Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Give Away: The Sleepy Wrap


As I have readied myself for Number Two to join our family, I have spent a great deal of time searching for a new infant carrier. I did a lot of research before Jack was born and decided on the Ergo Carrier. I love my Ergo- for an older baby. It did not take me long to realize that even with the "infant insert" the Ergo is not a good choice for a young infant. It is awkward to carry a infant in the cradle position and you cannot bend forward without the baby's head flopping out backwards. I knew that I would be carrying Number Two more often and with a toddler, bending over even more often. So, the Ergo would just not do. As I see it, here are the options:

The Bjorn- I just can't see how hanging by the crotch can be comfortable and I have read its not good for baby's back. Plus I have worn the Bjorn and my shoulders are killing me after just 15 minutes.

Soft Structure (like Ergo and Beco)- Great for older babies and toddlers. The comfiest of all carriers since you can carry heavy kids on your back.

The Mei Tei- Same problem as the Ergo- not enough support for baby.

The Sling- ugh aching back! Baby looks comfy but Mom's shoulders have got to be aching after a while.

The Sleepy Wrap- I noticed a mom at the playground hefting her toddler in and out of swings with a young infant snuggly wrapped next to her chest. I asked her what type of carrier she was wearing. The Hug a Bub. When I googled it at home I found something even better- The Sleepy Wrap.

The Sleepy Wrap consists of one long and wide piece of stretchy fabric that you wrap around your waist, over your shoulders and cross in front of you underneath the original wrap creating a pocket for the baby. Like This. The baby can then be put into a few different positions.


The wrap is made of French Terry, which is 95% cotton and 5% spandex. Usually for something to be soft and stretchy, it is a weak fabric. I am amazed at how strong and supportive the Sleep Wrap is while retaining a comfortable stretch and softness. Unlike the Moby, which is made of a t-shirt like material, the fabric won't stretch and sag after repeated use.

Here are some of my favorite features:

No Pressure Points. Weight is evenly distributed to both sides of your shoulders, all across your back and your hips. Unlike a sling, I feel like the weight is distributed evenly even with baby in a cradle hold.

Infinitely adjustable. You can move folds of fabric to support babies head or even cover baby. You can tie the wrap tighter to hold your baby higher on your chest, or wrap it more loosely so they sit lower. It fits moms and dads of all shapes and sizes.


Compact. The Sleepy Wrap folds neatly and compactly into its own carry bag. You can throw it in your diaper bag.

Its Stylin! Even though it is much stronger than a t-shirt material, it looks like t-shirt material- in a good way. What I mean is, when you wear the Sleepy Wrap it is slim and trim. I am a smallish gal and feel like I am buried in the straps and padding of the Ergo. See it on other women here. Plus it comes in tons of pretty solid colors.

One slight drawback:

Not so much a drawback- but, it takes some practice to figure out how to put on the Sleepy Wrap. By practice I mean like twice. My only difficulty was keeping the tails from touching the ground when I first got started, which made me wonder if I could do it in public. But yet, the length is what makes it a great, comfortable wrap as well as usable for moms and dads of all sizes. For example, I have used the carrier with my 21 mo old and I am 8 months pregnant. The wrap still fits now with my big belly and will still fit when I have my teensy waist back- haha just kidding about the teensy part.

While it does take some practice, it takes less practice than the Moby or Hug a Bub. Because of the stretchiness, you wrap it pretty tightly against your chest and it will stretch and conform to you and your baby. This makes putting it on somewhat more goof proof since with the Moby and Hug a Bub, you have to figure out just how much room you need for baby to fit between you and the wrap.

While the back carry is not shown on the website you can do it! It will take some more practice to figure that one out- but by the time your baby is ready for the back carry you will be an expert.


There are plenty more good reasons to choose the Sleepy Wrap here.

Who would like to win a free Sleepy Wrap? One lucky Citrus winner will be chosen to win one, a $38.95 value! To enter leave a comment before midnight on Tuesday, December 16th to be eligible for random selection.

