Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Giveaway- Sleepy Wrap

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Winner- #50 lotus82

Some of my favorite moments with my baby are when she is snuggled up close to my chest. And having a wrap definitely helps keep her close to my heart while still allowing me to move about in my daily life. Introducing Sleepy Wrap!

Elizabeth from Sleepy Wrap designed a baby carrier that you wrap around yourself, tuck your baby into and go about your day based on the need to want to keep her child close to her warm body and out of a cold stroller. I don't know about your baby but mine won't let me put her down. But I also know that I cannot spoil her at this age and that nurturing her is my number one priority right now. A wrap is different from any other carrier or sling because it is so versatile in how you can hold your baby and it is the only one that gets your baby right next to your body rather than snuggled into a fabric cocoon.


I often call the time after birth the fourth trimester. Your baby has lived snuggled up inside of you as close to your heart as anyone else can get for 9 months. Once they are born we are so conditioned in our society to get them as independent as we can and as early as possible. But I want to encourage you to take your time with your child and to get to know them before they're too big for your lap. And believe me that time comes far too fast!

Sleepy Wrap was kind enough to send me a beautiful chocolate colored wrap to try out. And not only did I wear it but when I had my wisdom teeth removed and on an occasion when I left baby at home with Daddy he, too, put on the wrap to wear the baby! 


This is what my husband had to say, "It was hurting my back to hold her but carrying her in the wrap made it so much easier on my spine. And she calmed down! In fact she fell asleep just a few minutes after I put her in it."

What I LOVED most about the Sleepy Wrap was the fabric. I've used other wraps before but the fabric of the Sleepy Wrap is different. It is softer and stretchier. So it does mean I need to make sure I have it secured a lot more tightly around my waist but it also means it is more breathable, soft and comfortable for both the baby and for me. The fabric conforms to my baby's body better than other carriers so it doesn't feel like it is restraining her but hugging her. I have used the carrier on walks around our neighborhood on windy days and it seems like I can pull it up over her head so much easier and it doesn't upset her. With my other wrap if I try to pull it over her head it pulls down on her, strains her neck and she fights it!

Whenever I wear my baby in public people stop to smile, to stare. I've never had a negative reaction from a single person. They always want to know where I got the wrap, how I got it on (view video here!) or just comment on how beautiful it is to see a mother carrying her baby instead of just leaving them in their carrier, unheld.

Babies who are carried (taken from their main page):
  • Cry Less! (43% less overall and 54% less during the evening hours)
  • Are Healthier! (gain weight faster, have better motor skills, coordination, increased muscle tone, and sense of balance)
  • Get a better view of the world! (babies pushed in strollers or lugged around in car seats only get to see the adult world at knee-level)
  • Become Independent Faster! (making them more confident and less clingy)
  • Sleep Better! (they fall asleep quicker and sleep for longer periods of time)
  • Learn More! (not overstimulated, but calm and alert, observing the world around them)
  • And are just plain Happier!

I think my only suggestion is.......... come out with more patterns! Ha ha! Love this wrap and I love getting to share it with all of you.

WIN IT:
And one of you is going to win their own Sleepy Wrap Classic, for yourself or for someone you know! This is a $39.95 value!

To Enter:

MANDATORY:
Visit Sleepy Wrap, browse around, and then come back here to leave me a comment with your first and second choice for colors in the Sleepy Wrap Classic (one comment only)!

For 1 extra entry per item below 
(please leave a NEW comment for each one):
-If you follow Girly Girl Giveaways publicly via Google Friend Connect. If you say you follow but I can't find this blog on your 'following list' all of your entries are disqualified.
-If you follow @girlygiveaways on Twitter
-If you are a Girly Girl Giveaways fan on Facebook
-If you follow on Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
-Become a fan of Sleepy Wrap on Facebook

You may gain 5 additional entries for either of the following 
(please leave five comments for each one):
-If you have my Girly Girl Giveaways button on your blog (please provide link)


USA and CANADA ONLY!

It will end at 6/2
A winner will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to respond.
Please make sure you have a way for me to contact you (email in profile or in comments).

All opinions expressed herein are entirely my own; I was not compensated for them. I did receive a product to review. Thank you Sleepy Wrap for this opportunity!

119 comments:

  1. My first color choice would be black, the second would be red!! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win this!!
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  17. first choice green second choice light blue!!! such pretty colours :)

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  18. my first choice would be light blue - second would be brown.

    thanks for the chance to win!
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  19. I like the Royal Blue and the Brown.

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  20. My first choice of color would be grey, my second would be royal blue.

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  22. My first choice would be gray. Second choice is beige.

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  23. I'm following publicly via Google Friend.

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  24. I prefer the dark pink then the black!
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  25. I follow with GFC
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  26. I am not entering, I just wanted to say how adorable both you and your baby look. I love these wraps and used something similar, but quite as cozy with my children. You both look so connected, love it!

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  34. I would like black first, then brown.
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  36. I would choose purple first, and dark pink second.

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  40. I am subsribed to and follow your blog

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  41. I am also friends with Sleepywrap on facebook as Stephanie Christmann

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  42. I wish I had one of these when my daughter was younger, my back hurt so bad carrying her. I love the Black and Gray one. I follow your blog and I follow you on facebook!

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  43. first color choice is dark pink. second color choice would be purple.

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  47. What a great product!

    My first and second choices are purple, and grey

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  50. I would choose beige and light blue.

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  61. My first choice would be green, and my second choice would be the lovely orange!

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  63. I think black or beige would be great!

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  66. My first choice is Red, second Brown

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  77. My first color choice would be gray and my second color choice would be light blue. Thanks for the chance!

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  87. I would love to win the chocolate or red colored sleepy wraps! Thanks for posting the video!

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  90. I just subscribed to your emails for 2 more entries!
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  91. One more entry for email subscription! I sure hope I win!

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  98. I love the green and navy blue. Thanks for the chance!

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