One of my favorite things about having a baby in the house again is trying out all my baby carriers with her! There are times when it's the easiest way to put Emery to sleep, and other times when I just want to snuggle her close without putting the strain on my arms and back.
With all the talk about baby carrier safety in the news, I want to tell you of an amazing Canadian company that is doing their part in making sure babies are carried properly. Chimparoo has wonderful safety instructions on their website, and they have a great DVD available as well, that shows how to safely use their carriers. I really appreciated all the information, as those that are new to baby wearing need the extra instruction. The website and DVD are also bilingual, so anyone who speaks French will be able to understand this DVD as well. Truly Canadian!
Chimparoo sent me a beautiful woven wrap to try, and I was so excited to finally put in on! A woven wrap really is all that it's made out to be. Emery is growing quickly, but she feels practically weightless in the wrap. A woven wrap really distributes the weight on your body, to ease any strain on your back. And the fabric is specially milled just for these carriers, to give the right amount of support, even while carrying a 30+ pound toddler, making this the only carrier you'd ever need. I am still very much practicing with her in the carrier though, and I hope to be a pro within a few months! It does take a bit of tweaking and trying again when you first start out with a woven wrap.
Many of you who are avid baby wearers are probably wondering how this wrap compares with some of the more well known wraps. Having personally tried a Didymos (stripes) I can say that this carrier is every bit as quality and well made. The colors are gorgeous and vibrant as well, and at half the price of some of the more expensive carriers, I would choose a Chimparoo for sure! That is the beauty of having the carriers finished right in Canada. You don't have to pay the very high importing fees.
So if you are really wanting to try out a woven wrap, the Chimparoo is an amazing deal on a very high quality wrap. You won't be disappointed! Chimparoo also offers a Mei Tai carrier as well as a stretchy wrap.
Starting April 5th, Glimpse readers will have the privilege of a discount code for 10% off a purchase from Chimparoo! So make sure to check back, and I'll make sure to post the code for you all!
This code will be good from April 5th, 2010, to May 5th, 2010.