My baby wearing and nursing days are a thing of the past! *SNIFF* *SNIFF*
But I've been there, done that...and loved every single second of it!
There is nothing more soothing (in my opinion) to a new mommy...than once you've gotten the hang of nursing...and being able to do it modestly, in public, with confidence. And there is nothing like "wearing your baby" on your chest and the feeling of warmth and comfort...when that baby is soothed and sleeping to your heart beat.
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So when Hip Baby Wrap sent me their two products...I was excited to check them out, for mommies to be and mommies who already are (and need products like this).
The Hip Baby Wrap is made out of woven cotton material. This is different than other wraps I've used in the past, mainly because the other's were made out of stretchy cotton. I'll admit, I was a little leery, because I wasn't sure that this wrap would be comfortable for a baby. However, after I managed through wrapping up my daughter's "bitty baby" in this wrap, I realized that it does give in all the right places. The material does stretch and breath differently than stretchy cotton, but it's still cozy and sturdy...and can give the mommies wearing it, confidence that their baby is safe, secured and comfortable as can be. If you've never worn your baby before, it's an experience you'll want to have. It takes a little while to get the hang of actually "wrapping", but once you've figured out how...it's like second nature. You can wear this wrap several different ways, as a front, back and hip carry. All of which your child will enjoy, depending on their age and personality. My youngest, loved being carried on my chest and would stay asleep for hours (I wore him two days straight to amusement parks, which he slept through the entire time).
The Hip Baby Nursing Poncho is colorful, roomy and fabulous. Since I don't actually have a nursing baby to try it with, I again used my daughter's "bitty baby" as an example and there is plenty of room in this nursing poncho to feed a newborn on up to toddler. It is made of the same woven fabric as the Hip Baby Wrap and I think that as your baby gets older, it will enjoy nursing under this poncho, because it fits in a way that doesn't really make the baby feel covered. My babies never liked being covered when nursing. It got hot, dark and they squirmed and screamed. There's no guarantee that this Nursing Poncho will bring a different result, but I don't see any reason this poncho wouldn't be a fabulous "new mommy" gift for a soon to be nursing mom.
Both products are machine washable, can be used for newborns on up, and would both be great "gifts" for an expecting or NEW mom!
I will admit, the price of these products is a little high, but you are paying for a boutique product...so keep that in mind! And these are both products that will last through more than one baby, if having a larger family is on your agenda!
CLICK HERE to learn more about both products on their website!
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