Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sleepy Bear Review and Giveaway! US and Canada Only!




I love baby wearing. I love the snuggles, the easy kisses, the sleepy babies and the ability to use both of my hands. How about not having to lug a stroller all over the place? Ah, there is nothing quite like baby wearing. I had come across the Sleepy Wrap and wanted to work with them on a review of one of their Sleepy Wraps, but my daughter is 16 months old now(and getting heavy!) and they really are more ideal for smaller babies. I cant wait to see what other style of carriers they put out, but in the meantime, I was very fortunate to get to do a review of their Sleepy Bear. This has to be my favorite stuffy(what we call stuffed animals). My daughter adores it almost as much as I do. Have a looksie:



It is a Mama Bear(or Daddy bear I guess!), wearing a little baby bear in her very own Sleepy Wrap! How stinkin adorable is that?! I just adore how it teaches kids about baby wearing. I always say, you don't know how to do what you aren't exposed to. I was fortunate to be exposed to breastfeeding women and baby wearers, so it seems absolutely normal to me. I have run into women who think baby wearing is strange and who couldn't breastfeed and I often wonder if any women in her family ever breastfed around her when she was little. I love the exposure. In my mind, the more exposure, the better! In fact, I am so antsy to get to buy her her very own little baby carrier to wear her dolls in! I know she is still young, but I think it's adorable. So you can see how much I love this bear with her adorable baby bear. There is something so sweet about it and I am so glad to have this in our house! My daughter carries it all around! I need to get a picture of her with her bear asap.

Okay, so let me get you a couple of facts. This bear is made from extremely soft Organic cotton. It is intended for ages 3 and up, but my daughter is only 16 months old and drags this bear all over the place. She needs her own baby carrier to carry her bear wearing a baby bear haha! There are no small parts on this bear, so I don't quite understand why it is intended for ages 3 and up. The Sleepy Bear contains no pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers or any other chemicals of any kind! That is my kind of toy.

I can say this is the softest stuffed animal we own and it promotes baby wearing! The Sleepy Bear sells for $19.95 - a GREAT price for such a nice sized bear made from Organic cotton!

You can only purchase this bear from the list of retailers listed here.

WIN IT!!! - US and Canada Only!

One lucky Getting Kinda Crunchy readers is going to win their very own Sleepy Bear! Any child would adore this. You could even stash it away for a great Christmas present! To enter, head over to the Sleepy Wrap website and tell me something you learned about baby wearing! This entry is mandatory and please leave me your email address in case you win!

Extra Credit:

- Become a fan of Sleepy Wrap on Facebook
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- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs. To vote, click the link in my right sidebar!

This giveaway will end July 10th at midnight. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by email and a post on this blog. As always, they will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner! Thanks guys and good luck!

A HUGE thank you to Sleepy Wrap for this fantastic review and giveaway opportunity!

Disclaimer: I received product to review. I was not paid to write this review and all opinions are my own!

139 comments :

  1. Carried babies are healthier!

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  2. I voted.

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  3. I follow your blog.

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  4. I learned 75% of women who practice baby wearing do it incorrectly!
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  5. I follow!
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  7. I've been wearing my daughter since she was a newborn, but I didn't know babywearing helps babies become independent faster.

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  8. I'm a Sleepy Wrap FB fan (Kacy Sandidge Ellis)

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  9. I follow Sleepy Wrap on Twitter (@Meanderinghome)

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  13. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

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  14. I follow Sleepy Wrap on Facebook!!
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  16. I love that you don't have to take the baby out to nurse

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  17. Babywearing reduces the symptoms of colic!

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  18. I'm a fan of SleepyWrap on Facebook!

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  20. Babies sleep better when worn. I LOVE my Sleepywrap. I got two of them before my daughter was born. She's now 23 lbs and 11 months, but I still wear in the sleepywrap all of the time. I tell all new moms that this is a MUST Product.

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  22. I learned that they cry less and sleep better.

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  23. I learned that babywearing promotes better sleep and nursing

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  24. Just "liked" you on Facebook

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  25. I already follow Sleepywrap on Facebook. I love my sleepywrap and tell all my friends about it!

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  28. I learned that babies who are worn aids their digestion... quarterlancer@hotmail.com

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  29. I also follow sleepywrap on Facebook

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  30. i learned that babies who are carried are healthier and that they gain weight faster, have better motor skills, coordination, increased muscle tone, and sense of balance

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  40. i'm an email subscriber

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  41. I learned that carried baby cry Less! (43% less overall and 54% less during the evening hours)

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  42. Become a fan of Sleepy Wrap on Facebook (Panda Sweet)

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  50. it's interesting that being carried makes babies independent!

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  51. i follow sleepywrap on facebook

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  52. I learned the difference between SleepyWrap and Moby.
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  55. I learned that carried babies are just plain happier! Duh! Thanks!

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  56. I'm a fan of Sleepy Wrap on facebook! Thanks!

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  60. I learned that carried babies are healthier.

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  62. I learned that carried babies cry less and sleep better!

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  63. Sleepy Wrap fan! (Happily Southern)
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  84. I love that you can nurse when baby wearing :)
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  85. I learned that babies who are carried are healthier.


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  91. Happier babies and happier mommies...cause baby feels close and secure and mommy can actually get things done!!

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  92. I learned that they fall asleep quicker and sleep for longer periods of time.
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  97. I learned that carried babies are more independent...which seems odd, but sounds good!!
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  99. I learned that it aids digestion- the constant motion and the upright position eases acid reflux and colic. Thanks.
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  100. Carried babies Sleep Better! (they fall asleep quicker and sleep for longer periods of time)

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  104. I learned that 75% of women who practice baby wearing do it incorrectly. Thanks!

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  105. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I learned that babywearing makes babies feel independent!

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  108. I found out they sleep better, I like the idea with mine due in sept.

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  109. fun fact:
    What does the term "Kangaroo Care" mean?

    This is the term coined when a mother holds or wraps her premature baby skin to skin on her chest. Instead of constant care in an incubator more and more doctors are encouraging mothers to wear their tiny infants (such as in the Sleepy Wrap Upright Newborn/Infant Hold).

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  110. I like Sleepy Wrap on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

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  115. Voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

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  116. I learned that carried babies are healthier. thanks for the contest!
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  117. I love how you don't have to remove the baby out to be able to nurse.

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  118. your facebook fan (stephanie hodges)

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  119. I voted

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  120. caried babies are more independant and healty
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  121. Babies that are worn on their parents cry less (and who doesn't love THAT?). I wore a sling with my daughter and she absolutely loved being close to Mama--it was also so much easier to nurse in public!

    I liked Sleepy Wrap on FB, too :)

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  122. I learned that when you wear babies they gain weight faster, have better motor skills, coordination, increased muscle tone, and sense of balance. msurosey@yahoo.com

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  123. Carrying Babies makes them more independent
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  124. Carried babies cry less
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  125. A fan of sleepy wrap on facebook
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  130. I learned that carrying your baby enables better communication between you and your baby!
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  131. Following Sleepy Wrap on Twitter! (_heatheranne_)

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  132. Following you on Twitter! (_heatheranne_)

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  134. I tweeted!
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  135. They fall asleep quicker and sleep for longer periods of time.
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