Tuesday, December 08, 2009

CLOSED Sleepy Wrap Review and Giveaway

This is a special moment for me. Sleepy Wrap was the very first company I worked with in this whole blog review world. We started planning this back in June, and since then I've reviewed a few things, and it's harder than it looks, but very rewarding because I get to tell you if that baby item you're considering buying really is all it's cracked up t be or if it's all just hype.
The Sleepy Wrap is most certainly all it's cracked up to be.
I had the good fortune to win a Moby Wrap this summer. I won it from babywearing.com, and after getting to know it, I realized that there'd probably be some comparison going on in this review, and so you'll have to bear with me.
Ultimately I decided I'd keep my favorite of the two and give the runner up to a mama who needed something to help her keep her baby close. Drumroll- the Moby is in the box, the Sleepy Wrap is about four feet from me.

In case you're wondering, the Sleepy Wrap is a wrap style babywearing device. It's essentially a five and a half yard long piece of stretchy fabric with surged edges which taper toward the ends. Through a simple series of steps you can secure it in a way that you can carry your baby hands free and in comfort.

The Awesome:
Sleepy Wrap evenly distributes Snapdragon's weight, so no walking lop-sided.
Great for long days of babywearing.
Sleepy Wrap maintains it's shape so I don't need to tighten it after wearing it for a while.
Sleepy Wrap doesn't require folding in half lengthwise, so it's pretty easy to put on.
Sleepy Wrap is pretty lightweight so no overheating.
Sleepy Wrap is uber-stretchy so Snapdragon gets comfortably cradled against me without putting too much pressure on his back or joints.


The Not So Awesome:
Wraps take a touch more patience to put on than pouches and ring slings. I admit, I am still more likely to reach for my pouch sling for short duration, or quick in and out babywearing.

What You Should Know:
No kids were involved in making this. Sleepy Wrap has moved it's production overseas, but are made under fair working conditions.
They're made of French Terry, a 95% cotton, 5% spandex blend.
They're a one size fits all, and as a 5'9" mama who weighs over 200 lbs (don't tell) I can honestly say it's comfy on me.
They have been tested up to 45 lbs.

Snapdragon managed to worm his arm out, but he might have had some help. He seems to enjoy being worn in it, though he tends to fall asleep in it...
Want one?

Buy One
You can buy one from Sleepy Wrap, or from any of their retailers. At $39.95 for their classic wraps and $59.95 for their organic wraps, Sleepy Wrap is a great economical and sturdy choice for a hands-free solution to having your hands back.

Win One
Sleepy Wrap has generously offered to give one of you a Sleepy Wrap of your very own.

All you have to do to enter is go to the Sleepy Wrap site and then come back and tell me something you learned about Sleepy Wraps, or babywearing. This entry is mandatory and must be completed before any other entries will be valid. If your email address is not publicly attached to your blogger account, please leave it in the comment. If I can't contact you, you can't win.

Extra Entries.

Leave a comment telling me which color of Sleepy Wrap you dig the most, or which of their other products you like best.

Follow @SleepyWrap on Twitter. Leave a comment letting me know the username under which you follow.

Blog, tweet, or feature this giveaway in your other social media network of choice linking back to this post. You may tweet once per day. Please leave the permalink to the specific blog post, tweet, or entry as a comment.

Grab my button and leave a comment letting me know where you put it.

Leave a relevant comment on any other post on my blog and then leave a comment here letting me know where you did so. You can do this as often as you'd like.

Giveaway will close Tuesday December 22nd. Winner will be selected via a random integer generator, and will be contacted via email, as well as announced on this blog. Winner will have 36 hours to respond, else an alternate winner shall be selected via any method that moves me at that moment. Who knows. It might be an improv babywearing zumba YouTube contest. Don't make me get creative.
Open to residents of the US and Canada.

Disclosure: I recieved a Sleepy Wrap to review. I have not been otherwise compensated for this review and all opinions expressed herein, even the snarky ones, are entirely my own.


CONGRATULATIONS COMMENTER #90!!! Brooke! I'll be emailing you shortly! Thank you for participating everyone!

112 reflections:

Melissa said...

Oooh, these look great! I love babywearing!! I've known the many benefits, but just learned on their site that babywearing aids digestion. Did know know that! We've never dealt with colic-y or acid reflux-y babies and now I have an idea why that may be. :-D
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and have a wonderful day!!

Melissa said...

Extra entry -
My favorite would be the sleepy wrap natural organic! I do love colors though, so my runner up sleepy wrap classic would be in dark green. :-)

Brooke said...

WOAH! I learned that they have spandex in the fabric of the Sleepy Wrap! Ithas to feel soft, and a bit stretchy! How cool!!!

Brooke said...

I love the grey, since I already have a sling in black. Now I feel boring. Am I boring?

Brooke said...