Want to enter twice???
DOUBLE your chances by leaving another comment with a link to your blog where you make an entry linking to the Citrus Sleepy Wrap Review!

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96 comments:

Emily said...

I have one of these (different brand) and LOVE it!! Used it on the airplane with my then 2-month-old, which left me hands free to entertain my 3-year-old and 2-year-old. Can't say enough good things about this type of baby carrier. Fantastic! (Mine has a cute fabric panel sewn in front to help you find the middle and put it on more easily--I imagine you could this yourself.)

Kim and Nathan said...

Very cute. May come in need in the future.

Brian and Amelia said...

Oh, I would love one of these!

Matt and Doreen said...

I want one!

Stephanie said...

I"ve been looking for options for baby #2. This would be perfect!

Courtney said...

Sounds fabulous! Wish I had known about this with my baby...would be great to win one for the next baby though!

Holly said...

I love baby wraps! This one looks great.

jenna and kreed said...

these look so comfy and cozy. I would love one for my number two coming.

Holly said...

I will need this,with baby #3 on the way. I used a snuglie with my first and never found anything I liked with #2. This looks great.

Bobbi said...

This looks awesome! My son is rapidly outgrowing his Snugli and I need something to carry him around in.

Leigh Sabey said...

Hi, I just found your blog through Jamie's sophistimom blog --- this wrap looks really comfy! I tried several wraps and the only one that I still use for my 7 month old is a homemade moby wrap style. I like how this wrap comes in a little carrier because it's a huge hassle to tote around a 15 foot long piece of fabric!

Ashley said...

I would love one of these for #2!

Natalie said...

I SO need this. I have a 2 month and a 20 month old. Definitely need "hands free" to help my boy cross the street and stay out of trouble!

Dave and Mandy said...

I would love a Sleepy Wrap!

Melissa said...

How interesting! I have been looking into a sling for impending baby #2, and I would be very interested to try this one out. It sounds like it solves my concerns with the other slings I've been looking at.

Dawnell said...

I have a baby hawk and it was tough for a little one. I'd love a sleepy wrap.

Junebug Mommy said...

I desperately want one of these! I tried making my own wrap, but the fabric is not stretchy and it's hard to use. The Sleepy wrap seems so much better! Please please please pick my entry!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the overview of several options. I bought a used Snugli, but this looks much more comfortable for both me and our baby coming in May.

Heather said...

I don't want to buy any new baby things for my newborn because she is my 4th (and last) but I'd love to try a wrap so I have another option besides the sling.
jandh at myfamilylovesit.com

Gwen said...

I am well on my way to becoming a carrier lover for my second.

gwenfloyd at gmail dot com

veggiesamosa said...

These wraps are lovely. I have a sling, and a backpack, but no wrap. I would love to win a wrap to carry my littlest babe around in.

Jenna said...

this is so neat. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Alice H said...

I have a carrier but my baby hates it - this seems like a much more natural product. Thanks for the chance! alicedemske at hotmail.com

Alicia said...

I am having baby #2 and would LOVE LOVE this, I had the exact same opinion about the Ergo - love it for an older baby/toddler, but not practical for an infant. I've been doing a lot of research and I think this sounds perfect!! I'm crossing my fingers.

suburban prep said...

My sister is expecting baby # 3 in 4 days. She has 2 boys ages 2 and 3 and this would allow her to run after them and still have the new child with her safe.

bocktalk said...

These just look so comfy- woulc love to check it out!

Jennifer said...

Wow! These look great!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting something like this! Thanks for the chance!

email: keithadanielle[at]yahoo[dot]com

Lindley said...

These look great. I did not like the carrier I had for my son because it was uncomfortable and too hot! Thanks!
linjenals at yahoo dot com

valerie2350 said...

These look fantastic - great support!

valerie2350 said...

blogged it
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2008/12/citrus-sleepy-wrap-giveaway-121608.html

Andreah said...

I would love to win this for the next baby. Thank you for the chance!

