I have been practicing attachment parenting, before I even knew what attachment parenting was. Baby carriers are an absolute must around our house. I have wraps, slings and soft structured carriers. The only thing I was missing was a water carrier. I had never even heard of one until about a year ago. I had been looking around for one since then. I was thrilled when I found an American Made mesh water sling called
Water Wrap Carriers by Beach Front Baby.
Beachfront Baby Wraps water wrap carriers are recommended for babies that are 8lb-30, perfect for us, one size fits most adults, again perfect for us, then I don't have to worry about losing or gaining weight. They are 15feet (the typical wrap length) of mesh (100% polyester) material so that mama and baby/toddler can breath in the hot summer weather.
My first intentions with my Beachfront Baby Wraps water wrap carrier was for in the shower. I had one of those sling styled ones, and did not feel safe in it. I think showering with my little one is so much less stressful and less to deal with, rather then a big bulky baby tub. Not to mention the fact a shower is healthier then a bath. I also think it helps get them used to being in a shower, for when they are of the age to take a regular shower.I will add that, it does not stretch so you need to allow for that.
was considering a picture but thought I would spare myself the embarrassment.
The material is extremely soft and breathable, as I mentioned above it is mesh. We do not go to a public pool to often, however when we do, it is not much fun for me or my husband half of the time, because one of us is holding the baby (we tend to have one at least every other year) and the other has to be with the younger children who need constant attention. With the Beachfront Baby Wraps water wrap carrier, I can wear the baby, as I would like to begin with, and watch the other two young ones while hubby gets to play with the older children and we all are happy. I also can walk around in the pool with her and not worry about a slippery baby being bumped or something and slipping from my hands. So this also allows for more fun play at the pool.
We tend to be a pretty active family, especially in the summer. With our newest little one it has been a little difficult. She is finicky when we go out. She also tends to get hot, if she is all wrapped up. Beachfront Baby Wraps water wrap carrier has also helped with that as well. Whether it is a walk at the track on a sunny day, a parade downtown or a day at the park with the family, she doesn't have to be all covered to the point of being over heated, because of the mesh material.
Over all I would say that Beachfront Baby Wraps water wrap carriers are a wonderful wrap for the experienced or non experienced baby wearer. especially all of the active families in the summer. It can be worn in or out of the water, therefore it can be a great addition to a baby wearers collection or it can stand alone as the one and only wrap you have. You can choose from 10 colors so it can suit you perfectly.
Pros: breathable, dries quickly, nice and tight so baby is safe
Cons: not stretchable, however on their behalf, this would be impossible to make the water wrap stretchable.
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Friday, June 28, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Having a new baby has kept me so busy, yet I feel like I don't get much of anything done. Our newest little one is quite finicky. She loves my rocking chair, so when I am not in it, she tends to cry more. Which I am not used to, and frankly it breaks my heart. She is never put down, so if I need to get something done, where I can't hold her my oldest daughter is holding her usually. After 7 older children I am finally learning to ask for and appreciate their help. They have even been helping with potty training one of the little ones, which I am so thankful for.
what I don't want
I never have been one to sit around and do nothing, so this has been somewhat of a challenging time for me. Some days, despite the fact I have already sat around far to much I just feel like enjoying something chocolate.
what I do want
I can sympathize with mama's of little ones trying to loose weight. I know it can be so difficult. I myself have been trying to stay away from my beloved Alden's and getting to the track to walk for an hour everyday (when it's not raining). My husband asked me why it mattered if I was just going to have more babies. As sweet as that was meant to be, it is so important to me to be healthy. And I so love taking the kids, so they are getting their exercise as well.
Baby Orchid is very different then all of our other babies, and that's ok. She knows what she likes and she isn't afraid to let us know. There are many things that have changed since having our 8th little one, but one of the most treasured times for me is when I am sitting, holding her. Her tummy full and her heart happy.
what I treasureThis beautiful baby girl will have a lot to learn and a lot to experience, as she grows. However I am certain that she will have a lot of big sisters (and a brother) to help teach her the ropes and to love her along the way.
what makes my heart super happy!