Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mummy Must Have | Woogi Woo

Before I had a baby I imagined that when she went to sleep I would put her in her cot or portacot for naps and be able to get on with housework while she slept. That's what I'd always been able to do when babysitting my niece. Alas, it appears my baby never got the memo that day sleeps are to occur in a cot (actually she somewhat missed the memo on day sleep altogether). She prefers to cat nap. Some days I can be lucky and get her to sleep for 15 minutes in the portacot (after spending half an hour or so settling her enough to get to sleep in it). The only way to get around her stubborn rebellion towards day sleeping is to let her sleep on me.

Had I of known this would be the case beforehand, I would've made sure to research baby carriers and be well equipt. Mind you truth be told as a first time mum I probably would've bought the wrong one because I had no idea what to look for having never used one before. We did actually buy a really cheap one to use just in case I wanted to carry her at the shops. I did try to use it once. It didn't go so well, 3 of us tried to put her in it and get it on me (both seperately and then simultaneously) to no avail. All it resulted in was a tangled mess of mismatched straps and buckles (not to mention a hysterically crying baby). So we ditched that idea altogether.

What I should have done was properly research the carriers on the market after she was born once I knew what I wanted. I guess that's the benefit of hindsight. I did start searching for one eventually and luckily I did come across the perfect carrier for us. I didn't find it in a baby shop though, I actually found it searching through business pages on Facebook. I'd never even heard of Woogi Woo before finding them on Facebook. I'm so glad I stumbled across them as their carrier has been a god send - so I'm spreading the word to others.




The Woogi Woo is a fabric wrap style baby carrier that is super simple to use. It allows me to keep her nice and snug with me whenever I want to, while still allowing me to be hands free. It means I'm no longer chained to the couch everytime she wants to nap. It's also been great for outings when I don't want to lug the pram in and out of the car. There are so many added benefits on top of traditional carriers:

Its bamboo and organic cotton - this is great for bubs sensitive skin and allergies. Bamboo is fast becoming my favourite fabric because its also anti-bacterial, durable and breathable in addition to being hypo-allergenic. Its also super soft and the stretch makes it comfortable for me and her.

One size fits all - It can be used from newborn up to approximately a year old (10kg) simply by changing from the newborn carry to the infant carry (see photo).

Its easy to use - being one single piece of fabric makes it so much simpler to use than other baby carriers. There are no annoying buckles or need to try and figure out which bits connect where.

Its convenient - Because its a fabric wrap it can easily be folded down and stored in the nappy bag when its not being used. It can also be tied on and worn while driving when out so it saves time when you reach your destination.


The carrier comes with detailed wrap instructions for both the newborn carry and the infant carry (see below). They may seem complicated to some people at first glance, but its actually really easy when you do it yourself.



To give you a more 3d understanding of how it works (plus some added benefits) I've put together this video demonstration.





The only downside I have with the wrap is that she is at the tail end of the weight scale so I won't be able to use it for as long as I would like to. I wish I had discovered it earlier so we could've tried the newborn carry and enjoy baby wearing for longer.


Image Source: Woogi Woo

Woogi Woo have put together a free postage offer for all Finding Myself Young readers (including international readers). Simply email sales@woogiwoo.com with your colour choice and an invoice will be emailed to you (payment is required via paypal).

Toni xx


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* Disclosure - I was not paid for this review. All opinions are based on my own experience using the product.




11 comments:

  1. I had a very complicated carrier with my last baby (she is now 9 so is definitely way passed the carrier stage). I would be in a blind sweat by the time I'd managed to fit and load her into it, then buckle it on to me. And nasty plastic snap buckles that bit your fingers as they snapped into place. I love the look and the simplicity of this Woogi Woo ... could I tempt hubby to go back for a 5th baby just so I can get one? probs not :-(

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    1. Yea don't like your chances of convincing him!

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  2. I hardly carried my third he was put in stroller and then as soon as he could walk, 10 months, that was it - he hardly let me carry him. Back with No.1 I used the old Baby Bjorn, was crap compared to these nice new sling thingees but better than nothing x

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    1. I nearly bought a baby bjorn before I had her but they're so expensive. Im glad I didnt because she probably wouldve hated it.

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  3. Just lovely watching you and your baby interact. Beautiful to see you so besotted with each other :) Oh and the carrier looks cool too!

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    1. Yep can't help but love her to bits :)

      I was really nervous at first but once I picked her up I forgot all my nerves.

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  4. I remember those wrapping days... they were so precious!!!

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    1. They are so precious! I love having her close to me, theres nothing quite like baby snuggles.

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  5. I don't have a license so we use public transport and the carrier was an absolute godsend when he was little. I used the one I had up until he was over 12 months. I did get an expensive sling but I wish I didn't because it was such a waste of money. My body wasn't the right shape for it and I didn't feel as secure as I wanted it to. I ended up using a $30 one from Kmart and it worked a treat. One of my friends has a hug a bub and she can still fit her 4.5 year old in it lol!

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    1. I actually found a youtube video tonight about how to do a hip carry with a wrap carrier so now I know how to do that I should be able to use it until shes about 2 which is great because I didn't want to have to stop using it as I love it.

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  6. It's so hard when babies won't sleep! You just have to find what works for you and do that! I used to love my baby bjorn all those years ago :)

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