Trying to prepare for the transition from one child to two, my greatest worry was how I would manage to keep our three year old son happy, busy, and engaged in the activities that we were used to while I had my hands full with an infant. I'm sure that's the case for most parents.
Last summer my son and I spent our days at the neighborhood pool or splash pad. He loves the water and it can get too hot here in Georgia for any other outdoor activities to be comfortable. Staying indoors all day for the whole summer wasn't an option I wanted for my son or my four month old daughter, so I set out to find some way to make the pool or any water babywearing possible with both kids.
I love the fact that Beachfront Baby was created by a mom that, like me, was trying to engage kids of different ages in the same activity rather than decide that a new baby was going to make something impossible! Beachfront Baby founder Diane Turner designed and created her water wrap during a hot Texas summer so she could tend to three children in the water while safely wearing her fourth baby.
I use a front carrier every day that our four month old daughter loves being in so I chose the one size mesh wrap in black and hoped she'd like it as well. As soon as the wrap arrived, I took a couple of practice tries wrapping it and then put the baby in it in the heart-to-heart hold. Other than using my current carrier, I'm not an expert babywearer and was worried I'd have difficulty with a fabric wrap but it was very simple to get right. The packaging includes instructions that are easy to follow.
With a little adjusting of the fabric, the baby sits comfortably on the crossed fabric beneath her
I wondered how the fabric would stretch and if it would be comfortable and was very happy to find out that the light fabric has just the right amount of give to not pinch the baby's legs while it has enough strength to provide support for my back and shoulders.
(Just one way I know she's comfortable in the wrap!)
I can't say enough good things about this carrier. I've worn it nearly every day since receiving it. I can be in the pool with both kids and have the ability to support my son if he needs help or just wants me to play with him. My wrap allows me to be hands free without any issue or compromising either child's safety in and around the water.
I can't wait to use my wrap at the beach and the splash pad, places that my son loves that didn't seem manageable before I got it. I'll also use this wrap outside of the water for a cooler, lighter weight babywearing option but we've been at the pool every day since I got it!
Now, on to the giveaway.... Beachfront Baby is giving one lucky reader any wrap or sling from their website in the color and size of their choice. On top of that, all readers can take 10% off any purchase for the month of July. Just enter the code "EITS SUMMER" at checkout.
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