I have your button!

Melissa said...

Extra entry-
I tweeted about your great giveaway at http://twitter.com/littleraindrops/status/6488294717 !

Brooke said...

I follow Cleepy Wrap on Twitter. You know the name! ;)

Brooke said...

I twatted
http://twitter.com/crossbones_inc/statuses/6488345530

Melissa said...

Extra entry -
Now I'm following @sleepywraps on Twitter also, as @littleraindrops.

katevet said...

I love the natural organic one, but also the Navy Blue! can't decide :) great giveaway!!!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Well, I love babywearing and I love my wrap carriers so I am not sure if it was a learning thing but one thing I love is that it lets you decide who can and cannot touch your baby - that is my favorite feature. And as for other products I LOVE the sleepy bear. :)

Upstatemomof3 said...

I follow Sleepy Wrap on twitter - can you guess my name. Oh okay I will tell you Upstatemomof3 :)

Upstatemomof3 said...

And I've got teh button - you know where :) http://www.ourlifeupstate.com

Beth said...

I dig the khaki organic wrap.

Beth said...

I learned that wearing my baby upright aids digestion and prevents reflux.

Beth said...

I follow SleepWrap on Twitter as bethyann914.

Beth said...

I tweeted this contest. http://twitter.com/Bethyann914/statuses/6502886706

Sarah Halstead said...

I learned that it will help with a colicky baby. our 1st baby was borderline colicky. This would have been so nice to have. I am due with my second in May. It will be nice to have so I can chase around my 2 year old.

Sarah Halstead said...

I love the green color. Neutral and bright.

Sarah Halstead said...

I follow the sleepy wrap on twitter @sarahmhalstead

Koulgurl said...

I learned that sleepy wrap comes in a LOT of awesome colors, and in an organic model...sleepy wrap also has a "brother" the BOBA! :)

Koulgurl said...

I follow sleepy wrap on facebook and twitter twitter name is koulgurl.

Koulgurl said...

I posted a comment on your blog about "Orphan". :)

Ashley said...

I love that you can nurse while wearing the sleepy wrap - I didn't realize this!!

Koulgurl said...

I posted about your review and giveaway via twitter! @koulgurl

Evan and Kristina said...

I love babywearing! I have a 2 month old who has severe colic and the only thing that comforts him is to be carried and gently rocked. A sleepy wrap would be so wonderful! I learned that they aid in digestion which I thought was very interesting. My email is ktenz586@q.com

Evan and Kristina said...

Extra entry
My favorite would be the sleepy wrap natural organic! My second pick would be the classic light blue!
I am now a follower of your blog.

taylorUSMCwife said...

Hooray! I learned some really useful nursing tips...Squirt doesn't do the cradle hold anymore and will squeal if I try to put him in that way to nurse!

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taylorUSMCwife said...

I love the light blue or the black wrap!

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taylorUSMCwife said...

Following SleepyWrap on twitter!

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taylorUSMCwife said...

Snagged your button!

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

babywearing makes both baby and parent feel safe and secure and enhances the bond between baby and parent! It also continues the snuggled up feeling that the baby receives in the womb
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

I am liking the brown sleepy wrap!
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

commented on Christmas on a shoestring budget!
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

commented on "giving"... amazing blog post.
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Hip little one said...

I have baby twins and I thought they were born early because they are twins. I did not know that in facet every baby is born early 'If babies stayed the womb for a more extensive period of time and their brains continued to grow at the rate which they are wired to grow, the head would be too large to pass through the birth canal' I already struggled with giving birth to two tiny babies!!

Hip little one said...

I like most the dark pink sleepy wrap. Even though my twins are boy/girl I think the mum has to wear it in the end :)

Hip little one said...

I am following @SleepyWrap on Twitter as @simonefranssen

Hip little one said...

I have tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/simonefranssen/status/6513174936

The Fam said...

I learned that worn babies sleep better. I need all the help I can get!
shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

The Fam said...

I follow SleepWrap on Twitter (@channynn).
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Brooke said...

I commented on the meme up there ^^ I think it was relevant. I mean.....come on now.......

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6531040098
tweet
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Natalie Tong said...

I have a 2 years old daughter and my second baby is coming. The babywearing is a great tool for me to free my hands playing, reading, and taking care of two children. I like neutral organic sleepy wrap. I will try my best to choose organic material to my children. Sleepy wrap is doing a great job in going green. This is a point that I love this company very much. And I also love their new Organic Boba Carrier which is made localy in Boulder, Colorado with both GOTS and OE100 certiefied organic cotton, it is suitable for my 2 years old daughter.

natalie.cp.tong@gmail.com

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6566272334
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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Brooke said...

I twatted!
http://twitter.com/crossbones_inc/statuses/6602990936

Justine M. said...

Baby wearing aids in digestion, thats something I didn't know

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Justine M. said...

