(NOW CLOSED) I am B*E*Y*O*N*D excited to be introducing you all to Belle Baby Carriers. I'm sure most of you have seen that I am an avid baby wearing mama and I have tried almost all the carriers on the market so far with little Milton. Belle Baby Carriers so generously sent me one of their carriers to review and it has been my first introduction to their carrier and company. I am in L*O*V*E!!!! This carrier is amazing and I am so grateful to have it just in time for little Ginger's arrival. I am definitely going to be needing it with a newborn and a one year old in tow. I was sent one of their brand new carriers, The Jubilee. It's amazing! The fabric is so soft. It's made of organic cotton and hemp!! The inside of the carrier that is up against the baby's skin is a lovely fuzzy fleece. The shoulder straps are padded and it's VERY comfy!!! As soon as I took it out of the box I put it right on with absolutely NO trouble!! Easy, easy to use!! Love that!!
Look how gorgeous it is!!
Little Milton had colic and I found little else that helped besides wearing him on me at all times. I literally walked circles around my fireplace all day long for about three months with little Milton strapped to me in a baby carrier. It saved my life!! I was able to do a few dishes, go on a walk, and pick up a few things around the house with him close, snug and happy! I highly recommend wearing your baby. The movement mimics the same movement of that in the womb and it really is the one place that baby feels safe and warm, snuggled up next to their mom or dad. Right where they belong! In fact, studies have shown that babies who are worn by their mothers and fathers become more attatched and in turn cry less and learn more.
So, one of my biggest concerns with many of the baby carriers on the market is the strain some of them put on your back. Wearing little Milton all day long for months on end was not easy on my back and I did have back problems when using certain carriers. I am soooooo happy to report that the Belle Baby Carrier is great for your back!! This is huge! Honestly it was one of my biggest concerns with any baby carrier! Here's what they have to say in their own words.
"Many baby carriers on the market put unnecessary strain on the parent’s back, causing back pain and causing many parents to wear their babies less. The Belle was designed with an independent waistbelt and cross-over shoulder straps. This design transfers the weight off the shoulders and onto the hips, using the same principles as high-quality outdoor backpacks designed to carry a large amount of weight. As a result, the Belle Baby Carrier is being called one of the most comfortable carriers on the market today."
I also just wanted to include a few words about the company here. As you all know I am very commited to bringing you handmade, small batch or products made with great care and Belle Baby Carriers certainly fit right in here. Here is little bit more about their company! You can really feel good about supporting them.
"Belle Baby Carrier designs and manufactures luxurious, high-style baby carriers made from the best materials available. We refuse to cut corners in the manufacturing of our products. The Belle Baby Carrier was meticulously designed by Seth Murray and Mark LeBeau, fathers and outdoor enthusiasts who have enjoyed a long history of design and engineering in the climbing industry, where concern for product safety and functionality prevail.
The name Belle is a joyful reference to Seth and Mark’s daughters - named Isabel and Isabelle respectively.
Belle is part of a new generation of manufacturers, committed to supporting the U.S. economy and natural resource sustainability.
Belle began offering its Organic Collection in mid-2007 and has since expanded the line to include four beautiful baby carrier designs using eco-friendly fabrics and dyes. Our Organic Black, Organic Moss, and Organic Sand carriers feature 100% certified organic cotton and organic hemp blended fabrics. The Organic Denim Carrier features the same fabrics, plus an outer denim panel made of 77% hemp and 23% recycled environometal polyester.
Our corporate headquarters, our expert sewers, and our warehousing and distribution facility are all located on the Colorado Front Range, allowing us to use the least amount of natural resources possible during the creation and distribution of our products. Local production also allows us to directly oversee quality standards and choice of materials and ensures the best possible labor standards.
Belle recently donated 39 new carriers to Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, to help promote attachment parenting practices.
We welcome any suggestions you may have for how we can be even more socially and environmentally conscious!"
Aren't they so cute? I must admit that I am a bit of a gossip hound! I love to watch the celebrities. Well, Belle Baby Carriers have been seen on Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba and Nicole Kidman!!! These ladies can afford any carrier in the world and they have all chosen Belle Baby Carriers for a reason!!
So the best part about all of this is that one of you lovely, lucky people is getting the chance to win a Belle Baby Carrier of your very own!! That's right!!!
WIN IT........ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY........RULES TO ENTER:
THE PRIZE: Winner's choice of ANY Belle Baby Carrier in their shop!!! Giveaway open USA ONLY!!!
WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? Okay folks. I am going to give you LOTS of extra chances to win because this is such a fabulous giveaway!!! for addition entries. Each is good for ONE extra entry:
2. Become a fan of Belle Baby Carriers on facebook and leave a comment on their their wall thanking them for this AMAZING giveaway!!
3. Vote for my little Milton in the Cutest Kid Contest VOTE HERE
4. Become a follower of bouffe e bambini on twitter
8. Tweet , blog, or post this link on Facebook this post: Enter to win a Belle Baby Carrier $110 value http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2010/11/belle-baby-carrier-giveaway.html(one entry EACH, leave one comment for EACH task completed)
You MUST be 18 years or older to enter
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Giveaway will be open until Friday December 3rd at midnight
One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by me via email
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