier:

  • Front and Back Carry
  • From 7kg – 20kg
  • Can be used for newborns (3.5 kg +) if used with the Tula Infant Insert
  • Hood to support baby’s head while asleep, to protect from sun or wind, and to allow for comfortable breastfeeding
  •  Shoulder straps extend – allows for wearers of all sizes to share the same carrier; also makes breastfeeding easy!

This carrier comes with:

  •   Removable, regulated hood
  •   Instruction brochure

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To be in with a chance to win, like the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page  and leave a comment under the Tula baby carrier image that’s pinned near the top of the New Zealand Babywearing Week page to let us know why you’d like to win it.

For extra entries in the draw check out these options:

  1. Like the Nestling Facebook page
  2. Leave a comment under this post to let us know why you would like to win this Tula baby carrier.

Good luck to all who enter!  And thanks for helping to spread the word about New Zealand Babywearing Week – the countdown is on . . .