Category Archives: Stretchy Wraps

New Zealand Babywearing Week Giveaway Sponsored by Carry My Baby

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 offering some fantastic giveaways thanks to some generous product sponsors.  Our first giveaway for this year will be drawn once we reach 1800 page members over on the New Zealand Babywearing Week facebook page.

stretchy wrap older baby

Our 1800 liker giveaway sponsor is Carry My Baby.  One lucky ‘New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page’ member will be randomly drawn to take home a Moby Wrap in the colour of your choice from the Classics or Moderns range. (Open to NZ residents only).

The design of the Moby Wrap uses your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. Unlike other carriers which have narrow straps or go across one shoulder, the Moby Wrap is a wide piece of durable, high quality fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders. It is amazingly comfortable and easy to wear. It is easy to adjust the fit of your Moby Wrap by varying how tightly you wrap yourself and baby. Moby Wraps are one size which means all caregivers can easily and comfortably share one wrap.

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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 Moby 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 a Moby Wrap.

For extra entries in the draw check out these options:

  1. Like the Carry My Baby Facebook Page
  2. Leave a comment under this post to let us know why you would like to win a Moby Wrap.

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

New Zealand Babywearing Week Giveaway sponsored by Scarecrow Farm

Hello everyone.  We’re on the countdown to New Zealand Babywearing Week (6 – 14 October 2012) and we are looking forward to celebrating with you.  Over the next few weeks we will be continuing our fantastic giveaways thanks to some generous product sponsors.  The next giveaway will be drawn once we reach 1200 page members over on the New Zealand Babywearing Week facebook page.

stretchy wrap older baby

Our 1200 liker giveaway sponsor is Scarecrow Farm. One lucky ‘New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page’ member will be randomly drawn to take home a Moby Wrap in the colour of your choice from the Moby range. (Open to NZ residents only).

The design of the Moby Wrap uses your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. Unlike other carriers which have narrow straps or go across one shoulder, the Moby Wrap is a wide piece of durable, high quality fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders. It is amazingly comfortable and easy to wear. There are no buckles, snaps or other fasteners (that may break or bend). It is easy to adjust the fit of your Moby Wrap by varying how tightly you wrap yourself and baby. Moby Wraps are one size which means all caregivers can easily and comfortably share one wrap.

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To be in with a chance to win, join us over on the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page – that’s it!  Simple, easy.

For extra entries in the draw check out these options:

  1. Like the Scarecrow Farm Facebook page
  2. Update your Facebook status with the following: “I’m in to win a Moby Wrap with @New Zealand Babywearing Week and @Scarecrow Farm”.  You will need to ‘like’ both New Zealand Babywearing Week and Scarecrow Farm Facebook pages for the tags to work and remember to make sure your update is shared as ‘Public’.  To do this click the drop down menu to the left of the ‘post’ button in your status update section on your wall  and choose ‘Public’.
  3. Leave a comment under this post to let us know why you would like to win a Moby Wrap.

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

Weekly Focus: Stretchy Wraps

Moby wrap nzIn the lead up to New Zealand Babywearing Week (10 – 16 October 2011) we will be focusing on the six main types of baby carriers. Last week we started with the pouch sling.  This week we’re focussing on stretchy wraps.  Keep an eye on the  New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page too this week for more information about stretchy wraps including how to videos and photos.

Stretchy wraps are made from a 4.5 – 5.5m length of stretchy fabric (knit jersey or interlock fabric) which is tied to the caregiver’s body to create a baby carrier. Stretchy wraps mainly use the Front Pocket Cross Carry as the images in this post show, but you can also do a Hip Cross Carry and a Cradle Carry with a stretchy wrap.  They are able to be pre-tied, i.e. put on before you go out so that you can easily pop baby into the wrap once you get to the shops, park, library, church etc. With a stretchy wrap you can pop baby in and out around 3-4 times before you’ll need to re-tie it.

Stretchy wrap with new babyThe image above shows a Front Pocket Cross Carry with a young baby.  Their legs are tucked up inside the fabric and their head is also supported by the carrier fabric.  Baby is worn nice and high, ‘close enough to kiss’, with their face clear of fabric.

stretchy wrap older babyThis image (above) shows a Front Pocket Cross Carry with an older baby.  The ‘crosses’ have been spread over baby’s body and right up to behind the knees.  This not only creates a comfy seat for baby but also ensures that baby is carried in a position which is optimal for their developing hips and spine. Baby is still worn nice and high with their bottom about level with the wearer’s tummy button.

Stretchy wraps are also great for carrying twins, and fantastic for wearing premature or sick newborns skin to skin.

babywearing with twinsA note about back carries with a stretchy wrap: although many stretchy wrap manufacturers and retailers say they’re okay for back carries, it is not recommended by babywearing experts for safety reasons.  If your baby pushes against your back there is a risk that the stretchy fabric will give enough for them to fall or get into an awkward and dangerous position on your back.

For more detailed information about stretchy wraps and to find instructions complete with photos, please visit Slingbabies!    Also check out this great post about stretchy wraps on the Babywearing Wellington Blog.

Thank you to Moby Wrap NZ for permission to use their photos in this post.

Remember to check out the New Zealand Babywearing Week facebook page this week for more information about stretchy wraps too.

Article written by Helen MacMillan, My Natural Baby Ltd

Winner: Snuggle Bug stretchy wrap

Thank you everyone who has joined us so far over at the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page.  To celebrate our 400 page members we have a Snuggle Bug stretchy wrap in navy blue to give away to one lucky page member.

Snuggle Bug wraps are made here in New Zealand from 100% cotton which has been milled in New Zealand. Snuggle Bug wraps are a one size fits all carrier and are suitable for carrying babies from newborn till about two years of age.

And the lucky winner is:

Paula Hudson

Congratulations Paula! Please email your delivery address and phone number to info @ mynaturalbaby dot co dot nz

Another giveaway will be happening to celebrate 500 Facebook page members – keep an eye out for details.

Here’s to celebrating babywearing in New Zealand.

Helen