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Friday, June 12, 2015

Purple Petal Kinderpack #2

Last run of our limited edition Purple Petals are here! We will again do random draw for "right to buy" instead of a traditional store stocking.

Purple Petals has deep purple Koolnit and straps. It is available in infant, standard and toddler sizes with standard size straps. We also have complementary drool pads that are available for purchase.

Limited edition Purple Petals Kindpack prices:

$194 Infant
$184 Standard and Toddler
    + $25 for Lime Pop Drool pads

The Details


We have set up a survey that must be completed to enter. Any information collected from this questionnaire will only be used to contact you if you are selected.

You will be notified directly if you are selected. A PayPal invoice will be sent to the email provided. You must pay for your Kinderpack within 24 hours or you will forfeit your slot and another person will be selected.

Fine Print

  • 24 hours to pay once you are notified
  • Only one entry per household. Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.
  • Open to US residents only (we do not ship internationally)
  • All entries must be received by midnight eastern time on Tuesday, June 16th.

Follow this link to complete the entry form.

Good Luck!
Please note, ONE entry per household only. Regretfully, over half the names that were initially drawn last time were disqualified due to multiple entries. Maybe those people would have been lucky enough to be selected with just one entry, but because this increases the odds someone will be selected, households with multiple entries were disqualified. Out of fairness, I spend a lot of time verifying that the people randomly selected only entered once. Entering more than once may increase your chances of being initially selected, but it brings your odds of actually receiving a Kinderpack via our "right to buy" drawings down to zero. So please be sure to enter only once in the future for a chance to be selected. Thank you.

Stay Tuned


Make sure you don't miss any of the Kinderpack updates by subscribing to our newsletter. There are more exclusive Kinderpacks in the works and you don't want to miss them!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Purple Petal Kinderpacks

CLOSED. All Purple Petal Kinderpack "right to buy" winners have been selected and invoiced. Winners have 24 hours to claim their Kinderpack or new people will be selected from the entries. Congrats to all that scored and regrets to those that didn't. Hopefully you will be able to get one soon. Thank you to everyone that participated.

Please note, ONE entry per household only. Regretfully, over half the names that were initially drawn were disqualified due to multiple entries. Maybe those people would have been lucky enough to be selected with just one entry, but because this increases the odds someone will be selected, households with multiple entries were disqualified. Out of fairness, I spend a lot of time verifying that the people randomly selected only entered once. Entering more than once may increase your chances of being initially selected, but it brings your odds of actually receiving a Kinderpack via our "right to buy" drawings down to zero. So please be sure to enter only once in the future for a chance to be selected. Thank you.


Limited edition Purple Petals are here! This is the first of 2 orders of Purple Petals we will receive. We will again do random draw for "right to buy" instead of a traditional store stocking.

Purple Petals has deep purple Koolnit and straps. It is available in infant, standard and toddler sizes with both standard and plus size straps. We also have complementary drool pads that are available for purchase.

Limited edition Purple Petals Kindpack prices:

$194 Infant
$184 Standard and Toddler
    + $5 for plus straps
    + $25 for Lime Pop Drool pads

The Details


We have set up a survey that must be completed to enter. Any information collected from this questionnaire will only be used to contact you if you are selected.

You will be notified directly if you are selected. A PayPal invoice will be sent to the email provided. You must pay for your Kinderpack within 24 hours or you will forfeit your slot and another person will be selected.

Fine Print

  • 24 hours to pay once you are notified
  • Only one entry per household. Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.
  • Open to US residents only (we do not ship internationally)
  • All entries must be received by midnight eastern time on Monday, May 4th.

Follow this link to complete the entry form.

Good Luck!

Stay Tuned


Make sure you don't miss any of the Kinderpack updates by subscribing to our newsletter. There are more exclusive Kinderpacks in the works and you don't want to miss them!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Kinderpack VS Olives & Applesauce

By request, I am putting together a comparison of the Olives & Applesauce and the Kinderpack. Kinderpacks are a highly recommended carrier, but currently the demand is higher than the supply and that is leaving a lot of people looking for alternatives. The Olives & Applesauce may be the alternative some people are looking for. I have personally used and love BOTH brands. They are different and some carriers work better for some than for others. But both carriers are awesome and both have gotten a lot of use in my family.

Compared to some other carriers on the market, the Kinderpack and Olives & Applesauce have a lot in common. But as with any carrier, they offer unique features and design that make them different. These differences may not matter to you or they could make one work better for you than the other. The only way to know for sure if a carrier will work well for you is to try one. There will always be people that a carrier doesn't work as well for, but in general, most people who buy either of these carriers are happy with them.

The Carriers


For this review, I used a current model of Olives & Applesauce and a standard/standard sized Kinderpack.



= Olives & Applesauce Kinderpack
(standard)
Price
$149.99
$179.00
Age
newborn-preschool
8mo-3 yrs ¹
Weight
8-50 lbs ² 
20-40 lbs ¹
Seat
darts
3 panel contoured
Chest Clip style
removable
attached
Shoulder straps
straight
gradual curve
Adjustable side buckle
yes
yes
Sleeping hood
yes
yes
Leg Padding
yes
yes
Made
Dominican Republic
(now also being made in the US)
USA
Special features
Infant insert
Perfect fit adjusters on shoulder straps

¹ Kindercarry has sized carriers and offers their different sizes for different ages. For this reason, the standard is not designed for little babies. See their website for more information on their sizing.