Andreah said...

Blogged it~ http://mylifesahoot.blogspot.com/2008/12/citrus-sleepy-wrap-review-and-giveaway.html

Stacy said...

I have a mei tei but am loking for something new, thsi would be great.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

MFJ
I would love to win this. I just had a little girl.

watson(at)zerostreet(dot)net

Dee said...

This would be FANTASTIC! Im pregnant with number 2! I didnt have anything like this with Evan! Thanks so much for the chance!!!

socmama said...

I would love to try one of these with my youngest! They look really useful. Thanks!

the schros said...

I've been looking for something like this for my baby number 2!
thanks!
katelynthames at yahoo dot com

Stacie said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks.

stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

Mrs. Csirke said...

my sister is having her 2nd child in january, she would love this!

Solomon Family said...

There are so many who need this... PLEASE pick me?! We are having twin boys hopefully not before February... and I need 2 wraps... these look fabulous! And you can wear twins for a while too!! Hooray!! I really need one of these. What an amazing giveaway!

Thanks, Tish

Solomon Family said...

Okay, I definately need a Sleepy Wrap:-)
here's our blog http://sarahtishry.blogspot.com
I'll post the giveaway now!

Tish:-)

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Sara G said...

These look great!!!

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andrea t said...

I used the baby bjorn for my two kids (now 4&5 yrs) I wish this product had been available then, or if it was, I had known about it. Now I'm commenting so if i win I can give this to a friend who is expecting twins soon.

The Orr Family said...

I have a Moby, but this one seems a little better. After about 1/2 hour, the Moby would stretch some. When in the grocery store or mall or wherever I was when this would happen,I would have to unwrap the whole python-of a piece of frabic to re-wind it. (It really is as long as a python!) Sleepy wraps look like their fabric stretches less, which is great!!! P.S. Please give it to the Solomon family! We know them well and they would be so very greatful!! (And it would get plenty of use with their soon-to-arrive twin boys!)

Aaron said...

Please give it to the Solomon family!! We are friends with them and we know they would love it!(and put it to good use!)

andrea t said...

For a friend:
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Stina said...

It looks really nice. Please give it to our friends the Solomons for their twins! Thanks for your generosity.

EllyBean said...

I'd love to win one of these as I am always carrying my daughter around. She likes being with mommy!

Leslie said...

I got a Bjorn for baby number one and only used it a handful of times! This looks like the perfect option for baby number 2!! I would love to win The Sleppy Wrap!!

Leslie said...

I am linking your blog to my page for two reasons. 1. because your blog is way cool!! 2. I'd like another chance to win!! Thanks for being so creative!

Amy said...

That is awesome! If you randomly pick my comment, please give it to the Solomon family. Thanks!

Mandi said...

This looks great! If this comment is chosen, please give it to the Solomon family. They are awesome and could really use it.

Ashley said...

I would love to win this for my little one & me!
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Julie Allen said...

I am constantly amazed at how many new and innovative baby carriers there are now, compared to 7 years ago when my oldest was born. Back then, I felt like the only choices were the Snugli and the Bjorn. With my 3rd, I tried the sling, kangaroo pouch, and Moby wrap, but am still holding out for the perfect carrier for any future kids. I'd love to try this one (or see how Tish likes it)!

Bethany said...

I've seen people wearing these and they seem complicated, but I guess like anything, practice makes perfect. Baby #2 won't be coming for a while now, but I know of somebody who could borrow it for a while with her twins on the way.

Mary Avinger said...

I would love to win one of these for my sister. She is expecting twins and could really use this. Thanks for the giveaway.

Heather said...

cool, baby number 3 is coming soon so i would love it!

The Saunders Family said...

we also have an ergo which we love, but indeed would love one of the wraps for the snuggly newborn stage.
mom2maria at hotmail

Natasha said...

