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