Well it finally happened. I never thought I would be a baby wearing, oil using, preschool teaching kind of Mama. I have always loved watching people utilize the baby wraps. But honestly I could not wrap my head around how it worked. (haha like what I did there?) But really there are so many steps and how does the baby fit in and not fall out? Honestly, I was (and still am) in love with my Ergo Baby Carrier I got with my first. But I still wanted to try the wraps out because my sister raved about them for years.
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That is why today I am publishing this Happy Baby Wrap Review for all of my lovely readers!
What is Happy Baby Wrap?
Happy Baby Wraps are a light weighted wrap that was designed by…… the wraps are made from custom linens and organic bamboo. They are safety dyed and allow mothers to carry their baby without holding onto them. My favorite part about the wrap is the ability to wear my baby without getting over heated while doing so.
The wraps are light weight material and are designed to wicks away moisture while wearing. So I live in Texas and love wearing my little one while we are out with the other kids. Which is a must when running after the crazies I have. haha.
I had never had a baby wrap before like this one with the other kids. I now am in love with it. I always thought it was too hard to wrap everything in all directions and still feel comfortable. Buttons it is wrapped correctly you are able to go on with your activities without noticing it there. There was even one point I was wearing my little peach when she was first born and I went to bend over and tie the kids shoes and forgot she was even there until she made a squeak noise because I squished her bending over! Poor girl!
How it can BENEFIT Mothers?
There are many benefits that Happy Baby Wraps have found come from baby wearing. I won’t list them all because you can read them on their site. But a few of the benefits that stood out to me when I first looked into the wraps were:
Better Emotional and Physical Dependance
Decrease in Postpartum Depression
Hands Free For Mom — Yay!
(The day before I had my little gal! Tired mom much!?)
I struggled with pretty bad postpartum depression with my other kids (not because I didn’t wear them, but because it just happens sometimes 🙂 ) and when I read this I wondered if it would help ease that because I would have her near me more. While I did end up getting on medicine for it (knowing I usually have pretty high anxiety) I did notice a change when having her right near me. I do not wear her all day at all, because uhhh that would be tiring and she need to take naps in her own bed. But I wore here everywhere we went outside, to the store, and around the yard when we would play.
How you can use it?
The nice thing about the Wrap I found was that it carries babies up to 25 lbs. I am interested to see if it works the same as my baby gets older. Right now she is a whopping 10 lbs ish? haha tipping the scales over here with her adorable rolls, I just could squish all day! There are a couple ways you can wear them, and the best “feature” I found was the ability to nurse while wearing the wraps. When I first got the wrap I was taking it completely off to nurse her. It was almost too much work to want to wrap and wear her if I had to undo all the wrapping and then have her fall asleep and try to wrap her back up without waking her.
But I remembered that their site had mentioned easy nursing ability. So I “tested” it out one day! I am happy to say that I was able to nurse by lowering one of the straps and positioning her correctly to do so. The only downside was that my little one had acid reflux so badly she almost always barfed all over me after eating, allowing my entire shirt to be soaked while she was still wrapped up to me. haha. So I guess if you know they are prone to barf then be prepared??
How much does it cost?
The cost for the wrap depends on color style. It ranges between $48-$55. I know, wait what? But honestly it is the most worn thing I own since I had my baby. So i would suggest you try it out if you know you will want to wrap and wear!
(She is totally trying to nurse here! haha!)
Below is a quick Quote from Happy Baby Wraps
“The Happy Wrap is a stretchy wrap made from viscose bamboo. The wrap is lightweight, breathable and wicks moisture away from the body. It’s naturally anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, and provides UV protection. The fabric is soft like cashmere and has the perfect amount of stretch, keeping your baby snug, safe and comfortable.”
When I read this about it being hypoallergenic I was more intrigued to try it. I have sensitive skin and all of my kids so far have had VERY Sensitive Skin since they were born. It my third followed in her siblings footsteps, I knew I wanted something that would not irritate her skin while being wrapped so close.
Do you have Fears of using it like I did?
I had fears. I saw women sporting their wraps and thought, “How the heck would I do that!?” But you know what, now that I have tried it I love it too much! Eventually I will transition her to my Ergo but for now I like her snuggling me too much, before she realizes she wants to be on the move. haha
Is Happy Baby Wrap Worth It?
Totally! Enough said.
We love it. My husband will not admit this but he wrapped our little one up and walked down the street with the kids and said, “it works!” So you know it is great when your husband is willing to try it out!
Do you Use Happy Baby Wrap? Did my review help you out? What other wraps do you love and can’t live without? I would love to learn about more baby wraps!