I am definitely in need of a good carrier - I used a sling at first, but it just didn't feel secure enough, and my shoulder ached after too much use. I would love to try one of these!
natasha_sacopaso[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I have kangaroo sling and i love it but already my 2+ month old may be getting too scrunched in it - this wrap is the way to go for those who want to go from newborn through toddler with one carrier. I found wraps a little wieldy because i'm a smaller person, but have tons of friends who swear by them! Would love to try this one, as would my lovely and very pregnant friend Tish!

carina99@hotmail.com said...

Oops, that last "anonymous" post was from me. Citrus, you have a wonderful blog!

carogonza said...

This is fantastic. My friend recently had a baby on Turkey Day and this would be ideal for her.

Bret &Charise Miller said...

It would be so nice to have one of these.

Melissa said...

Looks great and seems easy enough. I carried my son around in a front pack, but this would be even better. Very nice.

Heath-er said...

I would love to have this!! :)

kevnjacks said...

I think I'm on the same journey as you - just had my 3rd baby and tried the sling with her (no go), I didn't like the Bjorn nor the sling. This would be so great to win!

Lexigurl said...

I've heard such great things about these would love to own one.Thanks for the giveaway.

Tim, Laurel, and Olivia said...

Looks way cool!

Erin said...

Using the Bjorn has made my back start to hurt with Baby Scout now six months old. This would be a great alternative to remain hands-free and save my back!

Erin said...

Announced it on my blog herewearetogether-theaskars [dot] blogspot [dot] com

Leah said...

Imagine if every MAMA wore her bebe! : ))) Magical!!!! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Emily said...

This would be great for going back to work with baby!

Thanks!
e_guinn[at]hotmail[dot]com

Designher Momma said...

I have heard so many good things about the sleepy wrap, and you review was fantastic!

Although I don't need it right now, i would love to bless one of my expecting friends with this as a gift. Thanks!

Brooke said...

This looks really great! I've used a sling and this could be a nice change of pace.

Sarah said...

I love, LOVE baby wearing, and the Sleepy Wrap is an excellent resource! I would love to win a black or purple sleepy wrap!
Thanks for the great giveaway and chance to win!
sharvey(AT)connections-etc(DOT)net

Dan, Heidi, & Maddy said...

Ooh, i want one.

The One said...

So perfect. thansk
adams006 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Xenia said...

I'm due to have a baby any day now and I would absolutely love one of these to carry her in while I chase my toddler around.

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Brian and Elizabeth Shelley said...

SO SO CUTE!

Rachel C. said...

oh my, I would just love to win this for my first little one, due in may. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

myshadow28(at)aol(dot)com

Kirsta Silvey said...

I think this will come in handy. I haven't been able to find any other carrier that is comfortable enough to use.

rebecca said...

Would love to try it.

MySentimentExactLeePages said...

I could definitely use this! My 8 month old is all over the place and always wants to be held by mommy. This is hard while I'm running after a 4 year old.

Lee :)
leechrista @ gmail dot com

Gina said...

I actually put this one on my Christmas list because I want one so bad. My 9 month old rides in a pouch which is fine, but I think this would work better. Great giveaway!

reg8w@aol.com

Jennie said...

I have been looking for something for number three so he will be protected from my other boys. I think this is great. It seems better for a newborn than other things I have researched.

Jennie said...

I just posted a link on my blog
fife-family.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

These are amazing. How I would have loved to had one with my daughter.

Mommymeng@gmail.com

*Heather* said...

Oh wow I would love to win one of these in pink for my new baby girl! great giveaway! hermashaw@gmail.com

April said...

I just spend a WAY long time reading through their website. They sound SO awesome! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Laurel said...

This looks like such a great wrap! I'm due with my second baby next month and I just know I'm going to have to be carrying him around while I chase after my 3-year-old!

Thanks for the chance to win one! I'll hold out buying one until I hear. Then if it's not me, I'm getting one anyways! :)

Laurel said...

Just blogged about it too! Yay for second chances! :)

http://www.laurellakey.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Would love to win this, I could use some hands free time!

Caryn Bailey said...

The Royal Blue is really pretty!
jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com