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Dinah:A Wrapsody Breeze Review

I'm start off with saying "Hi I'm Michael and I'm a hotbox."
My kids are hotboxes. And us together makes for sweat and more sweat. So imagine my surprise when I pulled a wrapsody wrap out of it's package. I just KNEW it was going to make those hot summer days much more tolerable. It's really really thin but strong! It held up my Toddler with no issues, (Very supportive! Surprisingly Supportive!) and grippy enough for Squish. 

It's cotton gauze is perfect for newer wearers who have a tough time pulling and adjust wraps. There were not issues with the give of the fabric. I have a deep love for cotton because I feel better if I can use a baby product, and REALLY use it with no issues. I can just throw it in the wash and tumble dry on low. No fuss no issues.

I love the pattern and gotten a lot of compliments of the time theme of the wrap. Perfect theme for my parenting journey (coffee and time...c'mon) 
If you're looking for a summer wrap this is your…

KOL KOL Baby Carrier Review

So I'm just going to start off by saying i have never used a Onbuhimo (On BOO He MO) carrier before. I have my reservations. (Really? No waist strap?) i was confused pulling it out the package. (Judgement free zone here!) Ill admit i brought it to my wife confused as all get out. But once she explained how to get it on i was SOLD! I love it lol.Im a big guy. Waist straps makes me nervous. There are companies who do not make their waist straps fat friendly. Onbuhimo solved that QUICKLY!

So ill explain it for the people out there who are like me. Instead of using the waist traps, the legs go through the straps and you make a seat with the bottom... Ill insert a picture.

I love the Kol Kol Onbuhimo. It has amazing padding for my shoulder, you can do both front and back carries, the panel size is amazingly generous so i can carry Nairobi (7 months) and Mina (4 years old), the shoulder straps are also adjustable. I can comfortably carry either baby and so can my wife. I really enjoyed …

How Tandem Wearing Improved My Parenting

One day in Target my then 2 year old fell out.... simply fell to the ground, screamed and went "Boneless".

 I had an epiphany. Just because a child can walk doesn't mean she should. (Actually this was said to me by my wife lol.) I wrapped her up and she fell asleep. After that day I made a habit to wrap her. I sympathize with parents and care givers in supermarkets that deal with sleepy and "boneless"toddlers. I preach the good word of toddler wearing.

A couple months later, Nairobi was born. My wife had a c section and could carry her. Strollers are heavy. With a toddler on my back, I had to figure out how can i carry both girls. I DISCOVERED TANDEM WEARING!!  Lmao shout out to whoever invented tandem wearing. Sleepy toddler on my back and a squishy baby on my front. I was able to hold the babies and simultaneously care for my wife. I could still do my hobbies and hold BOTH babies. Because my daughters were having less meltdowns, I had more patience. I interac…

Support Is Needed

My wife has breastfeed 4 babies! With Raven i felt kind of left out. At 2 am there was nothing i could do when she cried. I mean, i could change a diaper or maybe burp baby but i wanted to be an essential part of feeding baby. i was not thinking clearly. So i got my feelings in check. I begin to help my wife in other ways. I learned as we had Musu,The Toddler, and Squishy.

Finish cooking for her when the baby needs her.
Babies require immediate attention. There is nothing more stressful than hearing a screaming baby while you are trying to get food ready. My job is to help relieve that stress as much as possible.

Cut up her food so she can eat one handed .
Its very important that Mom eats and drinks. Squishy ALWAYS wants to eat when everyone else does. Without fail she will cry when Wife starts to eat. There is nothing i can really do, so I try make the situation tolerable.

Clean around the house.
Breastfeeding is draining. She is waking up every 2 hours to feed baby. Sometimes more. You…

Base Size

Hey! so you want to wear your baby! Congratulations! Next question? “What size do i wear? is it a size 8 if i wear an 8?” NO!!! Woven Wraps are sized based on meters. Size  Length ( meters) Size 1 2.0 – 2.2 m Size 2 2.5 – 2.7 m Size 3 3.1 – 3.3 m Size 4 3.7 – 3.9 m Size 5 4.2 – 4.3 m Size 6 4.6 – 4.9 m Size 7 5.2 – 5.4 m Size 8 5.5 – 5.8 m A base size is the size you can comfortably do a front wrap cross carry. The best way to find this size is through experimentation and playing (YES!! #PETALLTHEWRAPS!!) with wraps. You can find your local lending library or you can go based on your T-shirt size A size 4 is the base size for those wearing XS or S t-shirts.  If you are wrapping a toddler, you may want to go up to a size 5. You don’t have to be petite to enjoy this size.  If you find yourself preferring shorter carries that are still to long to use a shorty, this may be perfect for you. A size 5 is the base for those wearing S or M t-shirts.  If you wear size M and are wrapping a toddle…