Monday, November 16, 2009

Oh SNAP! by BabyHawk

Welcome the Oh SNAP! The new soft structured baby carrier designed and made by the people who brought us BabyHawk.

Oh SNAP! brings us a new design unlike any other soft structure carrier currently available. It is extremely adjustable with 3 part adjustment for the waist that will allow people to customize the fit they want. It can also be adjusted to fit wearers size 0 through 22 with no extra extenders required.

The chest strap is also a new design. The Oh SNAP! comes with a double chest belt for a secure and perfect fit.

The Oh SNAP! also has seat darts and leg padding to provide a comfortable fit for baby. This, along with the padded straps and waist belt for mom and dad make this an ideal carrier for a heavier baby/toddler. They were designed for use from 6 months to 45 pounds. They are also planning to release an infant insert at some point in the future which would allow it to be used with smaller babies, but there are no details on it yet.

I am very curious to try one and see how they fit! I am worried that the buckles could be a bit confusing and overwhelming at first, but I'm confident it shouldn't be an issue. They won't need to be readjusted every time, especially if only being used by one wearer. But it will be nice to see how they allow for a custom fit. I am excited to experiment! And it sounds like it will be perfect for those couples that have two completely different body shapes.

One thing is for sure though... lots of people are talking about the Oh SNAP!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Babywearing saves the day, as usual!

So I just have to say how wonderful babywearing is! I didn't really get to wear my first much because it took me a long time before stumbling onto a decent carrier and by then my son was already 15 months old. But I have worn my daughter since the beginning and it has been an amazing experience.

My daughter is now 18 months old, and a very busy toddler, but I still get to wear her regularly. One of the things I love is how well going in the carrier can calm her right down.

Today, while out playing with some friends, my daughter started melting down like anyone with a toddler is familiar with. She was over tired and just couldn't take anymore. Normally, this would require leaving so she could go take a nap, but instead, I just put her in the carrier and all was right in her world. She didn't actually nap, but she was content in there for over an hour, just watching the action and relaxing. When I'm really lucky, she falls asleep, but as she gets older, this happens less and less.

I am just so grateful that I can wear her and that she is so content in a carrier. She is a very active, very independent toddler, but sometimes she still needs that extra security and comfort that she gets while being worn. Most days she's protesting when I put her in the carrier, even though she calms down once she's settled, but some days, she'll bring me the carrier asking to be worn.

I don't know how long this is going to last as I fear my days of wearing her will be gone before I am ready. But for now, I am so grateful that babywearing saved the day, again, like it has done for me so many times already!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Collins Bali Stretch Wrap by Wrapsody

We just restocked our Wrapsody carriers and we got our first Collins stretch wrap. This is really a stunning carrier! I was surprised just how much I liked this wrap. It is a perfect addition to the collection.

Visit Zerberts to see all our Wrapsody wraps.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fun! Fun! Fun!

These balloon cover balls from Hoppediz are awesome and SO much fun!!! The kids love these and they make the balloons super durable. My toddler was sitting and bouncing on hers!

These are great to carry in your diaper bag, purse or car since it's an instant ball where ever you are! Plus, a friend gave me a tip that by twisting the balloon end and tucking it in instead of tying it, you can easily deflate the balloon and fold it back up for next time!

These really are so cool! I recommend them for anyone with young kids. We all know what it's like to need a toy in a snap to help entertain an impatient child. They also make really unique gifts!!!

The scoop:
These balloon covers are made up of pieces of Hoppediz woven wraps. They currently come in three colors: Curacao (blue and green), Delhi (red and orange), and Lima (green and light green). Each one comes with two balloons. Simply insert the balloon into the slit and blow it up while inside the cover.