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!

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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
8mo-3 yrs ¹
8-50 lbs ² 
20-40 lbs ¹
3 panel contoured
Chest Clip style
Shoulder straps
gradual curve
Adjustable side buckle
Sleeping hood
Leg Padding
Dominican Republic
(now also being made in the US)
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 


Olives & Applesauce
Width at base
Width at seat
Width at top

Shoulder Straps:

Olives & ApplesauceKinderpack
Shoulder padding
Shoulder webbing
Total from body to buckle
Side buckle webbing

Waist belt:

Olives & ApplesauceKinderpack
Waist padding
Waist webbing
Total from buckle to buckle

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!