² new weight limit just announced by Olives & Applesauce

How They Measure Up


I took measurements of both the Olives & Applesauce and standard/standard Kinderpack I own to compare the two. Also, the Kinderpack used is a Koolnit carrier and Koolnit may have more flex than a full panel affecting the measurements slightly. There can always be a little difference in the measurements from carrier to carrier, so these are the measurements that I got and not the specs provided by the companies. My measurement skills may not be entirely accurate :)

Side by side
Olives & Applesauce on the left
Kinderpack (standard/standard) on right

O&A has built in infant insert that can be left flat against body if you do not want to use 

Body: 


Olives & Applesauce
Kinderpack
(standard)
Height
16"
16"
Width at base
16" 
13"
Width at seat
17.5"
18"
Width at top
14.5"
16"


Shoulder Straps:


Olives & ApplesauceKinderpack
(standard)
Shoulder padding
19"
20"
Shoulder webbing
22"
12"
Total from body to buckle
41" 
32"
Side buckle webbing
7"
12"



Waist belt:


Olives & ApplesauceKinderpack
(standard)
Waist padding
20"
23"
Waist webbing
18"
16"
Total from buckle to buckle
62" 
59"

click for larger view

Side by Side

side by side action photos coming soon!



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Babywearing Group Giveaway!

Win a free Wrap DuO for your local babywearing group!


UPDATE: Congratulations to BWI of Grand Rapids!

Nominate your local babywearing group for a chance to win a FREE Wrap DuO water carrier by Wrapsody. To enter, simply provide the website to the babywearing group you nominate. Check out the Wrapsody Facebook page for an additional chance to win. One entry will be selected at random and the group they nominated will receive the free carrier!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Any babywearing groups interested in purchasing a Wrap DuO carrier for their lending library, please contact Zerberts for a special lending library discount price.

Free shipping to any babywearing group locate in the USA. International groups must pay shipping.

Giveaway will end Sunday, April 26th.


Good luck!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Retro Chevrons Kinderpacks


UPDATE: Selections have been made and people have been notified. Thank you for your patience. I know there are probably many disappointed people and I wish I had carriers for everyone. I just hope this process has been less frustrating and chaotic than a traditional stocking. Please join our newsletter for updates on future stockings.


Limited edition Retro Chevron Kinderpacks are on their way! With demand high, supply limited and all of you busy being parents, I have decided not to do a traditional store stocking. Instead, we will be offering everyone a chance to sign up for a random drawing. The people selected will be allowed to purchase one without the chaos of a store stocking.

Limited edition Retro Chevrons Kindpack prices:
$194 Infant/standard
$184 Standard/standard and Toddler/standard

The Details


We have set up a survey that must be completed to enter. Any information collected from this questionnaire will only be used to contact you if you are selected.

You will be notified directly if you are selected. A PayPal invoice will be sent to the email provided. You must pay for your Kinderpack within 24 hours or you will forfeit your slot and another person will be selected.

Fine Print

  • 24 hours to pay once you are notified
  • Only one entry per household. Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.
  • Open to US residents only (we do not ship internationally)
  • All entries must be received by midnight eastern time on Wednesday, Feb 11th.

Follow this link to complete the entry form.

Good Luck!

Stay Tuned


Make sure you don't miss any of the Kinderpack updates by subscribing to our newsletter. There are two more exclusive Kinderpacks in the works and you don't want to miss them!

Update


Just wanted to let everyone know that the people selected will not be notified until our shipment actually arrives. We want to make sure it gets here in one piece before getting people too excited! It was delayed a couple days, but we are hoping to have them this weekend or early next week. Hang in there! And watch here for updates. I will make sure I post when notifications have gone out.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wrap DuO water wrap


The Wrap DuO water wrap by Wrapsody is more than just a water carrier. These great wraps are made from a high-tech sports knit that is both comfortable and functional. The fabric wicks away moisture, dries quickly, and even offers protection from the harmful rays of the sun. This make the water wrap ideal for the pool, beach, walking or even babywearing yoga. The Wrap DuO is also sleek and stylish. The luxurious and silky look of this wrap makes it the perfect day to evening wrap. This wrap fits right in with the dressy clothing of formal events.



The Details


The awesome fabric:
  • Comfortable high-tech sports knit that is soft without being slippery
  • Wicks away moisture
  • Dries quickly
  • Offers sun protection of UPF 15+ without the use of chemicals
  • Is made from 55% recycled material! (I think this is awesome)

Perfect for:
  • the shower, beach, splash park or pool
  • outdoor activities
  • low impact fitness like babywearing yoga or walking
  • going from day to evening
  • formal events
  • day to day wear like any stretch wrap

The baby carrier:
  • Available in two colors; Black Pearl and Lagoon
  • Use with babies from 8-25 lbs
  • Two sizes available; Regular (4.6m) and Long (5.5m)
  • Distributes weight across back and shoulders
  • Beautiful in and out of the water
  • Oeko-Tex Certified
  • Made in New England


Introducing Lagoon


Because Wrapsody has this fabric specially milled for their water wraps, it has only been available in black... until now! Wrapsody has just released the Wrap DuO in a stunning blue named Lagoon. This gorgeous color feels bright and cheerful and makes me daydream of crystal blue waters.


You can find both the new Lagoon and the original Black Pearl Wrapsody water wraps available now at Zerberts.



Do you have one of these great baby carriers? What do you love about it? Where is your favorite place to use it?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Just for Fun: Babywearing Addict

Ever feel like you might be a babywearing addict?


What makes you a babywearing addict?

#babywearingaddict #carrythem #wearthem #babywearingrocks