My favorite color is the black one

j.mcdilda(@)gmail.com

Justine M. said...

I follow sleepy wrap on twitter
@SliverStorm

j.mcdilda(@)gmail.com

Justine M. said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/SliverStorm/status/6624042500

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Justine M. said...

button, right side
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6636499734
tweet
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kia said...

I learned from the Sleepy Wrap site that babywearing benefits the baby with aided digestion by being upright and involved in movement. I love the brown wrap.

kia said...

I like the brown wrap the best with the gray wrap in second, if only it was darker.

kia said...

I follow @sleepywrap on twitter from my @madreoso twitter stream

Justine M. said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/SliverStorm/status/6656279368

j.mcdilda(@)gmail.com

Krista said...

I think I love the orange sleepy wrap the best. All the colours are so nice it's hard to decide. :)
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Krista said...

I follow SleepyWrap on twitter (@Luvschweetheart)
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Krista said...

I have your button on my blog http://typical-ramblings.blogspot.com/
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Krista said...

Tweet for Dec 12: http://twitter.com/Luvschweetheart/statuses/6672507359

Krista said...

Tweet for Dec 13: http://twitter.com/Luvschweetheart/statuses/6672641208
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Krista said...

Today's Tweet: http://twitter.com/Luvschweetheart/statuses/6672690183

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6677568477
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Justine M. said...

daily tweet
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j.mcdilda(@)gmail.com

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6705127708
tweet
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Krista said...

Today's Tweet: http://twitter.com/Luvschweetheart/statuses/6717989921
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Justine M. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/SliverStorm/status/6724243551

j.mcdilda(@)gmail.com

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6732395577
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Krista said...

Today's Tweet: http://twitter.com/Luvschweetheart/statuses/6733461721 (it's a little messed up :P)
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Justine M. said...

daily tweeet
http://twitter.com/SliverStorm/status/6758320547

j.mcdilda(@)Gmail.com

The Fam said...

http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/6764459540
shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6764958273
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Krista said...

todays tweet: http://twitter.com/Luvschweetheart/statuses/6781669687

Justine M. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/SliverStorm/status/6790386948

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6796593611
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The Fam said...

http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/6804139710
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Justine M. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/SliverStorm/status/6824291731

j.mcdilda(@)gmail.com

The Fam said...

http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/6828369890
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6829999781

TWEETERIFIC
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Jaime said...

i love that babywearing allows you to decide who may touch or interact with your baby. Awesome advantage!

Jaime said...

my favorite color is the light blue!

Jaime said...

i follow sleep wrap on twitter @thelightsgodown

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6860358735
tweet
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The Fam said...

http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/6861168864
shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Krista said...

todays tweet: http://twitter.com/Luvschweetheart/statuses/6880190293
luvschweetheart AT gmail.com

Brooke said...

Fek. I twatted.

http://twitter.com/crossbones_inc/status/6880305863

Sarah Halstead said...

I learned that sleepy wrap helps with digesting. That would have helped with my first born. I would love to have one of these for my second baby due in May.

pungohgurl at gmail dot com

Sarah Halstead said...

I love the green.

Sarah Halstead said...

I follow sleepy wrap with @sarahmhalstead

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Molly said...

I learned babywearing can aid digestion. That's awesome!
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Molly said...

I follow sleepywrap on twitter
theincrediblemo

Molly said...

I would choose the royal blue wrap, it's so pretty!
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Lauren said...

How great!! I've loved wraps & the concept of babywearing ever since I first heard of it. One thing I learned from the website though was that the Sleep Wrap is stretchier fabric than other wraps. I think this is so helpful, especially when you have a squirmy or sleeping baby.

Lauren said...

My favorite wrap is the Classic Light Blue. I love all the colors, but this one pops out at me the most!!

Lauren said...

I am already following Sleepy Wrap on Twitter...my name is DoulaLoveLou. Follow me too if you like!!

Lauren said...

For the extra entry I also tweeted about your Sleepy Wrap giveaway & I'm now a new follower of yours on Twitter! Thanks for the opp to win one :)
-DoulaLoveLou

Justine M. said...

daily tweet
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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The Fam said...

http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/6898867883

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Jaime said...

tweet http://twitter.com/thelightsgodown/status/6920186650

Justine M. said...

daily tweet
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6928575740
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Jaime said...

tweet http://twitter.com/thelightsgodown/status/6932921949

The Fam said...

http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/6933442958
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Pamela said...

I was fascinated to read about the many ways the Sleepy Wrap people are dedicated to going green. I know that's not about the wrap itself, but it is super impressive.

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Pamela said...

I think I'd like a dark pink or beige Sleepy Wrap.

Pamela said...

I follow @SleepyWrap on twitter.
I'm @pameladayton.

The Fam said...

http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/6962673968

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