here. It's made from a stretchy material that when tied correctly (more on that later) allows you to safely carry your baby, with all the support you both need to comfortably go about your day. The AmaWrap is available in a range of colours, comes with a matching bag and is suitable from newborn up to 15kg.
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive the Oyster Grey AmaWrap* to try out with Arthur. When I got it out of the box, my first thought was 'oh god that's one long piece of material, I'm never going to be able to tie it' but I can now say, tying the AmaWrap is easy peasy.
Funnily enough, my dad was able to take one look at the instructions and tie the AmaWrap perfectly but I found it much easier to learn by watching him do it! If like me, you're better learning through watching, then I definitely recommend checking out the video tutorial AmaWrap have created because it makes tying the sling so much easier! I honestly can't believe how simple it is. I was expecting it to be far more complicated but you can literally do it in a couple of seconds, pop baby in and you're good to go!
Something that initially worried me was that I wouldn't be able to carry Arthur around for long, as at 16lb 10 he's no longer a little baby but the AmaWrap seems to distribute his weight evenly and makes him so much easier to carry. I haven't suffered any back pain at all!
Speaking of making life easier - I imagine the AmaWrap would be fantastic for mums with newborns. I really wish I'd got one sooner, as I think it would have helped to settle and soothe Arthur during those early days, whilst also allowing me to move around more with him. Not that I minded being stuck to the sofa cuddling him all day! Who would?
All in all I've been really impressed with the AmaWrap and I'll definitely be recommending it to other mums and mums-to-be. The product's great, the website's really informative and I've also just read that AmaWrap actually donates slings to Neo Natal Units so parents with premature babies can practice kangaroo care - which makes me like the company even more.
A well-deserved rave review! I'm so thrilled with my AmaWrap and I'll be continuing to use it with Arthur for as long as I can.
Is babywearing something you do or would like to do in the future?
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