Happy Friday Friends!!
It was an interesting week of marathon recovery, while still trying to do some of the workouts with the cross country team. My first run back 2 days post marathon was easier than I anticipated. I am still trying to be cautious with my leg. It hurt, but not anymore than it has been. I plan to take it easy for a couple of weeks once cross country is over for the season. And yes I have already planned a Spring marathon, so I am definitely taking care of the hamstring until marathon training begins. It’s a hard injury to recoup from in terms of running, because the only way to completely heal it is no running. Hopefully a week or so will help.
I was contacted a few months back by Snugg Bugg to try a baby wrap. I am a huge proponent of baby wearing. It is so useful in the first few months of baby’s life and even beyond. I was able to accomplish so much by simply wearing R whenever I did chores or other tasks. I finished my Masters program wearing R!! She was a great help in writing my thesis and research papers. 😉
There’s many wraps available on the market today, and I have tried one too many and spent too much trying to find one that was easy to learn and comfortable for both baby and I. I was happy to try Snugg Bugg’s free of charge and loved that the company was based out of Idaho only a few short hours from our home. Local is always my first option for anything. What’s even better, is Snugg Bugg was designed by a mom with 6 of her own children, and who knows baby wearing better than a mom?! From one mom to another!!
I will admit to say I was a bit intimidated by tying a wrap and doing it correctly, but it is actually pretty simple and easy to learn. It wasn’t near as confusing as I would have thought. I love that it can be easily refolded and fit back into it’s small “case” for easy storage and for easy toting purposes. It’s frequently thrown into my luggage whenever I go out of town or in the diaper bag when going out.
I wear my wrap most around the house, especially during R’s teething phases, which lately seem like all the time, because she doesn’t like to be put down. She screams even if I am in the same room. So if I want to get anything down, I have to hold her. Even though I have mastered many things one handed (vacuuming, dusting, cooking etc), it’s nice to have a free pair of hands, which is why Snugg Bugg has been a life saver. It’s easy to bend down while wearing it or reach up to grab things out of kitchen cabinets.
The material is comfy, and stretchy just enough and offers a great fit. R is definitely bigger now, but it’s great for up to 35 pounds. Perfect for an infant to toddler age. The fabric is long enough to fit many body types as well. It’s 95% cotton and 5% spandex, allowing for the perfect stretch and fit, and easily machine washable. I love that it’s not a super thick fabric, making it great for the summer months as well. I didn’t have to worry about being all sweaty underneath the wrap. Learn more about their wrap here.
Baby wearing is great for not just you, but for baby as well. It helps with their development and can help reduce both baby’s stress and moms. Baby’s grew used to living tight knit in the womb, and enjoy that filling outside the womb, wearing baby close mirrors that same feeling of tightness. A portion of their profits from every infant baby wrap/sling is donated to Camp Firefly, which helps terminally ill or seriously ill children. Your purchase helps to give back. I always think it’s great to know where my money is going and the potential it has to help others in greater need.
You can begin to use the SnuggBugg wrap as soon as you like, not matter how small baby is. It’s not recommended to wear baby once they reach 35 pounds of more. The wrap comes with easy instructions on how to tie the wrap or you can watch a tutorial online. It’s simple though, I promise. It was ranked the number one baby wrap of 2015. I have to say I love it and so does R. And the price is great, compared to other wraps on the market. You can also use it as a nursing cover, ring sling, and postpartum belt. Okay functional!!You should try baby wearing learn more with this SnuggBugg Review via @wholesomelybry #handsfree #baby #infant Click To Tweet
Follow SnuggBugg on Twitter to stay up to date or like their Facebook page. It’s great to be apart of a community of other moms who love baby wearing too. Join the baby wearers and your little one can be snug as a bug too!! 😉 (see what I did there).
Disclaimer: I was sent a free Snugg Bugg wrap and asked to do a review on the wrap in return. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and were not influenced by anyone from Snugg Bugg.
Have a great weekend folks!!
Do you like baby wearing? What’s you favorite wrap to use? Have you heard of Snugg Bugg?